Ron E. Kayfield & Company

Ron E. Kayfield & Company

 Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
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Ron E. Kayfield & Company is a merger of classic rock meets alternative rock with awesome guitar riffs & catchy melodies in their original music. Marsha's vocal styling is like Garbage meets Concrete Blond meets No Doubt meets Stone Temple Pilot & Zep.

Guitar Legends show covers Humble Pie to Zep.

Biography

Ron Kayfield's early influences were blues and jazz from his mother Sally. As a young woman, she was in the entertainment business, starting with the Rockette and later as an extra in Hollywood, under contract with Warner Brothers Pictures. From his father, Al, he was introduced to the European gypsey guitar style, eg. Django Reinhardt. When Sally saw Ron's interest in the guitar she gave him Eric Clapton Bluesbreakers and the Yardbird LP's and said, "Well, if you've got to play the guitar, here's someone you should listen too. She also turned Ron onto Ray Charles, BB King, Albert King and Nat King Cole.

Ron was also taught technique by his mentor Jimmy Zaleski, an advanced player who earlier on had the same influences of the legendary British guitarists; Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.

Long before American Idol, Ron competed in an East Coast Talent contest and his first band Springhouse won the competion. Ron was awarded best guitarist trophy by Radio Celebrity and Host Hy Lit. Ron has always believed that his research into an album collection of imports unreleased in the USA at the time helped him and his band win. The two main albums in the collection were Jimi Hendrix "Are You Experienced" and Led Zeppelin 1. When Ron saw Zep 1 he said, "Oh so this is Jimmy Pages new band!!!!!!" So if you think about it, Ron, was one of the first American guitarist to play Led Zeppelin to a live audience. A talent scout, impressed with Ron's performance ask him if he would like to be a member of the houseband at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood. With his mom and dad's permisson and blessings he went from Drexel Hill, Upper Darby Twp., Pennsylvania to Belaire, California overnight! At the Whiskey he met many music celebrities.

Ron received a tip from a friend in New York City that Johnny Thunders was re-forming "The New York Dolls" under the new name "The Heartbreakers". So Ron packed up and moved to New York City to audition, and while there he met Jimi Hendrix. He got the gig with The Heartbreakers and the line up was Ron, Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls), Richard Hell (Television and the Voidoids) and Jerry Nolan (New York Dolls). They frequently played CBGB's. After awhile, Ron moved back to Philadelphia, where he met and married his soulmate, Marsha. In the mid to late 70's, Len Murray, a local radio personality and Ron formed the band Prowler, playing the New Jersey club scene to packed venues because back then the drinking age was 18 and the band was a cut above the local competition. This is where Ron met Noel Haggerty and they resurrected another popular band, Pegasus. Feeling creatively unfulfilled playing covers, he wanted to work on originals with a collaborator. He met John Corabi (Motley Crue), they hit it off, started writing and formed the band Fragile with other members Billy Childs (Britney Fox) on Bass and Adam Ferraioli on Drums. Tired of playing clubs, they decided to put a Led Zeppelin Tribute show together with the movie "The Song Remains The Same" and play theaters with the hope of merchandising their newly recorded original music to the fans. The formula was a huge success and they were the first professional Zep Tribute band on the East Coast.

During Fragile, he worked at a local music store, MacLaren's Music, where he started to earn a good reputation as a repairman of stringed instruments. For extra cash, Ron would use his connection to go backstage at concerts to sell collectible guitars to famous musicians. This is when he met the members of UFO, Cheap Trick and Ozzy. During an Ozzy/UFO tour in 1982 Ron was asked to demonstrate a guitar for Ozzy that he wanted to buy for Brad Gillis, his guitarist after Randy's untimely death. (Ozzy loved buying guitars for his guitar players.) Ron already knew and performed Ozzy/Randy songs from the club days with Fragile and Ozzy was impressed with Ron's playing because Ron reminded him of Randy.

When Ozzy returned to England and started to reform his new line up, which included Pete Way on bass (UFO). Ozzy wanted Ron on guitar and had Pete Way make the travel arrangements with Ron and Marsha. Ozzy sent two plane tickets for Ron and his wife to relocate to England. It was hard for Ron to part with John Corabi, but with the blessings of his Fragile band mates, Marsha and Ron packed up and began their new adventure to England. In the week it took them to pack and fly to England, Pete had been dimissed by Ozzy because the drummer, Tommy Aldridge had a problem working with him and there were other personal issues. So Pete met Ron and Marsha at Heathrow Airport and spirited them away to Twickenham to keep Ron and Ozzy out of touch. Pete told them Ozzy was messed up, but all was not lost, they could form their own band. By the time Ozzy found Ron months later Ron was under contract with Chrysalis Records. And so, that is how Ron became a founding member of the Chrysalis Records group 'Waysted'. Kayfield's song writing talent scored 2 hits

Lyrics

Determination

Written By: Ron & Marsha Kayfield

Determination by Ron & Marsha Kayfield

Success is a beautiful bitch,
She’s the best form of revenge,
If somebody is messin’ with you,
Don’t let a gun be the weapon you choose,
Become determined to succeed,
Be whatever you want to be,
A doctor, lawyer, or a rock n roll star,
Let the dreams you have take you far.

Determination, will make you strong,
Determination, blood shed can’t right a wrong.
No it can't

Determination is the bullet to use,
Someday that someone may need something from you,

Hate is an ugly slave,
Saps your life with misery and pain,
If somebody is messin’ with you,
Don’t let a gun be the weapon you choose,
Become determined to succeed,
Be whatever you want to be,
An engineer or a movie star,
Let the dreams you have take you far.

Determination, will make you strong,
Determination, blood shed can’t right a wrong.
No it can't.

You can remind them of the wrongs they did,
Or just be happy knowin’ where you’re at,

Determination, will make you strong,
Determination, blood shed can’t right a wrong.
No it can't.

Determination is the bullet to use,
Someday that someone may need something from you,
You can remind them of the wrongs they did,
Or just be happy knowin’ where you’re at,

Fatboy

Written By: Ron & Marsha Kayfield

FATBOY written by Ron & Marsha Kayfield

Hey Fatboy,
I love your bling,
When your engine roars,
Your vibration makes me sing.

Do ya like my dress,
I bet you do,
How about my high heels?
I wore them just for you.

Heroes

Written By: Ron & Marsha Kayfield

Heroes written by Ron Kayfield & Marsha Kayfield

Waiting, I’m waiting for the change to come,
Hoping, hoping for a brand new dawn,
Brothers, sisters can't you hear the call,
United we must stand, or change will be lost.

We can be heroes, like histories great and bold,
We can be heroes, like the ones we used to know,
We can be heroes, standing strong for all.

Dying, people die cause they can’t pay,
Lobbyists, you know they bribe our rights away,
Politicians, they vote their own way,
Our voices silenced you know by the price they take.

We can be heroes, like histories great and bold,
We can be heroes, like the ones we used to know,
We can be heroes, standing strong for all.

We can be heroes, like histories great and bold,
We can be heroes, like the ones we used to know,
We can be heroes, standing strong for all.

Tawdry Lover

Written By: Ron & Marsha Kayfield

Tawdry Lover Written by: Ron & Marsha Kayfield

Ya broke my heart, babe,
Distressed, pissed & sad,
She was a temptress,
You’re a bad man.
Ya walked away from me,
Wanted license to play,
Cheating was in your heart,
That’s why you tore us apart.

Tawdry lover,
Front page news,
Tabloid breakup,
Ended me & you.

I feared it might happen,
Still let you go,
My love was strong,
Was yours? I had to know.
Trust isn’t unbreakable,
And neither is love,
Lust is a fire,
That burns what is touched.

Tawdry lover,
Front page news,
Tabloid breakup,
Ended me & you 2 x’s

Half truths & lies, babe,
Was the way you played it,
Not strong enough to fight,
My love was sacred.
You wanted a fantasy,
Got a dose of reality,
Now come back to my door,
I’ll love you forever more.

Tawdry lover,
Front page news,
Tabloid breakup,
Ended me & you. 2x’s

Oh yeah baby, oh baby, you tore us a part. kiss

Bite Me

Written By: Ron & Marsha Kayfield

Song Title
Bite Me (Unmastered)
Text
She wants to be mine, body, mind & soul,
Be mine forever, one bite will make it so.

You can hear the wolf howl under the full moons light,
Evil is on the prowl tonight,
Bite me, baby, I want you too,
Bite me, baby, you know you want too.

She wants to be mine, body, mind & soul,
Be mine forever, one bite will make it so.

You can hear the wolf howl under the full moons light,
Evil is on the prowl tonight,
Bite me, baby, I want you too,
Bite me, baby, you know you want too.

Ah, ah, ah, oh 2x's

She wants to be mine, body, mind & soul,
Be mine forever, one bite will make it so.

You can hear the wolf howl under the full moons light,
Evil is on the prowl tonight,
Bite me, baby, I want you too,
Bite me, baby, you know you want too.
Bite me, baby, I want you too,
Bite me, baby, you know you want too.
Ah, ah, ah, oh 2x's

Reality TV

Written By: Ron & Marsha Kayfield

Reality TV by Ron & Marsha Kayfield 2/27/11

Verse:
On reality TV,
You’ve just got to be,
No talent needed,
Just personality.
Can I sell you this,
I can tell you that,
There are no secrets,
That won’t be found out.

Chorus:
No Privacy for you,
Show us what you’ll do,
For fame,
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.
The paparazzi say,
It’s the price you pay,
For fame,
It’s insane.

Verse:
A fat bank account,
Is what it’s about,
Give me money,
Just to be me.
I can sell you this,
Can I tell you that,
There is no secret,
That won’t be found out.

Chorus:
No Privacy for you,
Show us what you’ll do,
For fame,
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.
The paparazzi say,
It’s the price you pay,
For fame,
It’s insane.

Verse:
On reality TV,
You’ve just got to be,
No talent needed,
Just personality.
I can sell you this,
I can tell you that,
There are no secrets,
That won’t be found out.

Chorus:
No Privacy for you,
Show us what you’ll do,
For fame,
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.
The paparazzi say,
It’s the price you pay,
For fame,
It’s insane.

Out Of Control

Written By: Ron & Marsha Kayfield

Out Of Control by Ron & Marsha Kayfield 1/1/11

Verse: When I was a young girl,
Momma had to leave,
Daddy was abusive,
A demon was in the drink.
Ran to call my grandma,
Come to rescue me,
Help stop the fighting,
I’m still caring it with me.

Chorus: Out of control,
And I’m really stressed out, oh yeah.
Out of control, out of control,
And I’m really stressed out, oh yeah.

Verse: If you’re being abusive,
And you’re in denial,
You’ve got to realize,
It started when you were a child.
You’ve got to be honest,
And search your soul,
Do you want to continue,
Or start down another road.

Solo

Chorus: Out of control,
And I’m really stressed out, oh yeah.
Out of control, out of control,
And I’m really stressed out, oh yeah.

Verse: When I was a young girl,
Momma had to leave,
Daddy was abusive,
A demon was in the drink.
Ran to call my grandma,
Come to rescue me,
Help stop the fighting,
I’m still caring it with me.

Chorus: Out of control,
And I’m really stressed out, oh yeah.
Out of control, out of control,
And I’m really stressed out.
Out of control.

Blood & Sand

Written By: Ron & Marsha Kayfield

Blood & Sand by Ron & Marsha Kayfield 2010

Deception,
Lies,
Redemption,
Denied,
Blood & Sand,
Lust of man,
The truth,
Has arrived.

I ask you, has man evolved,
Senseless killing after all this time,
Centuries to learn to love,
A lust for coin & power corrupt,
Innocence dies everyday,
Promising lives taken away,
Blood & sand in the days of old,
Blood on this land we know.

No vocal - laminating cries and moans.

Corruption,
Lies,
Thieving,
Thru time,
The price paid,
The sun faded,
The truth,
Testified.

I ask you, has man evolved,
Senseless killing after all this time,
Centuries to learn to love,
A lust for coin & power corrupt,
Innocence dies everyday,
Promising lives taken away,
Blood & sand in the days of old,
Blood on this land we know.

Think

Written By: Ron & Marsha Kayfield

Think By Ron & Marsha Kayfield 6/1/2011

Chorus: I want you now, I want you now,
You are my everything, You are my everything,

Verse: We all grow up with hopes and dreams,
Sometimes life can decimate them,
The choices we make will decide our fate,
Think first and twice before jumping,
You want her and she wants you,
Try birth control before loving,
The choices you make will decide you fate,
Think first and twice before the loving.

Chorus: I want you now, I want you now,
You are my everything, You are my everything,

Verse: We all grow up with hopes and dreams,
Sometimes life can decimate them,
The choices we make will decide our fate,
Think first and twice before jumping,
You want her and she wants you,
Try birth control before loving,
The choices you make will decide you fate,
Think first and twice before the loving.

Instrumental out to end

Discography

Ron E. Kayfield & Co. - New Vices EP
Track 1 - Fatboy
Track 2 - Determination
Track 3 - Heroes
Track 4 - Tawdry Lover

Ron E. Kayfield & Co.- Bite Me CD
Track 1 - Bite Me
Track 2 - Bohemian Catastrophe
Track 3 - Out Of Control
Track 4 - Reality TV
Track 5 - Think
Track 6 - Blood & Sand

The band also performs a "Guitar Legends Show" as a trio which pays tribute to great guitar players and composers such as Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Gibbons and more.

Ron E. Kayfield - Unleashed

Ron E. Kayfield's Saints & Sinners - Saints & Sinners

Waysted - Vices