Surfer Joe

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Surfer Joe is an Italian surf instrumental band from Livorno, Italy and the pseudonym of the guitarist and songwriter of the group, Lorenzo Valdambrini.[1] Long a regularly used nickname, Valdambrini adopted the stage name officially in 2011, when he returned to Italy from living on the island of Antigua and decided to go solo and break away from his previous band, Wadadli Riders.[2] The name was also adopted by a retro American-style diner opened by Valdambrini and his brother Luca in Livorno called Surfer Joe Diner.[3] This diner would eventually become the host location for the largest surf music festival in the world, the Surfer Joe Summer Festival, which was also based upon the stage name of Valdambrini. He is also active as a specialty producer for this unique niche genre of music, and has worked on projects for Reverberati, Paul Johnson, Rev. Hank and The Bradipos IV.[4][5][6]

Surfer Joe
Birth nameLorenzo Valdambrini
Years active1995-Present
MembersLorenzo Valdambrini (guitar)
Pieter Dedoncker (drums)
Gianni Apicella (drums)
Jonpaul Balak (bass)
Daniele Catalucci (bass)
Alberto Bellucci (bass)
Past membersDiego Persi Paoli (bass)
Chris Roberts (drums)
Marty Tippens (drums)
Websitehttps://www.surferjoe.net/

The band is one of the most active touring acts in modern surf music, playing upwards of one hundred plus concerts per year, and have toured extensively around the world including Japan, Mexico, Brazil, USA, Europe.[7]

The band's style is traditional surf, which harkens back to the original era of the early sixties and focuses on strong melody, fairly clean guitar tones, and spring reverb, with a rhythm section that has more in common with jazz than rock.[8]

Legacy

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Guitarists and bands who have covered Surfer Joe songs include Saguaro Pricks, Waves Of Steele, Sys Malakian, Oporto, Watang, Aloha In Hell, Surfantasmas, and The Mentawais, among many others.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15] His music has appeared in film and television, including promotions for Bear Surfboards.[16] And he has been interviewed for prominent books and documentary films covering surf music, such as Tim Cooley's Surfing About Music, Steve Seagren's Reverb Junkies, and John Blair and Tom Duncan's Sound Of The Surf.[17][18][19] His music has also been selected to be included in prominent compilation releases that document the contemporary international surf scene, including Brave New Surf (Double Crown, 2011), Surf You Next Tuesday (Otitis Media, 2021), Surf You Next Tuesday 2! The Revenge (Otitis Media, 2022) and Wave Walk'n: A Tribute To The Surf Raiders (Green Cookie, 2022).[20][21][22][23]

Discography

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With Wadadli Riders

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  • Surf Music Kings Of The Caribbean EP
  • Rev Hank Meets Wadadli Riders EP
  • Made In Antigua LP (Green Cookie, 2009)[24]

Surfer Joe

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  • Señor Surf LP (Green Cookie, 2013)[25]
  • Fenderoni Diavolo 7" EP (Surfer Joe Music, 2014)[26]
  • El Sonido Cojonudo De Surfer Joe / Live In Brighton (Surfer Joe Music, 2015)[27]
  • Play The Astronauts & More LP (Surfer Joe Music, 2016)[28]
  • The South Swell / Go-Go Martucci 7" Single (Surfer Joe Music, 2016)[29]
  • Yé-Yé: Surfer Joe Plays France Gall CD Single (Surfer Joe Music, 2016)[30]
  • Swell Of Dwell LP (Dionysus, 2018)[31]
  • Bits And Pieces CD (Surfer Joe Music, 2018)[32]
  • Hiroshi No Subarashi Ramen / Black Sand Beach 7" Single (Hi-Tide, 2019)[33]
  • World Traveler LP (Hi-Tide, 2021)[34]
  • Billie Jean / Beat It CD Single (Surfer Joe Music, 2023)[35]

References

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  1. ^ "Surfer Joe". Discogs. Archived from the original on 2023-05-06. Retrieved 2023-05-29.
  2. ^ "Wadadli Riders". Discogs. Archived from the original on 2023-05-06. Retrieved 2023-05-29.
  3. ^ "Surfer Joe Diner, Tiki Room & Garden - Livorno, Italy". www.surferjoe.it. Archived from the original on 2023-04-29. Retrieved 2023-05-29.
  4. ^ Reverberati - Combat Surf, 2012, retrieved 2023-05-29
  5. ^ Surfer Joe - Señor Surf, 2013-08-01, archived from the original on 2023-05-13, retrieved 2023-05-29
  6. ^ The Bradipos IV - The Bradipos IV, 2022-09-09, retrieved 2023-05-29
  7. ^ Diner, Lorenzo Valdambrini, Surfer Joe, Surfer Joe Music, Surfer Joe. "SURFER JOE / Lorenzo Valdambrini". www.surfmusic.net. Archived from the original on 2023-05-16. Retrieved 2023-05-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "Gremmy Awards 2021: Best Trad Surf Record". Storm Surge of Reverb. 2022-01-05. Archived from the original on 2023-03-30. Retrieved 2023-05-29.
  9. ^ Lorenzo "Grandinko" (Italy) covering Jaguar by Surfer Joe, archived from the original on 2023-05-05, retrieved 2023-05-29
  10. ^ Waves of Steele (USA) covering A Day At The Beach by Surfer Joe, archived from the original on 2023-05-20, retrieved 2023-05-29
  11. ^ A-Frame - Surfer Joe cover by Sys Malakian, retrieved 2023-05-29
  12. ^ André Lautner (Germany) covering Jaguar by Surfer Joe, archived from the original on 2023-05-04, retrieved 2023-05-29
  13. ^ Watang / Legendary Kid Combo (Italy) covering Jaguar by Surfer Joe / Surf, archived from the original on 2023-05-03, retrieved 2023-05-29
  14. ^ Aloha In Hell (Germany) covering Hang In There by Surfer Joe, archived from the original on 2023-05-06, retrieved 2023-05-29
  15. ^ Surfantasmas (Spain) covering A Day At The Beach by Surfer Joe, archived from the original on 2023-05-06, retrieved 2023-05-29
  16. ^ Bear Surfboards Promo 2016 - Surfer Joe - Changing Things, retrieved 2023-05-29
  17. ^ Cooley, Timothy J. (2014-01-02). Surfing about Music. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-27664-2.
  18. ^ Seagren, Steve (2012-09-23), Reverb Junkies (Documentary, Music), archived from the original on 2017-02-11, retrieved 2023-05-29[unreliable source?]
  19. ^ "Home". Sound of the Surf. Archived from the original on 2023-04-07. Retrieved 2023-05-29.
  20. ^ Various - Brave New Surf, 2011, archived from the original on 2023-05-06, retrieved 2023-05-29
  21. ^ Various - Surf You Next Tuesday, 2021-01-29, retrieved 2023-05-29
  22. ^ Various - Surf You Next Tuesday 2 !..The Revenge, 2022-04-10, retrieved 2023-05-29
  23. ^ Various - Wave Walk'n - A Tribute To The Surf Raiders, 2022-02-22, retrieved 2023-05-29
  24. ^ Wadadli Riders - Made In Antigua, 2009, archived from the original on 2023-05-20, retrieved 2023-05-29
  25. ^ Surfer Joe - Señor Surf, 2013-08-01, archived from the original on 2023-05-13, retrieved 2023-05-29
  26. ^ Ralf Kilauea & Surfer Joe - Fenderoni Diavolo, 2014, archived from the original on 2023-05-06, retrieved 2023-05-29
  27. ^ Surfer Joe - El Sonido Cojonudo De Surfer Joe / Live In Brighton, 2015-10-01, archived from the original on 2023-05-07, retrieved 2023-05-29
  28. ^ The Kilaueas / Surfer Joe - The Kilaueas And Surfer Joe Play The Astronauts & More, 2016, archived from the original on 2023-05-09, retrieved 2023-05-29
  29. ^ Surfer Joe / The Dead Rocks - The South Swell / Go-Go Martucci, 2016, archived from the original on 2023-05-06, retrieved 2023-05-29
  30. ^ Surfer Joe - Yé-Yé Surfer Joe Plays France Gall, 2016-01-01, archived from the original on 2023-05-09, retrieved 2023-05-29
  31. ^ Surfer Joe - Swell Of Dwell, 2018-07-15, retrieved 2023-05-29
  32. ^ Surfer Joe - Bits And Pieces, March 2018, archived from the original on 2023-05-07, retrieved 2023-05-29
  33. ^ Surfer Joe - Hiroshi No Subarashi Ramen / Black Sand Beach, 2019, archived from the original on 2023-05-05, retrieved 2023-05-29
  34. ^ Surfer Joe - World Traveler, 2021-09-01, archived from the original on 2022-04-28, retrieved 2023-05-29
  35. ^ Surfer Joe, Frankie And The Pool Boys - Billie Jean / Beat It, 2023-04-19, retrieved 2023-05-29