The Bootleg Beach Boys

25 May 2017

The Ultimate Beach Boys Experience

Bootleg Beach Boys perform a selection of classic hits & cult favourites from California's most famous band.

From surf themed anthems such as Surfin' Safari & Surfer Girl, to classic muscle car memorables like Shut Down & Fun, Fun, Fun, The Bootleg Beach Boys have gathered an impressive repertoire of West Coast harmony-laden songs that evoke the spirit and essence of the pursuit of the 1960's American dream.

Don't be fooled by the groups admittedly tongue in cheek name, this band consists of a well seasoned line up of multi- instrumentalists/vocalists. The Bootleg Beach Boys is the brain child of Joe Mullins (Beatles for Sale, Inertia 66, The Last Waltz) who serves as the groups fastidious musical director (as well as playing an impressive array of instruments). Joe also voices the sweet tones of Al Jardine & Bruce Johnson.

Damian Butler (The Last Waltz & Now that's Live!) plays drums & percussion, giving the band that infectious '60's beat, and voices the parts of Dennis Wilson & Mike Love to boot.

Mark Maguire and Joe Leech (Bipolar Empire & Lunar) add the sweet harmonies that make The Beach Boys so instantly recognisable; and play lead guitar and bass respectively. Between them they capture the vocal resemblance of Al Jardine, Bruce Johnson & Mike Love, a mean feat considering the caliber of their vocal range!

Fran King (The Classic Beatles, The Get Back Show & Edisons) adds the high register of Brian & Carl Wilson to the combo, playing bass and acoustic guitar.

The band tackle such classics as In My Room, God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Help me Rhonda in their hit heavy set, but also pay homage to the genius of Brian Wilson in the form of selections from the seminal Pet Sounds, and cult favourites from the legendary Smile album. This blend of 5 vocalists & infectious sun soaked gems makes for a memorable night of some of the finest music committed to tape over four decades.

You'll most assuredly have fun fun fun till the bar calls last drinks again! A night not to be missed!

A typical set features:

California Girls, Help Me Rhonda, Surfing Safari, Fun Fun Fun, Wouldn't It Be Nice, God Only Knows, All Summer Long, Little Deuce Coupe, Heroes and Villains, Kokamo, among many more hits!!

 

Proudly presented by Abstract Entertainment.

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Dates

Thursday, 25 May - 8pm

Duration

2 hours including interval

Reviews

"Absolutely outstanding" - Classic Radio

"Shockingly authentic" - The Herald

"Impeccable harmonies" - Olympic Theatre

"Unbelievably accurate" - The Late Show

Tickets

Adult $65.00

Concession $55.00

Group 10+ $55.00

CPAC Member $55.00

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