The reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! has teamed up with MTV’s popular Actblog to give an exclusive look at their environmentally-friendly “Rock-It Ship” tour bus. Ballyhoo! debuted their “Rock-It Ship” on this summer’s Van’s Warped Tour and continue to ride in style, save gas and leave the lowest carbon footprint in musician transportation while on a national US tour with California reggae outfit, Tribal Seeds. Let Ballyhoo!’s lead singer/guitarist, Howi Spangler, take you inside their Rock-It Ship, here:
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Scott Vandrey (aka DJ Blaze) saw the decision to upgrade to a “Rock-It Ship” as the most economically sound, environmentally friendly and surprisingly the most comfortable solution. Vandrey explains, “We decided to ‘Go Green’ and get the vehicle that gets about double the gas mileage of our current vehicle (and probably triple that of a bus), is very affordable to lease, and can provide us with comfortable sleeping quarters for all the overnight drives.” Vandrey adds that he was “Stoked to actually have a bunk for sleeping as opposed to a van bench! Movin’ on up!”
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. 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 in Philadelphia, Star 101.9 in Honolulu and on syndicated rock giant, Sirius Faction.
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Oct 13 The Republik Honolulu, HI
Oct 26 6th Annual Halloween Bash Baltimore, MD
** New November Tour to be announced soon…