The Amazing Sy Marlo


Boca Raton, FL August 24, 2011— Wire Duck Records is proud to release the first digitally mastered sound recordings of world renown balloon animal master, Sy Marlow.

Marlo is an old school master of balloon animaltry who made the rounds of weddings, bar mitzvahs, and bachelor parties. He was beloved for his charm, wit and chutzpa and kept his audiences in suspense. They never knew what to expect because Sy would always surprise them with a new twist.

Balloon Fantasies was originally recorded in the 70s when Sy had a close call with death, and it sat on a shelf collecting dust. With so much competition and limited resources labels sometimes overlook or give short shrift to the offbeat or niche artists.

Now, in his retirement years, Sy brought the project to Neal Fox’s indie label, Wire Duck Records. He figured that a company whose name was inspired by the Marx Bros'. “Why a duck?” routine would see the entertainment value in balloon animal artistry. They did. And with musical tracks updated by Fox, the EP is sure to get a lot of attention.

The highlights of the EP are the electronic dance track “Poodle Hat,” and the spicy adult party hit, “Oh, Right There!”—which may end up being the perfect wedding song.

Balloon Fantasies includes an exclusive performance of Marlo’s now famous, “Finale, (recorded live at the Brickman Bar Mitzvah).” That was the day Sy coined his phrase, “This is Sy Marlo hoping all your balloon fantasies come true.”

The EP is now available in our store and at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and other fine online outlets.


Here is the commercial Wire Duck Records created to re-introduce Sy to the world.