Latest single from upcoming album - Don't Tell Me Everything

 

Latest single from upcoming album - Baby Baby Burning

 

 

 Remix from "Electronic I" for our new song Baby Burning

 
 

New song "Baby Burning" recording

 

Copyright © 2013 "Didziuliai home"
 

 

SUMMER GIG BY THE SEA

August 1 - kultūros centras RAMYBĖ, Palanga TICKETS


ERICA JENNINGS AND JURGIS DIDZIULIS GETTING INVOLVED

 

The couple have joined forces with "Harm Reduction International" and are giving their full support to the Conference and Film Festival that will be held this year in Vilnius.


 



A NEW SINGLE NEEDS LITHUANIAN LYRICS

2013.04.21


The duo's latest tune "Baby, Baby Burning" was first aired in April during the TWO FOR TWO tour. The instant love of the tune from their fans encouraged them to make a Lithuanian version. They've called on everyone, who considers themselves capable, to leave their ideas on The Ball & Chain Facebook page.





"TWO FOR TWO" TOUR

2013.04.20


 


The Ball & Chain created the ideal date for you to attend with your better half or dearly beloved! The duo toured the most endearing venues in Lithuania airing 3 brand new songs with beautiful clothes and theatrical stage design creating the perfect, intimate atmosphere. Working together with makeup guru Daiva Oprisko and designer Kestas Rimdzius.

A video from the fittings with Kestas Rimdzius:





THE BALL & CHAIN PRESENT A NEW SONG

2013.02.15

A new song "Too Late For Us" from the duet comes all the way from Columbia where the couple take time off.


Check it now!




THE BALL & CHAIN BAD ASS RETRO HALLOWEEN with orchestra

2012.10.01.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will be THE biggest and best Halloween party in town!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosted by THE BALL&CHAIN and their BAD ASS RETRO set, featuring their debut with a mini orchestra alongside professional dancers, actors, warm up acts and many more surprises.

 

 

 

 

 

Dress code – Halloween Retro

 

 

Dress up! Or we will undress you!

 

 

 

 

Tickets here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 



Bad Ass Retro tour


2012.03.13



04.19 menų fabrikas LOFTAS, Vilnius


04.21 GARGARAS, Kaunas


04.27 Švyturio Menų Dokas, Klaipėda


04.28 koncertų salė SAULĖ, Šiauliai


 



 


Let's tear up the dancefloor together! The Ball & Chain will perform with the band. Besides, these retro rave parties will have special guests.


 





 


 

 


"2 for 2" tour


2012.02.02


Just two of us performing The Ball & Chain songs.




02 16 Neringa“ restaurant, Vilnius, 19.30 val. (tickets here)


02 18 Vakaris“, Klaipėda, 20 val. (tickets here)


02 25 PapaJazz“, Kaunas, 21 val. (tickets here)


  




 


THE BALL & CHAIN invite you to their 1st bday bash


2012.01.09



THE BALL & CHAIN celebrate one year of existance. There will be a special gig on this special occasion. Lots of friends, relatives and those who helped us all year through. So... there aren't many tickets left. Hurry up.


For tickets click here.




 


 


THE BALL & CHAIN wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


2011.12.24



THE BALL & CHAIN – This Christmas (lyrics)


Ya know it hasn't been an easy year



It's been tough, ahhhhh





And the year that's coming's worse than feared





might be rough, aaahhhh









My savings ain't safe anymore





neither is my job





but that is no reason to grief my love





It won't make me sob









See I won't let it get me down





this christmas









and you know I haven't saved enough





to buy any fancy stuff





So I thought that I could do no wrong by writing you this song





for x-mas









There'll be less presents, less tinsel and twine





Its alright, ahhh





And christmas dinner may be a bit light





that's alright, ahhhh









I can't say if we're throwing a party





we might serve cheap wine





the guests may have to pay for other drinks





I hope they don't mind









But I won't let it get us down





this christmas









There's a chance that there'll be no snow





There's a chance it won't be white this christmas





You can be sure that you'll be getting lots of love from me





Cause I might not have much more to give the x-mas


 





 




NEW SINGLE "MACHINE GUN" IS OUT NOW


2011.11.10





By TWODICKS


 





 


The Ball & Chain - Machine Gun (Air Guitars Remix) by theballandchain


DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW AND IT'S FOR FREE


2011 10 25



Our debut album is ready! Download it for free via our Facebook page until November 11th! Better be quick!




 





JURGIS DIDZIULIS & ERICA JENNINGS AKA "THE BALL & CHAIN" RELEASE THEIR DEBUT IN A SPACIOUS BEDROOM.





 





2011 10 13





 





"THE BALL & CHAIN" - is a self-produced project, organic and sincere, without any inclinations to be rich or popular. After 6 months of intense creativity the duo deliver their debut album. The album is self-titled. Jurgis and Erica have long had the pet name of "ball & chain" for each other and this project does not hold back on their much-loved 'black humor'.



Photos by Marla Singer





 





""The Ball & Chain" is not about pleasing the listener",  Erica explains. "These are songs that were born naturally: cooking in the kitchen, touring, on holiday by the sea and of course in the bedroom. They began with a simple guitar melody and vocal without any audience in mind. Naturally, when we got into the studio, the songs evolved but we kept the organic sound with Jurgis adding live samples he had recorded on our travels of birds, machetes, rain, my footsteps and so on. The whole process has been quite special. When we decided to work together, we vowed if it got in the way of our relationship or became tedious we'd pack it in, but so far so good."





 





From the beginning, the duet called their style "bedroom music". Therefore, the album release party will be a no less intimate affair - an enormous bed will feature onstage at both "LOFTAS" (Vilnius) and "GARGARAS" (Kaunas).



Photos by Marla Singer





 





November 11th at "LOFTAS", one of their favorite venues in Vilnius and November 12th at the new Kaunas venue "GARGARAS" will please both the eye and the ear. A well-crafted stage set featuring mattresses, beds, kitchen utensils and beautiful clothing designed by the talented Mr. Robert Kalinkin as well as gifted musicians Marius Leskauskas and Jonas Lengvinas will create the perfect atmosphere to accompany these songs.





 





"The Ball & Chain" album was a slow recording. It began last spring during a family vacation in Jurgis' birthplace of Colombia and ended.. now. "Each song's sound was searched for and thoroughly considered. Both myself and Erica feel  most comfortable drifting between the 40's, 50's and 60's. We share a common love and respect for the music and artists of those decades," says Jurgis.



Photos by Marla Singer





 





The album - has both lyrical and energetic songs, some already known, in Lithuania, where they're based and some brand new and not yet performed. Some of the tunes you can view online where the duo uploaded some beautiful clips, recorded live, without any touch-ups.





 





The album cover art-work was shot by, the young and extremely talented photographer, Marga Singer. Instead of the usual "studio setting", the location was both intimate and close to their hearts - at Jurgis' grandparents' place in vilnius where Jurgis enjoyed his bachelor days.


 _____________________________


THE BALL & CHAIN VISITED CUBA


2011 09 20


The Ball & Chain's summer was intense to say the least. The duo began rehearsals with 2 musicians, released 2 singles and filmed 2 video clips. Happily, those new tunes are now stuck in the heads of their rapidly growing fan base.





 





It being summer, Erica and Jurgis were often found onstage, playing many concerts throughout the season all over Lithuania and as it happens in the unlikely location of Cuba. The couple spent 10 very inspiring and exhilarating days there with friends and artists of the group "Omni Zona Franca", touring and playing all over the island.





 






One of the trips' missions was to bring their friends items not approved of by Cuban authorities - like new laptops. So they kept quiet about the journey until they returned with lots of interesting stories and more importantly footage, of their travels.





 





Enjoy!