The Surf Coasters were formed in 1994 by Shigeo Naka in Tokyo, Japan. Their first appearances were on a "Star Search" type TV show which they won by playing their version of Dick Dale's Pulp Fiction hit" Misirlou". Since then, they have released more than 20 CDs for the Columbia, BMG, and Victor labels, with many appearances on film soundtracks and video games and constant touring in Japan. In 1995, rock guitar legend Dick Dale, known as the “King of the Surf Guitar”, visited Japan and played shows with The Surf Coasters. He proclaimed Shigeo Naka to be “The Prince of the Surf Guitar”.