The Avantis

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US surf group from Los Angeles, CA.
The group was made up of Mexican-Americans, Pat and Lolly Vegas who led the band. The group challenged the norm as the brothers Pat and Lolly were of Native American as well as Mexican heritage, while most surf bands on the United States mainland were white. The brothers came from The Fresno, California. Their drummer was Mike Kowalski. The line up also included guitarist Danny Hamilton. They were also a support act for the Beach Boys. Later in 1963 they changed their name, and were going by the name of Pat & Lolly Vegas, and were the house band of The Haunted House Nightclub in LA. During their time, they worked closely with Judd Hamilton (Older brother of Dan Hamilton) who was the arranger and co-composer on their records.
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Singles & EPs

C-1144X The Avantis - Wax 'Em Down album art The Avantis Wax 'Em Down (Single) Chancellor C-1144X Canada 1963 Sell This Version
110 The Avantis - Phantom Surfer / Lucille album art The Avantis Phantom Surfer / Lucille(7", Single, Promo) Regency Records (5) 110 US 1964 Sell This Version
RP 107 The Avantis - Surfin' Granny / Do The Surfin' Granny album art The Avantis Surfin' Granny / Do The Surfin' Granny(7", Single) Regency Records (5) RP 107 US 1964 Sell This Version