We Are The Originals!

Featuring Original Members of Oingo Boingo

Oingo Boingo Former Members
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Oingo Boingo Former Members
Songs You Love

Carrying on the tradition with
Brendan McKian
on Vocals

Johnny Vatos
Oingo Boingo Former Members

Oingo Boingo Former Members 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 Former Members. 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 Former Members remains, "the best Oingo Boingo band until Hell freezes over."

Non-Stop Oingo Boingo
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 Former Members 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 "Oingo Boingo Former Members" 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 Former Members 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 McKian

Brendan McKian

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.

  • 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!

  • Brian Swartz

Brian Swartz

Horns are vital to Boingo, and Brian keeps the band gassed up with his hi-power trumpeting!

  • Felice Hernandez

Felice Hernandez
Backing Vocals

Felice Hernandez (No Relation) has sang with the group for over a decade, her voice perfect for the group's layered vocals. She's the MVP with the BGV's!

  • Brian Swartz

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.

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.

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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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Pick a place that best suits your locale.

The Canyon Club

Santa Clarita, CA
Sun Cinco de Mayo 2019

The Rose

Pasadena, CA
Fri May 10th 2019

The Canyon Club

Montclair, CA
Sat May 11th 2019

The Canyon Club

Agoura Hills, CA
Sat May 18th 2019

The Coach House

San Juan Capistrano, CA
Fri May 24th 2019

The Whisky-a-Go-Go

Hollywood, CA
Sat May 25th 2019


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