Oingo Boingo Former Members
Original ‘80s and ‘90s era Oingo Boingo members Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez, Sam “Sluggo” Phipps, Carl Graves, Steve Bartek and John Avila are joined by Brendan McCreary (vocals), Mike Glendinning (guitar), Freddy Hernandez (bass) and Brian Swartz (trumpet) 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.
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 official “Oingo Boingo Day” in Los Angeles, CA. Richard Blade of KROQ 106.7 and SiriusXM 1st Wave fame says that Oingo Boingo Former Members remains, "the best Oingo Boingo band until Hell freezes over ."
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!
Power-packed Rock/Funk/Pop Trio from Los Angeles. Influenced by the legends who came before us and supported by the fans they created.
Electricity fills the room when a musician or group of musicians express themselves from their core, releasing a huge amount of energy. When the audience gives that energy right back, it's intoxicating and addictive. Something really special happens and the sum is much greater than the individual parts and an authentic connection is made between the band and audience. A moment is shared that is forever remembered and cherished. Today there is so much talk about how a lot of new music is lifeless and boring, especially at the concerts. The music is sometimes programmed and made into backing tracks. Nothing played live except the vocals, well...sometimes even that's pre-recorded. Where have all the true artists gone? We believe there is a resurgence of live music. Real music played by people that truly give everything they have to the music they make. We believe in the energy and love that live music brings to everyone involved. Olio was inspired by rock legends that made music in the moment without the help of computers and backing tracks. It's our responsibility to continue this inspired tradition. Sharing moments with you, the fan, that can only happen at a live show. This is what we do...it is who we are.