Dawayne Bailey

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Dawayne Bailey
Born Manhattan, Kansas
United States
Genres Rock
Pop
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1966—present
Labels Full Moon/Warner Brothers, Rhino
Associated acts Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (1983-1986)
Chicago (1986—1995)
Véronique Sanson (1998—1999)
Website Official website

Dawayne Bailey is an American guitarist who has toured and recorded with Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Véronique Sanson, and Chicago.

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.

Career[edit]

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 played lead guitar on Seger's The Distance tour, recorded Seger's Like a Rock album and performed in several videos.

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.

In March 2007, Bailey was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.[1] In February 2012, Bailey was inducted into the Manhattan High School hall of fame.[2]

Discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Credit[3] Achievement
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
1988 Chicago Chicago 19
1989 Chicago Greatest Hits - 1982-1989
1990 Chicago Days of Thunder [Soundtrack]
1991 Chicago Twenty 1
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 Chicago Overtime
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
1997 Dawayne Bailey Shayna
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
2002 Dawayne Bailey sketch
2003 Dawayne Bailey Cardboard Cyndi
2003 Bob Seger Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
2003 Chicago The Box (Rhino/Warners)
2004 Robert Lamm Too Many Voices
2005 Chicago Love Songs
2006 Dawayne Bailey Joyland
2007 Chicago 40th Anniversary
2008 Chicago The Heart Of Chicago
MVI DVD - Rhino/WEA
2008 Chicago Stone of Sisyphus (XXXII)
Rhino/WEA
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

Videography[edit]

Year Artist Title Credit Achievement
1992 Chicago And The Band Played On
1993 Chicago Live At The Greek Theater

Bibliography[edit]

2007 The Greatest Music Never Sold - book by Dan LeRoy (Chicago/SOS/Bailey)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kansas Music Hall of Fame: 2007 Inductees". Kansas Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wall Of Fame: Dawayne Bailey: Class of 1972". Manhattan High School Alumni Association. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Dawayne Bailey at AllMusic. Retrieved June 28, 2013.