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The Bikini Beach Band

 

A phrase coined by the music press in the early days, it perfectly encapsulates the band's unique approach to guitar-led instrumental music.

 

Two duelling guitars, bass and drums: the set up is simple and classic. And while relocating contemporary songs to the timeless era of Twang conjures a retro vibe (think Pulp Fiction soundtrack hero Dick Dale, Duane Eddy, The Ventures or The Shadows), The Bikini Beach Band's choice of material and sheer musical audacity and wit elevates this deceptively simple formula into something fresh, exciting, and above all, entertaining.

 

Who else could mash Radiohead's Creep up with Richie Valens'La Bamba, call it La Creepa, and make it both danceable and funny. On-stage, the boys themselves remain silent and resolutely deadpan at all times – much to everyone's delight.
 
 

808 State

Beans On Toast

Becky Hill

Binbag Wisdom

Bobby Friction

Brooke Combe

Bryony Williams

CVC

Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band

Das Brass

Dreadzone

Dub Pistols

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

EMF

Emma Linney Band

Example

Faithless (DJ Set)

Fatboy Slim

Gracey

Heather Small

Intergalactic Brasstronauts

Iris Gold

Jemma Bolt

Johnny Cash Converters

Jonathan Day Collective

Kitty Liv

Lola Young

Mae Muller

Matthew One Man

MC Grammar

Mr Bruce

Mr Motivator

Mr. Scruff

Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer

Ned's Atomic Dustbin

New Car Smell

Panjabi MC

Pinty MC

Plastic Mermaids

Rag'n'Bone Man

Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

Sara Cox

Scouting For Girls

Self Esteem

Shed Seven

Sister Cookie

Sister Nancy & Legal Shot Sound

Snapped Ankles

Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of Fun

Tamzene

TC & The Groove Family

The Bikini Beach Band

The Cuban Brothers

The Endings

The Honey Farm

The Proclaimers

The Showhawk Duo

The Stencil Pencils 'World's Youngest Aspergers Band'

Thrill Collins

Total Luck

YolanDa's Band Jam

Zion Train