Name: Tsunami of Sound
Genre: Surf inspired Rock like a Tsunami
Geographical Area: Boston MA
Interview with: Tsunami Davis Jr. aka Rick Sanger on 6/24/10 by email
Squiddley aka David Esposito - Guitar and Reverb
The band began in the spring of 2008.David and I dreamt of starting an
instrumental band since 2001.We couldn't find the right bassist to get the right
chemistry. Jamie had been playing with me in the band The Time Flies and he was
the best fit for us -vibewise and commitment wise. The thing that really kicked
the band into gear was this ad in Craigslist - "Surf Guitarist Looking to start
band". I called the ad right away. Jamie and I auditioned the guitarist Steve.
He was very Dick Dale-ish. We sounded good. Steve recommended another guitarist
to flesh out the band. Of course I brought up David. For a few weeks it was a 4
piece band but soon Steve dropped out. We continued as a 3 piece and tailored
our sound to a trio. We had gone through names like Shark Suit and New Squids on
the Block. David suggested Tsunami of Sound and it stuck. It really describes
how we sound. Not loudness but we sound like more than 3 pieces; it's the
3. What bands or music have influenced you most?
have 3 originals right now and we're writing more. We play our originals and new
arrangements of covers. We play some TV and movie themes also. All together we
have more than 3 sets worth.
5. What recording have you done?
have 6 songs recorded from February 2009, recorded in Ashland, MA by John
Esposito, such as original tune Pearl Harbor. Covers - Pier Pressure, Batwipe
(combo of the Batman theme and Wipeout), Kawanga!, Penetration and Baja.
November mono recordings from Boston College November 2009 - Mr. Moto and
6. What kind of gear do you use?
Squiddley - Vox Amplifiers, Vox Tonelab, Fender Bandmaster amplifier, Fender
Tube Reverb, Fender Stratocaster & Jazzmaster guitars
7. What is your bandís favorite food/beverage?
- Water, Pasta
8. How do you get gigs?
usually get gigs by calling, emailing, and being polite.
9. What are the difficulties
you find playing your kind of music in your area?
It's usually no problem to play a lot of clubs in Boston. The money is usually
in private parties.
band has chemistry, respect and fun!!
Promotional tool that's been most helpful has been our MySpace so far.
most memorable gig experience was probably our first gig - a private party in a
condo. We called ourselves New Squids on the Block. The guests were dancing in
the living room like a scene from Hugh Hefner's old TV show.
13. What do you hope to get
out of being a NESMA member?
14. Anything else?