Members : George Beavis (Head Huncho) - Guitar , Louie Steele - Drums , Ryan Fitzsimmons - Guitar , Chris McCrory
Hometown .... Belfast
Genre ..... File under Excellence
Instrumental Surf bands were once considered cool or cutting edge in the 50's early 60's but like most music it seems its time to go full circle. Now Los Reyes , a Belfast band are helping to bring back early "60's surf rock". It's odd to think that a group based in Belfast would be the ones to update that particular sound for the 21st - century, but here we are.
George Beavis is the main hunch playing all the instruments on their debut album with the help of Louis Steele on drums. The band have already played a few live shows with the addition of Ryan Fitzsimmons on guitar and Chris McCrory on bass to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim.
Not ones to sit on their laurels the band have already started to work on their follow up.
The bands influences may tip their hat to those bands of another era like The Ventures, Dick Dale and even The Shadows but Los Reyes are Belfast's 21st Century Tarantino soundtrack.
NI Punk Website 2016
"Just when you need some surf guitar, it appears in Belfast"
Michael Bradley (radio Ulster/Undertone)
“instrumental surf outfit los reyes may seem like an odd choice, but it’s important to bear in mind the various influences the ramones had, and one of these were trashy surf songs. los reyes are excellent. coming off like martin denny working with dick dale, the rhythms are driving and the guitars are both trashy and hinting at exotica. while the covers don’t always work (their attempt at ‘blitzkrieg bop’ just sounds a little too polite), los reyes stake their claim as a new act to keep a watch on.”
— Christopher Owens Metal Ireland 2016
George Beavis (Los Reyes) is current writing and recording a new Los Reyes album which should be with us some time in the new year.
Meanwhile the band have recorded "Like A Bad Girl Should" for the forthcoming "Goo Goo Muck A Go Go" the final Cramps Tribute release .