The Catalyst

The Holdup

The Holdup

Ballyhoo!, Kash'd Out

Fri, August 4, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$17 in advance / $20 at the door

This event is 16 and over

The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup formed in early 2008 when drummer Danny Flores and lead vocalist Mike Garmany recruited local bassist Kyle Christensen. They began writing songs and performing small local venues around town. It wasn't long before a fanbase gathered and the request for an album began to spread. Not having any recorded material the band decided it was time to hit the studio to record theer first EP. Later that Year, the band recruited Clev Stiles as DJ/Band Manager, the chemistry and fit were undeniable and The Holdup was finally complete.

The Holdup released their first EP in the summer of 2008, and instantly sold a thousand copies. The EP was a huge hit and got the attention of the local independent record label, Dub Rock Records. A few weeks later, The Holdup signed exclusively with Dub Rock and began recording their first full length album "Stay Gold". In March 2009 the long awaited album "Stay Gold" was finally released on Dub Rock, and debuted at an impressive number 34 on the Top 100 Reggae Albums on iTunes. The Album's success on iTunes helped launch "Stay Gold" on to the iTunes "What's Hot" List for 6 weeks and even made the top Reggae Albums on CD Baby.com. Since its release "Good Times" the Single off the "Stay Gold" album has seen been on rotation on multiple college radio stations such as KSCU 103.3FM and even landed on the Bay Area's biggest Alternative mainstream Rock Station Live 105.3FM

The Holdup creates a new style by blending multi genre influenced production into each song. From Hip Hop, Reggae, Dub, Soul, Pop and Rock, you find each song different from the next with its own unique sound. With hit songs like, "Hunnies", "Sometimes" and the ever growing popular hit, "Good Times, The Holdup's music is destined to be heard over airwaves and venues across the world. Combine a distinctive combination of music with ear catching melodic lyrics, and you get The Holdup: An energetic, hardworking group that defines a new unique style of Music.
Ballyhoo!
A rock band with punk energy and pop reggae grooves, Baltimore's BALLYHOO! are a fun, fan-loving powerhouse. These road dogs have tirelessly toured coast-to-coast taking their music to the people. Between the road and the studio, BALLYHOO! have crafted a sound distinctly their own; fresh, fun, and embodied by the soul of the party lifestyle. Lead singer and guitarist, Howi Spangler, has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice. 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 unique sound, hardcore devotion to the road and their fans has pitched them into snowballing success. The band has performed with a myriad of national touring acts; 311, Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, The Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, and more. In 2011, after concluding the Last Calls and Liabilities tour with respected contemporaries, Pepper, they were honored with being included on the ever-popular Hollister Holiday Playlist. They were listed on MTV's Top 100 Bands to Watch and even featured 2 downloadable songs on the popular video game ROCK BAND. Tour highlights include the 2011 311 Pow Wow Festival, the 2012 311 Caribbean Cruise, Bamboozle 2012, & the entire 2012 Vans Warped Tour.



The band's last single "Last Night" saw rotation at various alternative radio stations including WHFS Baltimore, WRFF Philadelphia, KUKQ Phoenix, Star 101.9 Honolulu, & SiriusXM/Faction, as well as various specialty shows around the country. The band's new single "Walk Away" is next and poised to open even more doors at radio with it's melodic chorus and sing along vibe. Yesod Williams, owner of the band's label LAW Records says of his newest addition, "Having BALLYHOO! join the LAW family is a perfect fit. They are an incredibly talented band with a really catchy style".
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/