Ladies, gentlemen, friends and fans - - its 2013 and The BusBoys are ready, ready, ready to rock with soul.
After over thirty years of innovative, unique performance and songwriting, the band The LA Times called "revolutionary" has released The Best of The BusBoys -.
This digital collection features songs from all of their recordings, with subjects ranging from nuclear destruction on "D Day" to gentrification on "There Goes The Neighborhood." Of course, the bands signature song "The Boys Are Back In Town" and other tracks from their on screen performance in the Paramount blockbuster "48 HRS." are included. If you like great rock, roll and soul, its a must for your collection.
Speaking of hot, The BusBoys single "City's On Fire" from the upcoming "Freeway City" Soundtrack is receiving scorching, great reviews. It was inspired by Brian's memories of the Watts Riots and is powerful, insightful new music. Hopefully you're enjoying the preview featured on this page.
The track and The Best of The BusBoys is available on iTunes and other digital outlets, with more information, interviews and pictures going forward here and at www.facebook.com/TheBusBoys,
"City's On Fire" and other songs are from the soundtrack for the documentary film "Freeway City", which tells the story of the City of Gardena where Brian and many of the original members of The BusBoys grew up and went to school.
"I'm glad to be doing a project that highlights the place the band got started and that gives me a chance to reconnect with so many of my old friends and stomping grounds" says Brian. The film is supported by the Normandie Casino, other local business and community leaders in Gardena, including former Assemblyman Paul Bannai and Councilman Ronald K. Ikejiri. The film is scheduled for a 2013 release.
Ray Parker Jr. and The BusBoys with Special Guest Otis Day are available for Ghostbusters Halloween Parties this October. If you go to our Soundtrack Superstars tab you can see Ray, Otis and Brian having some real school, go for it fun together. If you're interested in having a big, Halloween bash, who you gonna call?
email@example.com for booking information.
"The Story of Brian ONeal and The BusBoys" is our long form documentary video/film and is an ongoing, work on display. You can view some of the first clips and more as they are completed on our channel www.youtube.com/TheBusBoys.
Were all also excited about our newest project "BusBoys TV." The show features songs and stories performed and told by Brian and the band along with special guest artists that span the course of the bands career. The BusBoys and guests are performing songs from both of their catalogues, some with new arrangements, some classics, some never released. The show will debut soon on our YouTube Channel, with cable distribution in selected markets. Well be updating the information we move forward.
Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheBusBoys, let us know what you think of what you've seen so far. There are also new and vintage pictures, plus special, updates and videos.
We want to call your attention to the availability of BusBoys' music on our site via the Store Tab. "Minimum Wage Rock and Roll," the music from our debut effort, is there at affordable pricing, re-mastered to play full blast into your digital world. There is also our "Boys Are Back In Town" CD, featuring songs from the film classic "48 HRS." that are still full of fun and excitement.
Good things come to those who wait and "We've been waitin' for a long time - -"
The Soundtrack for "48 HRS." from the Paramount Pictures blockbuster of the same name has been released. For more about the release click on the News tab above, where you can also get a limited edition, autographed copy.
If you want to kick off a weekend with a rock and roll, move and groove vibe, check out "It Must Be Saturday Night," from the new BusBoys Recorded Collection. This song is guaranteed to move you and get you pumped up for whatever your weekend pleasure may be.
The band is also working on a documentary about the Ghostbusters movies, "Cleaning Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters." As you may know, The BusBoys were nominated for a Grammy for their song "Cleanin' Up The Town" from the original Ghostbusters film. The new documentary is being produced by British company Bueno Productions, under the direction of Anthony and Claire Bueno. Anthony is a gifted director and has successfully interviewed the Ghostbusters cast, crew and production team including director Ivan Rietman, singer Ray Parker and Brian O'Neal. Brian is also composing the soundtrack and the band was recently filmed doing their Grammy nominated track for inclusion in the documentary. "We wanted to do something live and intimate, so we sat in my living room around the piano and recorded the song. It's
The BusBoys making music in the spirit of the true soul of rock and roll," says Brian.
To see the trailer for the documentary click:
As part of his continuing support of charitable organizations, Brian O'Neal is proud to announce the release of a CD from the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valleys Center for the Creative Arts (YCCA) entitled "Hope Is In Me - A Musical Journey." The CD features recordings from young students from the Rome, NY, YCCA, partnered with seasoned artist from the around the country. Some of the contributors include Brenda Russell, Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes, Jason Marsalis, The Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni and Brian O'Neal. The CD is now available on iTunes and other outlets.
There is also a wonderful documentary film by the same name which chronicles the genesis of the project and the making of the CD. It debuted on local Fox affiliates in
New York and New Orleans and continues to air across the country.
The project brings together several generations hailing from different parts of the country, uniting to share their common bonds and desire to make great music, furthering our American ideals of mutual support and understanding. Under the direction of YCCA CEO Hank Leo, Brian contributed his services as Producer, Creative Consultant and Music Supervisor.
You can get more information and purchase the CD and documentary at www.hopeisinme.com.
The BusBoys continue to serve fine rock, roll and soul into the 21st Century.
Thanks for the support and stay tuned!