Hailing from Huntington Beach, California, the award-winning Mai Tais® were formed in 2005. Ray, Marc and Miguel have combined their love of classic surf instrumentals with heavy rock and roll into a rockin' surf sound being influenced by Instrumental Surf, Punk, Metal, and Blues.
Their live show is always high-energy and family-oriented. They have played the Orange County Fair (2007-2010) and many festivals, such as the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival (2007-2010), the Orange International Street Fair (2006-2010), and the Dana Point Whale Festival (2007, 2009-2011). They have provided music for car shows, such as the Huntington Beach Concours Hot Rod Show (2007-2010) and the Uptown Whittier Car Show, as well as motivational music for several charity walks (Relay for Life and the Komen Cancer Run) and most recently, the Run Surf City Marathon. The band has also opened for two national touring groups at the Coach House: the Surfaris (2007) and for the third time (2007, 2009, 2010) the Gary Ho Ho Hoey Christmas show in December 2010.
At festivals, The Mai Tais® encourage audience participation with free leis and hula hoop contests. On some occasions, our air cannons celebrate by propelling streamers. Fans of all ages, from preschoolers to babyboomers, have experienced The Mai Tais® and have walked away with the same thought, "Those guys ROCK!"
Additionally, their original music is featured on the surfing website, www.wavenuts.com.
The Mai Tais® may not be famous, but they sure are fun!
• Orange County Music Awards, 2007: Winner, Best Surf Band
• Orange County Music Awards 2008: nominee, Best Surf Band
• Orange County Music Awards 2009: nominee, Best Surf Band