In 1998 Russ Surfer, Drummer for The Highliners, left to start a new band. This time as the frontman, based on his love of Surfing, 50s Hot Rods & cult films.The name would be Death Valley Surfers.
Russ met Thomas Lorioux (Paris) at the psycho festival in Calella, Spain. Thomas had been playing in French Psycho & Rockabilly bands for many years. First rehersal was in Paris, cool start. Next came Sprex on drums & Ricky (The Blue Devils) on Saxophone, a swinging sax band was a must have for DVS. Then Kathy X on the lead Guitar. She had done some work on The Highliners Album « Spank-o-Matic », where they first met. A Demo CD was recorded, 100 copies pressed & sold at gigs. They all were snapped up quickly.
The DVS train was on the way to entertain anybody who wants to have fun. They have their own style of Punkabilly mixed in with Country, Surf, plenty of humour & a big fat swinging saxophone.
We call it Crazy Rock’n’Roll.