In case anyone needed a reminder, I play in a Surf Band. Most of the time that gets me the confused dog/Tilted head response. When the music is described by Wikipedia it reads like this…From Wikipedia.
Surf music (also called surf rock or surf pop) is rock music associated with surf culture, particularly as found in Southern California. It was especially popular from 1962 to 1964 in two major forms. The first is instrumental surf, distinguished by reverb-heavy electric guitars played to evoke the sound of crashing waves, largely pioneered by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones. The second is vocal surf, which took elements of the original surf sound and added vocal harmonies, a movement led by the Beach Boys.
The full story is here…
Despite the fact that the west coast is the center of attention for all things Surf related, we have chosen to represent the sound, here on the East Coast. There is not much connection between the actual sport of Surfing with the music, either, which is even more confusing & “Strange”. All that being said the genre continue to evolve. It has been the mission of my band called “Strange But Surf” to push that evolution by using popular songs outside the genre to bring people in to hopefully liking it. We also merge the different forms of Surf Music (Instrumental & Vocal) together by playing both. That is what makes us a little “Strange”, But Surf. We have been together in various line ups since 2004. That is 18 years. We have a lot of history, a lot of experience. None of us came into this genre, however with any experience. We bring all of influences on stage every time we play. You can check us out at:
We are currently working on a new album as well as a live album project. Here is a video from our last show at Bartinis in Babylon NY. We will be live again on Sept 4th at Otto’s Shrunken Head in NYC. Here is the 411…
May the surf be with you… Mm