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A Tribute to Link Wray

5 Feb

A Tribute to Link Wray
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Seahorse Tavern
Early Show: 8-10pm (doors at 7:30pm)

Some of Nova Scotia’s biggest Link Wray fans, and most excellent guitarists come together to celebrate the music of one of the most influential guitarists of all time. Confirmed guitarists for the show are Davey Lee Goode (The Shakedown Combo), Brad Conrad (The Mellotones), Willie Stratton (Beach Bait), and the evening’s hosts, Urban Surf Kings. More guests tba.
LINK WRAY. Father of the Power Chord. Creator of Distortion.

LINK WRAY and the Ray Men’s groundbreaking song RUMBLE was banned from radio airplay for fear it would incite teenage gang violence. A remarkable feat for a song with no words.

LINK WRAY was the first Native American rock star with RUMBLE selling over a million copies in 1958.

LINK WRAY is in the top 50 of the 100 GREATEST GUITARISTS selected by Rolling Stone magazine.

LINK WRAY has influenced many great musicians including Jimmy Page, Pete Townsend, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Stevie Salas, Deke Dickerson, Rudi Protrudi, Poison Ivy, Eddie Angel, and so many more.

Some say without Link Wray there would be no Rock & Roll

Facebook event:


Link Wray
Jimmy Page talks Link Wray

USK Live

19 Nov

Another 3 set night at Bearly’s House of Blues & Ribs this Friday, Nov. 25 starting at 10pm. This is becoming our home away from home. Hope to see y’all there. Live

Next Show

7 Aug

Song at Sea Level Festival

Urban Surf Kings
Shelburne, NS
Sat, Aug 12, 2016
Urban Surf Kings

USK featured in VW Canada Ad

25 Jul

The new VW Canada Summer promotion features USK’s Big Surf at Black Point.

New Urban Surf Kings CD

10 Jul

Urban Surf Kings release their 14th recording – LIVORNO. It was recorded live at Surfer Joe Summer Festival 2015 (Livorno, Italy) and features songs spanning USK’s 21 year career. The album also contains some brand new songs.

Using borrowed guitars, basses, amps, reverb units, and drums, Urban Surf Kings hit the main stage on Saturday night. This album captures the show with all its energy,rawness, goofs, and fun. What you hear is live off the board, and broadcast on North Sea Surf Radio.

Track Listing:

1 Intro
2 Twister
3Giant Cow
4 Livorno Twist
5 Quick Draw Norman
6 Stampede
7 Last Chance for Clams
8 Muchos Diablos
9 Double Black Diamond
10 7 Veils a Go Go
11 Espresso Twist
12 El Toro!
13 Radarmen From the Moon

Order the album here at the Web ShopNE

Guitar-Fest X Finale

16 Nov

Urban surf Kings, The Shakedown Combo, Brian Baker & The Memphis Knights, and The Del Boca Vistas play Link Wray’s Rawhide.

Snowman Rumble! Back in time for the Holidays

14 Nov

Urban Surf Kings’ 7 song CD-ep, Snowman Rumble!, is back in time for the holidays. This classic holiday surf album was originally released in 2004, and has not been available for many years. Treat yourself, or a loved one to a copy this Holiday Season.

Big Tiki Dude called Snowman Rumble his 2nd favourite Holiday release, after the Blue Hawaiians. He announced this from the stage at Surfer Joe Festival in Italy this summer. That’s a pretty keen endorsement!


Guitar-Fest X

12 Nov



Liverpool Ukulele Ceilidh 2015

25 Oct

Had a Great Time at this year’s festival.  Thanks for bringing me in!!!


Urban Surf Kings – Italy

7 Oct

Here’s a GoPro video from the side of the stage at Surfer Joe. Check out the little dancer tearin’ it up around the 2 minute mark.