The Tsunami Brothers are a four-piece surf band that plays instrumental surf music from the first wave of surf music (1961-1964), the second wave of surf music (1979-1980), and the third wave of surf music (1994-present). Dick Dale, The Ventures, Jon and The Nightriders, The Fathoms are just some of the artists The Tsunami Brothers like to play.
The Tsunami Brothers (all veterans of the Edmonton music scene and featuring the classic surf band line up: two guitars, bass and drums) formed in 2011 because each member had a love of and an admiration for authentic surf music. They now have an active repertoire of more than 50 classic tunes ranging from the great age of surf music to the vibrant surf band tunes of today. All are played as they were recorded—in other words, The Tsunami Brothers do not “jam out” any tune. They play “live off the floor” as did the surf bands of the 1960s, (making for a very quick and easy set up and tear down). The Tsunami Brothers wear black suits, white shirts and black ties every performance and might even do the 60s surf band "steps" while they play! WOW!
The Tsunami Brothers have played for these Edmonton events:


  • The City Of Edmonton swimming pool summer openings 2012
  • Taste Of Edmonton Festival Sir Winston Churchill Square 2012
  • The Deep Freeze Festival 2012
  • The Kaleido Festival 2012
  • MacEwan Day 2014
  • Rock’n August 2014
  • Kaleido Family Festival 2014
  • Scona Cycle Honda Customer Appreciation Event 2014
  • So many more since then! Check out our "Shows".

Some audience reviews:
Audience comments from the January 7, 2012 performance at the
Edmonton Deep Freeze Festival (as written by audience members):

  • Fantastic show!
  • Fantastic sound!
  • Come back to Alberta Ave. We love you!
  • Great groovin’
  • Blood, Fire, Surf

Event Organizer comment from Kaleido Family Arts Festival 2014:
Thanks, John, to you and the boys.
We LOVE you at Kaleido!
Hope to see you again soon!
Mary Rankin, Programming
Event Organizer comment from Scona Cycle Honda 2014:
John, It was OUR pleasure to have you guys out!
Thanks for making it a great afternoon.
Kathy Zacsko-Besa, Co-Owner, Scona Cycle Honda

Audience Member Kaleido Festival 2014
Best band I've heard all day!

Kathy Zacsko-Besa, Sept. 12, 2015,  Scona Cycle Honda
It was a terrific day – and you and your group definitely added to the vibe…  Considering we contacted you so late, I feel we really got lucky this time around.

Tamara, Oct. 31, 2015, The Black Dog Freehouse
Thank YOU  for the excellent show.  I'll definitely be in touch about having you guys back to The Dog!