We are a surf band that has been around for over ten years. Our music is varied with an adherence to the surf tone tying it together. Our shows often feature burlesque dancers. We have up to four hours of music including: traditional surf tunes, a full set of instrumental Black Sabbath, some vocal tunes rewritten to fit in the surf vibe (from all eras), and originals.
We hired Thee Swank Bastards for our wedding in Pioneertown last June. Their performance blew everyone away! Tons of energy, sick riffs, and incredible musicianship. The hula-hoop dancer they brought was amazing too, and did a great job of enticing the shyer guests to the dance floor. They band was very professional and friendly and their fee was reasonable. We loved having Thee Swank Bastards perform at our wedding and can't recommend them highly enough.
Jimi once opined that "you may never hear surf music again." Ha ha, Jimi, not so fast! A couple of friends had an article published in a magazine so they threw a release party when the issue came out. They hired Thee Swank Bastards, lucky for us guests. See, the thing is, these guys are really good at what they do! Seriously, they could've done it in 1964 and been famous. Too bad it's 2012 and they have to keep gigging around Palm Springs and Vegas in people's backyards and stuff. If you get a chance to see 'em go for it. After all, Jimi did say "may," right?
You just don't get to see a local band that performs with the freshness and consistency of Thee Swank Bastards everyday. Always having (and creating) fun, these guys deliver every time. It's also a nice change to see a group of guys who are so down to earth and willing to spend time with their fanbase (or anybody who shows up at their gigs). Don't miss TSB when they play in your area!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
1-3 hours of instrumental surf with dirty jokes (optional) in between songs and, often, a burlesque girl taking off her clothes at some point (optional).
This desert surf band formed in 2001. Hundreds and hundreds of various adventures have ensued.
Additional Booking Notes
We are a pretty simple three piece guitar/bass/drums combo plus dancer(s).
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Influences & Inspiration
Dick Dale, Ventures, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Charlie Parker
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