Pop Rock


3 Piece Band


They play a wide selection of music to suite every occasion, with songs ranging from the 60’s through to Current Hits, and Originals – perfect for Corporate Events, Private Parties & Festivals.

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

Ballyhoo has an inspiring energy on stage,their vocal strength offers unique versatility,and coupled with their superb musicianship - They guarantee a show well worth watching.


BALLYHOO originated out of Ireland andas defined in the dictionary means “exaggerated publicity”, and in retrospect, it certainly seems ironic that such a name should have been given to such a talented band – yet it is as ironic that they have achieved as much as they have – without exaggerated publicity. BALLYHOO is a name synonymous with success in the South African music industry. Who can forget the smash hit “Man On The Moon” – the song that took them to the top of the charts in 1981, and is still going strong.

Looking back at some of their hit songs such as “Air Incident, Rock ‘n Roll Party, Mama Microphone & Don’t you Go Walking”, to mention but a few, we experience Rock played with such style, grace and panache. And one fact remains unchallenged – collectively Ballyhoo hold a wealth of experience, which forms the foundation of one of the most dedicated and determined groups around today.

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.

Ballyhoo has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe & Asia, performing for Private & Corporate Functions, Festivals & Party’s.

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

Band Members

Ashley Brokensha - Lead Guitar & Vocals

Ashley was born in Port Elizabeth, and his interest in music started at an early age. As a youngster he used to fiddle with his fathers “wireless” for ages, trying to find the most obscure music station to indulge in his passion for different sounds...

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Derrick Dryan - Lead Vocals & Percussion

Derrick was born in a small village called Ballydrain in Northern Ireland. He began singing in the church choir (doesn’t everybody) ? He was the toast of all family gatherings, but being shy, disliked the attention. However, it wasn’t until he turned 17, and the family moved to the bigger town of Bangor...

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Fergie Ferguson - Bass Guitar & Vocals

Fergie, aka Michael, aka Mike - was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Growing up in a musical family was great, there was always a sing-a-long at family gatherings, and as a toddler he would enjoy participating by singing (the only song that he knew then) “Put another Nickel In” – this was big stuff......

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