INSECT SURFERS were originally formed in the summer of '79 in Washington, D.C. Touring the U.S. extensively, they also released several independent lp's and singles that placed as high as #25 on the national college radio charts.
Founding member David Arnson regrouped the band after moving to Los Angeles in 1985 with guitarist/sax player Dan "Dano" Sullivan resulting in the most dynamic lineup to date. Debuting at KXLU's "Surf Day" in June 1986, INSECT SURFERS have gone on to be featured on bills with such artists as Chris Isaak, B-52's, Jonathan Richman, Pylon, The Ventures, Dick Dale, Surfaris, etc. Even before June 1986, the INSECT SURFERS managed to play on the same stages as Iggy Pop, The Stranglers, Psychedelic Furs, Joan Jett, Echo and the Bunnymen, Revillos, etc.
INSECT SURFERS play guitar-fueled instrumental rock. The 50's and 60's stylings of such artists as Link Wray and Dick Dale are filtered through psychedelia, punk rock and soundtrack themes to produce a unique, invigorating and danceable blend.
INSECT SURFERS have drawn at clubs all over California and the Southwest as well as putting together their own local surf festivals in Los Angeles.