Welcome to the website of the legendary surf-instrumental combo the Dukes of Mumbai.
The Dukes of Mumbai are: Dale Pinkerton – on the guitar Dick Sapparel – on the bass Johnnie Luxembourg – also on the guitar Anton O’Farrell – mostly on the drums
Famous for serving up a red-hot, riff-tastic display of raw surf instrumentals by such legends as Dick Dale and Link Wray (among many others), the Dukes of Mumbai are guaranteed to get the party started and elevate the street credibility of everyone who falls under our spell. We are available for clubs, pub gigs, festivals, weddings and parties for children of all ages. All offers considered – if you plug it in, we’ll play it!
Here are our contact details: Mobile: 07916 346142 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
After more then a decade of self-imposed exile, the Dukes of Mumbai are back together once more in the UK!
You can expect the same mix of high energy ‘60s surf pop instrumentals, classically influenced by the likes of Dick Dale and Link Wray, with a few surprise nuggets thrown in from further afield. The band are delighted to be on UK soil once more following their recent deportation from the US.
The Vegas scene was beginning to spiral out of control – three sell-out shows a day, six days a week started to take its toll on the boys. Dale was the first to crack. Disappearing for two days, he eventually showed up trying to book himself into San Quentin; then Johnnie didn’t sleep for a week after his eBay addiction flared up again.
Things took a turn for the worse after they ran out of clothes due to a clerical error over their laundry bill. Dick explains: “After the advertising work dried up due to that incident with the chimp we’d hit rock bottom. The fight backstage at the Grammys was the last straw. I apologised to her, but whatever.”
Despite all their troubles the Dukes are raring to go. “With all the terrible things happening in the world, some of which may have been caused by us, folks need some quality escapism to bring a smile to their faces,” says Anton, “and that’s where we come in.”
Now sharper than ever, you can always rely on the Dukes to get the party started. Memorably once likened to being chased through the desert under a full moon by a swarm of angry hornets, Dale’s guitar is amply supported by the rock-solidest rhythm section ever to emerge from Long Beach, Ca. The Dukes of Mumbai make friends wherever they go and no-one leaves empty-handed.
Avoid disappointment. Don’t miss the Dukes of Mumbai.