The Band

Meet The Beached Boys


With their neatly trimmed harmonies,
The Beached Boys magically capture the original sixties surfing sound of the Beach Boys.

Discover more about band members of
The Beached Boys  who have captured this magic of the sixties surfing sound of the Beach Boys.




Kevin is The Beached Boys’ Lead Singer, he is our Mike Love…


  • STAR SIGN – Virgo
  • FROM – Camden Town (London).
  • LIKES – Spring, summer, autumn sunshine, smiley people, beach holidays, good music and animals.
  • DISLIKES – Winter, grumpy people (me in the winter!), being ill, rudeness, soap operas and bad drivers.
  • FAVE FOOD – Pizza and ice cream (not together!).
  • FAVE MOVIES – Back to the Future Trilogy, American Graffiti, That Thing You Do, The Getaway(70’s version) & How to Marry a Billionaire.
  • FAVE BOOK – South Sea Adventure by Willard Price.
  • FAVE BANDS (besides the Beach Boys) – Del Amitri, Runrig, Restless Heart,
  • ELO, Status Quo, The Mavericks, Too Rex, and the Black Eyed Peas.
  • FAVE TV PROGRAMMES – Two and a Half Men, Myth Busters, TOTP2, Wildlife SOS, The Fast Show and Auf Wiedersehen Pet.
  • FAVE CAR – Ford Cortina MK3 GXL.
    •  All Summer Long.
    •  Surfer Girl.
    •  Breakaway
    •  Everyone’s in Love with You.
    •  Your Imagination.

Having two older sisters, I was introduced to the Beach Boys by them. While all the other kids at their school were raving about the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, they were always loyal to the Beach Boys. I remember getting ‘told off’ on more than one occasion for sneaking into their room just so I could play “The Best of the Beach Boys”!!

The first album I bought was Beach Boys Greatest Hits, then Sunflower, which is still my fave Beach Boys album even today. Steadily through the years I acquired every Beach Boys album available, eventually replacing them all with CD. The rest, as they say, is history…



John is The Beached Boys’ Rhythm Guitarist, he is our Al Jardine…


  • STAR SIGN – Taurus
  • FROM – East London
  • LIKES – NFL, West Ham Utd.
  • DISLIKES – Middle Lane Drivers.
  • FAVE FOOD – Prawn Madras.
  • FAVE MOVIES – The Searchers, Casablanca, Singing in the Rain.
  • FAVE BOOK – Catch 22
  • FAVE BANDS (besides Beach Boys) – The Beatles, The Kinks, The Small Faces, Cream, The Eagles, Santana.
  • FAVE TV PROGRAMMES – The Sweeney, Minder, Soccer AM.
  • FAVE CAR – Jaguar XK120.
    • Breakaway
    • Warmth of the Sun
    • Heroes and Villains
    • Sail on Sailor
    • California Girls

“I bought my treasured “Les Paul” in 1975 for £450 of hard earned cash and joined a five piece harmony band “Bugsy” working for “Wheatley Taverns” among others. This band performed my first Beach Boys song “Good Vibrations”(I sang the same part then as I do now). I met up with bass player “Dave” and drummer “Paul” when they were in “Endless Summer” tribute band and I joined Paul in “The Love Swallows” 6 piece band in 1998. Both these bands drifted away around 2000, and from the sea spray came forth “The Beached Boys”.



David is The Beached Boys’ Bass Guitarist, he is our Brian Wilson…


  • STAR SIGN – Capricorn
  • FROM – East London
  • LIKES – Travelling, Beach Vacations, Stella Artois, Restaurants, Planes
  • DISLIKES – Hypocrites, Routine, Tea
  • FAVE FOOD – Indian
  • FAVE MOVIES – Casablanca, Back to the Future, National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Producers, School for Scoundrels, The Warriors, For a Few Dollars More, Duck Soup, the ‘Carry-on’ movies.
  • FAVEBOOK – The Lord of the Rings
  • FAVE BANDS (besides Beach Boys)– The Beatles, The Byrds, The Monkees, The Ramones, The Surfin’ Lungs, The Ripchords, Boston, The B52’s, Bruce Springsteen and the E–Street Band, The Kinks.
  • FAVE TV PROGRAMMES – Most Haunted, The Crocodile Hunter, Fawlty Towers, The Young Ones, Ready Steady Go, Star Trek, The League of Gentlemen
  • FAVE CAR – Coupe De Ville.
    • I Get Around
    • Good Vibrations
    • Surfer Girl
    • Wendy
    • Your Summer Dream

My first exposure to the music of the Beach Boys was through a TV commercial. I was about thirteen years old and have no recollection of what the commercial was about other than it featured a cartoon kid on a skateboard to the tune of what I later discovered was “I Get Around”. It was one of those defining moments, I just couldn’t believe it was simply a jingle, it was too good. A year or so later “Good Vibrations” was re-released and climbed high into the charts again, another wonderful record and by a band called the Beach Boys. Just after this, a compilation album was released called “ The Beach Boys, twenty golden greats”. This album contained both these gems and thus became the first proper album I bought with my own money.

What started me learning to play the guitar was an album called “With the Beatles”. I borrowed it from my friend at school Jonathan Ross (yes “the” Jonathan Ross). It was no longer enough to simply listen and sing along. I had to be able to play those songs. I did give the album back….eventually, still kept the copy of “Rubber Soul” though!”

I have since gone on to play Bass, sometimes Guitar for any number of bands in quite a few different countries and have recorded both here and in the USA. I have had the privilege of meeting Brian Wilson on a number of occasions.



Paul is The Beached Boys’ Drummer, he is our Dennis Wilson…


  • STAR SIGN – Aries
  • FROM – Born Johannesburg SA, however, raised as an Essex boy.
  • LIKES – Leyton Orient FC, good food, good company & great music.
  • DISLIKES – Golf fashions, ironing shirts & time wasters.
  • FAVE FOOD – Enjoy all food but have special affection for hot salt beef bagels from the Brick lane bakery.
  • FAVE MOVIES – Blue Velvet, This is Spinal Tap, American Graffiti, The Rear Window, 12 Angry Men, The Producers, Laughing Gravy.
  • FAVE BOOK – The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart).
  • FAVE BANDS (besides Beach Boys) – The Who, The Kinks, The Beatles, Arthur Lee’s Love, The Attractions, The Blockheads, The Stranglers, The Upsetters, The Wrecking Crew, The MGs, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Talking Heads, Kirsty MacColl.
  • FAVE TV PROGRAMMES – Steptoe & son, Six Feet Under, The Monkees, Shameless, Bilko, Edna the Inebriate Woman, The Barmitzvah Boy.
  • FAVE CAR – 1962 Soft Top, Baby Blue, Ford Consul.
    •  Let Him Run Wild
    • All Summer Long
    • I’m Waiting for the Day
    • Good Vibrations
    • Don’t Worry Baby

I think the first time I wanted to be in a band was watching “The Monkees” TV show in the 60’s. Seemed to me that singing, running around and having adventures was enough for any boy!

Fast forward to about 1973/4 and I began my musical journey when I was asked to be the drummer in a new band at school. I didn’t have a kit and couldn’t play, but of course said yes and furiously started learning.

School led to university and “Psycho Hamster” a unique psychedelic experience and stalwarts of free festivals in the late 70’s, early 80’s. At the same time I joined “the Treatment”, whose legendary status as psychedelic eccentrics still ripples out.

The mid 80’s saw a shift towards a more mainstream pop direction, eventually culminating with critically acclaimed but commercially doomed “the Company She Keeps”. When the “Company” folded I continued to play covers bands and the odd “Treatment” revival. My passion for the Beach Boys was partially satisfied in the short-lived tribute band “Endless Summer”, but it was only in the band’s resurrected form as “The Beached Boys” that things really came together.

For me playing has always been about GREAT SONGS and having FUN, FUN, FUN, and the music of the Beach Boys gives me the sheer joy of paying tribute to one of pop’s finest bands.”



George is The Beached Boys’ Lead Guitarist and also plays trumpet, he is our Carl Wilson…

  • STAR SIGN – Leo
  • FROM – London
  • LIKES – Leyton Orient
  • DISLIKES – Leyton Orient losing
  • FAVE FOOD – Curry, Curry and more Curry!
  • FAVE MOVIES – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • FAVE BOOK – Dislikes Reading.
  • FAVE BANDS (besides Beach Boys)-Stealers Wheel, The Everly Brothers
  • FAVE TV PROGRAMMES – Fawlty Towers
  • FAVE CAR – Morgan Plus 8
    • I Get Around
    • Hold on Dear Brother
    • God only Knows
    • Wake the World
    • Do it Again

“I was initially a Brass Player at ten years of age, becoming hooked on “live” performances after playing regular stints at the Royal Albert Hall in various youth orchestras.

Owning copies of albums such as “The Shadows greatest hits”, “Please Please Me” and of course my favourite “Best of the Beach Boys” it wasn’t long before I transferred my affections to guitar orientated pop music. Since joining “the Beached Boys” in 1999 it gives me the excuse and pleasure to play and perform every hit from the afore-mentioned album, plus many more personal favourites”.