Since the self-release of their album, GIRL, in March of 2013, they have caught the attention of some music industry professionals and are now working with Planetary Group and Mike Rosen (MegatrendMGMT) to re-release a reworked, deluxe LP in September focusing heavily on college radio.
This release coincides with a 6 week US tour which will include filming for a reality type show concept while on the road.
The Bang Bangs are a diversely talented team of innovative thinkers who consider themselves more of an entertainment company than a band, providing not only a great new album and live show, but entertaining video content and segments, popular merch, and additional music targeted towards licensing.
Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs are lead by Lezlie Deane (Scary Cherry) who brings an automatic fan base from her acting career which includes films such as Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, 976-EVIL and numerous TV appearances. Lezlie was also a member of the controversial band Fem 2 Fem, who scored a top 10 dance hit and toured with NIN, and Marilyn Manson.
Her two musical foils, Mario Tremaine (Minx the Jinx Bang Bang) and Tony Coke make up a triumvirate writing team that should make publishers take notice.
Lezlie Deane - Vocals
Mario Tremaine - Guitar
Tony Coke - Guitar
David Coke - Bass Guitar
Alan Mallet - Drums
Their self-released album, GIRL, has just been pulled from US and Canadian markets in order to re-release a deluxe version with the help of Planetary Group. Multiple licensing deals for songs on this album are already in negotiations.
The band released "Limited Edition Ep" (on iTunes) in 2010 which featured 5 songs that garnered airplay in major markets as well as a $5000 first prize Our Stage award for the song "Let's Go" (which has also been featured in a commercial).
They also released a single of The Runaway's "Cherry Bomb" (also on iTunes) in which all proceeds go to Nikki Sixx's charity for runaways.
Nothing Short of Explosive
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The Misfits At House Of Blues In Dallas November 29 with Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs The open...The Misfits At House Of Blues In Dallas November 29 with Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs
The opening act, Scary and the Bang Bangs, were nothing short of explosive in sound and stage performance. With a vixen of a lead vocalist and two pants tightening female back up vocalists, they had a stage presence that aroused the crowd and made girlfriends envious. As her raw vocals were cutting through the mic and spitting fire into the crowd, several pits started (by me) only to die down and the start once again. After a long set, and a few blasts from the lead guitarists helium shooting guitar, their set ended as incredibley as it started and the curtains closed.
"Great EP. To be honest I wasn't expecting much but I was blown away. You guys are tight as hell."
"Damn! I knew you could play, but I didn't know you could PLAY PLAY!"
"You guys fucking wail!"
"YOU GUYS FUCKIN WAIL!" - Renee Benson, ENVY Magazine
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"They're in your face; they're loud, a little odd and could probably kill you." - Grant V. Ziegler..."They're in your face; they're loud, a little odd and could probably kill you."
- Grant V. Ziegler, News-Register (Aug 17, 2009)
"Best show I've seen"
"Best show Ive seen in years! Keep it up..." - -Bryan Wakeland, Polyphonic Spree
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"There's nothing better than hot nerds who can kick your ass..sometimes kicking ass is the best reve..."There's nothing better than hot nerds who can kick your ass..sometimes kicking ass is the best revenge.." "
- Jeremy Martin, Dallas Observer (Sep 05, 2007)
Rock and Roll Ecstasy
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"You guys played it left hand and brought the rock and roll ecstacy...cant wait to see another show!..."You guys played it left hand and brought the rock and roll ecstacy...cant wait to see another show!"
- -Mike Graff, Course of Empire
Better than the Misfits
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"You guys were better than the Misfits, they should have opened up for you!!!!!" - Hellon Wheels, ..."You guys were better than the Misfits, they should have opened up for you!!!!!"
- Hellon Wheels, ScaryCherry.com (Nov 30, 2009)
The bands set list ranges from as short as 30 minutes to an hour and a half with mostly original material. The band will pull out occasional covers from artists such as Iggy Pop, The Runaways, as well as an extremely popular cover of "Time Warp".
We normally bring 1 wireless mic and use 3 additional vocal mics (sm58 or similar). Two guitars, one bass (di and/or mic), drums (snare, bass, two toms, 2 crash, 1 ride). For big shows, we prefer to use our own lighting director when possible. We usually bring one tech.