We Surf. We Rock.
That pretty much covers all the important stuff.
But if you're looking for a little more...Locolism was formed about 5 years ago, in the waves, and on the shore of a favorite surf break. Nick, Yannimon, Greg and Todd all grew up surfing and playing music with various projects, but when they got together, they created a new sound that caught on fast. The buzz began.
Things were lining up like a massive ground swell with light offshore winds, and before long, their high energy shows were drawing excited crowds to every venue. Loco stickers, given away at gigs, began showing up plastered to surfboards, cars and skateboards all over town. One of them
(along with a pre release of their CD) even ended up aboard the International Space Station! They were incredibly honored when Nicole Stott (Nasa Astronaut) asked to bring the music with her when she launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery for her 3 month stay on The Space Station. During that mission, she was kind enough to share Locolism's sounds with her fellow Crew members and even took the photo that became the cover of their first CD.
This year, local surfer, Bryan Scheire was added to the line-up as full time drummer, as Todd went on to pursue other adventures and catch waves in far off lands. Bryan brings his barefoot, animated style to the Locolism stage and powers infectious beats in every song.
Each show is like a surf party where hundreds of fans come out to every performance and dance along to the original surf/ska/punk sounds of Locolism. Surf videos are projected onstage and their sets are peppered with fun, well chosen covers such as Jackpot and Ranking Full Stop by English Beat, Agent Orange's Bloodstains, The Clash's Rudy Can't Fail, The Ramones Rockaway Beach, Havana Affair, Headbanger and Blitzkreig Bop and The Specials' Message to You Rudy. Locolism has been fortunate to recently share the stage with Agent Orange, Michael Graves of The Misfits. They also opened for Whole Wheat Bread, and will soon be headlining a show with internationally known musician, Davey Knowles.
For the last 4 years, Locolism has participated in the Relay for Life events benefitting The American Cancer Society, as well as several other fundraisers for the cause. Cancer has been a common thread among the band after some members battled the disease personally, and others lost parents. They work hard to bring awareness and funding to the fight as much as possible. They are also helping to form a group called Loco Groms for Good that will eventually become a nonprofit and bring young fans together for beach cleanups and recycling projects while participating in fun events like surf clinics and contests.
This Halloween, Locolism will be playing at the launch party for NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery's final mission! Their sounds are making their way to space for an unbelievable second time! Pretty cool for a bunch of admitted space geeks!
When not playing music or surfing they spend their time on things like traveling, art, photography, skateboarding, shaping young minds, observing the universe, trying to preserve our planet's resources and enjoying time with their families and friends. Long term goals are to continue to surf by day and play music by night, sharing their sound with surfers from around the world!