Ballyhoo! is a rock, pop, punk, and reggae band from Aberdeen, Maryland. They have sold over 30,000 copies of their 5 albums and more than 200,000 digital tracks.
Ballyhoo! played the House of Marley Stage on the Warped Tour 2012. They have opened up for bands 311, Dirty Heads, and Slightly Stoopid on previous tours. They played over 166 shows in 2012.
Ballyhoo! started out in July of 1995.
Their self-released album Do It For The Money! contained their 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.
Ballyhoo! released a single, "Front Porch," in October of 2010.
Their album Daydreams is their first under Pepper's LAW Records and was released in September of 2011. The 12-track album was recorded and produced at Sound Lounge studios in Orlando, Florida by Greg Shields and Mike Stebe. 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 back in January 2013 and was released June 25th, 2013. This is the first album produced under Right Coast Records, a new record label owned by Ballyhoo! themselves. "No Good" was produced by Rome Ramirez from Sublime with Rome.
Their 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.”
They were listed on MTV’s Top 100 Bands to Watch by the Artist on the Verge Project.
Tours and Other Works
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.
- 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)
- Current members
- 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
- J.R. Gregory – Bass (2004–2014)
- Kris Kane – Bass (1997–2003)
- Josh Farley – Bass (1995–1997)