Ballyhoo!

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Ballyhoo!
Ballyhoo! in concert.jpg
Ballyhoo! in concert
Background information
Origin Aberdeen, Maryland, United States
Genres Alternative rock, reggae rock,[1] pop rock, punk rock
Years active 1995–present
Labels LAW Records, Surfdog, Right Coast Records
Website www.ballyhoorocks.com
Members Howi Spangler
Donald Spangler
Scott Vandrey
Nick Lucera
Past members J.R. Gregory
Cassius King
Josh Farley

Ballyhoo! is a rock, pop, punk, and reggae band from Aberdeen, Maryland. The group has sold over 30,000 copies of its 5 albums and more than 200,000 digital tracks.[2]

Ballyhoo! played the House of Marley Stage on the Warped Tour of 2012. The band has opened up for bands 311, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, and Slightly Stoopid on previous tours. The group played over 166 shows in 2012.

History[edit]

Ballyhoo! started out in July 1995.

The band's self-released album Do It For The Money! contained the songs "Cali Girl" and "Cerveza". The follow-up, Cheers!, was produced by Scotch Ralston (311). The album also features mix work by 311 drummer, Chad Sexton.[3]

Ballyhoo! released a single, "Front Porch", in October 2010. [4]

The band's album Daydreams was the group's first release under Pepper's LAW Records. The 12-track album was recorded and produced at Sound Lounge studios in Orlando, Florida by Greg Shields and Mike Stebe and released in September 2011.[5] The band's "Daydreams" single "Last Night" saw rotation at various alternative radio stations including WHFS Baltimore, WRFF Philadelphia, KUKQ Phoenix, Star 101.9 Honolulu, & SiriusXM/Faction, as well as various specialty shows around the country. The band's single "Walk Away" is next and poised to open even more doors at radio with its melodic chorus and sing along vibe. Yesod Williams, owner of the band's label LAW Records says of his newest addition, "Having BALLYHOO! join the LAW family is a perfect fit. They are an incredibly talented band with a really catchy style".

"Pineapple Grenade", Ballyhoo!'s 5th album was recorded in three weeks in January 2013 and was released June 25th, 2013. This is the first album produced under Right Coast Records, the members Ballyhoo!'s record label. "No Good" was produced by Rome Ramirez from Sublime with Rome.

The group's music has appeared in numerous surf/skate videos and compilation albums including "Forever Free: A Tribute to Sublime", which featured a cover of "40 Oz. to Freedom". Ballyhoo! songs also appear in the feature films "Beach Kings" and "Road Trip: Beer Pong".

The band was listed on MTV's Top 100 Bands to Watch by the Artist on the Verge Project.[6]

Tours and Other Works[edit]

Tour highlights include: 311 Pow Wow Festival 2011, 311 Caribbean Cruise 2012 & 2013, California Roots 2013, The Bamboozle 2012, and the entire Vans Warped Tour 2012.

In 2015 Ballyhoo! joined a tour with Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake.

Ballyhoo! performed the entire Vans Warped Tour 2016.

Discography[edit]

  • 365-Day Weekend, Hooligan Records (2000)
  • The Green EP, Hooligan Records (2004)
  • Do It for the Money!, Hooligan Records (2006)
  • Cheers!, Surfdog Records (2009)
  • "The Front Porch" (Single) (2010)
  • Daydreams, LAW Records (2011)
  • "Marijuana Laws" (Single) Right Coast Records (2013)
  • Pineapple Grenade, Right Coast Records (2013)
  • Beautiful Day (Halo) (Single) Right Coast Records (2014)
  • The Cool Down: Vol. 1, Right Coast Records (2014)
  • Mixtape, (Single) Right Coast Records (2015)
  • Girls., Right Coast Records (2017)

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Howi Spangler – Lead Vocals/Guitar (1995–present)
  • Donald Spangler – Drums (1995–present)
  • Scott Vandrey – Keyboards/Programming/Vocal Harmonies (2000–present)
  • Nick Lucera – Bass (2014–present)

Former members[edit]

  • J.R. Gregory – Bass (2004–2014)
  • Cassius King – Bass (1997–2003)
  • Josh Farley – Bass (1995–1997)

Timeline[edit]

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