Describing their music as crazy rock ‘n’ roll The Death Valley Surfers have their own style of punkabilly mixed in with country, surf, plenty of humour and a big fat swinging saxophone. Their current line-up includes Mark Horse from Brighton’s own Bone Orchard and Red Raucous plus John Reddington, a founding member of those infamous grass skirt wearing, food fighters King Kurt.
A typical gig is about having a party with the audience, which can include a beer drinking contest and you may even get a swig of tequila while they play the classic of the same name.
Despite having formed in 1998 they’ve only played in Brighton half a dozen times so they are making up for lost time with two shows in quick succession. Firstly they’ll be firing up the crowd at everyone’s favourite party in a park, The Brunswick Festival on Saturday 20th August, at around 6pm, closely followed by a guaranteed sweatbox session at The Prince Albert on Friday 2nd September with The Irradiates who surf in from France and London psychobillies Thee Creepfreaks.
Brunswick Festival, Saturday 20th August 2016
Prince Albert, Friday 2nd September 2016
Photo by Jeff G