January 2018: Bid You Farewell was released

Are you human?

Available in many formats, and the physical product has become a collectors item as it is complicated to obtain. After 22 years, Fredericks had left the band to pursue a solo career, Dave Wilkes Booth had developed health issues, and the future of the band was in question. During the recording, the band needed a singer and settled with an old friend of the band, Dee St. James. St. James was instrumental in the writing of the album, ironically never to live to see the final product. St. James passed away under suspicious circumstances that was determined to be ‘better left unsolved’ according to authorities. Singer Todd Cragle joined the band towards the album release, and Wilkes Booth is on tour.

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JUNE 22 2019

Letchworth Pines

6985 State Route 19A, Portageville, New York 14536

JUNE 29 2019

Lizard's tailgater lounge

40 Church St, Waterloo, New York 13165

JUL 20 2019

Wilkes Booth Returns

Letchworth Pines

6985 State Route 19A

Portageville, New York 14536


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Given what's going on in the music business over the last fifteen years or so, the story of Wilkes Booth band is truly a unique one.

From: Wilkes Booth  I Said  “I want to hear from you Now! “

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“Lets Get Ready To Rock ”

A collaboration of four individuals whose single goal of

continuing to produce music of an abandoned genre

since it's demise, for the sake of their own enjoyment,

has proven that pure rock and roll will never die for all to enjoy.

“Bid You Farewell - Album”

Wilkes Booth was originally conceived in Hollywood, CA. on the famed Sunset Strip

back in 1992. Wilkes Booth was started by guitarist Dave Wilkes Booth after

a failed attempt with another band, Rokzilla. Rokzilla had been together for years with

one album released to their credit-- First Foot Forward.

The fans of Rokzilla wanted to keep the momentum and

excitement of that band going, so

the need for the new band

was fulfilled, and

Wilkes Booth was formed.

Wilkes Booth performed regularly

in the famous nightclubs such as

Gazzarri's, The Roxy, The

Whiskey, and The Troubadour-

the very same clubs that spawned acts such as

Motley Crue, Van Halen, Guns n Roses and Poison.

Wilkes Booth played the same style

of music as these bands, but all

original in an attempt to achieve

the same national status

of the aforementioned bands.

Wilkes Booth released demos during these days

which received airplay on Los Angeles' famed

KNAC radio station.

Wilkes Booth was also regularly appearing in various

rock magazines such as Rock City News and Bam,

with international circulation.

With a renowned agent intact and an appreciative

fan base, the pieces were in place for

the band to go all the way,

however the timing was wrong.


In late 1992 the music industry changed almost

overnight, whereas the glitzy "Hair Metal"

was no longer being embraced by the music industry.

Unwilling to change styles and compromise it's

integrity, the band uprooted to Upstate New York,

where it's members were originally from.


Ever since this transformation occurred, the band has

been relentlessly continuing on, performing for a

good cause at many benefit events also, in local

nightclubs, bars, and festivals in an attempt to revive

the spirit of old "Hair Metal".


The band believes that there is still a market for this music, due to it's continued success.


Wilkes Booth once again is in the prime position of

regaining it's chance to climb to the top of the heavy

metal heap. The unique feature of this band is that

they existed along side other now popular acts back

in the day, and they have managed to still

continue on after all these years,

and immediately released two full- length albums.

NOV 9 2019

Wilkes Booth Live

F n a Rhythm and Booze

3 S Virginia St, Waterloo, New York 13165

SEP 28 2019

Wilkes Booth Returns

Ben Beavers Barnbash

Collett Rd  

Farmington, New York 14548