Like all good surf bands, Old Man Friday started whilst chatting between waves at the local surf break.
Based in Palm Beach, located on the beautiful southern Gold Coast in Australia, Old Man Friday is influenced by all surf related music, new and old.

Whether playing acoustic, ukulele and lap slide island influenced sounds locally as a duo, or reverb soaked down the line surf rock creations as a full band, Old Man Friday writes and performs instrumental original tunes that seek to capture stories of our local spots, the feelings that surfing and being in the ocean inspire, and the journeys and struggle of travel to get in the water!

Old Man Friday won the Gold Coast ABC Competition Exhumed, and have been fortunate to play live across the Gold Coast and beyond, at such events as Noosa Festival of Surfing, Cooly Rocks On, Christmas by the Sea, folk and roots festivals, but is always happiest playing at their local Palm Beach Farmer’s markets 🙂

Old Man Friday has produced 3 albums, with multiple songs from the albums used in promotions, surf videos and backings for travel and lifestyle vlogs.   2013 – Self titled.  2016 – Down the Line.  2023 Spaghetti Surf!

Old Man Friday is:
Blair Johnstone – Guitars, Ukulele, Harmonica, Stomp
Marcus Bancroft – Guitars, Ukulele, Slide, Drums
Nick Tatlow – Guitars
Brett Edy – Bass
Phil Cancelleri – Guitars