Surf City ska/reggae rockers HB Surround Sound say they have one goal - to be bigger than Aerosmith.
With a vivacious stage show and praise from big-name musicians, like Rancid's Tim Armstrong, the quintet is well on its way.
Hailing from Huntington Beach, the guys of HB Surround Sound always knew that music was their calling. After establishing themselves in 1999 after graduating from Marina High School, the band worked diligently to make its way into the music scene.
It opened for the popular Huntington Beach metal band, Avenged Sevenfold, in the early 2000s. Despite playing a different genre of music, HB Surround Sound's music was well received by the crowd.
"That's how cool Avenged Sevenfold is," Jake Bushnell (vocals) said in an interview on Main Street in Huntington Beach. "We sound totally different than them, but they were our friends and decided to put us on their show. We played some reggae stuff but mostly punk and metal kinds of songs. The crowd was like, 'Alright, this is different' and liked it. That was great."