Beach Boys Tribute Show for Surfing Sounds, Surf Rock & Sunshine Pop
Good Vibrations have been playing together for a number
of years, with an impressive history of gigs and experience behind them,
both as a group and as individuals.
Dave is quite an accomplished musician, performing in bands since 1962. He has been there done that and got the tee-shirt
many times over. Playing in many pro outfits such as Mc Arthur Park ,The Symbols and Hotel California to name but a few.
Dave very early on discovered his niche for the falsetto harmony vocal range, which is a much featured part of the 60’s & 70’s music.
His only real concession to the digital age is his Roland VG8 guitar & amp modelling pedal, which has done away with at least 6 guitars and all their tuning problems,
but kept the authentic sound.
Very much the baby of the band (not that his grandchildren
would notice). Having originally trained as a classical pianist,
Tony forged himself as a keyboard player and singer during a 10
year apprentiship in the late 70s with McArthur Park, of which Phil
and Dave were long time members.. He had a short spell with 'The
Four Pennies', and then finally joined forces with the current line
up of 'The Rulettes' and 'Good Vibrations' in 1990. His passion
for 'Barbershop' singing linked with his own vocal ability and natural
ear for harmony is reflected in 'Good Vibrations' tribute to the
Beachboys, recreating - 'live' - the great sounds of the 'Bryan
The front-man of the band comes from a varied musical background. While his father was a revered pub-pianist, his mother
was a trained opera singer and was a cousin to the late Russ Conway. Phil turned full time to music after his other passion as a footballer with Bristol Rovers
was ended by a serious leg injury.
His early musical career was spent playing
the guitar with Western Union & later Johnny Car & The Cadillac’s,
until switching to bass when the line up in another top act Mc Arthur
Park changed. He has also worked in other pro outfits such as The
Symbols & Lyceum, but always seemed to drift back into ‘M.A.P’.
After a brief spell in retirement he re-joined the old line up to
form ‘The Rulettes!’ & later on Good Vibrations.
The consummate musician’s musician – he was a well known session drummer & percussionist at Abbey Road Studios in the 70’s - which eventually led to him becoming
a member of The Wurzels for 6 years, mainly spent on concert tours all around the World.
His chequered career has taken many turns,
manly due to his ability to read drum parts, commonly known as ‘Fly
Shit’ in the trade. He is also a classically trained pianist, with
a natural talent for vocal harmony and has now been a member of
‘The Rulettes!’ & Good Vibrations since 1994.