The Wormhole Proudly Presents


The Mercers, The Wave Slaves

Wed, April 19, 2017

8:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

Adv Discount and Premium Tix!

This event is 18 and over

Opening act starts at 8PM. It is a Phenomena, that Dale is still playing with not only the same vengeance as he did in the 50's, but his playing is unleashed and shredding into the 2000's with a focus and power as if from mother nature. He shares the stage with fellow players of all generations up into the alternative's of the 2000's. Being completely self taught, Dick Dale plays left handed upside down which was a result of holding the guitar left-handed. The strings became upside-down, chords are designed for right handed players making it very difficult for a left handed player unless he were to change the strings for a left handed guitar, something that Dale never did.

Dale is also a master at the Acoustic, Electronic, Bass and Spanish Guitars'. As well as the Ukulele, Banjo, Drums, Piano, Organ, Electronic Keyboard, Harpsichord, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Harmonica, Xylophone and, believe it or not... the Accordion!

Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.
The Mercers
Savannah's favorite band performing the best classics that you rarely hear by the typical house band.
The Wave Slaves
The Wave Slaves
The Wave Slaves of Savannah, Georgia, are a unique lot of musicians hailing from different and diverse backgrounds. Shane Litts (guitar) and Joshua Lindsay (guitar), with years of experience in the band Anyone's Ghost, lend this instrumental quartet a melodic, classic surf sound. Bassist, Greg Rettig, is
a powerful backbone to the band, drawing experience from his previous metal, progressive rock, and indie rock experience. His other current project, "Sins of Godless Men" (formerly known as "Howler") has been a staple in the local music scene for the past 4 years. Last, but not least, surf/punk drummer and professional belly dancer, Nicole Edge, completes the ensemble. The band, collectively, shares a love of surf music (duh) as well as a passion for beer, coffee, and girls in bikinis.
Venue Information:
The Wormhole
2307 Bull Street
Savannah, GA, 31401