About Dead Man’s Party

OINGO BOINGO tribute band Dead Man’s Party has been bringing you Boingo tunes LIVE – the way you remember ’em from actual Oingo Boingo shows – for over a decade! This 8-PIECE BAND has been fashioned after the ORIGINAL OINGO BOINGO LINE-UP, featuring a THREE-PIECE HORN SECTION, GUITAR, BASS, KEYS, DRUMS and a front-man so convincing that people sometimes believe that they are actually watching DANNY ELFMAN himself!

Not only has DMP been “ELFO-APPROVED” by Oingo Boingo founder & DMP supporter RICHARD ELFMAN, but at times the band has been joined on stage by FORMER OINGO BOINGO BAND MEMBERS, such as STEVE BARTEK, JOHNNY “VATOS” HERNANDEZ, and JOHN AVILA.

“Hard-core Boingo fans continue to show their support and appreciation for the band’s ‘TRUE-TO-BOINGO” sound and their lead-singer’s uncanny resemblance to DANNY ELFMAN, both in looks and in vocal performance. Whether you’re an old-school MYSTIC KNIGHTS of the OINGO BOINGO fan, a DANNY ELFMAN / OINGO BOINGO fanatic, or are new to the Boingo world, DMP always delivers a HIGH-ENERGY, IN YOUR FACE PERFORMANCE that never disappoints!”


A note to our critics:
The members of Dead Man’s Party do not think they are, are not trying to be, nor do they have any delusions of being former members of Oingo Boingo. Danny Elfman has said that he would not reunite Oingo Boingo; that’s why DMP exists. Though some former Boingo members did start performing as Oingo Boingo Former Members years after the formation of Dead Man’s Party, Oingo Boingo is – UNFORTUNATELY – no more. No band lives forever. If you want to see some of the original members playing the music they are famous for, you should definitely go see Oingo Boingo Former Members! They are joined by other amazing musicians and are playing Boingo tunes their way, often with a fun and interesting twist! DMP, however is dedicated to recreating the Oingo Boingo experience of the 80s and early-to-mid 90s as fronted by Danny Elfman. We do our best to pay tribute to the music of Danny Elfman, the arrangements of Steve Bartek, and the amazing performance of the boys of OB the way they played it at Boingo concerts. We work hard to deliver that music true-as-possible to its original sound with high-energy shows that bring Boingo concert veterans back to the good old days, and show the newbees what’s what…