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Meet The Turbosonics
“Agent C-130” Jerry Johnson on Bass
“The Freight Train of Pain” Timmy Klatte on Drums
“Modena Maestro” Jason Truckenbrod on Lead Guitar

"A premium blend of authentic surf beats, layered with modern fuzz tones, topped with artisanal pacific-coast melodies."

The band formed in 2008 when drummer, Timmy Klatte, determined to fulfill his dream of starting a surf band, placed an ad for a lead guitarist on the Craigslist.  Jason Truckenbrod, originally from Buffalo, NY, responded to the ad and quickly realized what a fun concept Timmy had brewing.  Jason invited friend, Jake Ortego, on the bass guitar, to form the trio first known as The Surf Zombies.  The original line-up had great chemistry and each gig seemed better than the last as the fellas developed their surf-rock chops.  After about two years, Jake and his family decided to move out of the area, so the guys brought in bassist, Keith Caldwell, another transplant, this time from the northern state of Maine.  Keith fit right in and, coincidentally, brought with him the same knack for quoting the funniest lines from old B movies that Jake had.  Anyway, upon discovering another surf band from Iowa calling themselves The Surf Zombies, the band redefined themselves as The Turbosonics.

Most recently, Keith left to pursue other priorites, and Jerry Johnson stepped in on bass.  An accomplished guitarist, Jerry has switched over to four strings, and is holding down the rhythm section in prime form.

The band's influences include Dick Dale, Huevos Rancheros, The Surfaris, Link Wray, The Astronauts, The Chantays, Reverend Horton Heat, Los Straitjackets, and the list goes on.  Individually, their influences include The Rolling Stones, The Who, Dave Brubeck, The Yardbirds, The Clash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miles Davis, Black Sabbath, and artists from many other genres. On their debut, self-titled CD, The Turbosonics' original compositions blend the authentic instrumental surf sound with rockabilly vibes and the raw edge that defines their unique style… “Playin’ Surf at Maximum Impact!”

Not only is Surf-Rock the signature sound of Southern California and surfing, it also pairs well with car cruises, B-movies, street racing, rockabilly, pin-up girls, the 1960’s, and just about any event involving fun, fun, fun.  The Turbosonics sound is driving, loud and dripping with reverb.  Most first-timers walk away from their shows not knowing what hit them, remarking, “All that sound from just three guys?!”