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Win Tickets To See Zach Deputy & Ballyhoo! - Zydeco - Birmingham, AL - Sat. 9/10 September 07, 2016 23:33

We've been looking forward to this Saturday night in Birmingham for some time, and we're here to share that excitement today.  Zach Deputy and Ballyhoo! are bringing the "Dance 'Til You Fall Tour" to Zydeco, and there will be plenty of reggae rock dance vibes to go around.  As part of our preparation for the show, we're giving away a pair of tickets, and here's your chance to win.  Simply 'share' this post from the Live & Listen Facebook page and tag a friend who you would like to take to the show. Make sure your settings are on "public," so we're able to see your post.  

You will want to plan accordingly in order to catch opening sets from Bumpin' Uglies and Sun-Dried Vibes.  Doors open at 7:00 PM, and tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here.  Make sure to keep an eye on the official Facebook event page, in order to make sure you have all of the latest information on the show.

Zach Deputy

Zach Deputy has a diverse ethnic background, having Puerto Rican, Irish, African, British, French, and Cherokee heritage,  which opens him to influence from Latin, Caribbean, and African music.  Deputy's music is often about "the highs of life," and he has said that songwriting is a way to "take pictures of the things that I want to remind myself of 10 years from now."

Deputy began looping when his bass player couldn't make it to a show and Zach decided to use a delay pedal as a looping pedal rather than cancel the gig.  When he plays live, he will loop and layer chord progressions, bass, beat boxing, drum sounds, vocals, and guitar.  He performs with four microphones: a vocal synthesizer for choir sounds; one for high-hat, snare, and back-beat; one for main vocals, and one for vocal bass or bass drum.  His looping shows are known for their variety. "There are so many different ways it can happen. I can loop my guitar first, go into drums or loop a vocal riff first or straight into beat boxing and loop it or just go acoustic. It's very free formed. Every show can be extremely different from another. I try to have little consistency when it comes to my show. I never want to get bored with myself."  His fans will seek out live recordings of particular shows because each is so unique.

Deputy spends most of the year touring and at one time averaged 300 shows a year.  His performances are mostly one-man-band looping shows, but also include Zach Deputy Band shows and acoustic storyteller shows. He has played many large festivals such as Jam Cruise, Mountain Jam, High Sierra Music Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, and All Good Music Festival.

Watch Zach Deputy perform "Put It In The Boogie" in Vail, CO in July 2016 here:

Ballyhoo!

Ballyhoo! is a rock, pop, punk, and reggae band from Aberdeen, Maryland.  The group has sold over 30,000 copies of its 5 albums and more than 200,000 digital tracks.  Ballyhoo! played the House of Marley Stage on the Warped Tour 2012.  The band has opened up for bands 311, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, and Slightly Stoopid on previous tours.  The group played over 166 shows in 2012.  Ballyhoo! started out in July of 1995.  The band's self-released album Do It For The Money! contained the songs “Cali Girl” and “Cerveza.” The follow-up, Cheers!, was produced by Scotch Ralston (311). The album also features mix work by 311 drummer, Chad Sexton. Ballyhoo! released a single, "Front Porch," in October of 2010.  

The band's album Daydreams was the group's first release under Pepper's LAW Records.  The 12-track album was recorded and produced at Sound Lounge studios in Orlando, Florida by Greg Shields and Mike Stebe and released in September of 2011.  The band’s "Daydreams" 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 single "Walk Away" is next and poised to open even more doors at radio with its 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”.

Watch Ballyhoo!'s official music video for "girls." here: