What is a Hodad?

ho dad (ho' dad) n. 1 non surfer who often ruins rides for real surfers [Dude, I caught this rad curl, got tubed then wiped out 'cause this hodad was right in my way, man.] 2 one who poses as a surfer. See poser.
Ho dads (ho' dadz) n. 1 California's foremost party band [Those Hodads are totally rad dudes!] 2 five guys who don't know how to surf but can really stir up a party. 3 the most versatile group in the known universe. 4 THE BEST DAMN PARTY BAND IN THE UNIVERSE!

The Hodads have been thrilling audiences with their tremendous variety of music and entertainment since 1989. They have appeared in concert with Kool & The Gang, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Brian Setzer, The Smothers Brothers, Jan & Dean, Tony Danza, The Surfaris, Jim Belushi, Steve Vai, Bob Saget, Louie Anderson, Jerry Lewis, Casey Kasem, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Lily Tomlin, and played in the movie, "The Replacement" with Eric Roberts and Ice T.

Tony Jones (drums/vocals):

Native Los Angeleno, Tony was raised in a musical family. His father (Rick) was a drummer/songwriter and his grandfather (Leon René) was a prominent songwriter in Los Angeles. He penned such songs as: Rockin' Robin, When The Swallows Come Back to Capistrano and When It's Sleepytime Down South. Tony has performed with Milton Berle, Fred Travelena, Danny Ganz, The Drifters, The Coasters, Billy Preston, Patty Andrews and others. He is well known for his vocal impersonations of Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles.

Tel: (323) 938-8917 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jimmy Street (sax/guitar/vocals):

Jimmy Street was born in Norfolk, Virginia, but grew up in Oakland, California where he was influenced by the East Bay Soul sounds. Jimmy's passion is playing the saxophone and singing. He also doubles as the band's rhythm guitarist. He has performed with Frank Sinatra, Jack Jones, The Drifters, The Coasters and Big Daddy. Jim appeared on The Regis Philbin Show and other television variety shows internationally. His current project is raising his two beautiful daughters. Their laughter is the most beautiful music he's ever heard.

Tel: (951) 659-2072  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Hatton (bass/violin/vocals):

John was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He started playing violin at age six. He also played in the St. Louis Philharmonic in high school. He is the bassist on Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton and he has also played with Elvis, Dolly Parton, The Righteous Brothers, Jose Feliciano, Seals and Crofts, Fabian, The Rivingtons, Big Daddy, John Davidson, LeeAnn Rymes and Brian Setzer. He loves to tinker in his workshop, preach at his church and sail on the ocean.

Tel: (818) 694-6815 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bob Schuster (guitar/vocals):

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Bob has been playing guitar and singing since he was 12. He studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston and the Dick Grove School in Los Angeles and with many private teachers. Bob has performed with Bob Dylan, Steven Bishop, Gary Puckett, Trini Lopez, The Coasters, The Drifters, Danny Thomas and others. He enjoys playing any style of music, as long as it is fun! www.bobschustermusic.com

Tel: (818) 489-5585  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sterling Smith (keyboard/vocals):

Sterling grew up in Columbus, Ohio and majored in harpsichord at Ohio State University. He has recorded and toured with The Beach Boys, Randy Meisner, and Jan & Dean. He has recorded with Bob Dylan, Lisa Hartman, Barry Manilow, Terry Reid, and collaborated on an album with Arthur Brown. He was Musical Director and on-stage pianist on Twyla Tharp & Mikhail Baryshnikov's "Cutting Up" dance tour. Two albums of original "progressive rock" music by Sterling's Ohio band in the 70's, "The Load" are currently out on Compact Disc.

Tel: (818) 720-5915 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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