‘Balloon Boy’ Falcon Heene & His Brothers Start A Rock Band


Balloon Boy is back, y’all! Remember little Falcon Heene who was believed to have been lost in a homemade hot air balloon last year … and then it was discovered that his father Richard Heene orchestrated the whole thing as a hoax and he was, therefore, sent to jail for his crime? Yeah, that kid and his brothers Bradford and Ryo have started up a little band and RadarOnline has our first look at their debut music video.

Keeping it all within the family, Falcon, 7, Bradford, 11, and Ryo, 10, have dubbed themselves the Bear Scratch Band- a play on their father Richard’s latest product for people with an itch. As per the name, the Bear Scratch helps simulate the animal’s method of rubbing against a tree to relieve an itch. The boys’ first video is for the Bear Scratch Dance- the product’s jingle written by Smokey Miles and published by Meson Music. Filmed last week in Florida, Richard shot the video of his sons over a couple of days and his wife Mayumi edited it. As for the boys’ performance, Miles gave them rave reviews. “I am amazed, they did so well. They were naturals,” Miles told RadarOnline.com. “They were just having fun. Richard said that the boys love music and have been playing music for some time.” Falcon is the lead singer of the group and also plays harmonica on the track. Miles also said this is just the beginning for the Bear Scratch Band. “I’ve got a bunch more songs written for them,” he revealed. As for how the family has been doing since the fallout of the balloon incident, Miles said they are finding ways to make ends meet. “They are like every other family, they are struggling to keep things going with the economy,” he said. As for the Bear Scratch, Miles said Richard is getting orders from Europe and many customers are returning to order more to give as presents.

Ugh … I suppose we shouldn’t be all that surprised that Richard Heene is still trying to make money off of his kids … but at least he’s doing it legally this time. This music video clip can only be streamed on Radar’s site HERE but it’s worth checking out if you want to see what the Balloon Boy family is up to these days. To be honest, I had totally forgotten they ever existed until I heard about this video. I’m not a fan of the music nor am I at all interested in this Bear Scratch contraption that is apparently selling like hotcakes in Europe but … I suppose good for the Heene family for trying to make an honest buck.


  • SuzieB

    Uggh what is up with this family?!?! They seriously are the Fame Whoring version of Hanson!! I had hoped that after the Dad went to jail or whatever this family would have a chance at normalcy. Guess not… Think they cover that cheesey 70’s song that has something about “up up & away in my beautiful balloon”?? ;)

  • brian

    that’s kinda cute. loves it.

  • Ama

    The sibling long hair kind of makes me think of Hanson.

  • Tabitha

    It makes you think of Hanson? 1.) At least Hanson were talented musicians who could actually sing, play their music and write their own songs (and were not forced into doing it by fame hungry parents). 2.) They now own their own record label and are still very successful within their fan base. 3.) How in the HELL can this remotely be compared to Hanson at all? Ugh.

    • Ama

      (laughs) I said the matching HAIR reminded me of Hanson. That’s all.

  • Faith

    I made MmmBop my ring tone after seeing this. Ah, nostalgia.