|Labels||Full Moon/Warner Brothers, Rhino|
|Associated acts||Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (1983-1986)
Véronique Sanson (1998—1999)
Bailey was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas. While still attending Manhattan High School in Kansas, he founded the band Rathbone, which developed a strong regional fan base. In 1972, Bailey and Rathbone moved to Los Angeles to foster their musical career.
Bailey joined Gerard McMahon's band and recorded No Looking Back on Full Moon/Warner Brothers which was released in 1983. While playing live shows with McMahon's band, Bailey was requested by Bob Seger's office to fly to Detroit and audition for Seger & The Silver Bullet Band.
Bailey then formed his own band called Private Parts and recorded their debut album in 1986 called Dancing The Marmara. It was during this time that Bailey's former bandmate Jason Scheff called him to audition for the famous band, Chicago.
Bailey toured and recorded with Chicago from July 1986 to January 1995, and was a contributor to their previously unreleased album Stone of Sisyphus. He wrote the title track for that album, as well as another track called "Get on This."
The track "Get on This" was not included on the June 2008 Rhino Records' release of Stone of Sisyphus. The reason for this omission was unclear.
After Chicago, Bailey remains in Los Angeles and went on to perform and record with various original projects with Shayna, Belly Puddle (featuring Jason Scheff's brother Lauren), and Bailey's own Goblin Girl Records releases. Bailey then toured and recorded with French legend Véronique Sanson in 1998 and 1999.
In October 2006, Bailey released his latest studio album, Joyland, on his Goblin Girl label. He performed nearly all of the instrumentation and vocals, as well as assuming the majority of production duties.
|1982||Dawayne Bailey||Revenge Of The Nurds
The Captain Beefheart Ceremonial Shuffle
|1983||Gerard McMahon||No Looking Back|
|1983||Gerard McMahon||The Lonely Guy [Soundtrack]|
|1984||Dawayne Bailey||Vicious Raisonettes|
|1986||Private Parts||Dancing The Marmara|
|1986||Bob Seger||Like A Rock|
|1989||Chicago||Greatest Hits - 1982-1989|
|1990||Chicago||Days of Thunder [Soundtrack]|
|1991||The Usual Suspects||The Usual Suspects|
|1991||Stuart Hamm||The Urge|
|1992||Raise The World||The Album Of L.I.F.E.|
|1994||Chicago||Stone of Sisyphus (unreleased)|
|1994||Bob Seger||Greatest Hits, Vol. 1|
|1994||Robert Lamm||Life is Good in My Neighborhood|
|1995||Dawayne Bailey||The Living Room Of Me|
|1996||Dawayne Bailey||A Black Church In Marietta|
|1997||Pat Boone||In a Metal Mood|
|1997||Chicago||Heart of Chicago - Vol 1 & 2|
|1997||Dawayne Bailey||Beautiful Ruins|
|1998||Dawayne Bailey||Belly Puddle|
|1998||Chicago||Heart of Chicago - Vol 3 & 4|
|1998||Jeff Duff||Kiss My Apocalypse|
|1999||Véronique Sanson||D'UN PAPILLON À UNE ÉTOILE|
|2001||Véronique Sanson||Les Moments Importants|
|2003||Dawayne Bailey||Cardboard Cyndi|
|2003||Bob Seger||Greatest Hits, Vol. 2|
|2003||Chicago||The Box (Rhino/Warners)|
|2004||Robert Lamm||Too Many Voices|
|2008||Chicago||The Heart Of Chicago
MVI DVD - Rhino/WEA
|2008||Chicago||Stone of Sisyphus (XXXII)
|2008||Véronique Sanson||Et voila - And That The Complete
1967-2007 (22 CD-4 DVD)
|2009||Chicago||Collectors Edition 3-CD Metal Box|
|2009||Bob Seger||Early Seger/Volume 1|
|2011||Bob Seger||Ultimate Hits: Rock And Roll Never Forgets|
|1992||Chicago||And The Band Played On|
|1993||Chicago||Live At The Greek Theater|
|2007||The Greatest Music Never Sold - book by Dan LeRoy (Chicago/SOS/Bailey)|
|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2012)|
- Official website
- Official Dawayne Bailey Myspace site
- Dawayne Bailey's official Soundcloud
- Véronique Sanson's Official website