The Vara-Tones originated in the early sixties when The Fireballs, The Ventures, and Duane Eddy were some of the names on the charts and on the radio at that time, and Leo Fender and Dick Dale were beginning to experiment with the outboard reverb unit in conjunction with the Stratocaster and Showman amplifier. After putting in about a year of garage time, the Vara-tones gigged around Southern California during the height of the surfing craze ('63 - '65) and released a single, `Repeto' on the Kay label in 1964. The group disbanded in 1966. In 1997 all the original members who were not dead, got together for a reunion - jamming together just for fun. This ultimately resulted in their first album entitled "Jetty Subject To High Surf" which was followed by their current release "Headin' Out".