Palooka 5 tick all the boxes for that curl-shooting,
surf hoodang you've always dreamed of.
Tom Robinson - BBC Radio 6 Music
Their tunes wouldn't be out of place on an album of lost classics by Dick Dale or The Monks
UK Festival Guides
Palooka 5 play their own brand of surf music, tinged with a large inspirational helping of the B52’s, just what the doctor ordered to bring a smile to the face.
Gideon Coe - BBC Radio 6 Music
The Excellent Palooka 5
UK RocknRoll Magazine
The very entertaining, Palooka 5, who played splendid organ-driven surf, just what the doctor ordered.
...this is the most quirky band that you’re likely to come across: 60s surf and garage music played on original vintage instruments, with an ‘Apocalypse Now’ twist. Their LP ‘Rough Magic’ received airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music’s Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson. Expect goof- ball/bubblegum originals, alongside the odd fresh interpretation of The Sonics, The Ventures and The Cramps. This lot are ‘Rock n Roll’ cut to the bone!
T Baigent Screech and Operator of Guitar
A McCallum Hammond Handler
S Bide Drummer Boy
B Baigent Howling and Shakin’ the Maracas
S Fisk Plucking Boy