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"Ballyhoo! - "365-Day Weekend""

Ballyhoo!’s 365-Day Weekend will have you bouncing and skanking, guaranteed. All the tracks from Baltimore’s funked-out rock-reggae hybrid groove, some heavy, some light, some punky, all fun. Percussionist Dino, bassist Kris Kane, and vox-guitarist Howi get live as Blaze & Roc E. Wrek add turntable stylings to a mix that sends the room jumping into the stratosphere. “Scratch” is all their flavors at the same time, infectious fun that’ll send you home with a sore neck and tired legs, a Sublime-style rocker with Howi crooning in full glory, wailing guitar and a tight, slapping funk bass line. Ballyhoo!’s in the house, and it’s time to go off. - Unsung Hero Magazine

"4 Stars!"

Ballyhoo! - "Do It for the Money!"

4 stars ****

"These guys do the DJ/Ska/Reggaeton thing
right. If you haven't heard Ballyhoo!, and
you miss the sweet sounds of the post-
Sublime reggae throng, do yourself a huge
favor and buy this disc. With the quality of
this record, Ballyhoo! is about two steps away from a welldeserved
major record deal. Yes, the lyrics are often juvenile,
and there isn't a huge demand for this flavor of music, but these
are just minor obstacles for the oversized feet of these Philly
party heroes. Their live show is awesome, the disc is awesome,
and we all know how much our fair city loves them. They lack
Sublime's profundity, but they make up for it by looking hideous
naked on their album cover. If you consider yourself up on the
local music scene and you haven't heard Ballyhoo!, you need to." - Origivation Magazine - May 2006


2009- "Cheers!" - Surfdog Records (May 5, 2009)

2006- "Do It For The Money!" - Hooligan! Records

2006- "Forever Free: A Sublime Tribute Album" -
Baseline Music Co.

2005- "93.3 WMMR Presents: Jaxon's Local Shots Vol. 1" - 93.3 FM WMMR Philadelphia

2004- "The Green EP" featuring "Longshot"
-Hooligan! Records

2004- "98 ROCK Presents: Noise in the Basement Vol. 1" - 97.9 FM Baltimore

2000- "365-Day Weekend" - Hooligan! Records



BALLYHOO! has been touring the country nonstop for the past couple of years, spreading their music from coast to coast. Completely on their own, they’ve managed to sell over 6,000 full copies of their self-released CDs and more than 50,000 digital tracks.

With their new record “Cheers!” (out on Surfdog Records in May 2009), the guys are once again hitting the road hard to support it. “We’ve been playing for so long, it’d be weird to stop now. Our last CD ‘Do It For The Money!’ has really opened a lot of doors for us and has spread like wildfire in the underground,” says front man Howi Spangler. “The band looks forward to getting back on the road to rock the new songs for the core fans. The new record’s got rock, reggae, acoustic and even some power ballads!”

Hailing from the small Maryland town of Aberdeen, BALLYHOO! formed in their early high school years. Crafting a sound all their own, mixing pop, rock, reggae and punk rock, their self-released “Do It For The Money!” really put the band on the map. With songs like “Cali Girl” and “Cerveza,” the album showcased the band’s knack for pop radio songs and sing-along party anthems. The follow-up “Cheers!” was produced by Scotch Ralston (311) and promises to bring the band to all new heights. The album also features mix work by 311 drummer, Chad Sexton. Long time fans who have been able to preview songs from the album are calling them “the best ones yet.”

Touring has become the number one priority for Howi, J.R., Donald, and Scott and the band has made several laps around North America. The shows are getting better with each trip, with more fans turning up to see the band every time they come back to a city.

In the spring of 2008, BALLYHOO! was humbled by the chance to support national recording artists 311 and Slightly Stoopid. “It’s always intimidating when playing for another band’s crowd, you never know how they’re gonna react,” explains Howi, “but then you see that they’re enjoying it and the worry goes away. You’re free to rock at that point!”

Also giving rise to the band's growing popularity has been exposure of their music via numerous surf/skate videos and compilation albums including “Forever Free: A Tribute to Sublime,” which featured a stellar cover of “40 Oz. to Freedom." You'll also hear BALLYHOO! songs in the upcoming feature films “Green Flash” and "Road Trip 2: Beer Pong."

Surfdog Records is stoked to welcome BALLYHOO! to the family. It’s only going to get bigger for these guys, so keep your ears to the ground. The sky is not the limit. Look for the band to be in your town soon.

For more information please contact:
Surfdog Records
1126 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Tel: (760) 944-8000
Fax: (760) 944-7808

Steven Roeser, Esq.
Opus Entertainment
(650) 269-4143