What's New

Revised May 2010


Merrell Fankhauser & Friends featuring Dick Lee of The Brymers and Fapardokly, Ed Cassidy of Spirit and other surprise guests will be performing Friday June 4th. The concert will be videoed in HD for airing on the Tiki Lounge TV show. This will be the kick off for the summer series of concerts at the SLO Grange Hall the first Friday of every month featurning Merrell Fankhauser and a variety of artists and bands!! 2880 Broad St. San luis Obipo, 8 - 10 PM $15 Admission.


 


Merrell's 1/2 HR TV show Tiki Lounge can now be seen at
beyondthebeatgeneration.com

The show is a great mix of Surf Rock, Oldies, and Hawaiian Music and is available for private bookings!
Email merrell@merrellfankhauser.com for rates and available dates.


Merrell’s new surf song, “We Love Tikis” is named an instant “Surf and Tiki Culture Hit” by DJs and fans around the world.

View the video here:

Merrell Fankhauser and Willie Nelson - Wipe Out - Live on Maui 2000


TIKI LOUNGE TELEVISION SHOW INFORMATION

Now Tiki Lounge can be seen in Santa Maria, CA on TAP TV, Comcast Ch. 25
Sundays at 6:30 pm, Wednesday at 7:00 pm, and Fridays at 5:30 pm.

Tiki Lounge is showing on Charter Cable Ch 2 (San Luis Obispo County, CA)
Every Sunday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 12 noon, and Friday nights at midnight.

It's showing on Maui, Hawaii AKAKU TV Ch 52.
Every Saturday at 8:00 pm and every Sunday at 8:30 am.

Can also be seen in Lompoc CH25, Fri. 7pm, Sat. 1:30pm, Sun, 4pm,
Wed. 10:30am, Thurs. 11am.


Best of Tiki Lounge, Vol. 1. Now Available! Includes Merrell's performances with many stars including Willie Nelson. Also includes clips from Merrell's Birthday Boogie with Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs, Fito DeLaparra of Canned Heat, Ed Cassidy of spirit, and others.


Merrell is featured in the book: Alien Rock: The Rock 'n' Roll Extraterrestrial Connection by Michael Luckman, which led to the reissue of Message to the Universe: The Alien Rock Suite. Original pace rock songs by Merrell with bonus tracks not included on the LP. Complete with fantasy cover art of Merrell jamming in the Maui Rainforest with an alien band, the same painting used in the Alien Rock book! Now available only from Ocean Records, Autographed. $15 ea (+$3 S&H).

Merrell released his limited edition CD: Merrell's Favorite Oldies Available only through Ocean Records P.O. Box 1504, Arroyo Grande, CA 93421.


Merrell's vocal version of "All Along The Watchtower" is included on "Gypsy Blood, Volume II", a Jimi Hendrix tribute CD featuring other guitar greats such as Robben Ford, Larry Coryell, Pat Travers, Toto's Steve Lukather, & others. Available on Comet Records at stores everywhere and at www.cometrecords.com


Merrell's 1976 version of his song "On Our Way To Hana" is included on a Hawaiian CD compilation titled "Island Summer 60s & 70s". The CD features Hawaiian groups "Kalapana", "Cecilio And Kapono" and "Makaha Sons Of Ni'ihau". The CD is already a top seller in Hawaii and receiving strong radio play on all the islands and on select stations on the mainland. The CD is available at stores everywhere and can also be purchased direct from the Oahu based label at: www.neosproductions.com


"Rockin And Surfin" Merrell's new instrumental Surf CD is out in the U.S. and Japan on Captain Trip Records Tokyo. The CD features some hot new surf songs by Merrell as well as classics like "Pipe Line" and "Baja". There is also a great Instrumental version of "All Along The Watchtower" that was played on Dick Clark's National Radio Show. This CD is a must have for surf music collectors!

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