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Doug Legacy and the Zydeco Party Band
"Do You Know What It Means?"

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Doug Legacy & the Legends of the West
"Hey You!"

guests Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Gale

Doug Legacy and the Donkey Biters
"Sittin' On Top of the World"


In betweeen public gigs we play lots of private parties. 

Doug is also a
since June 2006! He's a Bootstrapper!

Doug plays piano at
 Red Lion Tavern

2366 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039 
LA Weekly voted "Best Piano Bar In LA" 2014


Doug plays Didgeridoo!
Cal ROD Concert Hall with Michael Skloff.


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


- 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


Canyon Club Agoura HillsFriday, October 23, 2015 9:00 PM

The Canyon
28912 Roadside Dr,
Agoura Hills, California 91301

Doors 6pm. Show 9:00pm
$20 / $25 / $30 + applicable fees
Call 818-879-5016 to confirm your dinner reservation.

Priority seating reservations are held until 7pm the night of the event.
If you arrive after 7pm, you may lose your priority seating reservation.
Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult

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

The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano,

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
Price: $25.00

Dinner reservations (949) 496-8930

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.

Doug at Brennans Jazz Kitchen, Downtown Disney

Doug and Gary Ferguson Brennans
Doug Leslie Baker Brennans
Doug And Gary Ferguson at Brennans
Doug and Leslie Baker at Brennans

Doug And Hino American Legion Hall 2015

Doug and Norm from Cheers!
Hi, Norm!!!
George Wendt and Doug at the Red Lion "Best Piano Bar in LA" -- LA Weekly
Doug White Lion Alpine VillageDoug with the Alpine Village
White Lion




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Doug Didgeridoo
Doug plays Didgeridoo!
Cal ROD Concert Hall with Michael Skloff


Doug and Gilbert Godfrey

Doug with Gilbert Godfried on the set of "The Muppets Tonight"

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

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

Big Squeeze 2014

Doug at the Ice Age accordian session
You can hear Doug in the movie, "Ice Age"!
The Bootstrappers at Disneyland drawn by Amber Brinigar
Blind Dog and Captain Hook
The Bootstrappers at New Orleans Square
drawn by Amber Briniger
Blind Dog and Captain Hook


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ZPB at
Palos Verdes Street Fair
June 7 & 8, 2014

Palos Verdes Street Fair
& Music Festival
- VIP Seats for
Zydeco Party Band fans

Palos Verdes Peninsula
Chamber of Commerce


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Palos Verdes Street Fair 2014


Johnny Vatos
Boingo Dance Party

Vatos Dance Party May 2013

original members
Oingo Boingo

(including Doug Legacy)

more info

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

Johnny Vatos Dance Party logo
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


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


Doug solo at the Paradise Piano Bar and Restaurant in Long Beach
Saturday, Oct 20 - 6-9pm

The 'Strappers at Parrish Pioneer Ranch Pirate Show (fb page)>

They'll be there again August 18 and 19, 2012. The ranch has pirate stuntshows, see their fb page!

Bootstrappers at Parrish Pioneer Ranch
Bootstrappers at Parrish Pioneer Ranch
Bootstrappers at Parrish Pioneer Ranch
The Burning Piano on American Idol
Red Piano American Idol
- is now on tour with Grayson Chance
Grayson Chance B&W piano

Doug is a piano tech for big shows in Los Angeles including American Idol. He gets calls to detune (Brian Wilson) and deconstruct pianos as well as repairing them.

Doug does not condone burning or dowsing pianos!
These were pianos that were already at the end of their life and are now being appreciated in another way.


 Doug is also working on Ayin Aleph's harpsichord. Here's a video of her.




We found some PETA videos online - Doug played with Paul McCartney!
Check out the HISTORY page.


Vatos article Jan 1, 2011

Disney Pirates 4 premiere
Disney Pirates 4 premiere
Disney Pirates 4 premiere
Disneyland Goes All-Out for the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4 Trailer Premiere
Doug's in the video!
Disney Pirates 4 premiere Doug Johnny


Doug performed at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark July 5, 2010
with Van Dyke Parks


featuring Gabby Morenomyspace.com/gabymoreno
and Julie Christensenstonecupid.com

fan video on YouTube
Van Dyke Parks - Across the Bordeline (Live at Roskilde Festival, July 4th, 2010)
Van Dyke Parks and the DR Youth Orchestra perform the Ry Cooder song "Across the Borderline". Gaby Moreno sings the lead vocals. Recorded live @ Roskilde Festival in Denmark on July 4th, 2010.


Doug is recording with Michelle and Todd Rundgren on their new project "Reading Room"


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.

Underwood Farms

Welcome to 2010! Doug is playing at Disneyland in New Orleans Square.


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


Doug sang "Tush" in "The Bucket List"


Dolder IIThe 2009 Swiss tour XI With NettWorkwas a roaring success!

Fri. July 3      Schaffhausen        Dolder II  .dolder2.ch
Sat. July 4      Laufen Bluesfestival      stedtli-blues.ch
Tue-Sat July 7-11 Jazzparade Fribourg New Orleans café jazzparade.ch
Fribourg Jazz Fest
Nettwork homepage
       NettWork myspace

Doug has made more thanTEN tours of Switzerland with ZPB and other bands.
  See history page for the list.

Doug at Fashnacht Parade

Ever heard of Mardi Gras in Switzerland? 

It's called Faschnacht! 

Here is Swiss TV footage of Doug Legacy and NettWork
from the Jan 31- Feb02, 2008 tour

BurroBeat Records

BurroBeat on YouTube 


(or DonkeyBiters
or Danke-Bitte)
 Videos with Doug & Mark Shark



Feb 2009: Doug is back in the studio working on more soundtracks with Bear McCreary on Eureka.



Now you can please buy Mark's book (bitte) and play good (better):

Mark Shark has a new book!  The Tao of Tunings, A Map to the World of Alternate Tunings
Mark Shark Tao of Tunings Mark Shark
Expand your guitar universe with the infinite possibilities of alternate tunings!
From Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges to John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page, alternate tunings have inspired some of the most creative and unique guitar sounds in the history of the instrument.
This book and CD pack will provide you with loads of fretboard diagrams, fun playing examples, and practical music applications to help you navigate through a variety of tunings – from Double Drop D to DADGAD and beyond.
Includes standard notation and tablature, plus 52 audio tracks for demonstration and play-along.
$19.95 (US)  Inventory # HL 00696012 ISBN: 1423430875 UPC: 884088162597 Softcover with CD. Guitar tablature. 96pg. Pub Hal Leonard. (696012)
“The Tao of Tunings is beautiful ...
Mark Shark has created a book of tremendous value for anyone interested in thinking, feeling or playing in alternate tunings.”
– Jackson Browne


Doug on NBC TV!  "How I Met Your Mother"   (4-11 4ALH12 15 Dec 08 Little Minnesota)

How I Met Your Mother Doug Legacy2

How I Met Your Mother Doug Legacy1

How I Met Your Mother Doug Legacy3


Have you guessed that Doug plays the accordian?  And he's a pirate at Disneyland!
Doug Legacy Roland Electric Accordian Doug Green Accordian Doug Blind Dog On Beach
 Doug Legacy Disneyland BootStrappers Doug Legacy Disneyland BootStrapper Pirates


Accordian on a Harley
An accordian on a Harley.  There's a joke in there, somewhere...

Los Angeles SqueezeFest Accordian Festival


Happy Halloween from Johnny Vatos!!
Oingo2007JohnnyVatosVatos Halloween 2007House 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!)   bearmccreary.com/


Johonny Vatos poster Oct 26Raya Yarborough BrEndAn McCreary

And featuring Brendan McCreary = BT4 = BrEndAn = Young, Beautiful And In A Hurry
cdbaby.com/cd/bt42 & myspace.com/brendansband  en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Brendan_McCreary

and  Raya Yarborough rayayarbrough.com/

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


Raya Yarbrough
is an incredible musician and the creator of

Go see her
- and watch for more Alternajazz shows!

This one featured
Doug and the Mystics

We threw a great party at Cozy's!

Do You Know What It Means? ZPB
Zydeco Party Band's newest CD
Do You Know What It Means?

Produced by Doug Legacy
  and Johnny Lee Schell (Taj Mahal)
With special guests including:
Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal)
Jimmy Z (Rod Stewart)
Lee thornburg (Tower of Power)
The Texicali Horns
Freebo (Bonnie Raitt)
Terry Evans
Debra Dobkin
Phil Salazar (Teresa Russell Band)
And more!
Doug is playing with the Oingo Boingo rhythm section, this time named Relative headed by Steve Bartek. Modern stuff!
And an old pic of the Mystics.
Relative promo
Mystics old


Buckwheat Zydeco,
Doug Legacy & the Zydeco Party Band
& More

5214 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, California 90027  * 323-666-SAMS
9pm - Doug Legacy & The Zydeco Party Band
10:30 - Buckwheat Zydeco

        Read the review here

ZPB BuckwheatZydeco


~ Valentine's Day ~
Zydeco Party Band appearing on "Gilmore Girls"!!
That's right, we're TV stars - again!!   The taping was Jan 27, 2006
- Don't forget - we were the Muppets Tonight houseband and the Late Mr. Pete Show's houseband,
so we know what we're doing!
Gilmore Girls Zydeco Party Band
Gilmore Girls Zydeco Party Band

Gilmore Girls Valentine's Day show
Episode 6.15: A Vineryard Valentine   Gilmore Girls airs on The WB on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST.
Airdate: February 14, 2006

* As Valentine's Day approaches,... At the Inn, Sookie is in a terrible mood.
There is a Cajun Zydeco band at the Dragonfly who are there to audition to play at Lorelai's wedding.
She had forgotten about that appointment. She tries to tell them she doesn't need a band anymore but the band wants to play... - Source: SpoilerFix.com


DonkeyBiters w/Dog Legacy

New CD!!

Doug Legacy and the Donkey Biters
"Sittin' On Top of the World"

The Donkey Biters, that Swiss groove machine
- with lots of guest stars.

Swiss Tours Nov 7 -21, 2005 - Ten shows in 12 days!

Pics thank to BluesCrew here and here.

Lazy Poker Band and NettWork and NettWork homepage
pictures and videos of Doug in Switzerland.

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