Five Headed Surf Monster
South Dakota is not a place that attracts the average surfer. It's the land of gentle prairie hills, and the only waves are those made as the persistent wind massages the grass covered hills. But the instrumental rock 'n roll that has become synonymous with warm beaches and palm trees is alive and well in this prairie land; a land devoid of either warm beaches or palm trees. From high in the Northern Plains of the US comes Sonic Screwdriver, an instrumental surf band that has infected the region with a healthy dose of reverb, instrumental leads, and the dynamic percussion that drives the melodies of surf rock. The band was formed by a group of family and friends to play at a benefit concert and local motorcycle rally. Due to the positive reaction from both the fans and the members, the band has continued to play, growing tight during the cold winters where there's little else to do but practice, perform, and conjure up warmer days through music. Their first album, Five Headed Surf Monster, contains many of the band's favorite surf tunes, ranging from the all-time favorite, Pipeline, to the less well-known but more exciting song Reef Break. As the listener may notice, the album includes a diverse mix of classic surf songs as well as more modern pieces. Sonic Screwdriver includes two guitarists, a bass player, keys, and drums. The band is intergenerational: the youngest player is fifteen years old and the senior member is fifty. Together, the music they make conveys the joy they have in playing as a team. The band has received accolades for their tight playing and high quality musicianship. Surf is back, and is warming up the northern plains. See more about Sonic Screwdriver at www.sonicscrewdriverband.com.