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UPCOMING SHOWS
PAST SHOWS SINCE 2011
13
NOVEMBER
Friday
RUVO DI PUGLIA
SCARLATTI CAFFE'
ITALY
14
NOVEMBER
Saturday
MASSAFRA
NEW MAGAZINE
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15
NOVEMBER
Sunday
ARIANO IRPINO
PIGNATA IN BELLAVISTA
ITALY
3
DECEMBER
Thursday
MUNICH
X CLUB
GERMANY
11
DECEMBER
Friday
UTRECHT
DB'S
NETHERLANDS
18
DECEMBER
Friday
PARIS
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SOMETHING ABOUT LORENZO "SURFER JOE" VALDAMBRINI
Surfer Joe has been involved in the surf music scene since the middle of the 90s, building up his name worldwide as musician and organiser of events. By currently playing more than a hundred concerts a year around the world, Surfer Joe is the most active artist in modern surf music. He has participated in most surf related events and he is mentioned or interviewed in books and movies. His frenetic touring activity shows that this small genre deserves attention because it is still very alive and interesting, with many records released and new bands forming every year.

Surfer Joe represents the true, authentic side of surf music, carrying on the legacy of the original Californian bands of the early 60s with their sound and energy, but of course showcasing his own style. The compositions of Surfer Joe are generally very melodic, appealing to attentive listeners, but also easily recognisable, memorable and accessible to any kind of audience, so that someone defined his records as "instant classics". The live show is loaded with great energy, it’s extremely dynamic, but also powerful when necessary, featuring the most typical reverb-drenched surf sounds.

On stage, Surfer Joe likes to tell stories and anecdotes, keeps the interaction with the audience personal and funny, and he certainly has a lot to say since he has collaborated in many occasions with legends of the genre and played in all the original locations and venues. All this, together with being the co-organiser of the Surfer Joe Summer Festival - the greatest surf music event of the world - gained Surfer Joe the unofficial title of "international surf music ambassador".

Highlights
  • One of the most respected artists in modern surf music.
  • Co-organizer of the yearly Surfer Joe Summer Festival, the most important, prestigious and awaited surf music event in then world.
  • Several times in the line up of the Surf Guitar 101 Convention and Tiki Oasis in California, USA.
  • One of the headliners of Surf-O-Rama (Spain), North Sea Surf Festival (Holland) and Asbury Park Surf Music Festival (New Jersey, USA).
  • Mentioned or interviewed in movies like Reverb Junkies and Sound Of The Surf or in books about surf music's history like Surf Beat by Kent Crowley or the scientific paper Surfing About Music by Tim Cooley.
  • Some of his music, like the album SEÑOR SURF (2013), is considered among the best modern surf music.
  • Co-owner of the only restaurants dedicated to surf music, the Surfer Joe Diner, which periodically host concerts and international events.
SURFER JOE'S CURRENT MUSICIANS
JONPAUL BALAK
Bass

Venice, CA, USA
PIETER DEDONCKER
Drums

Antwerp, Belgium
DANIELE CATALUCCI
Bass

Livorno, Italy
CHRIS ROBERTS
Drums

North Hollywood, CA, USA
ALESSANDRO QUAGLIERINI
Bass

Livorno, Italy
SURFER JOE & HIS BOSS COMBO
Back from Antigua in February 2011 and starting touring under his own name, Lorenzo Surfer Joe formed the Boss Combo together with his brother Luca on rhythm guitar, Tommaso Bandecchi on bass and Francesco Tonarini on drums. The rhythm section derived from past hardcore and rock experience went towards a power surf direction. This gave the chance to review initially some of the Wadadli Riders repertoire in a different key, more aggressive and strong.

The band did some fantastic appearances and between 2011 and 2012 the touring activity has been frenetic. The Boss Combo also had some very cool original material that remained un-released. Lorenzo decided in 2013 to roll back a litte bit with the sound intensity and dedicate more actively to traditional surf, releasing in that same year Senor Surf.
WADADLI RIDERS
On December 2004 Lorenzo left Italy and moved to Antigua, in the Caribbean, where he stayed until February 2011. In those years he formed the WADADLI RIDERS considered the first and only surf band ever from that region.

The band was a trio line-up that Lorenzo started on drums changing to guitar one year later. Wadadli Riders were a traditional surf band, with a pretty classy style and several good original tunes next to a long list of classic covers. They produced an album in July 2009, titled Made In Antigua, which has gone around the world and released on CD and vinyl (Surfer Joe Music / Green Cookie Records).


What happened?
People was definitely starting liking the Wadadli Riders, a traditional surf trio which during the time of its existence has played quite a lot between Europe, Caribbean and California. Their style was very simple, very melodic too, and Lorenzo is still playing at his shows several songs from the Wadadli Riders' repertoire. Looking back, those years have represented a transitional period in which Lorenzo has done his final passage from drums to guitar, developing his own style and taste.

Goofy Foot: the un-released album
The plan was to release a new album in 2011 showing off for the second time a cover artwork by Fred Lammers. This recording would have included also Caribbean musical aspects and instruments, but mainly it would have followed the same mood of Made in Antigua, remaining firmly into traditional surf. Goofy Foot (or its alternative possible title Me Cool) would have included The North Swell, Twangy Drippy Twisty, Devil's Bridge and Fire Escape Rope. In particular The North Swell was pre-released on the compilation Brave New Surf for Double Crown Records, and the following release of Senor Surf included the song in its original recording done in Antigua.

The end of Wadadli Riders
Some facts of life wanted that the band split up in January 2011 not being able to fulfil the projects. Also the first tour in Florida, planned for the next April, was cancelled and Lorenzo came back to Italy starting his solo career.
 
DISCOGRAPHY - LISTEN & BUY DIGITAL MUSIC
Surfer Joe Plays The Astronauts
CD
2020 Surfer Joe Music

Black Sand Beach
7" Vinyl / Digital
2019 Hi-Tide Recordings

Swell Of Dwell
CD / 12" Vinyl / Digital
2018 Dionysus Records, Surfer Joe Music

Bits And Pieces
CD
2018 Surfer Joe Music

The Kilaueas And Surfer Joe Play The Astronauts & More
12" Vinyl / Digital
2016 Surfer Joe Music, The Kilaueas

Surfer Joe & The Dead Rocks
7" Vinyl / Digital
2016 Surfer Joe Music, The Dead Rocks, Reverb Brasil

Yé-Yé Surfer Joe Plays France Gall
CD-R (100 copies only)
2016 Surfer Joe Music

Senor Surf (second edition)
CD / Digital
2015 Surfer Joe Music
The CD includes the tracks from "Fenderoni Diavolo"

El Sonido Cojonudo De Surfer Joe
CD / Digital
2015 Surfer Joe Music

Live In Brighton 2014
CD / Digital
2015 Surfer Joe Music

Fenderoni Diavolo
7" Vinyl / Digital
2014 Surfer Joe Music

Senor Surf
CD / 12" Vinyl / Digital
2013 Surfer Joe Music, Green Cookie

Made In Antigua
CD / 12" Vinyl / Digital
2009 Surfer Joe Music, Green Cookie

Combat Surf
CD / Digital
2011 Poker Records
2014 Double Crown Records

Rev Hank Meets Wadadli Riders
CD (50 copies only) / Digital
2010 Surfer Joe Music, Reverb Ranch

Surf Music Kings Of The Caribbean
CD (50 copies only)
2008 Surfer Joe Music
AUDIO & VIDEO LINKS
SURFER JOE LIVE AT OPEN MOUNTAIN
Recorded on May 22nd 2016 (www.openmountain.it)

FEATURED SONGS
Jaguar (El Sonido Cojonudo De Surfer Joe)
A Fistful Of Schnitzel (Fenderoni Diavolo)
Fire Escape Rope (Senor Surf)
The Killer Wave (Made In Antigua)
The North Swell (Senor Surf)
Changing Things (Senor Surf)
SURFER JOE & BEAR SURFBOARDS

March 1st 2016 - Promotional video of Bear Surfboards featuring the song Changing Things (from the 2013 album Senor Surf).

 
PLAY ALONG WITH SURFER JOE - SURF GUITAR KARAOKE - BACKING TRACKS
Discover the music in details, listen to the original arrangements and play the songs with the possibility of downloading some of the actual tracks without the lead guitar.

New backing tracks will be posted periodically. If you have requests please contact us at info@surfmusic.net.

SEND US YOUR RECORDINGS
If you have the chance to record your version of the songs, either audio or video, please send it to us and we will be proud to post it here or link to it. Don't be shy!
Please notice
We are offering this page for free, but it did cost us a lot of effort (and money) to record these tracks during the years. If you want to donate a few bucks it will be highly appreciated.
The is the gear used for these videos, in case someone asks...

2015 Fender Custom Shop Jazzmaster
Quilter Tone Block 202
www.quilterlabs.com
SurfyBear Classic 2.0
www.surfyindustries.com
   JAGUAR

Composed by Lorenzo Valdambrini
Guitars: Surfer Joe
Bass: Diego Persi Paoli
Drums: Gianni Apicella
© & ℗ Lorenzo Valdambrini

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CONTRIBUTIONS AND COVERS

   A DAY AT THE BEACH

Composed and performed (all instruments) by Surfer Joe
© & ℗ Lorenzo Valdambrini

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CONTRIBUTIONS AND COVERS

   ASTROBEAT STOMP

Composed and performed (all instruments) by Surfer Joe
© & ℗ Lorenzo Valdambrini

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CONTRIBUTIONS AND COVERS

   HANG IN THERE

Composed by Lorenzo Valdambrini
Guitars: Surfer Joe
Bass: Diego Persi Paoli
Drums: Gianni Apicella
© & ℗ Lorenzo Valdambrini

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CONTRIBUTIONS AND COVERS

   MAKE IT QUICK

Composed and performed (all instruments) by Surfer Joe
© & ℗ Lorenzo Valdambrini

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CONTRIBUTIONS AND COVERS

   HIROSHI NO SUBARASHI RAMEN

Composed and performed (all instruments) by Surfer Joe
© & ℗ Lorenzo Valdambrini

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CONTRIBUTIONS AND COVERS

 
CONTACT US - BOOK SURFER JOE NOW
To book Surfer Joe please contact:

E-mail: info@surfmusic.net
Phone: +39 347 5143166 (Italy - Whatsapp) / +1 (310) 870-0244 (USA)
Facebook: @lorenzosurferjoe
LICENSING
Lorenzo "Surfer Joe" Valdambrini is
affiliated as songwriter/composer with
BMI and CDBabyPro Publishing.
If you are interested in using the music for any production, compilation, TV or radio broadcasting, synchronization please contact: licensing@surfmusic.net
OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENTS
Surfy Industries, Sweden
Quilter Amplification - Orange County, CA
Dean Markley Guitar Strings
Custom Imprinted Guitar Picks by Clayton, Inc.
JHS Musical Instruments Distribution, UK
DOWNLOADS
PRESS KIT
⇒ EPK / Stage Plan
POSTERS
⇒ Poster #1 A3 300dpi
⇒ Poster #2 A3 150dpi
We have A2 printed posters available for promoters and venues.
Please contact us for further information.

PHOTOS (high resolution for promotional purposes)