Playing fresh arrangements of covers from the 1970's to now. Flounders. are available as a duo, trio and up to five-piece band. We've been performing at clubs, restaurants, parties, weddings and corporate events throughout Southern California. The band features Lou Shook on guitar/vocals, Mark Windrum-bass/vocals and Tom Rogers-drums. Shook & Windrum often perform as a duo.

Floundering since Y2K

The roots of the band started in Lou's garage in Encinitas around Y2K. A motley crew, we originally called ourselves BeanTik & The Jumpin' Flounders. Soon shortened to Flounders. Not afraid to get wet, we styled ourselves as the perfect pool party band. Influences include Van Morrison, Honk, Taj Mahal, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, James Taylor, Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel. We're not a classic "Surf Music Band" but our style reflects a lifestyle of surfing and a Southern California vibe. Hope to see you soon.

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The music of The Flounders draws upon influences of rock, folk, surf and island grooves. The Flounders have produced two CDs - Around The World (2002) and Goin' South (2009).