We Are The OBDP!

Featuring Original Members of Oingo Boingo

Oingo Boingo Dance Party
Is playing soon near You.

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Oingo Boingo Dance Party
Songs You Love

Carrying on the tradition with
Brendan McCreary
on Vocals.

Johnny Vatos
Oingo Boingo Dance Party

Oingo Boingo Dance Party features former members of the legendary new wave group Oingo Boingo, performing hits like Dead Man’s Party, Weird Science, We Close Our Eyes,Only a Lad, Just Another Day, Stay, Out Of Control, Who Do You Want To Be, Gratitude, Private Life, and many more.

Original Members you remember well
and new members round it out

Original '80s and '90s era Oingo Boingo members Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez, Sam "Sluggo" Phipps, Carl Graves, and on occasion Steve Bartek, John Avila, and Doug Legacy are joined by Brendan McCreary (vocals), Mike Glendinning (guitar), Freddy Hernandez (bass), Brian Swartz (trumpet), and Felice Hernandez (backing vocals) to form Oingo Boingo Dance Party. This powerhouse group has been performing and selling out venues in California since 2005, including the iconic Greek Theatre.

"The Best Oingo Boingo Band
til Hell freezes over - Richard Blade

With a loyal West Coast following, Oingo Boingo was even honored by the city of Los Angeles when the City Council designated April 20, 2016 as offcial "Oingo Boingo Day" in Los Angeles, CA. Richard Blade of KROQ 106.7 and SiriusXM lst Wave fame was also in attendance and says that Oingo Boingo Dance Party remains, "the best Oingo Boingo band until Hell freezes over."

Non-Stop Oingo Boingo Dance Party
Just as the name implies

If you want to dance, if you want to live in nostalgia, if you want some high energy music that will keep your feet moving, we'll see you at the next Oingo Boingo Dance Party concert!

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!

Check out our friends and over at Combat Radio, and hear Johnny Vatos and Steve Bartek interviews.

Awesome, fashionable & you'll be the ENVY of all your friends!

Oingo Boingo Dance Party Band Lineup

Some old, some new Never Dull. We'll make you Party!

  • Johnny Vatos Hernandez

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

Sam "Sluggo" Phipps

Sluggo is also an original member. The driving force behind the horn section. Which is weird because he's usualy out front.

  • Carl Graves

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

Steve Bartek

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

Brendan McCreary

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

John Avila
Bass Guitar

John is an original member and songwriter and the band is always stoked to have him on stage.

  • Woody Alplanalp

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 Glendinning

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

Brian Swartz

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

Doug Legacy

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

Wendell Kelley

Wendell makes the Boingo show more Oingo with his way out trombone and joke barrage.

  • Frederick Hernandez

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 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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"The best Oingo Boingo band on the planet till hell freezes over!

Richard Blade - Former KROQ DJ

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Oingo Boingo Dance Party

Pick a place that best suits your locale.

Liquid Joe's

Salt Lake City, UT
Fri May 4th 2018

Liquid Joe's

Salt Lake City, UT
Sat May 5th 2018

Whisky a

Hollywood, CA
Sat May 12th 2018

The Canyon Club

Agoura Hills, CA
Fri May 18th 2018

The Canyon Club

Santa Clarita, CA
Sat May 19th 2018

The Coach House

San Juan Capistrano, CA
Sat May 26th 2018

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