featuring former members of Oingo Boingo is a high-energy romp of some of the greatest music of the time. Johnny Vatos, along with a large powerful band that includes former members, Sam "Sluggo" Phipps on Sax, Carl Graves on vocals/keyboards, and Doug Legacy, who played on most of all the albums and toured for years in the band, on keyboards.
We've got some new Blood too! Rounding out the Dance Party
The band includes Brendan McCreary on lead vocals, Mike the Spike on rhythm guitar/vocals, Freddy Hernandez on bass and Woody Aplanalp on lead guitar. The ensemble also features the signature "Great Horn Section" with Brian Swartz on trumpet, Wendell Kelly on trombone and of course "Sluggo" on sax.
We're Playing the Songs That you Remember and Love.
The Set list has varied from year to year, but we always play it full tilt! This non-stop set includes all the Boingo hits that keep the fans moving and coming back for more: Dead Man's Party, Just Another Day, Little Girls, Stay, Only A Lad, No Spill Blood, just to name a few! Deep cuts like Cinderella Undercover, Reptiles and Samurai, and Forbidden Zone Too!
"I was there!" says Vatos! "When it comes to Oingo Boingo Music we are the best on the planet!"
This not a "Civil War" reenactment, but living functioning High Energy JOHNNY VATOS spectacular! Fans new and old are having great times again with Johnny Vatos' hot new band. If you remember the band, if you've never seen the band, you will be moving to the beat of a Southern California "Party Institution".
There's always Something Special About Halloween.
The witching month seems to be quite busy for this band, but join the thousands in saying "Johnny Vatos Oingo Boingo Dance Party" is the band for all seasons!
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Awesome, fashionable & you'll be the ENVY of all your friends!
Some old, some new Never Dull. We'll make you Party!
Johnny " Vatos" Hernandez Drums / Jefe
johnny Vatos is an original member of Oingo Boingo. Always in command, he will take you through a set of Boingo music and make sure you're breathing hard when he's done!
Sam "Sluggo" Phipps Saxophone
Sluggo is also an original member. The driving force behind the horn section. Which is weird because he's usualy out front.
Carl Graves Keyboards / Vox
Also an original member, Carl came aboard Boingo in 1987 and his keys and voice can be heard on Boingo Alive.
Steve Bartek Guitar
Having recorded on every Boingo album and still working with Danny, Steve still loves to play with the OBDP and they enjoy him there!
Brendan McCreary Vocals
As every Boingo fan knows, vocals are the hardest to either duplicate or make your own. Brendan's ability is able to split the difference perfectly and give and exciting performance!
John Avila Bass Guitar
John is an original member and songwriter and the band is always stoked to have him on stage.
Woody Aplanalp Lead Guitar
Woody's dynamic playing is exactly what is needed to pull off the unconventional guitar work necessary. Watch as he destroys a guitar and makes it cry for mercy!
Mike "The Spike" Glendinning Rhythm Guitar/Vox
The Spike and his axe keeps the band chugging and on the straight and driving path. Vatos and Freddie keep him anchored.
Brian Swartz Trumpet
Trumpet is vital to the Boingo Horn Section. A pro like Brian is just what the BDP ordered. A great partner to Sluggo's Sax.
Doug Legacy Keyboards/Vox/Accordian
Having recorded on the Boingo album, Doug is also an original. His accordian and talent is well known in more than one venue around town!
Wendell Kelley Trombone
Wendell makes the Boingo show more Oingo with his way out trombone and joke barrage.
Freddie Hernandez Bass Guitar
A Carnegie Hall veteran, Freddie's bass makes the crowd move. Along with his old man, They make the Bump to shake the Rump!
Boingo Dance Party Vol. 1
The new CD is here! Recordings of original hits done Boingo Dance Party stylee!
Tracks include Dead Man's Party, Little Girls, Only a Lad, Stay, We Close Our Eyes, and new original track, Get Your Head Outcha Ass. Featuring guest performers Steve Bartek, and John Avila! Updated, in your face, and all new sounds from the ones who made Oingo Boingo to you first.
Johnny Vatos Devil T-shirt
Johnny is devilishly good looking on this shirt!!
Look good in this BAD T-Shirt! Black T with Johnny Vatos Devil on front and BDP calendar on back. So hot it's cool!
Boingo Dance Party Logo Shirt
Johnny's Face Logo with the tongue out! BDP calendar on back!
Original logo on black T, with calendar artwork on back. A true original!
Boingo Dance Party Band Signature Shirt - SOLD OUT!!
The whole band signs it! Own a piece of rock memorabilia!
Whole-band-signed, record cover art T shirt in gray and tan colors. Limited supplies while they last! Colors vary! **SOLD OUT!!**
Johnny Vatos Skull/Cross/Stix Button - $1.00
Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party Button - $1.00
Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party Face Button - $1.00
Johnny Vatos Devil Face Button - $1.00
Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party Calendar Button - $1.00
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