The Verbtones were formed in 2001 by guitarist Kyle, who
had relocated from Southern California to Vancouver, Washington.
Their energetic live shows quickly gained them a devoted following
and a reputation as one of greater Portlands best and most respected
instrumental surf bands. In 2012, following a nearly two year hiatus, Kyle
brought The Verbtones back to life with the addition of Eric Rubalcava on drums,
Tom on bass and Sammy Von Howler on guitar
Verbtones CDs are available through fine online music
stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes and CDBaby.
We play gigs once every month or so. That way we keep it fresh and
make our shows something to look forward to. In between gigs we polish
our sound, work on stage antics and write new songs or record.
Besides... the surf is always better after a few days of flat
We play lots of clubs around Portland, but Duffs Garage remains a
favorite. Duffs showcases the best surf, rockabilly, roots and country
in Portland. The owner, Jon Wallace is a big surf fan and loves to have
surfin combos shaking up his club. He also has his own surf band, The
Volcanos and they rock!
Surf bands from 60's :::: The Astronauts. The Vistas. The Pyramids. The Centurions. The Lively Ones. Johnny Fortune. Johnny Barakat. Bobby Fuller. The Deadly Ones. The Ghouls. The Surfaris. The Chantays. Eddie & The Showman. The Ventures. The Shadows. Jim Messina & His Jesters. The Fender IV. The Tornadoes. The (Original) Surfaris. The Challengers. The Illusions. The Pharos. The New Dimensions. Gene Grey & The Stingerays. The Super Stocks. The Beatles. Rockabilly,Jump blues,country,hillbilly boogie, Santo & Johnny. Dick Dale.Spy-Secret agent sound music. New Surf:::::::: The Tiki Tones. The Fathoms. Bambi Molesters. The Mel-tones. Los straitjackets. The Kaisers. The Phantom Surfers. Satans Pilgrims. The Huntington Cads. Hillbilly soul surfers. Combustible edison. John & The Nightriders. The Looney tunes. Jonny & the Shamen. The Apahangers The Ghastly Ones, To many to name.