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Like a ‘32 Ford tearing through the International Marketplace in 1960 Honolulu, The Hula Girls have been busy preaching their self-described ‘hulabilly’ sounds all over Southern California. It’s the upright bass thumping of Mr. Christian Kessler, the dizzying drumming of Mr. Doug Sanborn, the Gretsch guitar twangin’ of Mr. Spike Marble, and the wild steel guitar of Mr. Shorty Poole! Don’t forget our hula-a-go-go dancers, Miss Neva Moore and Miss Judy Luck!

They’ve played along side such modern rockabilly and surf legends as The Stray Cats' Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom, Dick Dale, The Ventures, Duane Eddie, X, The Knitters, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Dave Alvin, Southern Culture on the Skids, Los Straitjackets, Wayne the Train Hancock, and Hot Rod Lincoln. It’s up-tempo hapa haole, tiki, and surf themed music, all filtered through the late 1950’s and early 60’s rockabilly and rock n’ roll sound. Some have said that going to a Hula Girls show is like going to a “Luau in Memphis!”

Just when you thought tiki music had to be sleepy instrumental tunes, here come The Hula Girls! Their debut album, THE CURSE OF THE TIKI, is out now, on vinyl and CD!

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