The Atlantics inducted into the Parkes Wall of Fame

Bosco and Martin recently travelled to Parkes in NSW to represent The Atlantics at the unveiling of the plaque on the Wall of Fame, during the annual Elvis Festival.

Pictured: Bob Steele (festival founder), Cr Ken Mgrath, Martin Cilia, Bosco Bosonac and Parkes Mayor Neil Westcott.

The plaque reads:

The Atlantics classic lineup formed in 1961 with members including Peter Hood (drums), Bosco Bosanac (bass), Theo Penglis (guitar) and Jim Skiathitis (guitar). The band reformed in the late 90s after a lengthy break. That lineup was Peter Hood (drums), Bosco Bosanac (bass), Jim Skiathitis (guitar) and Martin Cilia (guitar).

Their iconic surf instrumental “Bombora” was #1 in Australia in 1963. Their success continued with “The Crusher” and seven more singles, along with four LPs.

In 1999, the reformed Atlantics recorded and released 5 new albums. In 2000 “Bombora” was featured in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games’ closing ceremony.

Their electrifying performances included touring with legends like The Beach Boys and Chris Isaak, The Long Way to the Top Tour and a highly successful European tour in 2013 which solidified their reputation as “Australia’s Greatest Instrumental Band.”

Their latest album in 2023 “Still Making Waves” continues their 60 year legacy, following their retirement from live touring in 2013.

Awarded 2024