The Surf Zombies were formed in 2006 and have released two full length CDs and are nearing completion of their 3rd. Their first show was opening for Dick Dale at Gabe's and since then they have kept busy playing festivals, parties and clubs. They were founded by Brook Hoover on guitar and Joel McDowell on bass, with Tyler Russell on Drums. Surf Zombies appeared on Java Blend with Ben Keifer in August 2010 and people continue to discover them as the show is broadcast regularly on Iowa Public Television. The Surf Zombies follow their hearts and play all original surf instrumentals, which are perfect for summer events, hot rod shows and any sort of music event. They have many influences, ranging from Dick Dale to Duane Eddy to Brian Setzer to Link Wray and Posion Ivy.