These are the men, that for so many years, helped shape the sound of “America’s Band” on recordings and live performances throughout the world. California Surf, Incorporated is also joined by Billy Hinsche and Probyn Gregory when available.
Members Bobby Figueroa (drums/vocals), Sterling Smith (keyboards/vocals), Christian Love (vocals/guitar), Randell Kirsch (bass/vocals) and Ed Carter (guitar/vocals) each has a distinctive career that includes performances with The Beach Boys at such iconic venues as The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Maple Leaf Gardens (Canada), Wembley Stadium (UK) and many other venues around the world including the Reagan White House. Members have performed at historic rock ‘n’ roll celebrations including Live Aid, Farm Aid and other major live and televised events.
They have received RIAA certified Gold LP Records from the Beach Boys for their studio work on The Beach Boys In Concert, 15 Big Ones, Love You, Still Cruisin’ and the 30 Years Of The Beach Boys boxed set. These five players have consistently been involved with The Beach Boys’ live touring band throughout the ‘70s, ‘80s,‘90s & 2000’s and can be seen on many of the group’s televised performances such as Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, MTV videos for “Still Cruisin” and “Kokomo” and on The Beach Boys’ 25th Anniversary TV Special from Hawaii.
Over the years, members have also shared the stage and recording sessions with Ringo Starr, Sir Elton John, Jimmy Page, Joe Walsh, Roger McGuinn, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Burton Cummings, America, Chicago, Ray Charles, The Everly Brothers, Three Dog Night, Jan & Dean and many, many others.
Their standard set list includes all the great early Beach Boys’ songs such as “Surfer Girl,” “Little Deuce Coupe” and “Don’t Worry Baby” and also features a generous selection from the famous Pet Sounds LP with “God Only Knows,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “Sloop John B.” Their show rocks with a non-stop party of crowd-pleasing hits including “California Girls,” “Kokomo,” “Good Vibrations,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Surfin’ USA” and “Fun, Fun, Fun.”