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The son and the stepdaughter of Elton John's late Grammy Award-winning keyboardist, Guy Babylon, will open for the classic rock band Air Supply at the renowned Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California on August 3.
Ben Babylon and Jessica Hoggarth grew up watching Guy in the studio and in concert, and are now performing their own music. The Ben Babylon Band and the folk-duo HoneyHeart have been playing throughout Southern California since last year, but the Air Supply concert is by far their most prestigious opportunity to date.
"Air Supply was one of the biggest groups of the 70s and 80s," said Babylon, 14. "I can't decide what I'm more excited about, opening for them or seeing them play live."
"I grew up listening to their music," added Hoggarth, 31. "They have so many great songs. I think we are going to be a good fit."
Comprised of Hoggarth and her musical partner Nina Kurtz, HoneyHeart has become a mainstay at festivals and other venues in the region. For the upcoming show they will do an early acoustic set. Then, the Ben Babylon Band will rock The Canyon Club with songs from Babylon's upcoming album "Dreams for Sale" and other original material. One of Babylon's singles, "Contradiction," which he recorded with members of the Elton John Band, is already available on iTunes and Amazon.
This is the second time the Ben Babylon Band has been invited to perform at The Canyon Club by concert promoters Allen and JoAnn Kepler of Kepler Entertainment LLC. The Keplers previously invited Babylon to open for their new powerhouse jazz group, The JAZZMATICS, last April.