SG101 logo
SG101 Banner
IRC Status
  • Chatroom is empty
Current Polls
  • No polls at this time. Check out our past polls.
Current Contests

Help us meet our monthly goal:


Donate Now

September Birthdays

SurfGuitar101 News & Articles

Picture gallery of The Atlantics Live at the Basement in Sydney

The Atlantics played at the famous Basement in Sydney on Janaury 19th 2010. You can see a gallery of photos here:

The Atlantics reformed in 1999 after a long break. The original members Jim Skiathitis, Peter Hood, Bosco Bosanac with new guitarist, Martin Cilia have since released four new CDs - Flight Of The Surf Guitar, Atlantics - The Next Generation, Point Zero and Atlantics -The Best Of.  In 2002 the Atlantics joined the 'A Long Way To The Top' tour and in 2006 they recorded several new tracks for the documentary/DVD, Delightful Rain: A History of Australian Surf Music, released on the Bombora label and screened several times on the ABC. During this session they also recorded the Live at Freshwater concert, which was recently released on DVD through the Bombora label. Four years ago, bassist, Bosanac retired from the band to tour his own shows and was replaced by Michael Smith (Scandal, Guitar Heroes,  music journalist and Associate Editor of The Drum Media).

The Atlantics seminal surf classic instrumental Bombora shot to number one for a record eight weeks in 1963 and charted around the world. Their follow up single The Crusher was also charting strongly only to be stopped at No. 2  by the Beatles. The Atlantics went on to record seven more singles and four LPs, all of which are now regarded as classics of the Surf Instrumental Genre. In 2000 Bombora was given the ultimate accolade by being used in the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. The Atlantics have supported The Beach Boys and Chris Isaak shows, resulting in rave reviews for their music and their talents and once again cemented their title of Australias Greatest Instrumental Band ever.  A subsequent string of live performances at big shows and Festivals, including the inaugural Adelaide International Guitar Festival, Canberra's National Folk Festival,  The Noosa Festival of Surf and at The Benidorm Music Festival in Spain, thrilled original fans and introduced a whole new generation to the driving, infectious guitar sounds of The Atlantics.

This story has 5 comments.


That would have been an awesome concert. Well worth the flight to Sydney. At least us instrumental music fans have got The Shadows comming in February

echobeach | 30-Jan-2010 05:12:31 | Flag

Was that the original drummer Peter Hood in the photos?

Brian | 31-Jan-2010 13:32:41 | Flag

Well spotted. The drummer was Jeff Cripps. Original drummer Peter Hood wasn't feeling well enough to play that night, but he was in the audience.

Mandy | 31-Jan-2010 22:17:44 | Flag

Here's a video of Bombora from the night - []

Mandy | 02-Feb-2010 21:49:12 | Flag

Thanks! Good to see this. I liked the inclusion of the setlist in the picture set, too!

Tuck | 13-Feb-2010 20:24:46 | Flag

Comments are closed for this story. If you'd like to share your thoughts on this story with the site staff, you can contact us directly.