Doug Legacy
and the
Zydeco Party Band

Partying since 1986!!

--- Have you seen us play?

Here are some parties you missed!

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Doug Legacy history graphicDoug Legacy has worked with:

Z Z Top – worked with art director Bill Narum

Doug performed the song "TUSH" by ZZ Top in the film, "Bucket List" with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, Directed by Rob Reiner

Van Dyke Parks – 1st AFM session – steel drums with live orchestra – still working with him

The Neville Brothers – opened for them in Europe and Japan

Sir Paul McCartney – accordionist and background vocalist

Grant Geissman – accordionist on his album "Bop! Bang! Boom!" Album – Grant played for several years with The Zydeco Party Band and is the guitarist on their album "The Gumbo Brotherhood"

Ziggy Modeliste – Ziggy played drums with Doug's steel drum band "The Chili Steel Band"

Freebo – Freebo has been a member of The Zydeco Party Band & produced and performed on my "King Cake Party" album

Todd Rundgren – singer on tour "A Capella" – Todd produced and performed on my album "Hey You!"

Oingo Boingo – keyboards, accordion, percussion, background vocalist, Evil Clown

Lucinda Williams – Houston based band together; shared a bill with Clifton Chenier

Delbert McClinton – played keyboards on east coast tour opening for the Allman Brothers

Brian Wilson – background vocalist on his and Van Dyke Parks collaboration album "Orange Crate Art"

Peter Ivers – steel drums in his band "Iver's Divers"

Kinky Friedman – keyboards

Delaney Bramlett – B3 Hammond organ

Ry Cooder – keyboard tech – Ry played accordion and guitar on my "King Cake Party" album

David Lindley – David played guitar and other instruments on my "King Cake Party" album

Jim Keltner – Jim produced and performed on my "King Cake Party" album

Jim Wilson – accordionist on his "Cape of Good Hope" album

The Tubes – keyboard tech and played synthesizers – I enlisted the band to work on "Hey You"

Eliza Gilkyson – piano on her "Through The Looking Glass" album

Dick Clark – "The Late Mr. Pete Show"

Jim Henson – "Muppets Tonight"

Doug toured as a keyboard technician for:

Rod Stewart (also played steel drums), ELO, Barry Manilow,
Boz Scaggs, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Joe Cocker,
Ricki Lee Jones (also keyboardist), Stevie Nicks, Bruce Hornsby,
Billy Joel (also occsional piano), Simon & Garfunkel, Ry Cooder,
The Tubes, and Todd Rundgren.

Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop movie

Doug played accordian in this movie about Shari Lewis

Van Dyke sent us some pics from the
"Discover America" Japanese tour.


Doug with Paul McCartney
in the PETA benefit rehearsal.

- Yes, Doug is on the DVD

Doug and the Paul McCartney Band
David Gilmour (PinkFloyd), IanPaice (Deep Purple)
Sir Paul McCartney, Mick Green,
Pete Wingfield, Doug Legacy

Ian Paice, Doug, Sir Paul McCartney

A Special Tribute toU
Linda McCartney
Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, Calif.
September 18, 1999

The PETA Concert for Party Animals
Gala and DVD
Paul McCartney PETA concert DVD

PETA live version here

Ian Pace, Doug, James McCartney

Doug and James McCartney

article about Doug with Paul McCartney

Doug Legacy Todd Rundgren ACapella

Doug toured with Todd Rundgren's ACapella tour.

Here's a link to the video:


From 1971, a recording by WHS in Houston of Concorde
with Doug Legacy singing "Vehicle"


Zydeco Party Band House of Blues - "King Cake"


Lazy Poker at Muehele Hunzigan - "Crime Don't Pay"


Doug with NettWork:

Workin' In a Coal Mine

Down the Mississippi to New Orleans

Let's Go Down To New Orleans
(Bourbon Street Parade)


Here's links to lots more videos!

on youtube/douglegacy:

Some snappy patter:



Escapade is the first solo album by Split Enz frontman Tim Finn

Additional personnel ...
Doug Lacey - Steel Drums on "Grand Adventure"



From 1971, a recording by WHS in Houston of Concorde
with Doug Legacy singing "Vehicle"


Doug sang "Tush" in "The Bucket List"


Doug has made fourteen European Tours
since 1990 with
The Zydeco Party Band,
Lazy Poker, and
bands in
Switzerland, Germany, and Liechtenstein.

Zydeco Party Band - '90, 2000, '01, '02
DonkeyBiters - 8 dates Sep '03
Lazy Poker Band - 5 dates Apr '04
DonkeyBiters - 7 dates Nov7-21 '04
DonkeyBiters - 9 dates Nov7-21 '05
DonkeyBiters - 8 dts Mar20-Apr2 '06
BluesNettWork - 10 dts Jan 31-Feb2 '08
BluesNettwork - 7 dates July 2 - 12 '09
DonkeyBiters - May 8 - 30 2014
DonnkeyBiters - June 19 - July 2 2017
DonnkeyBiters - March 6 - 15 2020


Oingo Boingo Doug Legacy

Vatos_Boingo_2010 Halloween
Doug was the Evil Clown with Oingo Boingo
for 10 years!

- keyboards, accordian, percussion and backup vocals

Go see Johnny Vatos Dance Party

Vatos head

A few more of our performances:

Kern County Fair "MARDI GRAS 'n More 04"
Wed, Sep 22 - Sun, Oct 3, 2004 every day!

L.A. Zoo White Alligator SimiValleyDaysSep11_7:30pm

Nevada County Fair

Sony Wrap Party Spanglish

Johnny Vatos Dance Party Halloween '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11 and '12 Irish - The Pint House

WoodShed Studios
Vatos Boingo 09 -Richard Gibbs (Battlestar Galactica)

Palos Verdes Estates Golf Club
-Meatloaf sang with us!

Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers' MarketBenson for City Council

Cozy's John Herron Benefit

Fiesta Hermosa

Jonathan Beach Club - Santa Monica

UCLA Medical trust fund concert

City of Alhambra Summer Jubilee '03&'04


Redondo Beach Sunset Marketplace

Paradise Piano Bar and Restaurant
Long Beach



Vatos drummer

Doug And The Mystics
- featuring members of Oingo-Boingo

Doug and the Mystics young



ZPB backs up Barney - for big and little kids!
"Oh where o where is my underwear?"

Lazy Poker and John Primer

Lazy Poker and Donkey Biters bands in
Switzerland with John Primer


ZPB The Late Mr Pete Show

Zydeco Party Band as the houseband for The Late Mr Pete Show


Lombardi RanchZPB at Lombardi Ranch twice in October!
Saturday, October 7, 2012
Saturday, October 28, 2012

29527 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390-1134   (661) 296-8697


Los Angeles SqueezeFest Accordian Festival
Raya Yarbrough
is an incredible musician and the creator of

Go see her
- and watch for more Alternajazz shows!

This event featured
Doug and the Mystics

Palos Verdes Street Fair 2014
ZPB at
Palos Verdes Street Fair
we play there often

- VIP Seats for
Zydeco Party Band fans

Palos Verdes Peninsula
Chamber of Commerce 


Irish - The Pint House
Begorra!  The wearin' of the green!

Doug and Mark Shark with Richard Greene on fiddle
became honorary Irish as

The BogTrotters
at The Pint House in Fullerton Ca.


Felice and Doug Midsummer Scream
July 30th at the "Midsummer Scream".  Another epic show. Brendan McCreary, former members of #OingoBoingo and thousands of scary people ready for a show and costume contest Saturday night, July 30th!! Johnny Vatos Steve Bartek John Avila Carl Graves Sam Phipps Doug Lacy Mike Glendinning Brian Swartz Humberto Ruizjr Fred Zermeno



Oingo-Boingo and Vatos Dance Party


Doug And BT


John Avila and some clown

Sam Phipps Doug Legacy

With Sam Phipps


- With Oingo Boingo Ex-Members
Johnny Vatos Dance Party logo

Daily News Review by Steve Smith

Vatos keeps Oingo Boingo rolling in OC
POSTED: 12/31/15, 12:42 PM PST

Two decades after that beloved SoCal alt rock band Oingo Boingo broke up, Johnny Vatos’ Oingo Boingo Dance Party is gaining a significant fan base.

Vatos’ Boingo Dance Party, which features six members of that original group and are led by the original Boingo’s Mohawk-topped drummer, played a packed to the rafters Orange County House of Blues Saturday night.

There are several reasons for the growing popularity of this terrific 12-piece outfit. First, there’s the music.

Former frontman Danny Elfman’s energetic, often quirky songs popularized by the band throughout the ‘80s have stood the test of time exceedingly well.

Second, this band of new and former members performs these songs with irresistible fun and vitality and their reputation for killer shows is growing.

Third, it helps that Elfman has given his personal endorsement to the band.

Finally, Brendan McCreary, who joined the group a few years ago, has grown as frontman to the point where he’s truly fabulous. He’s become one of the best in the business.

His blend of rock singer and stream of consciousness performance artist bounding and dancing about the stage like no one else while utilizing an diverse array of vocal dynamics, from a whisper to long-held screams brings Elfman’s lyrics to life in a way that’s all his own.

He is not a caricature of Elfman, not at all – they are two very different performers. It’s hard to take your eyes off McCreary, despite all the other stuff going on by this most visual of bands.

The show’s opening was a lot of fun.

Boingo Dance Party keyboardist Doug Lacy, a former ‘90s Boingo member, hidden in a big, baggy green Mr. Oogie Boogie suit dancing around taunting a tie-up Santa who was also being taunted by red Satan who was dressed all in red.

Lacy sang and bellowed in killer fashion as a contemporary Cab Calloway the ‘30s-style “Oogie Boogie’s Song” from Elfman’s soundtrack to Tim Burton’s 1993 animated film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

A perfect example of how the band is gaining new followers was the presence a few feet away of a young girl, maybe 10 or 12 years old, who was singing along to every song, even the deep cuts.

Amazingly, she knew every line, every word, her head bobbing up and down back and forth to the music, living the lyrics.

Watching her was a real kick.

The group delivered two of Boingo’s biggest LPs almost in their entirety: the 1981 debut, “Only a Lad” and 1985’s “Dead Man’s Party.” The first LP included their odd kinetic cover of The Kink’s 1964 classic, “You Really Got Me.”

For the Saturday show, they switched that song out for another cover, an appropriate one at the considering the venue, a song they performed occasionally in the late 70s and early ‘80s, but was never on an album – The Beach Boys’ “California Girls.” Of course, Saturday’s version was quirky, but it was also beautiful and downright inspired.

The fans at the House of Blues were among the most boisterous, loudly cheering even the deepest of songs showcased from the two albums.

However, when the band began playing the first notes of hit songs from the albums, such as “Just Another Day,” “Weird Science” (the title song to the smash 1985 motion picture and subsequent TV series), “Stay,” “On the Outside,” and the two title songs, the throng erupted, raising the roof.

The only time “Goodbye, “Goodbye” applies to The Johnny Vatos Oingo Boingo Dance Party is when they perform that Boingo song that appeared at the end of Cameron Crowe’s now classic 1982 teen comedy, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”

This band isn’t going away. Twenty years after the original Oingo Boingo broke up, this version of Boingo with its army of former members is getting more and more popular, justifiably.

Vatos December Whiskey

The Coach House San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 8:00 PM

The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano,

Dinner reservations (949) 496-8930

Canyon Club Agoura Hills
Friday, October 23, 2015 9:00 PM

The Canyon
28912 Roadside Dr,
Agoura Hills, California 91301

Johnny Vatos' Boingo Dance Party

Featuring former members of Oingo Boingo is a high-energy romp of some of the greatest music of the time.
Johnny Vatos, along with a large powerful band that includes former members, Sam "Sluggo" Phipps on Sax, Carl Graves on vocals/keyboards, and Doug Legacy, who played on most of all the albums and toured for years in the band, on keyboards.
The band includes Chris Paul Overall on lead vocals, Mike the Spike on rhythm guitar/vocals, Freddy Hernandez on bass and Woody Aplanalp on lead guitar.
The ensemble also features the signature "Great Horn Section" with Brian Swartz on trumpet, Wendell Kelly on trombone and of course "Sluggo" on sax.

Vatos Dance Party May 2013

original members of
Oingo Boingo

(w/ Doug Legacy)

more info


October 26 & 27, 2012
New Wave Bar
17847 Lakewood Blvd.
Bellflower, CA 90706


Johnny Vatos
Boingo Dance Party

May 4, 2013
New Wave Bar
17847 Lakewood Blvd.
Bellflower, CA 90706


July 20, 2013
Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party
Bow Wow Wow
@Pershing Square KCRW


Happy Halloween from Johnny Vatos!!
Johnny Vatos 2007 Vatos Halloween 2007 House Of Blues logo Johnny Vatos poster

Friday, October 26, 2007 House of Blues in Hollywood, CA
Saturday, October 27, 2007 House of Blues in Anaheim, CA

Conducted by Bear McCreary
(BattleStar Galactica, Sara Connor Chronicles, Eureka!)



Steve Smith and Johnny Vatos  - read Steve's review here

Johonny Vatos poster Oct 26
Raya Yarborough BrEndAn McCreary

And featuring Brendan McCreary = BT4 = BrEndAn = Young, Beautiful And In A Hurry

and  Raya Yarborough


Vatos Dance Party Oct 25
'Tis the season for the 2014 Boingo Dance Party
Sep 6 Sycuan Casino,
Oct 3, 4, 25, 30
Here's some more show info
Vatos Dance Party Oct 31
Vatos Dance Party Nov 1


Vatos article Jan 1, 2011


Vatos Toy Drive

Nov 22nd, 2014
Westfield Valencia Town Center!!
Opening the show we have,
The International Swingers
Clem Burke (Blondie, Eurythmics) James Stevenson (The Cult, The Alarm, GLJ)
Gary Twinn (and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols) front man Jay Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel).

Divinity Roxx (Beyonce's MD)
her band with Kat Dyson (Prince & Ziggy Marley)
Vocalist Kudisan Kai (Chaks Khan / Elton John)

The "Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party"!

Bring a $15.00 toy enjoy a great show for a great cause!
Sisley Italian Kitchen 24201 Valencia Blvd. #101 Valencia CA 91355

Johnny Vatos / Vatos Dance Party / Boingo Dance Party
Vatos Dance Party


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