Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
Dead Man's Party
Rob Elfaizy: Vocals | Norm Major: Keyboards | Mike Womack: Guitar (electric) | Bruce Zimmerman: Saxophone | Jake Abernathie: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboards | Danny Gorden: Drums | Carlos Rivera: Bass guitar | Ian Holmquist: Horns | Caesar Martinez: Saxophone
Genre: Covers | Standards
Sound description: Sounds a lot like Oingo Boingo.
RIYL: Oingo Boingo
- Blurt: " Bingo Bango Boingo, It's a Dead Man's Party" · Oct. 13, 2010
Inception: San Diego, 2001
Influences: Oingo Boingo
Singer Rob Elfaizy, who has a remarkable likeness to Oingo Boingo founder Danny Elfman, launched his eight-member Oingo tribute act Dead Man’s Party in 2001.
Escondido saxman Bruce Zimmerman (Skanic, Elijiah Emmanuel and the Revelations) has been with Dead Man’s Party since the beginning. He says their fans demand note-for-note precision. “They know this music to a tee, so every horn arrangement has to be spot-on or we hear about it.”
Performances have included guest appearances from former Oingo Boingo members Steve Bartek (guitar) and John Avila (bass).
According to the group, "Danny Elfman has said that he would not reunite the band, that's why DMP exists...we work hard to deliver the music of Danny Elfman and the boys of OB as true as possible to its original sound with concerts that bring Boingo veterans back to the good old days, and show the newbees what's what."