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Jim Skiathitis, lead guitarist of the Atlantics, joining us in Indy on August 31st!

August 20, 2019

Hello Madeira friends!

We hope you've been having a truly wonderful summer!  We have some great news! if you've been following us for any length of time you probably know that we are HUGE fans of the legendary '60s Australian surf band The Atlantics, covering one of their songs on each of our albums ("Express to Bagdad" on Sandstorm, "S.O.S. (Stomp on Stomp)" on Carpe Noctem, "Giant" on Tribal Fires and "Coral Island" on Ancient Winds). Ivan and Dane even participated in an Atlantics tribute at the 2014 Surf Guitar 101 Convention AND Ivan co-wrote "The Argonaut" for the Ancient Winds album with their original guitarist Jim Skiathitis!

So, it feels more than a bit surreal as well as deeply exciting to announce that Jim will be joining us to play lead on four of their songs at the Radio Radio Surf Night show in Indy on Saturday, August 31st! This will be Jim's first time ever playing in the US, an historic event! We very much hope you can join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable occasion as well as simply a damn good show, playing also with our long-time friends the AmpFibians from Cincinnati as well as Retro On the Rocks from Indy! We'll also be returning to Lafayette the night before, Friday, August 30th, our first time there in four years!  And then three weeks later, bidding farewell to summer, it's on to the Main Event: the huge, iconic Southern Surf StompFest 2019 in Atlanta, GA with who's-who of modern surf music!  We hope to see you at one of these shows, and we wish you an enjoyable remainder of the summer!

-The Madeira