Concert features original member of Beach Boys


Original Beach Boy David Marks and Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean will perform together with their band, Surf City Allstars, on Saturday, Apr. 21, in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. The concert will be the second concert in the POA’s 2018 Concerts at the Lodge series.

General Admission tickets are $42; VIP seats are $67. Tickets are available now at the POA office and online at Doors open at 6:30 p.m; concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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 Beck 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 Allstars.

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 include 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.”