POA concert features original members of Beach Boys, Jan & Dean


Together with their band, original Beach Boys member David Marks and Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean will perform the hit songs of the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean at the Surf City Allstars concert at the lodge on Apr. 21. Tickets are on sale now at the POA. Photo provided by Doug Schultz.

As part of the POA’s Concerts at the Lodge series, the Surf City Allstars will perform in the Holiday Bay Room at lodge on Saturday, Apr. 21.

“It will be a night with the original Beach Boy David Marks and Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean,” said Producer Doug Schultz. “Together with their band, they will be performing all the hit songs of the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean.”

General Admission tickets are $42; VIP $67. Tickets are on sale now at the POA office and on the POA website at canyonlakepoa.com.

The Surf City Allstars were formed in the early 80s with band members who were touring with both the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean. The Surf City Allstars is made up of band members David Marks of the Beach Boys, Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean, David Logeman, Philip Bardowell, Chris Farmer, and Aaron Broering from both the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean.

“The Surf City All Stars are the best surf beach party band around. Each member has had a long career in surf and beach music,” said Doug.

Original Beach Boys David Lee Marks started rehearsals with the Beach Boys in February 1962 as its rhythm guitarist. He recorded four studio albums with the Beach Boys and played guitar and sang on many of the Beach Boys biggest hits:  Surfin’ Safari, Surfin’ USA, Surfer Girl, Catch A Wave, Little Deuce Coupe, 409, Shut Down, In My Room and many more.

In recent years, David has recorded on the Beach Boys That’s Why God Made The Radio album and was a guest artist on Brian Wilson’s 2015 solo release, No Pier Pressure.

David also toured the world as part of the highly publicized Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Celebration and toured alongside Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and Jeff Beack in what was called one of the top tours of 2013. He still tours as a special guest with the touring Beach Boys as well as with the Surf City All Stars.

Dean Torrence is the co-founder of the hit surf duo, Jan & Dean. Dean first teamed up with Jan Berry in the 1950s while they both attended high school in Los Angeles. The duo went on to score a huge string of hit songs beginning in 1959 until Jan’s terrible car accident in 1966.

Since Jan’s untimely death occurred in 2004, Dean has kept their music alive and brings the Greatest Hits of Jan & Dean live as a special guest of the Surf City Allstars.

Some of the chart topping songs Dean performs live with the Surf City Allstars includes Jan & Dean’s number one hit Surf City, The Little Old Lady From Pasadena, Deadman’s Curve, Drag City, Honolulu Lulu, Ride the Wild Surf, Sidewalk Surfin’, New Girl In School and Linda. Dean also sings Barbara Ann, the hit he sang on the Beach Boys’ Party album.

“This show will be a high energy concert with David Marks and Dean Torrence and the Surf City Allstars performing nothing but hit songs with no opening act. They tell me that there may be some audience interaction as well,” said Doug.

He added “The Surf City Allstars sound like the real deal because they are the real deal. This is going to be a big show with big name artists and a big six piece band. It’s going to be a magical night.”