When famed MC “DJ Boogie Bash” decided he wanted to take his act to the next level, “the best cover band in North America” was spawned. Boogie searched the Tri-State area for the most talented musicians he could find and moved the five of them into his Huntington house so they could study and hone their skills. The Bash combines a DJ with live instruments and humor, harmonies, exercise equipment, and hula-hooping (with or without fire) when covering everything from Michael Jackson, Britney and 50 Cent, to the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga.
“From a musical standpoint, we are influenced by the Beethoven’s and Mozart’s of our time,” notes Saucy Bash, “including Ke$ha, the Backstreet Boys, and LMFAO. Visually speaking, the band is influenced by various infomercials of the past 20 years, workout videos and the underground rave scene. We try to be as stimulating as possible.”
You have multiple chances to be stimulated during this Bashoween weekend as the six-piece—guitarist Ziggy Bash, DJ Boogie Bash, bassist Bucky Bash, keyboardist Kitty Bash, vocalist/gazelleist Saucy Bash, and drummer Lumpy Bash—play three clubs in three nights: Friday, Oct. 28th at Ollies Amityville (ages 18+); Saturday, Oct. 29th at Finley’s, Huntington; and Monday, Oct. 31st at the Nutty Irishman in Bay Shore.
Expect to hear classic “mashups” (songs played back to back with swapped lyrics sharing a similar theme or concept) of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” mixed with the “Ghostbusters” theme, “Monster Mash,” and many others. Their costumes are a surprise—though you may still see some of their colorful exercise attire.
“The Bash is built for the type of wild party atmosphere that Halloween creates, and the clubs recognize that,” admits Saucy. “One weekend a year people can dress up, let loose, and go crazy, and The Bash is the perfect group to bring that out of everyone.”
For more info check out: http://www.thebashband.com and http://www.thenuttyirishman.com