The Cars Elliot Easton Resurfaces With Tiki Gods

(PR) Famed The Cars' guitarist, Elliot Easton debuts Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods, an Exotica instrumental group featuring some of music's greatest talents on Friday, May 8, at Key Club.

With members from The Brian Wilson Band and The Wondermints, this nine-piece ensemble plans to create waves in the exotica, Tiki music scene.

"There isn't really a word to describe the band's sound," explains Easton. "Think martini lounge, space age, Exotica, with lush, romantic themes from Hollywood 60's movie soundtracks like Pink Panther and James Bond. It's the hybrid sounds of the Tiki culture and Polynesian dance and a combination of surf rock and instrumental mood music. Most importantly, it's a very fun kind of music," he added. "For example, we'll be playing the theme song from Star Trek."

The all-star, nine-piece band includes Elliot Easton (lead guitar, vocals), Nick Walusko (guitar), Probyn Gregory (trumpet, percussion), Brett Simons (bass), Nelson Bragg (drums), Todd Jaeger (keyboard), producer Andy Paley (keys, bass), Gary Griffin (keyboard), and Scott Bennett (multi-instrumentalist). Each of these master musicians have played and toured with bands such as The Who, Sheryl Crow, Tom Waits, Flaming Lips, Filter, Smashing Pumpkins, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Todd Rundgren, as well as with The Brian Wilson Band and The Wondermints.

Doors at 9:00 p.m. Ticket price is $10.00 and advance tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the Key Club box office (310) 274-5800.

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