• Awesome Big Hair Bands Volume One



  • Awesome Big Hair Bands Volume One


    1. Cool Cool Baby – Gar Francis 3:51
    2. Now That You’re Gone – Lisa Coppola 4:01
    3. Election Day – The Spiders 3:36
    4. Take Me To Your Leader – Oliver’s Twist 3:51
    5. Somewhere Out There – Inches From Sin 3:45
    6. Cover Girl – Wood Shampoo 4:10
    7. There’s Love in Town – hooyoosay 3:09
    8. Dreamer – Sarantos 3:03
    9. Hold On – Inches From Sin 3:35
    10. Final Strike – Chand K. Nova 4:48
    11. Superstar – Chickahominy Vibe 4:44

     Email info@bongoboyrecords.com or call office at 908-455-1576

    UPC 686751362019 | ISRC: USPXQ | Release Date 7.5.16 ASIA | 7.12.16 WORLD




  • 1. Cool Cool Baby – Gar Francis 3:51
    Originally recorded and released on 7" vinyl by Arona Records in 1987, Gar Francis’ original song "Cool Cool Baby" starts the lineup. Bongo Boy Records is very excited to have this jewel of a song as the leading track on Awesome Big Hair Bands Volume One. The song is making it's debut in the digital age. Gar Francis has played at the highs of CGBG’s, Max Kansas City and other New York City club. He is an award winning songwriter and producer and is known for his prolific songwriting and his high energy recognizable guitar riffs. Gar is endorsed by DiPinto Guitars of Philadelphia. Band Members: Gar Francis: Vocals, Guitar, & Keyboards
    Lee Fink: Lead Guitar, Mark Gazo: Rhythm Guitar, Rollo: Bass and Johnny Riviero: Drums & Congos
    Website www.garfrancis.com



  • 2. Now That You’re Gone – Lisa Coppola 4:01

    From New Jersey - World-renowned keyboardist/musical director who has been a member of Billy Joel's band since 1993 joins forces with Bongo Boy Recording artist Lisa Coppola to take you back in time. David Rosenthal has worked with countless artists throughout his career including Bruce Springsteen, Robert Palmer, Cyndi Lauper, Enrique Iglesias, Rainbow, Whitesnake,Steve Vai and many others. 
    Lisa Coppola is a dynamic artist in her own right. She is a dedicated, ambitious and gifted singer/songwriter with a four and a half octave vocal range who has developed a style that blurs the lines between love-gone-bad country and heartfelt, confrontational rock and the Blues. Lisa's performing credits include having sung background vocals with Billy Joel, Pat Dinizio (The Smithereens), Marshall Crenshaw, John Eddie and Glen Burtnik (Styx). Previously, Lisa teamed up with Robbie Viola to bring us their Blues song "Stuck to My Shoe" on Backroom Blues Volume 3 and with RB3 to bring us "Wonder If" on Backroom Blues Volume 2. Lisa's video for "Just a Little Time" can be seen on Bongo Boy TV.
    David brings his gorgeous keyboards and lush, powerful production to "Now That You're Gone (Coppola/Michelini)," an 80s power ballad that speaks to the universal subject of deep heartbreak. Lisa's soaring vocals combined with David's skilled production will move you profoundly on this track. There is nothing like a rock ballad to inspire your emotions.
    Website www.lisacoppola.com

  • 3. Election Day – The Spiders 3:36

    From New Jersey The Spiders bring their new single “Election Day” to Awesome Big Hair Bands Volume One. An immense rock track of absolute power from Nick DeStefano here. The live sound and vibe instantly puts you in the centre of the action, the distorted riffs are loaded with character, the drums crash out with a wonderful meeting of strength and style – everything good rock and roll music should be. – The Exposed Vocals
    This song is about the upcoming Presidential Election in the USA and all the rhetoric and overall angst that so many feel about their choices for the top office in our country. Most importantly, its about getting out there and voting for what you believe in, and we as citizens of the USA do have a voice and we need you use it.
    The Spiders are led by Lead Guitarist and Vocalist, Nick DeStefano. He has teamed up with John Henderson on Bass and Nestor Arcelay on Drums, both longtime veterans of the New Jersey circuit; this power trio has spent several years developing a very loyal following.
    Website www.thespidersband.com


  • 4. Take Me To Your Leader – Oliver’s Twist 3:51

    From Plainfield. NJ. Oliver's Twist was formed by Wayne Olivieri and Brian Hadley in 1982-1990. The band played all original music and performed all over the tri-State area (NY/NJ/CT) opening shows for many national acts at the legendary Stone Pony and other venues for groups like Davis Johanson, Beaver Brown, South Side Johnny, Edgar winter and many more. 
    “Take Me To Your Leader” was produced by Jim Bonnefond (Kool & the Gang - Celebrate)
    Websit https://bongoboyrecords.com/awesome-big-hair-bands-volume-one/



  • 5. Somewhere Out There – Inches From Sin 3:45 and 9. Hold On – Inches From Sin 3:35

    Bongo Boy Records’ harmonious songwriting team began their careers in the historical city of Elmira, New York, where they were vocalists in the outstanding Southside High Concert Choir. Robert Brewer brings to the table his expertise gained from sharing the stage with Edgar Winter, Steppenwolf, April Wine and Dan Aykroyd of Blues Brothers fame, ensuring Inches From Sin truly connect with their audiences on multiple levels. The group says, "We are all about building momentum, embracing our fan base and performing across the USA and beyond." With showcasing opportunities on the horizon, the band looks forward to performing at select music industry conferences across North America. These relentless songwriters are currently writing and recording material for their new upcoming follow-up album release. The best is yet to come as Inches From Sin, who continue to expand their catalogue of musical masterpieces, build tours, perform live and grow their brand worldwide. 
    Website www.inchesfromsin.com

  • 6. Cover Girl – Wood Shampoo 4:10
    From Garden City, New York - Wood Shampoo - "Cover Girl". Don't know WOOD SHAMPOO? No matter, you do now. Plenty of names to drop but, more importantly ...do you still like to party? Wood Shampoo consists of Murph Daniels and Tommy Byrnes. Bongo Boy Records was asked the question to select a great BIG SONG from their song list and this song fits the best on this compilation. This band has many great BIG Rock n Roll songs. "Cover Girl" is a great addition to the current line up on Awesome Big Hair Bands Volume One. We all are convinced that you will agree.
    You would like to know what the definition of" wood shampoo" means? - To hit someone over the head with a baseball bat, nightstick, etc., i.e., those cops gave me a wood shampoo. 
    Website www.woodshampoo.net


  • 7. There’s Love in Town – hooyoosay 3:09

    From Europe - hooyoosay bring us one of their original "There's Love In Town". They started as a recording project of songs for iTunes and Amazon. Hooyoosay plays Guitar pop, classic rock, blues, rhythm and blues, light entertainment, middle of the road, indie pop, acoustic pop, synth pop, fun pop, teen pop, chanson pop, vintage pop, euro pop, vaudeville pop, rock and roll, cover songs. The groups is well diverse and they are a welcoming International addition to Awesome Big Hair Band Volume One. Another song by hooyoosay can be find on Bongo Boy Beach “Googly Goo” 
    Website www.hooyoosay.com


  • 8. Dreamer – Sarantos 3:03

    From Chicago, Illinois Sarantos brings us and his single "Dreamer". Sarantos’ unique sound has been best described by industry insiders as a hypnotic and mesmerizing mix. His main motivation is to raise money for charity with his music. Sarantos is an award winning artist with Akademia LA Music Awards and received awards for Best Song, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Music Video, Best Singer/Songwriter Song, Best Pop Song & Best Pop Rock Album. 
    Website www.melogia.com



  • 10. Final Strike – Chand K. Nova 4:48

    Chand K Nova is a multi-instrumentalist from London, England. His love for guitar driven music from an early age led to him getting his hands on a guitar and he has rarely put it down since. After teaching himself how to play the songs of the bands he admired growing up, he became bored with just playing and had an urge to create, but was unable to find people to make noise with. This drove Chand to learn a variety of instruments and every instrument played on his recordings has been performed by himself. He then turned his attention to creating instrumental music as an outlet for his creativity and firmly believes that every song composed has it's own story. Chand K. Nova’ music video "Bliss" was featured on National Television via Bongo Boy TV in Season 4.
    Website www.cknovaworld.com

  • 11. Superstar – Chickahominy Vibe 4:44

    From Greenbelt, Maryland CHICKAHOMINY VIBE brings "Superstar" to Awesome Big Hair Band Volume One. Aka F. C. "Steel" Anderson is also a voting Grammy member, CEO and entertainer on Ellorenz Records. "Superstar" just got selected for music placement at the NNF Near Nazareth Film Festival! The official music video “Superstar” is on National Television with 11 Cable companies via Bongo Boy TV in The USA. 
    Website www.ellorenzrecords.com


  • It has been only a few weeks that the big idea of bringing back the sounds of the 80's on a compilation series was brought up at a staff meeting at Bongo Boy Records HQ in Belvidere, NJ. A&R Director Gar Francis suggested putting out a calling for Big Hair Bands and see if any would have original recordings from the 80's to submit to Bongo Boy Records for consideration to be included on Awesome Big Hair Bands Volume One.

    Marketing and Business development manager Monique Grimme went to work with her creative team to create a super deal for recording artists that made such recordings and are looking for opportunities to bring their previous recorded or recent released songs to an active record label that not only distribute but also promotes.

    Offered with a DIY sponsorship the deal mother lode of promotions including Radio and Television campaigns, Reviews, Press Release and Worldwide digital distribution with downloads and streaming including Asia and Africa.

    Bongo Boy Records reached out via Facebook and Twitter and asked their current artists if they had music. What do they say: build and they will come. Well they did. Over the last 8 weeks submissions came in from all over the world.

  • This July Awesome Big Hair Bands Volume One will be release and this release is like an original Rock Opera. The 11 songs presented on this release are big with guitar riffs that are totally cool, the vocals are out of this world and the drums will make your neighbors relocate. You will be pleasantly surprised as each song not only makes Bongo Boy Records proud but also the 80's is very well presented here. There is a warning sign on this release: you can only play it LOUD.

    Awesome Big Hair Bands Volume One leading track was original released on 45- vinyl in 1987 and re-mastered to digital format today with the professional services by G&J Audio. Another song survived a house fire and a divorce and is proudly presented here on Volume One. WOW ! Plus this release also has some wonderful music producers like David Rosenthal and Jim Bonnefond. Awesome!

    If you are asking yourself if 80's music is still sounding as good as it did when you were hitting the clubs and concerts on the weekends; listen to Awesome Big Hair Bands Volume One and let us know. You will be pleasantly surprised. Official release date 7.5.16 in Asia and 7.12.16 Worldwide.


  • If you are asking yourself if 80's music is still sounding as good as it did when you were hitting the clubs and concerts on the weekends; listen to Awesome Big Hair Bands Volume One and let us know. You will be pleasantly surprised. Official release date 7.5.16 in Asia and 7.12.16 Worldwide.

    About Bongo Boy Records:
    The independent record label is making a big impact with their compilation releases which also includes Backroom Blues Volumes, Out Of The Garage Volumes, Gnarly Wave Volumes and their open genre compilations. In July Bongo Boy Records will launch the submission period for their Christmas Compilation and their County Music Volume series.
    To check out the current submissions visit www.bongoboyrecords.com
    Bongo Boy Records continues to add more promotions and distribution for their artists.

    In March this year Bongo Boy Records launched a 3 hour radio show which broadcast nonstop the music by Bongo Boy artists at least 2 times per day 7 days a week. 



  • Bongo Boy iSpin Radio Show is made possible through the radio network managed by Michael Nayt owner operator of New Visions Radio Network out of California. iSpin Radio is available worldwide via internet, their free Google Play and iPhone Apple App.

    Currently Bongo Boy Records is working out the details with well established Music Placement Company in Taiwan whom partnership can benefit all artists on Bongo Boy Records roster as their music will be presented to Advertising agencies in Asia. Bongo Boy Records takes their fiduciary responsibility to represent their artist's music very seriously and more details are come soon.

    If you are interested in joining Bongo Boy Records you can reach out via email info@bongoboyrecords.com or phone 908-455-1576 
    Interested in submitting music for consideration submit@bongoboyrecords.com and include the name of the compilation.