About Barnaby Bye
Barnaby Bye ( aka The Alessi Brothers ) is an American Pop Rock, singer-songwriter duo, best known for their 1984 hit "Savin' The Day" and also for their 1977 hit " Oh Lori ". The duo are identical twin brothers, Billy and Bobby Alessi ( Born 12 July 1953, Long Island, New York.
In 1977, they climbed to #8 in the UK Singles Chart with "Oh Lori" and in 1982 they reached #71 in the Billboard hot 100 with "Put Away Your Love". This made them one hit wonders on both sides of the Atlantic, abeit with different hits.
"Oh Lori" became a top 10 hit in seventeen more countries. T Alessi Brothers recorded five albums on Major Record labels. They sold over eight million records worldwide, and toured with Andy Gibb on his Shadow Dancing tour.
Billy and Bobby Alessi co-operated with Art Garfunkel on his 1979 album Fate for Breakfast, mainly providing background vocals. As vocal arrangers, the twins helped Deborah Gibson her 2001 album M.Y.O.B., including production work and writing the title track.
in 1984, the brothers released a song, "Savin' the Day", for the soundtrack to the Ghost- Busters. The song was used in the 1968 cartoon based on the movie. The Brothers have enjoyed success working on jingles and advertisements for many mainstream consumer products in the U.S. In the 2000's they resumed their touring and album recording career as a duo, with the release of two new albums as Alessi, and as part of the group Barnaby Bye.
In 2008 Barnaby released a new CD in Europe called "Thrice Upon A Time" on Pink Records which is available on Amazon.com as an import or directly through Dreamscape Records. Last Year Peppy Castro, the groups bass player released a solo album called "Just The Beginning" and also reunited "The Blues Magoos" which released a CD and are playing occasional dates to promote the album.
Barnaby Bye is still touring Europe and the U.S. and it our hope that they will be recoording a new album in the future.