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After 18 years of playing, Los Venturas have marked their spot in the international scene of instrumental guitar music called ‘surf music’. That label however is too small for what the band brings its crowd: there’s exotica, balkan, ska, soul, rock ‘n roll, … Some have already uniquely labelled it ‘world surf music’. The band itself rather sticks with ‘penetrating guitar instrumentals™’. This unique fusion of styles has been approved by many crowds in Europe and over the Atlantic. Not to be surprised, as their accessible music guarantees good vibes. On top their many years of experience can be heard as a flawless live performance. In short, they know how to throw a party, in diverse settings and different stages, going from clubs to festivals, inland or at the seashore.
Their many years of writing music can be heard on 7 albums/singles that were released from 2001 on: Sharkfest, Aloha Summer, Surfers Brew, Besame Mucho, Kaleydoskop, Paisley Beach & Miles High. The last 3 albums were recorded and produced in Los Angeles by Pete Curry (Los Straitjackets, Jon & The Nightriders) and released under Green Cookie Records. This fall Green Cookie records and Los Venturas proudly present their 4th cooperation: “Playtime!”. Unlike the previous albums, this one is 100% made in Belgium: recorded at Nico Leonard’s Pum Pum Hotel in Charleroi, mixed at Great Oak Studios by Steven Van Gelder and produced by Sam Pieter Janssens.
Playtime! features 11 originals, each of them a world on its own thanks to the use of multiple instruments, techniques and the added value of some top notch guest appearances. It comes in white vinyl and CD. The first 100 LP’s come with an extra 7” featuring two alternative versions, dancefloor-proof! Whether you’re a DJ, collector, music lover or player, don’t hesitate to purchase your copy and… play it!!
Dames en heren,
Exactly 3 years after Paisley Beach we’re proud to present you a new record. This time it’s pressed on sky blue vinyl that will take you on an instrumental trip across the planet, aboard the Air Venturas "Miles High" flight. For those of you who don’t have a turntable but want to enjoy the trip in high quality, we’ve printed compact disks as well. All available at Green Cookie Records! ! !
Want to get your signed copy? Join us at the Surfer Joe Summer Festival where we’ll be presenting the album onstage on June 18th.
Already curious? Of course you are! Turn up the volume and click the youtube link below:
Los Venturas, Speedball Jr. and The Voodoo Club bookings are very pleased to announce the 2nd edition of 'The Endless Summer Surf Music Festival 2013'. This year's edition will be hold on Saturday, August 31, again at the Beach of Zeebrugge, Belgium. With the focus on quality rather then quantity we present you this year once more a selection of the best bands in the scene today. In our selection we aim for a line-up that is balanced but diverse. This year's line-up has it all!
In addition to these spectacular performances: DJ's all night long, cocktails, fingerfood, and much more...
And best of all it's 100% FREE!
OUT NOW ON GREEN COOKIE RECORDS…
Los Venturas’ “PAISLEY BEACH”
In the summer of 2012 Los Venturas spent 2 days of fun recording in The Powow Fun Room. Here’s the result of their fruitful labor: a shiny 10” golden vinyl covering 7 tracks that’ll guide you on a surfing trip throughout the world! On the A-side, or ‘West-Side’ you’ll find Californian and European styled beach instrumental originals as “What about Uranus”, “Beach Bunny” and “Surfers Mood” next to a skanking interpretation of an old classic by Eddie and The Showmen “Mr Rebel”. On the B-side or ‘East-Side’ you’ll be surfing the Gulfstream and Indian shorelines with “On a Market in Beirut”, Duke Ellington meets heavy percussion “Caravan” and Dave Pike on a surfboard “Mathar”. It’s wet, it’s hot, it’s fun, it’s paradise! Welcome to Paisley Beach!!!
Be quick and order one of the limited 300 copies to enjoy this trip at home! The vinyl comes with download card offering you free digital download in one of the desired file types (mp3, FLAC, wav, …)
“Beach Bunny” the video clip
Be sure to check out the video clip from the sparkling opening track “Beach Bunny”.
For those Benelux surf head, be sure to check out the release party in Antwerpen on June 8th.
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum Presents: Surfin’ Sundays Concert at Pier Plaza - Sunday August 12th, 2012.
This concert is dedicated to Eddie Bertrand of Eddie and the Showman, The Chantays Gil Orr, HBISM Founder Natalie Kotsch and HBISM World Ambassador Ann Beasley as well as Surfguitar101.com Founder and Webmaster Brian Neal and in memory of “Baja” Marty Klenz who recently passed away.
This year marks our 25th Anniversary and 16 years of great music from dedicated musicians who donate their precious time in support of the museum and our Surfin’ Sundays Summer Concert Series. Periodically we have legends such as Dick Dale, John Blair & Paul Johnson dropping by.
SURFIN’ SUNDAYS BANDS:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission to the Concert is “FREE” but donations are greatly appreciated.
Location: Pier Plaza Amphitheater 315 Pacific Coast Hwy Huntington Beach 92648
HBISM Phone: 714-960-3483
Check our website www.surfingmuseum.org for the complete schedule and information.
Sweden's The Barbwires will be playing songs from their epic Sea Rider album at Tiki Oasis Friday night, August 17" in San Diego, California.
Also at Tiki Oasis this year are:
... and much more!