In 1975 Pablo Cruise released its first A&M album simply entitled Pablo Cruise. The album cover was shot in the tropical gardens of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and it featured a huge gorilla standing front and center. The band, David Jenkins (guitars & vocals), Cory Lerios (keyboards & vocals), Steve Price (drums) & Bud Cockrell (bass & vocals) was nowhere in sight. At that point there was a bit of a mystique as to who Pablo Cruise really was. When asked, “who’s Pablo,” the band, which is a quartet, would answer, “he’s the guy in the middle.” When asked what Pablo Cruise meant, the well-rehearsed answer went something like this,”Pablo,represents an honest, real, down to earth individual; and Cruise, depicts his fun loving, easy going attitude towards life.” In essence that’s what Pablo Cruise’s music is all about. Honest, real, down to earth vocals, accompanied by fun yet elegant, infectious grooves. To hear Pablo Cruise on record is one thing, but to experience the band live is an exhilarating event.
From 1975 to 1985 the band toured the United States, Canada and Japan extensively, welcoming fans to “Climb Aboard The Good Ship Pablo Cruise.” Reaching the top 10 with mega hits like “Watcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye” and “Love Will Find A Way,” and several other radio hits, the band went on to sell several million albums and singles collectively and established themselves as well respected writers and performers within the industry. They appeared on numerous TV shows, including Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, The Merv Griffin Show and in 1979 they broke Elvis Presley’s attendance record at The Sahara Tahoe in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, becoming the first rock band to play a Casino Showroom. They also became the first rock band to grace the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, but by 1986 after completing several national tours and releasing 7 albums in all, the band seemed to have lost its focus and just stopped. It seemed like Pablo needed some time to think. Cory Lerios and David Jenkins the bands’ principal songwriters, along with Steve Price decided to take a hiatus. A hiatus that has lasted more than 20 years…
Throughout the late eighties, original vocalist David Jenkins continued touring and garnered acclaim in the country markets with the slightly ahead of their time country-rock band Southern Pacific. As they racked up hits like “Midnight Highway,” the chart topper “New Shade Of Blue” and “Honey I Dare You” (co-written by Jenkins) the band toured all over the U.S. In 1992 Dave connected with Hawaii’s native son, Kapono Beamer, and in ’95 the duo released the album “Cruisin’ On Hawaiian Time,” that became a critics’ favorite as well as being nominated for Hawaii’s prestigious Hoku Award for “Album Of The Year.” Since ’99 Jenkins has joined forces with the composite group, Rock & Pop Masters, that includes some of the great singers of the ’70’s and ’80’s. In May of 2011, Dave traveled to Iraq to perform for the troops with Bobby Kimball (toto), and Bill Champlin (Chicago)…..The troops really appreciated them being there in that hostile place to play for them.
Pianist and Vocalist Cory Lerios decided to turn his writing and producing abilities to Film and Television. In 1986 Lerios landed his first network series, scoring ABC’s critically acclaimed “Max Headroom.” ABC’s “O’Hara” and “Police Story” immediately followed. Writing to “picture” became Cory’s newfound passion and in 1989, Cory and partner John D’Andrea landed the theme and underscore for NBC’s “Baywatch.” Scoring 11 seasons of “Baywatch,” garnering several Emmy Nominations, Cory won the coveted award in 1998 for his participation in the music direction of “Days Of Our Lives.” In the new millennium Cory has scored several animated shows including Disney’s “Kim Possible” and Universal’s “Land Before Time”. Cory has a very active catalogue and his music can be heard around the world every day! Aside from composing music for Film and TV out of his Westlake Village, CA studio, Cory will be the first to tell you that “there’s nothing like playing live”! During Pablo’s hiatus drummer Steve Price went on to become a leading figure in providing E-LEARNING for many companies around the United States as well as handling the lion’s share of E-LEARNING for the State of California under Arnold himself! Steve also has an aerial photography company that utilizes model helicopters that Steve builds himself….very impressive stuff!!! Pablo’s latest member Larry Antonino, bassist and vocalist extraordinaire, is a very busy musician and aside from playing with Pablo Cruise, Larry has kept is calendar full, playing with the likes of Air Supply, Barry Manilow, Ronnie Laws, Jeff Beck, and Al Jarreu to name a few! In the fall of 2011 Pablo Cruise will team up with Red Red Records (distributed by BDG a division of Sony Music Entertainment) to release their first ever live DVD/CD. As part of the package, they’re back in the studio with Grammy Award winning producer Val Garay (Val produced Pablo’s 2nd LP “Lifeline”) re-recording two of their greatest hits featuring two new up and coming singers. Their re-arrangement of “Place In The Sun” will be featuring the incredible vocals of RED RED RECORDS’ KATRINA, and their latest version of “LOVE WILL FIND A WAY” will feature the intense vocals of TY TAYLOR OF VINTAGE TROUBLE. THERE’S NO QUESTION…..PABLO CRUISE IS BACK AND ALL THEY CAN SAY IS “IT’S GOOD TO BE LIVE”!
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|Pablo Cruise … – ENCORE: The Standard in Live Entertainment NewsLOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — George Woolverton, CEO of Red Red Records and Val Garay, President of the record label announced the release of It’s Good To Be Live, the new live greatest hits album from Pablo Cruise, on November 8th.|
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|Pablo Cruise says It’s Good To Be LiveHey! It’s good to be live. Just ask Pablo Cruise. That’s the tentative name for a new compilation CD the band is putting together in its California studio.|
|Pablo Cruise News Blog PostPablo Cruise are back with “It’s Good to Be Live” live CD/DVD combo available on November 8, 2011!!!|
|Pablo Cruise ControlHere’s a phrase I’m betting you haven’t heard in over 30 years: “Hey, there’s a new Pablo Cruisealbum out!” Well, there IS. The group (there is NO person named Pablo) released “It’s Good To Be Live” yesterday. As the title suggests, it is live. And, it features all of the group’s biggest hits from back in the day – only recorded in 2011. And, they still got it!!! Here’s one of the tracks:|
|Red Records Signs a Deal with Pablo CruiseRed Red Recording Artist Katrina and Ty Taylor from Vintage Trouble Join Pablo Cruise To Remake Two Of Their Classic Hits “A Place In The Sun” (featuring Katrina) and “Love Will Find A Way” (featuring Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble)|
|Pablo Cruise Release New CD/DVD “It’s Good To Be Alive,” “Love Will Find A Way” (Live VideoRed Red Records has released the first new recordings from 70s California pop pioneers Pablo Cruise in over 25 years. The CD/DVD greatest hits set titled It’s Good to be Live features a 2010 live show recorded at a concert in Northern California by the three original founding members of the band: David Jenkins (guitar/vocals), Corey Lerios (keys/vocals) and Steve Price (drums), along with Larry Antonino (Jeff Beck, Air Supply, Kenny Loggins) on bass/vocals (original Pablo Cruise bass player Bud Cockrell passed away in 2010). It’s Good to be Live is available now both digitally and physically on Red Red Records (distributed by BDG/Red Distribution) through a partnership between Red Red and Pablo Cruise….(Read More)|
|Pablo Cruise says it’s good to be liveHey! It’s good to be live. Just ask Pablo Cruise. That’s the tentative name for a new compilation CD the band is putting together in its California studio.
“We’re really not sure what we’re going to title this new album, but it will be all our latest live performances,” said band member Cory Lerios in a telephone interview this week.
|Pablo Cruise Releases First New Recording in More Than a Quarter CenturyA concert CD/DVD from Pablo Cruise titled It’s Good to Be Live hit stores this week, marking the first time in more than 25 years that the 1970s pop act has released a new recording. The double disc features performances from a 2010 show in Northern California, and includes renditions of the group’s classic hits “Love Will Find a Way,” “What’cha Gonna Do?,” “Cool Love” and “A Place in the Sun.”… (Read More)|
|Pablo Cruise achieved some measure of success during the latter part of the ’70s with their mellow, easygoing California pop. The band was formed in 1973 by former members of Stoneground and It’s a Beautiful Day: guitarist Dave Jenkins, keyboardistCory Lerios, bassist Bud Cockrell, and drummerSteve Price. The group was praised for its compositional and instrumental skill on the albumsPablo Cruise and Lifeline, … » Read more|
|Pablo Cruise is BACK!Pablo Cruise are back live and not just casing the hits, but fluidly displaying their razor sharp chops. The current band lineup includes original founding members Dave Jenkins, Cory Lerios, Steve Price, and the newest addition to the band, Larry Antonio. Recorded live in 2011, this exciting release contains all their classic hits. This hit driven DVD/CD set finds reteams the band with producer Val Garay . Red Red recording artist Katrina and Ty Taylor are featured. The DVD includes over 90 minutes of live footage.|
|Kim’s Corner:During the weekend of “Black Friday” guests at el Pedregal are invited to enjoy festive holiday music throughout the shopping center, located at 34505 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale. On Friday, November 25th – Mandobilly Trio (Peter Rolland, John Burton, & Billy Parker) playing Guitar, Mandolin & Fiddle from 10:00am-1:00pm. On Saturday, November 26th – Billy Abdo & Adam Roberts (the Guitar & Saxophone duo) strolling around from 12pm-3pm. (Read More)|
|Pablo Cruise, “It’s Good to Be Live” (Red Red): The “Place in the Sun” group’s in-concert greatest hits album includes guest appearances by singers Katrina and Ty Taylor.|
|Pablo Cruise “It’s Good to Be Live!” (best-of live album, recorded in July 2010; includes new studio recordings of “A Place in the Sun” and “Love Will Find a Way”)|
|FIRST NEW RECORDING RELEASED BY THE BAND IN OVER 25 YEARSRed Red Records has released the first new recordings from 70s California pop pioneers Pablo Cruise in over 25 years. The CD/DVD greatest hits set titled It’s Good to be Live features a 2010 live show recorded at a concert in Northern California by the three original founding members of the band: David Jenkins (guitar/vocals), Corey Lerios (keys/vocals) and Steve Price (drums), along with Larry Antonino (Jeff Beck, Air Supply, Kenny Loggins) on bass/vocals (original Pablo Cruise bass player Bud Cockrell passed away in 2010). It’s Good to be Live is available now both digitally and physically on Red Red Records (distributed by BDG/Red Distribution) through a partnership between Red Red and Pablo Cruise. (Read More)|
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|Friday Morning Rock Music HeadlinesPABLO CRUISE PUT OUT FIRST RECORD IN 25 YEARSLOS ANGELES (AP) — Pablo Cruise have put out their first recording in more than 25 years. The CD and DVD are both called “It’s Good To Be Live.” It was recorded at a show in northern California last year. It features three of the four original members. Bassist Bud Cockrell died last year. Part of the reason they decided to get back together: Will Farrell. He wore a Pablo Cruise baseball jersey in the 2008 movie “Step Brothers,” which generated new interest in the band.|
|Pablo Cruise put out first record in 25 yearsLOS ANGELES (AP) – Pablo Cruise have put out their first recording in more than 25 years. The CD and DVD are both called “It’s Good To Be Live.” It was recorded at a show in northern California last year. It features three of the four original members. Bassist Bud Cockrell died last year. Part of the reason they decided to get back together: Will Farrell. He wore a Pablo Cruise baseball jersey in the 2008 movie “Step Brothers,” which generated new interest in the band.|
|PABLO CRUISE; ‘It’s Good To Be Live’ Released on Red Red RecordsRed Red Records has released the first new recordings from 70s California pop pioneers Pablo Cruise in over 25 years. The CD/DVD greatest hits set titled It’s Good to be Live features a 2010 live show recorded at a concert in Northern California by the three original founding members of the band… (Read More)|
Pablo Cruise plays a blend of lovable Californian Classic Rock with Westcoast AOR. Their last album, 1983’s ‘Out Of Our Hands’ still gets regular spins on my CD player.
|’70s band Pablo Cruise reunites for greatest-hits concertBack in the 1970s, the California-based pop band Pablo Cruise broke Elvis Presley’s record at the Sahara Tahoe and became one of the first non-country bands to play on the Grand Ole Opry. Actor Will Farrell wore their T-shirt in the movie comedyStep Brothers. And you surely heard their sunny hit singles “A Place in the Sun,” “What’cha Gonna Do?” and “Love Will Find a Way” all over the radio. Now reunited, they’re celebrating their career with this 17-track set of their original greatest hits, plus two newly re-recorded versions, and an in-concert DVD from 2010. It’s time to Cruise again!|
|Pablo Cruise are back with “It’s Good to Be Live” liveWe thought they were gone forever, but obviously not, as three of the founding mebers.. David Jenkins, Cory Lerios and Steve Price, this time without Bud Cockrell who died last year, replaced by Larry Antonino on this set, reunited with their “Lifeline” producer Val Garay to produce a live album of their classic hits and more on Red Red Records…|