The Canadian rock group Bratty & the Babysitters formed around the middle of the '80s. Lead singer Beverly Bratty fronted the concoction. A number of members stepped in and out as the Babysitters, including bassists Bryant Didier, John Switzer, Tom Griffiths, guitarists Kim Albrecht and Ken Mhyr, background singers Gina Stepaniuk, Evelyn Datyl, and Rebecca Jenkins, saxophonists Colleen Allen and Margo Davidson, keyboardist Jim Gelcer, and drummer Al Cross. Together they made a form of rock that filtered in a few stylings from many genres, like the rhythmic heat of reggae and the cool sweetness of pop.
Bratty & the Babysitters had a short life, leaving little behind of its existence and completely slipping from sight by 1989. During its inconsequential life, the group did manage to complete one well-received five-track EP in 1987, In a State, produced by Jeff Wolpert and bandmember John Switzer.