Urban Surf Kings

Urban Surf Kings


Halifax based Urban Surf Kings play instro-MeNTAL surf for your listening and dancing pleasure. Think Link Wray, Davie Allan & Dick Dale on surfboards on the North Atlantic...?!


Canada's East Coast instro-nuts, URBAN SURF KINGS, play surf music, 1960’s style. Think the beach blasts of Dick Dale, the leather jacket rumble of Link Wray, and the biker fuzz of B-movie heroes Davie Allan & the Arrows.

The 13 year old trio is led by Mohawk surf guitarist Rev Hank, and features Crash Flagg on surf bass, and Inky on traps. That’s right, no singer, but not to worry…there’s always plenty of dancing on and off the stage: the swim, the frug, the watusi, the twist… URBAN SURF KINGS have 9 releases to date, including their latest CD, "Bang Howdy Partner" . This platter showcases USK’s love of spaghetti western soundtracks with the usual dose of twang.

The band is performing the new record and new live show far and wide.

They even released a 45rpm titled “el Toro!” a while back to capture their surf sound on vinyl (the way it should be!)

With a fan base that extends around the world (including North & South America, Europe, Asia & Australia), Urban Surf Kings may be the busiest surf band in Canada.

Nominations & Awards:
Aboriginal People's Choice Awards (2007, 2006):Best Instrumental Album

Indian Summer Music Awards (2006): Best Instrumental Album

Music Nova Scotia Award (2006): Best Aboriginal Recording

Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (2004): Best Instrumental Album

Genie Awards (2000): Best Canadian Soundtrack

Atlantic Film Festival (1999): Best Soundtrack


Bang Howdy Partner (2008)
Live in Hell (2005)
Snowman Rumble (2004)
Surf vs the Flying Saucers (2004)
Get Instro-MeNTaL! (2000)
el Toro! (1999) *
The Man From S.U.R.F. (1997) *
Surfing Santa (1996) *
Looking Sharp (1996) *

* out of print

plus a whack of comps from all around the world (incl USA, Mexica, Europe, Japan, and more), and appearances on tv and movie soundtracks.

Set List

Original surf instrumentals from USK's recordings.

Set length, and number of sets depends on agreement between band and venue.