In 1977, Dale Lytle and Dave Raudman united the musicians that would form the band known as Angeles. The band first played together in Tujunga, CA. They started playing free to the lunch crowds at local San Fernando Valley high schools for exposure. The Band Angeles played their music at Robert Wouda’s house parties in Sylmar, CA every weekend and, with expanding backyard parties, the Angeles played to thousands of people.
Their first Hollywood gig was at the Troubadour, where they were setting attendance records playing the midnight slot on Sunday nights. They also played at The Whiskey and The Roxie. Hollywood loved Angeles. Angeles became one of L.A.’s largest Indie bands of the 80’s. They performed at Devonshire Downs outdoor stadium to over 6,000 people. In 1984, Angeles played show at the Reseda Country Club, during which they performed with Bon Jovi. They have also shared the stage with Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Ratt, Guns N’ Roses, and Ronnie James Dio.
Signed to Mystic records, Angeles recorded their debut album “We’re No Angels”. Angeles was featured in the September 1985 issue of Hit Parader magazine. The band signed with Azra Records in 1986 and recorded their second album “Give It Up”. Angeles went on to record four more albums, which have sold worldwide. They went on to record three more records with Ace Records including “Delivering the Goods”, “No Limits”, and “Angeles Miracles”.
A number of Angeles’ songs, including “Nasty Girls”, “You Want Me To Love You”, and “Can’t Find the Words” have been played on nationwide radio stations. In 1999, their album “No Limits” was featured on 95.5 KLOS Local Licks Sunday night program. Angeles was honored not only be featured on the program four times, but also to have been the only band to every have six songs played on a Double Local Licks feature in a single program. During one week in 1999, “Can’t Find the Words” was played 527 times. The song continued to play nationwide on radio stations for three months.
Today, the band is continuing to write music, and looks forward to their yearly Make-A-Wish Foundation benefit show. Angeles continues to play with heart and refuses to give up their love of music.