Hard-Fi bassist KAI STEPHENS is celebrating after his fiancee BERNICE KING gave birth to their first child on Sunday (27OCT05).

The HARD TO BEAT hitmaker, 28, and King, 28, welcomed their baby girl EDITH ROSE in the early hours of Sunday morning after Stephens dashed from a gig in Liverpool, England, to be at the birth.

The British band's spokesperson says, "Kai is totally over the moon. He spent time with Edith and Bernice after the birth then headed back to Liverpool for the tour."