A celebration of the Post Elvis pre Fab Four instrumental music that inspired a new generation of rock guitarists.
The early 60s was a time of transition in popular music. The rough and ready innovators of the Rock and Roll boom had faded and the charts were dominated by a smoother sound often delivered by manufactured teen idols. This pre Beatles narrow corridor of time was a golden age for instrumental music, particularly guitar bands. The UK gave us The Shadows with no less than 5 number ones between 1960 and ’63 and in the USA there was a host of instrumental bands. In California the sound was called Surf Music.
SurfSide 61 formed to present the music from this era at The Clonakilty Guitar Festival 2017. Band members: Stephen Housden; Guitar, Matt Churchill; Guitar, George Hart; Bass Guitar and Les Sampson; Drums.
Playing Stuff like this….