Boogie and the Yo-yoz / Bio

Boogie and the Yo-Yoz is a clean, drug-free, party band. We do not conform to the limitations of a specific genre. Nothing will stop us from playing a hard rocker, followed by a pop ballad, followed by a country song.

Though traditionally a cover band, after 17 years Boogie finally decided to start writing some original music. We released our first album featuring original music in 2012. The album is called "Under the Covers" and features six covers and six originals. All of the originals were written in a different style to show our diversity and try to have something for everyone. We are not a Pop band, a Country band, or a Rock band. We are an Everything band. Or I guess you could say a "Pocktry" band?? It's safe to say, whatever your musical taste, we will have something for you.

Horn Section: Not too many bands are able to boast a 3 piece horn section. This allows us to play a bigger variety of tunes without sacrificing quality. Throw in some choreography and the crowd goes wild.

Everyone Sings: Boogie & the Yo-Yoz prides itself in diversity. We have the ability to cater to all tastes in music due to our vocal and instrumental flexibility.

Production: Every event is different, and we have the resources to accommodate every situation. We travel with a seasoned sound company that has the ability to provide sound and lighting for crowds from 20 to 20,000.

Professionalism: Fun is the biggest perk of our job; however, we do view our performances as jobs and treat every event with the respect that it demands.

Energy: You know that phrase "give 110%"? Well, we invented it. We are always moving, singing, and entertaining. One 30 minute break is all we require for a full four hour show.

Boogie & the Yo-Yoz started performing for the masses in 1995 under our original name, Yogi & the Boo Booz. We were named after our drummer's (Brian Yogerst) nickname. (Not after that pesky bear who steals picnic baskets) Unfortunately, shortly after our inception we had a little bit of a run in with Hanna-Barbera (Yogi & Boo Boo's keepers). Thus, the name change. Boogie has played a variety of shows ranging from birthday parties, weddings, and local taverns to regional festivals, opening for national acts, and headlining county and state fairs.

No matter who you are or how your day was, you will have fun with us.

General Info

Band Members
Steve Olson, Paige Miller, Eric Peters, Tony Bell, Isaac Schwartz, Tom Colling, Dave Lange, Kevin Baker
Artist Name
Boogie and the Yo-yoz
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Pop / Rock / Country

Contact Info

Appleton, WI
Kevin Baker

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