At Dorchester Corn Exchange on Friday 19 January

The Surfin' Birds

On Friday 19th January The Surfin’ Birds will be launching their eagerly-anticipated new album with a high-profile gig at Dorchester Corn Exchange. With support from Amy Brown and The Hawkmen plus guest performers and poetry from James Askew, this promises to be more than your average Friday night out. The Surfin’ Birds have earned a reputation for being one of the most exciting live acts in the area, and have been making waves further afield with stand-out appearances at Boomtown, Outcider, Cursus and Sark Roots festivals in 2017. Their music is simultaneously raw and visceral yet highly crafted, with a desire for constant experimentation that puts them way ahead of their contemporaries. They appeal to fans of rockabilly, surf, psychedelic and good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll music, without ever being constrained by any one genre. ‘All My Dreams’ is the band’s second full-length album and will be released on the Fuelled By Cider label, with copies available to buy at the gig itself. It is the product of a period of intense energy, vision and hard work from the band and looks set to push them on to bigger things in 2018.

The Surfin' Birds

Guitarist and frontman Paul Sharod told us: “‘Surf, psychedelia, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, poetry and punk – this album has elements of it all. “All My Dreams” is our most experimental and creative record to date. The whole process was laid back and grooving from the off, a purely organic process between four best mates.” Support on the night comes from highly acclaimed Bristol rockabilly / soul band The Hawkmen, who are grabbing attention themselves with regular airplay on BBC 6 Music and a track on the latest Craig Charles compilation CD. Local singer-songwriter Amy Brown will open the night in style.

Promoter and label manager Mike Lacey said: “We’ve worked with The Surfin’ Birds since our inception and it has been an amazing journey so far. Dorset is fortunate to have a band this talented and exciting and January 19th is an opportunity to get on board the express train!”

Tickets are £11 (£9 concessions) and on sale from Dorchester Arts at or by calling 01305 266926.

The Surfin' Birds


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