“You guys make me feel like summer again”
— Fan at Metro Cinema
Surf music is alive and well all over the globe and it is enjoyed by people of all ages. It is infectious fun and has a remarkable energy. Like the sea, surf music has had its ebbs and flows from the first wave from 1961-1964, through the second surge from 1979-1980, and on to the third and current swell of surf music from 1994 to the present wave.
In 2010, The Tsunami Brothers were born and still hold the title as Edmonton's only authentic instrumental surf band. The Tsunami Brothers play authentic Surf music with intensity and passion. Their attention to detail, wardrobe, and dance moves take audiences back to the groovy 60s, a time a of peace, love, and rocking music. Audiences can't help but jump to their feet and dance when they hear their smashing set list, including classics like Wipe Out, Misirlou, and Walk Don't Run, combined with originals Accidental Beach, Cool Joe, Stink Bug, and The Quicksilver Finals, from their self-titled EP released in 2018.
The Tsunami Brothers, a surf rock band in Edmonton, reminds us all that surfing is believing.
Meet the Band
Billy 'Surfer Boy' Tsunami
When he's not surfing the English Channel or having tea with the Queen, Billy Tsunami spends his time bringing the sweet sounds of the ocean to the winter wonderland of Edmonton. Humanitarian, Billy Tsunami, has dedicated his life to making the world a better place through surf music one sound wave at a time. With each magical strum of his stratocaster, audiences are brought back to the 60s and reminded of a time of peace, love, and surf.
Kenny 'Pretty Boy' Tsunami
Found surfing near the accidental beach, The Tsunami Brothers knew it was no accident they stumbled upon him. After shooting a few curls, they convinced him to join the band and take up the guitar. So he put away his board and waxed up the jazzmaster. He hopes one day to return to the waves and be the first person to surf on Mars.
Johnny 'Dreamboat' Tsunami
Johnny emerged from a tidal wave off the coast of Hawaii with the sole mission to keep surf music alive. The Canadian government decided to freeze Johnny in 1963 to be brought back at a time when the country needed the sounds of surf once more. In 2010, the time had arrived and Johnny was back to bring the sounds of the surf to Edmonton. The guru of surf music assembled the Tsunami Brothers and have been hanging ten with audiences since.
Mikey 'Glue Sticks' Tsunami
After a major Wipeout off the coast of Australia. Mikey's career almost ended before starting. Doctors decided the only option was to attach drum sticks to his hands. Since then Mikey has been drumming up a storm with the Tsunami Brothers. The bringer of the groove and holding the ship together was a natural habitat for Mikey. Audiences can expect crashing waves and thunder when he's sitting behind the kit.
Chantel 'A Go Go' Tsunami
The owner of the grooviest wardrobe in Edmonton, Chantel adds an authenic vibe to the Tsunami Brothers. Canada's premier go-go dancer is sure to get you up and dancing with moves like the twist, the stomp, and the mashed potato. When she isn't out on the waves you can find her with the Tsunami Brothers dancing up a storm.