James Bond Theme
This iconic tune that has a resurgence every few years with the latest Bond movie. It is timeless, for sure
SURF ZUP - Ken on drums, Gary on bass, Jack on the grungy lead, and Al with a tasty solo at 2:03.
We hope you enjoy this one. We think that Ms. Galore would approve.
Surf Music is fun. Guitars, drums cool beats. What a concept.
The SURF ZUP Beach Party - The kids loved it
What's not to love. Surf boards, tiki masks, sand, waves. And the air guitars and beach balls were our happy meal prize to them for being such good sports. They played on the terrace in front of the stage, with 2,500 people in the amphitheater.
This TV Theme song from 1968 will forever be associated with The Ventures, the best selling instrumental rock band in music history. Originally performed with a 22 piece orchestra, SURF ZUP attacks it with 2 guitars, a bass guitar and drums. And don't forget to tell Danno to "book 'em ".
Pink Panther Theme
This catchy theme song to the 1963 movie starring Peter Sellers was later remade in 2006 starring Steve Martin in the role of Inspector Clouseau.
SURF ZUP departs from the traditional large orchestral arrangement, and rocks it out. It will make you smile.
The Cruel Sea
We love to play this song because of the energy it exudes, and it has all of the elements of a good surf song. It may not have been the most popular song, but it always seems to sound familiar to people. We generally open our first set with it. We think the song is that strong.
It has great historical significance, in that it was the only surf song that was played by a British Invasion band from the 60s. It was written and performed by Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas. They were managed by Brian Epstein (who also managed The Beatles). The song was produced by George Martin (who produced all of The Beatles albums).
List of YouTube videos :
1. Pipeline <<< Perhaps the most iconic surf song ever
2. Hawaii Five-0
3. Pink Panther Theme
4. The Munsters Theme
5. Peter Gunn
6. James Bond Theme
7. The Cruel Sea
9. Peter Gunn (In Rehearsal) <<<<<< Just having fun!!
This iconic 1963 song by The Chantays, defined the volumes of surf guitar songs that would follow. It's about the Reverb!
SURF ZUP rocks it with authentic Fender guitars, amps and outboard reverb, just like it was 1963 once again. So sit back and catch a wave.
Video (Live Recordings)
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Kids come with their parent to the outdoor summer concerts. They run around and chase each other. So, we decided to give them beach balls and air guitars to they can play with a purpose. It seemed to work well. Surf Zup is like a happy meal to the kids.
Another great TV Theme from the 60's. This one has a groove that just makes you want to get up and dance. The song has been covered by just about everyone. Emerson Lake and Palmer had a classic version.
We think our arrangement stands up to all of them.
So, who said you can't dance to Surf Music. Our friends Kelly, Suzy and Deb from the 60's Girl Group, "The WhatAbouts", prove that you can.
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The Munsters Theme
The TV Theme from the 60's was quirky, just like the characters in the Munster family. SURF ZUP makes it spooky with a cool arrangement. We hope it will make you smile.
The surf bands of the 1960's were fascinated with space exploration. This song was The Pyramids attempt to express the feeling that they imagined if they dropped their surfboards, and surfed a rocket to outer space.
(In rehearsal at our our super-secret studio)
It was just an average day in our super-secret studio. But we sure had fun.
However, the ending was a bit unusual. Don't worry, Gary is OK.
The video is a little rough, and the audio is sketchy, but it is the best we could do, given that we had to sneak the equipment past security.
Bonus (And Really Fun) Videos
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The SURF ZUP Video Library