Sound of the '60s will hit Rocky this month
THEIR music is synonymous with the 1960s and this month Rockhampton audiences will have the chance to be transported back to the iconic decade with The Bootleg Beach Boys.
From surf themed anthems such as Surfin' Safari and Surfer Girl to classic muscle car memorables like Shut Down and Fun Fun Fun, the band 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.
The brain child is Joe Mullins 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 and Bruce Johnson.
Damian Butler is on drums and percussion, giving the band that infectious '60s beat, and voices the parts of Dennis Wilson and Mike Love to boot.
Mark Maguire and Joe Leech 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 and Mike Love, a mean feat considering the vocal range of their calibre.
Fran King adds the high register of Brian and 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 five vocals and infectious sun soaked gems, makes for a memorable night of some of the finest music committed to tape over four decades.