The Surfer Joe Summer Festival

Day 3 in Italy.

View from our hotel - The Hotel Gran Duca
View from our hotel – The Hotel Gran Duca


Lorenzo, Jim & Martin
Lorenzo, Jim & Martin

We met up with Lorenzo, the owner of the Surfer Joe Diner and organiser of the Surfer Joe Festival. I’ll see him again in California at the SG101 Festival where he’s playing with his band.

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We headed out to Piza. Then Jim needed help with his guitar so we visited a luthier.

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Mauro the luthier was very helpful. You should visit him if you’re ever in need of guitar repairs in Italy.

Martin, Mauro & Jim
Martin, Mauro & Jim


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On to soundcheck.

L-R - Haydn, Jim, Freddie, Martin, Lloyd
L-R – Haydn, Jim, Freddie, Martin, Lloyd

We caught up with Unsteady Freddie from New York, he’s the MC of the festival and a fantastic supporter of surf music.

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Then the gig. The crowd was great. We played two encores.

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From backstage.

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Good times.

BOMBORA live at Surfer Joe Summer Festival 2013

Next gigs:

  • Tuesday 25 June 2013 – Parco Tittoni – Italy – Desio (MB)
  • Wednesday 26 June 2013 – Jack The Ripper – Italy – Ronca’ (VR)
  • Friday 28 June 2013 – APOLLO, Mannerheimint. 16, – Finland – Helsinki
  • Saturday 29 June 2013 – Instrumental Musick Festival – Finland – Nastola

[Photos by Martin Cilia, Lloyd Gyi, Unsteady Freddie & Surfer Joe]