Named on 2011’s MTV.com’s “100 Bands to Watch List”
Watch Ballyhoo!’s Music Video for “Last Night”
Baltimore, MD – October 8, 2012 – The numbers are in – the reggae/rock band Ballyhoo!‘s single, “Last Night” is the #1 song on SiriusXM Faction this week. The song has received almost 500 plays to date – this week beating out new tracks from The Offspring, The Gaslight Anthem and NOFX, to name a few. “Last Night” is off the band’s 2011 album Daydreams, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts.
Ballyhoo! kicked-off the summer with a bang, performing on 311’s Five-Day Caribbean Cruise and at Bamboozle Festival, with headliners the Foo Fighters and Bon Jovi. They went on to play the full Vans Warped Tour and just finished up a national tour with Tribal Seeds.
The band has been gaining momentum since signing with LAW Records for their Fall 2011 album, Daydreams, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon. MTV.com predicted that Ballyhoo! would be a band to watch this year, and this foursome has certainly been living up to the hype.
Ballyhoo! has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in rock and reggae including 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, Authority Zero, Toots & The Maytals and Matisyahu.
Lead singer/guitarist Howi Spangler has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice and drummer Donald “Big D” Spangler lays out the hard-hitting beats, which are underlined by JR Gregory’s funky and witty bass lines. Scott Vandrey (aka DJ Blaze) rounds it out on the turntables and keys.
Ballyhoo!’s relaxed sound mixed with the band’s energetic performance style has been gaining a reputation on the national rock radio scene as well. Highlights of Ballyhoo!’s summer radio play include 100+ spins per week on Radio 104.5 Philadelphia, Star 101.9 Honolulu, WARQ Columbia, KUCD Honolulu, KRAB Bakersfield, WSUN Tampa, WEND Charlotte, WRKN New Orleans and on syndicated rock giant, Sirius Faction.
Please head to www.ballyhoorocks.com for more updates.
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Fall Tour Dates:
Oct 13 The Republik Honolulu, HI
Oct 26 6th Annual Halloween Bash Baltimore, MD
Nov 1 Hard Rock CafÃ© Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 2 Ninos Findlay, OH
Nov 3 The Depot York, PA
Nov 7 Ollie’s Point Amityville, NY
Nov 8 The Outer Space Hamden, CT
Nov 9 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
Nov 10 The Note West Chester, PA
Nov 16 Looney’s Pub College Park, MD
Nov 21 The Greene Turtle Aberdeen, MD
Dec 27 Looney’s Pub College Park, MD