You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.
Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. In 2013, their Capitol Records release, Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing), and it's companion The Warmth of the Sun marks a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that has again rocked the world.
Even more than the Beatles, The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth—and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn't just a place where the surf comes to play—it's where life is renewed and made whole again.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band.
Love's role as the band's front man sometimes overshadows his stature as one of rock's foremost songwriters. "Surfin'," The Beach Boys' first hit came from his pen. With his cousin, Brian Wilson, Love wrote the classics "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around," "Help Me Rhonda," "California Girls" and the Grammy nominated "Good Vibrations." Years later, he showed he still had the lyrical chops by co-writing the irresistible and chart-topping "Kokomo."
The band 133 is similar to the band The Traveling Wilburys in that it is comprised of a group of highly talented yet diverse singers and songwriters. 133 is Steve Wood, Beth Wood, Jason Feddy, Nick Hernandez, Poul Pedersen, Bob Hawkins, Drew Hester and Alan Deremo.
These Laguna Beach music legends have legions of loyal fans on their own, and have now come together as a band to write and record an album of original songs.
The album by 133 (which is in the final stages of production) is not only an incredible collection of songs produced by Steve Wood, it is also the soundtrack for an upcoming feature length documentary “133 The Road to Laguna”, currently in production. The film follows the 133 band as they write and record the songs for the album, and also reveals compelling personal stories of triumphs and heartbreaks that come with life as a working musician.
The 133 band members have toured and collaborated with some of the biggest names in rock, and will perform together on stage for the first time as a band at the Festival of Music!
Los Angeles electronic indie group Say Say base their sound off of analog synths, drum machines and ambient guitar. With classic tones , modern melodies and pop sensibility, Adam Reiter (vocals, guitar, synth) and Jesse Gurtis (keys, programming, back-up vocals) create music based on their many influences.
Say Say started out as a solo project for Reiter in January 2013 but quickly became a passion for Gurtis, who’s DJ background helped to complete the sound. After searching for a new direction, Reiter found a love for analog synths that helped to create the first songs that were written for Say Say including their debut singles “Like An Animal” and “Touch”