The idea for this incredible show was to recreate the look and sound of a live Beach Boys concert circa 1964
to 1969. To replicate a unique
harmonic California sound
that was created by
Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson,
Dennis Wilson, Mike Love and
Al Jardine. This was the spark that ignited the flame in 2000 that burns today in every performance.
Today there are many choices in Beach Boys tributes. You can simply have just a "cover band" or a real tribute show. There is a big difference in a true to form tribute show such as Catch A Wave as opposed to just a Beach Boys cover band. This is why Disney's choice is CATCH A WAVE ! This show dates back to 2001 and Disney (a known entity for only the top in talent) has been using Catch A Wave since 2005. Catch A Wave (formerly known as The Beach Toys) has clearly mastered the harmonic vocals with the exact slurs, slides, scoops and Beach Boy mannerisms with an ALL LIVE SHOW ! Be careful with other so called Beach Boys tributes that are not tributes at all by definition. Many call themselves "tributes" when they are just in fact a cover band. Cover bands and tributes are not the same thing !! Before you hire a show educate yourself and read on.
Honestly, many others are not true "tributes". Really nothing more then Hawaiian shirt bands that neither tackle the very intricate 5 parts harmonic vocals of CATCH A WAVE nor present a theatrical vintage live show presentation. Half baked at best. While even others make use of vocal tracks. What are vocal tracks ? This is nothing more then a recording of vocals as opposed to singing vocals live. Yes..the vocals are actually "fake" fooling you as you are not hearing vocals sung live. CATCH A WAVE USES NO VOCAL OR INSTRUMENT TRACKS...It is an all live honest instrument and vocal experience and so is our video demo !In addition, others use lip sync studio recordings on their video to sound better then they would sound live. This is not honest to you the buyer ! Be an educated buyer !!! learn the deceptive sales tricks others use to get buyers to hire their show. Singing 4 and 5 part harmony in tune with massive overdubs is easy for any average band to acomplish in a perfect studio setting becuase in the studio, one get as many takes and tricks as needed until it sounds good. Live is a whole different thing. No second third or forth chance. It has to be good the first time. This is where the others fall very short. What is acomplished by Catch A Wave seasoned pros is perfect harmony and blend each and every time on the first time around all live ! Ask for an ALL LIVE VIDEO. Catch A Wave's video is all live. Professional Southern California based musicians and singers that have performed for the Beach Boys, their families and freinds in 2005. Brian Wilson loved Catch A Wave ! The Catch A Wave video is all live and no studio over dubs. The result for you ? It will sound just as good live because it is live !! Others call themselves a "tribte band" when in fact they are really just nothing but a cover band. There is a difference !! A tribute show defined or a tribute band is one that incorporates the theatrical presentation of exact costuming such as the iconic striped shirts , blond Fender amps, White Fender guitars, vintage blond amplifiers, all of which Catch A Wave makes use of ! , Easy to sing 4 and 5 part harmony in tune in the studio. Easy to understand why Disney's choice is Catch A Wave When you shop Beach Boy tributes insure that the costuming is ""spot on", the amps and guitars are "spot on" and most importantly ask if they are using vocal tracks ..Lastly, ask if their video is all live or a studio audio overdub. Ask to see an for an ALL LIVE VIDEO. You deserve the only the best and most acurate for your event or concert. The Catch A Wave' video is all live. Catch A Wave replicates the 1960's Beach Boys right down to the Blond Amps, Fender white guitars, hair styles-costumes seen below. It is done right and all live for you in our live video and for your show !
CATCH A WAVE" members were personally selected to perform FOR BRIAN WILSON AND THE BEACH BOYS' FAMILIES AND FRIENDS at the California state historical landmark dedication of the home of The Beach Boys in Hawthorne, California. Other Beach Boys tributes are claiming to have performed at the Dedication in May of 2005. Make no mistake, CATCH A WAVE members were the only Beach Boys tribute show to have been selected to perform at this legendary historical event and we have the photos to prove it Below.
Only the members below have traveled the world performing theatrical venues, cruise ships, major casinos, major fairs and special events to include Disney Entertainment on the "Wave riders" stage at Disney's California Adventure Park as seen in the photo to the immediate left of this paragraph and slide show above.
The photos Below are the "CATCH A WAVE" members performing for Brian Wilson, family and friends at the California State Historical Landmark dedication. Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys' family and friends loved Catch A Wave ! So much so that it inspired Brain to bring back in some of his early tunes in his show. Check out what the national critics are saying !
Members of the The Beach Boys as well as the unbelievable Brian Wilson Band have paid personal complement to the "CATCH A WAVE" members for their tremendous detail. The unbelievable harmony work and blend. This show nails "spot on" the Southern California vocal surf sound so identified with The Beach Boys' music.
Beach Boy historian
Former wife of Beach Boys' original drummer Dennis Wilson
Beach Boys friend / historian
Guitar player for The Brian Wilson Band
First promoter of The Beach Boys/announcer for the live in Sacramento album 1964.
Music director for The Brian Wilson Band.