Surfin’ VPAT with the California Beach Boys Experience on June 3 – The Vacaville Reporter

The essence of the tan Californian dream is to ride a wave that will peak and reach the shores of Vacaville on June 3.

Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys Experience will feature the famous Southern California rock ‘n’ roll band’s frothy, upbeat anthems, such as “Surfin’ Safari”, “Catch A Wave”, “Surfin’ USA” and more. still others. Vacaville Theater of Performing Arts.

Two hours of music and good vibes, presented by Starbright Entertainment, begin at 7 p.m. at 1010 Ulatis Drive.

For tickets, $39 to $49, visit, call (707) 469-4013, or visit the box office, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or one hour before the show.

Amaral became a musician in his youth, creating a band called Flashback. Having spent time surfing and body surfing around Santa Cruz, he always wanted to form a Beach Boys tribute band.

So he gathered other musicians, including a few cousins, and formed the California Beach Boys Experience in 2007.

“The only prerequisite I had was finding people who liked Beach Boys music,” he said in a press release. “Our goal was and still is to play for people who want to come and listen to this great music.”

But he knew the challenges of making Beach Boys music.

“We recognize The Beach Boys all the time,” Amaral said in the prepared statement. “There’s just no more fun music and it’s such an honor to perform. Our goal has always been to replicate the music and concert experience so that the viewer doesn’t know if it’s 1965 or 2022. In our mind, it doesn’t matter who is playing the music, rather how good it is good ; pleasing our audience members is what is important.

Working with his cousins ​​may explain how tight family harmonies figure into the music, which in large part also explains the Beach Boys’ appeal.

Besides the surf tunes, there are the car songs, among them “409”, “Shut Down”, “Little Deuce Coupe” and another wave of even more Top 40 hits from the 1960s. They include ” I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Hush a Bye,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann” and, of course, “Good Vibrations,” the latter released in October 1966.

The band’s best-selling single, it stands out for its pioneering use of the theremin and complex vocal arrangements, with composer Brian Wilson creating a sonic tapestry that triumphed over stereotypical and influenced pop, with the album “Pet Sounds”, The Beatles’ 1967 Historic Album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

It’s unclear whether Amaral will import sand, palm trees, and umbrellas to scatter and place on the VPAT stage, but by all accounts, the audience can expect authentic outfits, gear, and other attributes. of the Beach Boys culture.

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