Musicians - Johannesburg


Ballyhoo has travelled extensively throughout Africa, Europe & Asia, performing for Private & Corporate Functions,Festivals & Party’s. One of their recent trips was to Singapore where they performed at the Annual Gala Awardsfor an International Company. A most spectacular event, that in turn got them an invitation to perform in Australia.

Collectively Ballyhoo possess a wealth of experience, which forms the foundation of one of themost dedicated and determined groups around today - and one factremains unchallenged.

Ever since the band’s emergence in the late 70’s, there seems to have been an additional degree of appeal and rapport, whenever they perform – resulting in an unprecedented reaction to their music from people of literally all ages. A wide selection of music to suite every occasion is what they play, with songs ranging from the 60’s through to Current Hits,and of course Original material.

And of course they are Irish, so they do performances for Irish Theme Nights suchas St Patrick’s & Beer Festivals where the music genre is Irish Traditional & Party sing-a-alongs.

How can one forget the smash hit “Man On TheMoon” – the song that took them to the top of the charts in 1981, and is still going strong.

Their hit songs such as “Air Incident, Rock ‘n Roll Party, Mama Microphone & Don’t youGo Walking”, to mention but a few, we experience Rock played with such style, grace and panache.



In the South African music industry a name synonymous with success is BALLYHOO. Ironic it seems certainly that such a name should have been given to such a talented band – they have achieved as much as they have yet it is that asironic – without exaggerated publicity and inretrospect, originated out of Ireland.

Their supreme performance cannot be ignored, visually Ballyhoo has always been exciting, and it is no wonder, that they are still a most sought-after act for exceptional entertainment! By maintaining the highest standard of professionalism, they thrive on achieving the ultimate in musical entertainment for their audience.

Ashley Brokensha - Lead Guitar & Vocals: Ashley was born in Port Elizabeth, and his interest in music started at an early age.

Derrick Dryan - Lead Vocals & Percussion: Derrick was born in a small village called Ballydrain in Northern Ireland.

Fergie Ferguson - Bass Guitar & Vocals: Fergie, aka Michael, aka Mike - was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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