Meet The Hang-Ten Hangmen

The Hang-Ten Hangmen are Vancouver BC’s Foremost Retro ‘50s/’60s Rock n’ Roll Band.

Performing in their famed black masks and matching vintage shirts, The Hang-Ten Hangmen bring all of the attitude, fun and songs you love to the stage!

The Hang-Ten Hangmen

From classic surf instrumentals like “Miserlou” and “Rumble” to modern day covers of Los Straitjackets, you’ll also hear vocal hits from Elvis, Bill Haley and even current rockabilly star J.D. Machperson. Not enough? The Hang-Ten Hangmen also have hit records of their own, including the critically acclaimed surf instro Destination Saturn and full length vinyl release This is Boss!

The Hang-Ten Hangmen have even been called upon to back some pretty great frontmen, including Eddie Angel, Eli “Tigerman” Williams and “Butch” Murphy.

Having played throughout Vancouver, Portland, Las Vegas, San Diego, Palm Springs, Toronto and everywhere in between, these guys know how to put on a show. Keep your eyes open for the next The Hang-Ten Hangmen gig, or hire them out for your next event!


Current line-up - Rod Moore (guitars/keys/vocals), Todd Jelstad (guitars/vocals), Brian Verch (bass), Rob Quayle (drums), Johny Spiby (saxophone, percussion), Bernie Abromaitis aka Ms B. (Go-Go Dancer)

Past members - Mark Brodie (founder, guitars/vocals), Trevor Laishly (bass/vocals), Lorne Schieve (guitars/vocals), Jim Sutherland (drums)

Live Highlights

  • Tiki Oasis - San Diego CA, Bali Hai stage opening night 2014
  • Great Lakes Surf Battle - Toronto ON, 2016 & 2017
  • Tiki Caliente - Palm Springs CA, 2018 & 2019
  • Don the Beachcombers - Huntington Beach CA, 2014
  • Tiki Kon - Portland OR, 2016
  • The Golden Tiki - Las Vegas NV, 2018
  • Steveston Summer Nights - The Cannery, Steveston BC, 2014
  • Canada Day - Steveston BC, 2018
  • Vancouver BC - Imperial theatre, Media Club, Fairview pub, Princeton Pub, Falconettis, Shameful Tiki Room, Annual Estonian festival, Lana Lou’s

In The Press

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Hang-Ten Hangmen
Graveedigger’s Local | Sept 22, 2018 by Weird John

Surf Music Keeps The Summer Tiki Season Going With Three New Releases
The Los Angeles Beat | Oct 1, 2018 by Ed Simon

Performer Spotlight: Tiki-Kon 2016

Tiki Kon 2016 Day 1
Tiki With Ray | July 21, 2016 by Ray

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