Hi-Fi, Photo Courtesy of Lucette Pearson
Seattle, Washington
1980 - 1983


Bob Briley ~ Drums
Bruce Hazen ~ Lead Guitar
Ian Matthews ~ Vocals
Doug Rayburn ~ Bass, Keyboards
Gary Shelton ~ Bass
David Surkamp ~ Guitar, Vocals

In Memory of

Doug Rayburn

Hi-Fi was formed in early 1980, comprising me, Bruce Hazen (lead guitar), David Surkamp (ex-Pavlov's Dog, guitar & lead vocal), and Doug Rayburn (bass & keyboards, ex-Pavlov's Dog). We cut an unreleased 1st album with Bill Rieflin (ex-Blackouts, Robert Fripp, Ministry etc.) on drums. The second line-up (July '80) was me, David, Doug, and we added Bob Briley (drums) and Iain Matthews (ex-Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort) on vocals. This version toured the U.S. with the Beach Boys and others. Terminal line-up ('82) was me, Doug (on keys only), Gary Shelton (bass), Ian, and Bob.  We broke up in '83, when I moved to London to cut album/tour with Ian.

That's the nutshell story, we haunted the Astor Park along with the Heats, Cowboys, Billy Rancher etc.

Bruce Hazen, May 2003

Some of the other Pacific Northwest music groups represented in this band include: Pavlov's Dog, Blackouts, Ministry, Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort, Atmosphere, Child, Freddie and the Screamers, Telepaths, The Allies, Joy, Jr. Cadillac, Unicycle,Big Fun, and many other NW bands.

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Last Update:  24 September 2012
Credits: Lucette Pearson, Bruce Hazen, Kathy Childers
Band # 1223