"Toby Beau," commonly refers to the Texas band formed in the early 70's most commonly known for the hit single, "My Angel Baby" in 1978.
Upon completion of the self-titled first album, the band moved to New York, and would embark on major tours with artists and bands such as the Doobie Brothers, Bob Seger, and the=2 0Steve Miller Band. Popularity of the band would gradually arise through these tours, but this would suddenly become a skyrocket when the pop ballad "My Angel Baby," written and sung by Balde Silva, scored number 1 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart for two weeks. Suddenly the album would score major sales, and “My Angel Baby" would eventually achieve gold status by being awarded the coveted "Million-Aire Award" by BMI for over a million radio plays. There was even a re-release of the album, this time with "My Angel Baby" as the album title which was added to the cover art.
Following the success of the first album, the band broke up leaving Balde Silva, to be signed by RCA to resume the Toby Beau name as a solo artist. It was suggested that he move to Nashville and record with the likes of major session players. It was a smart move that that would enlist for his second album, Jimmy Buffet producer, Norbert Putnam and would also enlist the help of such talented musicians as Victor Feldman (from Steely Dan fame) and Larry Londin (who later worked with Journey). This album would produce the Top 40 smash remake of the Casinos “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.”
After the third album, Balde Silva enlisted his wife, Rennetta (under the stage name Rennetta Dennett) to join him and the two would recruit numerous other musicians in the band for years to come.
Currently, the band continues to perform with guest musicians who sit in frequently. Most recent guest musicians have included Silva's son, saxophonist and musical arranger, Michael Silva. Toby Beau continues to perform regularly, performing oldie show concerts and performing as a headine act on cruise ships.
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