ORIGINAL MEMBERS of Captain Beyond from left to right:
Bobby Caldwell, Lee Dorman (just above), Rod Evans, and Larry Reinhardt
LIVE ON STAGE (Original Band)
This album has stood the test of time!
It is one of the most listened to ever!
Captain Beyond is the self-titled debut album by Captain Beyond, released in 1972, and featured former members of "Iron Butterfly", "Deep Purple", and "Johnny Winter And".
All songs written and composed by Bobby Caldwell and Rod Evans.
Side One 1. "Dancing Madly Backwards (on a Sea of Air)" 4:02 2. "Armworth" 1:48 3. "Myopic Void" 3:31 4. "Mesmerization Eclipse" 3:48 5. "Raging River of Fear" 3:47
Side Two 1. "Thousand Days of Yesterdays (Intro)" 1:16 2. "Frozen Over" 3:46 3. "Thousand Days of Yesterdays (Time Since Come and Gone)" 3:57 4. "I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 1)" 3:06 5. "As the Moon Speaks (to the Waves of the Sea)" 1:27 6. "Astral Lady" 0:58 7. "As the Moon Speaks (Return)" 1:57 8. "I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 2)" 1:46
CAPTAIN BEYOND was formed from the ashes of “Deep Purple”, “Johnny Winter And” and “Iron Butterfly”. The line-up consisted of Rod Evans, vocals (Deep Purple); Bobby Caldwell, drums-vocals (Johnny Winter And; Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt, guitar (Iron Butterfly); and bassist, Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly).
After hearing the bands demo, long-time friends Duane and Gregg Allman introduced CAPTAIN BEYOND to the late Phil Walden and Capricorn Records.
After the release of the first album “CAPTAIN BEYOND” and a most successful launch at the Montreaux Jazz and Pop Festival followed by a relentless touring schedule (with Alice Cooper, The Allman Brothers, Black Sabbath and many others) Bobby left for a short time during the recording of the second album called “Sufficiently Breathless”.
Bobby then returned and CAPTAIN BEYOND set out once again on a new round of touring with the likes of King Crimson, Trapeze, ZZ Top, etc. In the mid-seventies lead singer Rod Evans decided to leave music and was replaced with Willie Daffern on vocals. The band then signed with Warner Bros. and recorded the album “Dawn Explosion”. After further touring and management changes CAPTAIN BEYOND in 1978 went on hiatus.
In 2000, Rhino and Bobby decided to reform CAPTAIN BEYOND which included Jeff Artabasy who is a current member, and recorded a four-track EP. Unfortunately, this line-up was short lived as Larry Reinhardt was having health problems and it was decided to not continue. In addition, a tribute album to CAPTAIN BEYOND’s music was recorded by some of Scandinavia’s best musicians titled “A Thousand Days of Yesterdays”.
In January of 2012, Larry Reinhardt passed on, followed by CAPTAIN BEYOND’s original bassist Lee Dorman, who also passed on some nine months later. Rod Evans has been involved in the medical field and is not currently involved in music.
Bobby Caldwell has resurrected the new Captain Beyond with the intention of recording some new master works and bringing this historic music back to their many fans! The current line-up in addition to Bobby “Fire” Caldwell and Jeff “The Count” Artabasy, is Simon Lind, Don Bonzi and Jamie Holka. They look forward to meeting everyone!
BOBBY CALDWELL - A musician's musician, musical visionary, and co-founder of the band Captain Beyond! Bobby is a consummate drummer, talented singer and versatile songwriter of the highest order. Always seeking to break new ground, Captain Beyond has always, past and present, worked at being different and unique!
To this day, after much demand, Bobby has reformed the new Captain Beyond. He is not only co-founder, but is drummer, background vocals, and co-composer of Captain Beyond. Bobby has performed as drummer for the super group "Johnny Winter And", Armageddon, and Rick Derringer, as well as other special appearances. He has written numerous types of music, performing as front man for his own band for a few years, including playing around in local groups when not on the road.
Bobby's phenomenal drumming can be heard on the classic rock hit, "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo" with Rick Derringer, as well as on the legendary Allman Brothers, "Live at the Fillmore East" album.
Bobby is highly regarded as one of the most influential drummers in classic, progressive rock history!
JEFF "The Count" ARTABASY - is an incumbent member of Captain Beyond and has been a member of the band since 1999. He created and played all of the bass tracks on the Captain Beyond 4-Song EP (2000).
Jeff has toured with the band throughout the U.S. and Europe. Jeff has played with musical giants such as guitarist 'Dangerous' Dan Toler (vocals) from the Allman Brothers band. Also performing with Johnny Townsend of the Sanford Townsend Band, and an award winning blues recording artist, Sean Chambers.
"The Count" is a super versatile, multi-talented bassist and singer. He is known in the music industry for his monstrous sound, fearless bass playing, and fat and juicy grooves!
Jeff is a dedicated professional and brings a power and soulfulness in his playing!
DON BONZI - is an extremely dedicated guitarist and singer, who spent his life devoted to music. Growing up in the Chicago area, he has performed with and shared the stage with literally the who's who of rock and roll music, accumulating over 25 album credits.
In addition, most recently, Don worked with the late Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt of Captain Beyond on two separate album projects of Larry's, as well as playing with Lee Dorman,who was from the original band "Iron Butterfly" and "Captain Beyond".
Don is enthusiastic, a great slide player, and a highly regarded musician!
SIMON LIND - is one that has a unique voice and style that sets him apart from others, truly! Simon is a multi-talented musician. As a singer, and blues guitarist, Simon has toured throughout England and Europe.
He is also a songwriter and keyboard player who brings this talent to Captain Beyond. Simon has been working with Bobby and Captain Beyond since 2013.
Simon is a man who loves his music!
Jamie Holka - is a professional guitarist from Niagra Falls, New York. He studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Jamie is widely known for his unparalleled solo arrangements for guitar, and for his blistering chops! He gained more national attention by placing 3rd in the North American Rock Guitar Competition in 2006.
As a professional guitarist, Jamie has shared the stage with countless legends, including Allan Holdsworth, Steve Morse, Kansas, Steve Miller, Todd Rungren, and many others.
Jamie showcases his talent on guitar by performing the song "White Summer", joined with Don Bonzi on slide, in the Captain Beyond set.
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