Leaning on Polynesian infused blues and surf sounds & a little bossa nova added for good measure, the Torches reach out to the unique jazz of exotica from the 50s and 60s.
But what is "exotica?"
Exotica music is a mid-century genre evoking the exotic cultures of the Pacific islands, Latin America, and Africa. Originally developed in the 50s by Martin Denny and Les Baxter, current Exotica combines congas, marimba, piano, and guitars with jazz orchestration and jungle sound effects to create the mood of a time and place far removed from the frenzy of modern life.
As Texas’s only Exotica band, the Tiki Torches will provide the perfect background for your Tiki or Polynesian-themed event.
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
We’re a 4 piece musical foray into the world of “tiki” culture! The group borrows from the retro 1950’s and 60’s lounge and jazz craze when far away island culture dominated the US landscape for a short time. “Girl from Ipanema” and “Yellow Bird” are just two of the many tunes that take listeners on an adventure into an exciting jungle or a far way beach!
Sit back and relax with your favorite cocktail while your mind drifts off to some far away island, until the rhythm of the savages won't allow you any other option but to go native and dance among them.
The Tiki Torches are a talented group with a vast range of musical experience, brought together by the dreams of tiki culture, faraway destinations, and the sounds of exotic discovery.
Leaning heavily on Polynesian infused blues and surf sounds, with a little bossa nova added for good measure, the Tiki Torches reach outward to the unique jazz of exotica from the fifties and sixties. Listen closely and you may even catch a more familiar modern tune here and there but, mysteriously, it has gone native and left the ordinary world behind, just like the band itself.
Additional Booking Notes
We provide our own sound and lighting and ask for a 10' x 20' space at a minimum.
Past Booked Events
|July 07, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|June 24, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Tiki Flea Market|
|June 17, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Live at the Lava Luau|
|June 03, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Live at the Aqua Shop|
|May 21, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Live at the Lei Low|
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We require a covered 10' x 20' area, if outdoors.
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