Okilly Dokilly is the world's only Nedal band. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, a majority of the band's lyrics are direct Ned quotes. The band's current members include Head Ned (vocals), Dread Ned (drums), Shred Ned (guitar), Bed Ned (bass) and Zed Ned (synth).
Established in 2015 with original members Head Ned, Red Ned, Bled Ned, Stead Ned and Thread Ned, the band found success before ever playing their first show, becoming a viral phenomenon after releasing just a few press photos and a 4-song demo. Within 2 weeks, the band had nearly 30,000 Facebook fans and was featured by numerous publications including Billboard, Time, The Independent, BBC, Esquire, Vice and many more.
In November of 2016 the band released their debut album, 'Howdilly Doodilly', a 13-track catalog filled with Flanderisms, rushing guitars and more than enough left-handed puns. Following the departure of bassist Thread Ned and guitarist Stead Ned for left hand conversion therapy, the band acquired guitarist Dead Ned and bassist Cred Ned. In 2017, the band took on a relentless touring schedule across the US and North America, playing nearly 100 shows to neighborinos everywhere.
Following a short hiatus through 2017 and early 2018, the band regrouped in July of 2018 with a brand new lineup, introducing Shred Ned on guitar, Dread Ned on drums and Zed Ned on synth. In October 2018, the band added bassist Bed Ned and embarked on their first overseas tour with a full UK run.
Okilly Dokilly's live shows are high energy affairs that weave together comedy and brutality. Guttural screams and pounding drums provide a soundtrack for the pummeling of an inflatable donut as green sweaters and round glasses blur across the stage.
Bear Ghost is a rock band from Phoenix, AZ that fuses intricate musicianship, melodies and song structure to deliver a one of a kind sound. With the release of the band’s first full length album entitled “Blasterpiece“, the Phoenix market took notice.
Bear Ghost quickly became one of the area’s favorite bands and “Blasterpiece” received high critical acclaim, winning the market’s Album Of The Year for 2016 from the Phoenix New Times.
“Blasterpiece” was written and performed by Bear Ghost and recorded by Jeremy Parker at Premier Studios. Parker, a Grammy winning engineer and holder of many other industry awards, also recorded the band’s debut EP entitled “Your Parents Are Only Marginally Disappointed In Your Musical Taste” released in 2014.
Over the years Bear Ghost has enjoyed national recognition through fans discovering the band on Spotify. Both albums combined have gained over 3 million streams, turning people in other markets into fans, building a steady demand for the band to perform beyond it’s local market. Bear Ghost is currently streamed to over 40,000 listeners monthly, a number that is steadily increasing as time proceeds.
Bear Ghost has had the honor of headlining the Apache Lake Music Festival and the Phoenix Zombie Walk, as well taking the stage at McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Viva PHX, Arts Goggle (TX) and opening for headliners like Closure In Moscow, Kongos, Brick + Mortar, Future Castles, Kyle Gass, MC Lars and Mega Ran.
In 2018 the band signed with 80/20 Records, setting in motion the recording and eventual release of new music in 2019 and the hopes of getting on the road and meeting some new friends along the way.