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2019: Gentleman Surfer

Jon Bafus: drums
Barry McDaniel: guitar
Zack Bissell: synthesizers

Gentleman Surfer began in 2006 as the solo project of drummer bandleader Jon Bafus, and now exists as a fully functioning band since mid 2010. Difficult to categorize, they draw upon a wide range of influences, anywhere from Captain Beefheart and King Crimson, to film and video game music, Classical, Jazz, Punk, etc. . . The collective sound is both tight and loose simultaneously, and continually growing and shifting into a bigger and stronger vortex of angular, shifting rhythms and timbres. The music is full of energy and sincerity, and time and time again all who behold their performances are made into believers. Gentleman Surfer has shared the stage with many great bands including Cheer Accident, Mike Watt and the Second Men, Free Salamander Exhibit, The Molecules, Tera Melos, AU, XDS, the Nightingales, Realization Orchestra, Chemical Clock, Heatwarmer, Surplus 1980, Brainstorm, Cash Pony, Inner Ear Brigade, Grex, Pregnant, Planets, Ava Mendoza's Unnatural Ways, Zack Nelson, Phil Manley, Modern Man, So Stressed, Poppet, Appetite, Find Yourself, John Niekrasz, Carson Mcwhirter, and many more. Past (and some still active) projects of the band members include, but are not limited to, Afternoon Brother, Sholi, Mucky the Ducky, Practice, Invasive Species, Pac and Seep, Buff Clout, Good News Bears, Black Holes What? and highq.

Gentleman Surfer

Gentleman Surfer (photo by Peter B Kaars)

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