The Exotics

It is in the tradition of the instrumental bands of the early 1960's that the Exotics' sound was born. Comprised of four young seasoned veterans of both the Chicago and Milwaukee music scenes, the experience these gentlemen have had in previous bands spans over ten years including many recordings and gigs. In 1995, based on the strength of their 7" single, Goofy Foot, the Exotics were able to tour much of the Midwest. These Shows included many well received appearances in Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and a sold out billing with the King of surf guitar himself, Dick Dale. The Exotics were featured at several large, regional festivals as well including Milwaukee's internationally acclaimed Summerfest. In the spring of 1996, as the Exotics find themselves on the road in support of their full-length CD, the nation will find itself on the dance floor twistin' and shaggin' to their crazy beat. Picture an instrumental combo circa 1963 playing a crowded go-go party in a cocktail lounge or the soundtrack of any beach party or hot rod movie of that era, and you begin to get the idea. It is a style of music that never seems to go out of style and entertains everyone from the teenset on up to those who enjoyed it the first time around. The Exotics draw much inspiration from bands like The Ventures, Sandy Nelson, the Lively Ones and Link Wray who helped popularize the twangy, reverb drenched guitars that replaced vocals as the voice of the band. Extremely danceable material propelled by a rock steady backbeat with a sharp stage appearance make for an unstoppable rock n' roll a go-go show!

Upcoming Performances

Return to the Channel 83 Homepage