Footage of Joanna Pacitti, her boyfriend Mark Ballas of Ballas Hough Band, and Aaron Kamin of The Calling learning/rehearsing the new song ‘Collide’ has been posted online. The song was written by Pacitti and Kamin. Watch the video, which includes part of Joanna’s soundcheck for the LA Lakers 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, below.
Footage of Joanna Pacitti singing the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Galaxy vs. AC Milan game on July 19th at Home Depot Center in Carson, California has been posted online. The pop singer was greeted with a kiss on the sidelines afterwards by boyfriend Mark Ballas of Ballas Hough Band. Watch footage below.
Derek Hough of Ballas Hough Band checked in with fans on the pop rock group’s blog at MySpace (@ballashoughband) on Monday (June 22), announcing that they’ve signed a management deal. Hough writes:
Hey everyone, the boys from BHB have some exciting news… We just signed with Morey Management who are an amazing company. They are very excited and fully on board to rock this machine! They are partners with Azoff Management, who are the biggest in the world of music. Together it should be a fantastic team behind us, and at last we will have some real direction. We will be recording all summer for the big hit… Working with some fantastic producers, it will be a different sound, but a sound that will allow us to perform even more for everyone. We WILL be performing on next seasons show so look out for a memorable performance. Love you all
Ballas Hough Band posted highlights from their free show last Tuesday night at The Grove in Los Angeles following ‘Dancing with the Stars’, where they were introduced by former *NSYNC star Lance Bass.
The video started with Derek Hough joined by his ‘DWTS’ dance partner Lil’ Kim, who performed with the pop rock group at last week’s gig.
“We had a show on Tuesday night which was awesome and we had a lot of fun. Great turnout. Everyone came out. All of our friends and people from ‘Dancing with the Stars’,” Derek said. “We’ve got to get back to work. We’ve got a lot of stuff to do. Got a whole lot of routine choreographed to learn and teach.”
Video at MySpace has since been removed.
‘Dancing With The Stars’ contestants came out to support Ballas Hough Band at The Grove in Los Angeles on Monday night (March 9), their first of ten free shows following the taping of the ABC show at the shopping center.
Hollywood.tv highlights from the evening at YouTube have since been removed.
Ballas Hough Band checked in with fans on their blog at MySpace (@ballashoughband) on Tuesday (March 3), a week ahead of their self-titled debut album release. The group tell readers:
We are so excited! We only have ONE WEEK left until our debut album hit stores! This is a dream come true for us and we hope that you will all support us and go get a copy. We have worked all of our lives for this moment and the excitement level is insane right now. Please help spread the word about the band and get your friends to add us now. This is crunch time and we need all of you to help us.
Ballas Hough Band checked in with fans on their blog at MySpace (@ballashoughband) on Tuesday (December 30) ahead of tonight’s tour kickoff. The band write:
We are so excited today. Our tour is finally under way! We are in Salt Lake City. What a great day so far. We started our day at 6:00 AM visiting radio stations. We did 5 station visits and they played our song on the radio! How cool? We also a TV show on the ABC morning show here in Utah. It has been a whirlwind day so far for us and we are enjoying every single moment. We are at the venue now getting ready to sound check. We play the Murray Theater tonight at 10:30. Hope anybody in the area can make it out tonight. We will be hanging after the show celebrating the beginning of our tour. Hope to see you all soon. We will post pictures and video of tonight’s show hopefully tomorrow
Mark, Derek, Emily, Sam & Harry
Ballas Hough Band updated fans on their blog at MySpace (@ballashoughband) on Tuesday (December 23). The Los Angeles based pop rock group tell readers:
We wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday and hope that we get to meet you all in 2009. We are all taking the next 3 days off (finally) and then we start our tour on the 30th in Salt Lake City!! We can’t wait to play these songs live for you and to finally get to meet some of you. If you haven’t already, make sure you buy your tickets now for future tour dates!
Stay safe and hope you have a great holiday
Mark, Derek, Emily, Harry & Sam
Ballas Hough Band checked in with fans on their blog at MySpace on Sunday (December 14), discussing the band’s participation in the Dancing with the Stars tour and progress on their Hollywood Records debut album, which is due out March 2009. The Los Angeles based pop rock group tell readers:
Wanted to give everybody a quick update of what we have been up to.
After 2 weeks of 18 hour days, rehearsing first all day for the DWTS Tour and then going to band rehearsals at night, we are finally hitting the road tomorrow for the DWTS Tour!
Yesterday we had a dress rehearsal for “Friends & Family” for the DWTS Tour. We are relieved that we are finally going on the road. This tour is going to be a lot of fun and I hope you all come out to say hello to us when we play with our band in these cities.
On the band front, we finally finished the record! It is incredible. Our photo shoot is done and our first single is now officially “Devastated” and not “Do It For You”, as originally planned. Devastated came out so great that we all decided to change to it at the last minute. We are now looking at video treatments and will be shooting a music video before the end of the year. Crazy- huh? That means that our label has to fly us in from one of our DWTS tour stops to be able to do this. Everything is moving so fast it is kind of surreal for us. We can’t wait until you guys hear the new songs. We worked very hard on this album and are very proud of it.