“Palooka 5 tick all the boxes for that curl-shooting, shape-throwing, surf hoodang you’ve always dreamed of. – Shindig Magazine
…this is the most quirky band that you’re likely to come across: 60s surf and garage music played on original vintage instruments. Our LP ‘Rough Magic’ received airplay throughout the summer from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Gideon Coe. Expect originals, alongside the odd fresh interpretation of The Sonics, The Ventures and The Cramps. This is Rock n Roll cut to the bone!
“Palooka 5 play their own brand of surf music, tinged with a large inspirational helping of the B52’s, just what the Doctor ordered to bring a smile to the face.” – UK Festival Guides
Screech and Operator of Guitar- T Baigent
Hammond Handler – A McCallum
Drummer Boy – S Bide
Howling and Shakin’ the Maracas – B Baigent
Plucking Boy – S Fisk
From the surfin’ South West of England…travelling to wherever the tide will take us.
“…..after a very entertaining opening band, Palooka 5 who play splendid organ-driven surf” – UK Rock n Roll Magazine
The ‘apocalyptic’ surf combo PALOOKA 5. Killer riff after riff – delivered on vintage gear, ensured their supercharged ‘bad vibrations’ kept the punters captivated for an all too short 40 minute slot. –Suited and Booted magazine