SFS's Surf Rock Sunday: Mercy, Mercy The Ukulaliens Big Tiki & The Mai Tai's Wendy McDonald & The Burger Kings
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803
This event is 18 and over
SFS's Surf Rock Sunday
Southern Fried Sunday becomes Surf Rock Sunday for August 19th 2018! Enjoy beachy, garage style sounds & surf style eats, and the best music to set the mood. There will be Tacos & Will's bar will have plenty of liquid refreshment. Doors 5:30pm, Show 6pm, $8 Cover, 18+
Jacksonville garage rock power surf pop band comprised of music veterans:
Nishant Gose- guitar and vocals
Dennie Carter- drums and vocals
Jon Dailey- guitar and vocals
Colma Feaster- keyboards and vocals
An Orlando Ukulele Collective comprised of members of many other bands, their friends and fans all playing 4 strings together.
Big Tiki & The Mai Tai's
In the land of ukuleles there are many tunes and types of players. In Florida there are many types of crazies and songs they dance to. Out of the miasma arose a unique blend of talents and types which became Big Tiki and The MaiTais, who play tunes to which everyone can dance!
Florida’s most unique ukulele band is comprised of Stephen Big Tiki Boros, a man with a long list of accomplishments in the visual arts world, who turned to the ukulele as a defense against the many years of interminable visits by his wife’s friend from second grade LaBanana—while the gals drank wine, Big Tiki plucked idly at the strings of the many different ukes hanging on his wall until finally after 20 or so years of visits the friend finally moved next door and Big Tiki became an accomplished player and a large piece of carved wood. The next step of course was to form a band with the friend, also an accomplished and practicing musician, albeit one who played the one string washtub bass. After several dozen years playing the one-string washtub bass with funky folk and blues bands such as the Last Great Jive Ass Jug Band, and the quirky DeLuxe Vaudeville Orchestra, Toni LaBanana Shifalo is proud to finally play with a real band. She even recently learned three chords on the Harmony ukulele Santa Claus brought to her when she was four years old in order to audition for Big Tiki. Passing the audition, she puts the bottom in the MaiTais and fortunately keeps her singing to herself. She once was just a fruit, but now she is a rum drink. Needing both a vocalist and an attractive personage who plays a real instrument, Big Tiki drafted fellow artist Naughty Nancy who was a budding performer in the ukulele realm. Tired of being known as the artist who designs popular state license plates and the illustrator of hugely successful rock n roll merchandise , Nancy decided to create real art and took up the ukulele. Only problem is she’s a lefty, so she had to build her own uke and string it upside down. That hurdle jumped, she landed lost in the realm of ukulele chic singers until rescued by Big Tiki and tapped as lead singer and left-handed strummer in his band Big Tiki and the Mai Tais. She once was just an arteest but now she too is a rum drink. Rounding out this bunch of square pegs in round holes is the occasional addition of a rotating cast of instrumentalists ranging from flutes, percussion to bagpipes into the miasma of fun, fun, fun that is Big Tiki & The Mai Tai's and now they too become fruity rum drinks. They discover and cover songs by favorite, and obscure musicians, throw in some authentic Hawaiian tunes for good measure, perform a few originals, and fill out a show with wit and humor.