This year's performers include:.
- 20 Eyes
20 Eyes frontman, Wolf Bradley, got an early start in the creative process, when at two-years old, he awoke one morning to find a strange girl sleeping in his room. Hidden underneath the couch covers with her hair fanned out on a pillow, was Misty Copeland, an aspiring ballerina who later became one of the most famous dancers in the world and the first African American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre. Wolf's family moved Misty in to live with them so that she may train at his parents' studio in San Pedro, California. The two shared bunk beds, and Misty became Wolf's de facto sister, second mother, and a pivotal muse in young Wolf's life. As he watched her devote her life to ballet, Wolf discovered his own passion for music and sought to emulate Misty's drive and creativity in the music he created.
- Low Key Band
Low Key Band's musical influences include Carlos Santana, Average White Band, Poncho Sanchez, & Motown. With this wide variety of sounds ranging from Latin soul, pop, standards, R & B, and classic rock Low Key Band's live music will energize any event or special occasion.
The Superfreaks perform dance hits from the 70's.
Groovetastic was formed with some of the best musicians from the OC & The South Bay. The group consists of 5+ award-winning pro players.
Delivering great dance music, as well as matching the energy of your crowd with some of the greatest music from the 50's all the way to the new millennium.
Come and enjoy our music and great harmonies!
- The Harbor Groove Band
- The Hellhounds
Sean Lane is a singer/songwriter who plays both solo-acoustic Delta style blues and also fronts a four-piece electric combo. Sean Lane & Hellhounds are an aggressive blues band that aren't afraid to blend in a little rock. Their sound has been described as "blues on steroids". The Hellhounds emerged as a true Blues/Rock powerhouse. Based out of Los Angeles with roots in the South, The Hellhounds are all about blending old tradition with modern innovation to create their own sound. You won't find any standard Chicago blues here; it's raw, powerful, and distinctive.
- Benni Rootz
Members: Lead Vocals- Benny "ROOTZ" Farillas Drums- Buddy "Spliff" Villalobos Bass- Budda Foster Guitar/keys- Steven Ingraham Lead Guitar- Lucas Gutierrez Keys- Sean "SEANSON" Rawlings. Genre: roots rock reggae
- Fiesta Jones Band
Members: Dane Heathcock - Vocals, Keyboard; Rod - Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin; Tom Lozito - Vocals, Bass; Marsh - Drums; Brad - Guitar
Genre: Easy Listening.
- Mid Life Crisis
Members: Bram van Steenbergen, bass, surf (lead) guitar and vocals Len Gale, drums, keyboards and vocals Ken Gale, lead guitar, acousting guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and vocals Steve Gunton, rhythm guitar, lead guitar and vocals
Genre: Classic Rock and Roll
- Special Blend
Difficult to define, yet instantly recognizable as a one-of-a-kind fusion of reggae, rock, hip-hop & more, these So-Cal skaters have found a way to create their own genre of musical greatness: a truly Special Blend of Cali’s finest vibes.
Members: Mighty-Deejay/Vocals - Tanner-Guitar - Yuck-Bass - Wolfy-Drums - B.O.N.E.-Percussion/Vocals.
- One Ten South
Members: Frankie Hightone - Singer Johnny The Kid - Lead Guitar Joey C - Drums Shawn R - Keys Bobby - Bass,
Genre: Rock N Roll.
- Lightnin' Willie
Comprised of Lightnin' Willie guitar and vocals along with Dennis Gurwell on keyboards/keyboard bass and the pocket master Jerry Olson on drums. Winners of two California Blues Challenges (Southern California and Ventura County) and Semi-Finalists in Memphis's International Blues Challenge.
They play blues the way aficionados of the genre like it: hard, raw
and roadhouse. It is delivered with an honesty, integrity and love for the music reminiscent of some of the legendary Texas and Chicago blues heavies. Lightnin' Willie's music is "real," which is one of the best things you can say about an Americana / Bluesman.
- Dave Widow
Dave Widow, guitarist, singer songwriter, is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, currently living in the Los Angeles area. He and his band, "The Line Up", have appeared on a regular basis at such L.A. venues as The House Of Blues, The Mint, The Langham, B. B. King's Blues Club, The Lighthouse Cafe, and many others, as well as venues all across America, and abroad. With his unique style of finger picking, and distinct bluesy vocals, Widow brings a fresh approach to the Blues, while also combining elements of R&B, Funk, Soul and Rock. His musical style is influenced by his relationship with many great blues and R&B talents, including Buddy Miles, Bonnie Bramlett, Bill Champlin, Lonnie Mack, and his mentor and collaborator (the late) Roger "Jellyroll" Troy, bassist and vocalist for The Mike Bloomfield Band.
"The Line Up" consists of some of L.A.’s most noteworthy and well-recorded musicians, such as Gary Mallaber; Drummer on such songs as Fly Like An Eagle, Moondance, Two Tickets To Paradise, and many more. Switching off on Drums is James Gadson; former drummer for Marvin Gaye, Paul McCartney, B.B. King, and many others. On Bass is Reggie McBride; who has played with Stevie Wonder, B. B. King, Elton John, Keb' Mo', Glen Fry and many others. Switching off on Bass is Bob Glaub; of CS&N, Bob Seger, Dave Mason, Don Henley, John Fogerty etc. David Morgan; Piano and Vocals for Ricky Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band, The Nelsons, and the LA Blues Alliance. it's not uncommon to also see noted musicians/artists such as Bill Champlin (of The Sons of Champlin & former Chicago band member) and others performing with Dave as his authenticity and prowess is magnetic to anyone who hears him.
- The Topics
If you love amazing, multi-part vocal harmonies, dynamic, powerful horns with Latin percussion and rhythms – I’d like to introduce you to “The Topics Band” – one of the South Bay’s most popular and enduring groups.
“The Topics Band” is truly a human interest story in that the group began with local neighborhood friends and schoolmates who shared a love for music. They were all aspiring musicians who have since honed their individual performance and technical skills, blended their talents over the years, to become the highly-acclaimed band they are today.
“The Topics Band” is well-known for their incredible variety and mix of songs – from “old school”, Latin rhythms, classic rock n’ roll covering decades of timeless music, up to and including modern-day favorites. Their history includes performing with some of the most popular recording artists and acts.
- Down the Hatch
Members: Wayne Moore - Guitar/Vocals Frank Colello - Guitar/Vocals Phil Menzes - Guitar/Vocals Johnny Ray - Keys/Vocals Alex Martinez - Bass/Vocals Paco Brown - Drums
Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, R&B and more. Down The Hatch Band is a San Pedro based band of good friends, good times, and good music! "The more you drink, the better we sound!"
- Inglorious Bastards
Local group from South Bay area of Los Angeles, CA
- Timewarp Starfish
- Lavender Velvet
Members: Roni Iacono and Peter Kleinecke
Genre: Country Rock, Americana
Funk and Soul Dance Band!!
Music by the Sea offers its productions free of charge. Sponsored by:
the City of Los Angeles, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council,
Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council, Harry Bridges Institute,
the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks,
and the Port of Los Angeles .If you would like to donate:
Please make your check out to "Harry Bridges Institute" and put Music by the Sea in the memo line so that it gets applied to our event. Harry Bridges Institute.
Mail it to:
P O Box 736
San Pedro CA 90733
For further information, please contact Michael Caccavalla at 310-388-7078
Sound for Music by the Sea provided by Alfaro Audio and Peter Kleinecke.