The Pyro Surfers are a rockabilly and surf band based in Las Vegas Nevada. We specialize in classic 1950s and 1960s tunes. Our musical influences start with good ole Rockabilly. You'll hear tunes by Elvis, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, Bill Haley and the Comets, Brenda Lee and Buddy Holly. We also play some surf tunes too! Remember the Ventures, Dick Dale and his Deltones, The Chantays and The Surfaris? To round things out we add in oldies from the 50s and 60s by entertainers such as Nancy Sinatra and Connie Frances. Oh and we also do more modern rockabilly like Brian Setzer and Imelda May!
Price Range: $500 and up depending on sets, location, etc.
Gig Length: 50 - 200 minutes
What to Expect
Our band dresses the part. You will get a band that not only sounds rockabilly, but looks retro 1950s. We set the retro vibe. Our sets can be custom tailored from our song list. We play rockabilly, surf instrumental, 1950s, 1960s and classic rock.
Our band can arrive with our without their own backline. Our drummer Steve owns an entertainment production company and our package can include the entire stage, sound, lighting and backline setup for additional fees.
The Pyro Surfers is one of the only bands in the Las Vegas area that specializes in 50s Rockabilly music and 60s instrumental Surf, which is also a booming subculture here in Las Vegas. They are a fun representation of the roots of rock and roll which started in the south with Sam Phillips and Sun Records. Influenced by the sounds of greats such as Elvis, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, Brenda Lee, Connie Frances, Nancy Sinatra, Imelda May, Dick Dale, Brian Setzer, The Lively Ones, The Chantays, The Surfaris and the Ventures, their show is high energy! The Pyro Surfers have performed at nightclubs, casinos and outdoor festivals around Las Vegas.
Their musicians have decades of experience in not just the rockabilly and surf genres, but also jazz, rock, rhythm and blues, pop, reggae, oldies, vintage Vegas and country. The individual band members have been performing in Las Vegas as well as all over the world.
Their vocalist Tish L’Heureux has a Bachelor Degree from Loyola Marymount University in Theatre with a minor in Dance. She has been on tour as a singer/dancer with Legends in Concert, the lead female role in the musical “One Eyed Jack” at the MGM Scream Park, the title role in “Miss Pearl’s Cathouse Revival”. She also was a Ringmaster at Circus Circus and as a Princess/Spokesperson for the Marketing Department at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. She has taught dance and musical theatre in California, Nevada, Colorado and British Columbia. Tish has done extensive voiceover and character work for both KROQ in Pasadena, CA and KEDG in Las Vegas. In Los Angeles she had bit roles on General Hospital, Married with Children and China Beach.
Tony Grassano has been playing guitar since I was 12 years old. He’s been in countless of bands all the way from Taiwan to Canada. Tony has opened for Dick Dale, Link Wray, Coco Montoya and others. He says he, ”Lives and breathes guitar. Pick’n n grin’n before I was sin’n.”
Our drummer Steve Hansel has played with the Coasters, with Breck Wall’s Bottoms Up in Las Vegas and on tour, and most recently on the Las Vegas Strip in Island Heat. Steve is also the owner of XS Entertainment LLC, which provides stage, lights, sound and backline to entertainment and concert events throughout Las Vegas, California, Arizona and Utah. He is a producer of several musical and specialty acts and shows.
Bernard Buswell has been playing guitar for over 30 years and studied music at UNLV. He has performed various styles of music including Funk, Rock, Jazz, Country, Rockabilly and Surf Rock. Bernard can be heard on several locally released records in Texas and Arizona. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife of 24 years; Tina and their two fur children Gandalf and Ella.
Our bass player Carter Crosby is from Orange County California. There he worked with a variety of bands, including Bobby Vera, Bob Moffitt, Willie Aames, and Bob Rains & Wall to Wall. He’s performed in schools, small clubs, on television and at the opening of Epcot Center at Disneyworld in Florida. In Nevada Carter has worked with the 'Lively Ones' surf band with Jim Masoner as well as a plethora of oldies stars including but not limited to JJ Jackson, Jules Aikens, Billy Swann, the Drifters, etc. He’s also worked with the band 'Heels over Head' with the former guitarist of the Temptations, Corey Catalano, and is currently a sub-bassist for “Zombie Burlesque” and “All Shook Up”, and primary bassist for Dennis Wise.
Past Booked Events
|October 21, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:30pm||Hellcat Racers Car Show|
|October 14, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Golden Tiki|
|October 01, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Great American Foodie Fest|
|August 05, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino|
|July 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino|
That's Alright Mama - Elvis
Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis
Hard Headed Woman - Elvis
Misirlou - Dick Dale and His Deltones
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Sweet Nothings - Brenda Lee
Hawaii 5-0 - The Ventures
Wipeout - The Surfaris
Hot Rod Racer - Dick Dale and His Deltones
Secret Surfin Spot - Dick Dale and His Deltones
Funnel Of Love - Wanda Jackson
Surf Rider - The Lively Ones
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
Rock This Town - Stray Cats
Mayhem - Imelda May
Walkin After Midnight - Patsy Cline
Honky Tonk - Bill Doggett
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis
Tainted Love - Imelda May
Big Bad Handsome Man - Imelda May
Theme From James Bond - Monty Norman
Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Mean, Mean Man - Wanda Jackson
Peter Gunn - Henry Mancini
Johnny Got A Boom Boom - Imelda May
Pipeline - The Chantays
Tequila - The Champs
Bang Bang - Nancy Sinatra
Bang Bang - Janis Martin
Wild Thing - The Troggs
You Don't Own Me - Leslie Gore
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
Runaway - Del Shannon
Apache - The Shadows
Exodus - The Lively Ones
Ghost Riders in the Sky - The Outlaws
Exs and Ohs - Elle King
Hernando's Hideaway - Jerry Ross and Richard Adler
Hideaway - Freddie King
Inside Out - Imelda May
Last of the Secret Agents - Nancy Sinatra
Let's Have a Party - Wanda Jackson, Elvis
Magnificent 7 - Los Straightjackets
Meet You at the Moon - Imelda May
Slaughter on 10th Ave - The Ventures
Sleepwalk - Santo and Johnny
So Long Farewell Goodbye - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets
Walk Don't Run - The Ventures
Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis
Will You Willyum - Janis Martin
Alfie - Lily Allen
Influences & Inspiration
Everything Rockabilly and everything Surf! Elvis, Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, Janis Martin, Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee, Eddie Cochran, Bill Haley and His Comets, Imelda May, Dick Dale and His Deltones, The Ventures, The Chantays, The Surfaris, The Lively Ones, Nancy Sinatra and Connie Francis.
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