Richard Gibson as Carl Wilson

Richard Gibson as George Harrison was born in Long Beach, Ca and also grow up in Lakewood, Ca. in a family of 3 brothers and 2 sisters. The son of an FAA test pilot, Richard’s mother was a teacher and also a pilot logging many flight hours. Richard’s fondest memories growing up was surfing the beaches of Southern California. Richard began playing guitar at the age of 8 and piano at the age of 14 joining his first band at the age of 13. Richard also played the Trombone. In the early days, he was always busy playing in bands to include “Rainbow”, “The Chronicle” as well as traveling and touring with Gene in the recording group “Sinbad”. Being the most versatile member of Catch A Wave, Richard has mastered the part of Carl Wilson and his contribution on both guitar and piano to the show is remarkable. Richard met Glenn through Gene when a sub was needed in 2006 for The Beach Toys’(now Catch A Wave) to perform at Disney’s California Adventure gig. Having quickly recognized his talents and hilarious- witty sense of humor, Glenn asked Richard to join the line up permanently, making his debut at Disney's California Adventure Park in summer 2005

Richard top favorite recording bands are: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, The Beach Boys and Journey. Top 5 favorite Beach Boys songs are California Girls, Suring USA, Surfer Girl, Kokomo, God Only Knows. Top favorite female vocalists are: Madonna, Envogue, The Supremes, The Bangles, Petula Clark. Top favorite male vocalists: Lennon and McCartney, Robert Plant, Ozzy Osborn, Steve Perry, Brian and Carl Wilson. Top favorite guitar players: Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Tony Jommi, Neil Schonn, George Harrison. Favorite albums: Meet The Beatles, Endless Summer. In addition to the piano and guitar, Richard is very fond of the Cello, Violin, Trumpet Trombone and oboe. Richard’s favorite brand instruments are: Gibson SG Special guitar, Fender Jaguar Guitar, Roland Fantom, JD800, Emulator e4, along with the Rickenbacher 12 string guitar.

Glenn Henry III as Brian Wilson

Glenn is the leader, founder and creator of Paperback Writer-Born in the Los Angeles area, Glenn grew up in Santa Barbara, California, beginning a musical career at the age of 8. Born the first son of Professional musicians, his father was a big band leader (later became agent) and his mother the vocalist. Glenn has 4 brothers and 1 sister. Glenn was self taught on the guitar at age 8 and began piano lessons at the age of 10. He switched to bass at age 12 and later studied bass while in his 20’s with Los Angeles session great (Guitar Player magazine bass columnist), Herb Mickman. Having played in several top 40 bands Glenn began to network in the Los Angeles area grabbing an occasional jingle session in the early 80’s. His early career culminated with a recording project produced by the late great "Toto" legendary founder drummer Jeff Porcaro in 1980. Glenn recorded 3 tracks with some of the other members of the group "Toto". In 2001 Glenn co-founded The Beach Toys ( now Catch A Wave) with a drummer friend giving rise to his tribute career. Glenn developed both the Beach Boys Show and the Beatles show simultaneously working hard to promote both shows landing cruise line contracts in 2005 as well as developing a contract with Disney Entertainment in 2006 for Catch A Wave. Not long after that, Glenn's other show Paperback Writer became a Disney favorite too.

Having a huge love for both rock and roll and harmony, Glenn’s  favorite recording bands are: The Beatles, Elton John, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Billy Idol, Simple Minds, U-2, The Police, INXS,  and The Beach Boys to name just a few. Top favorite female vocalists of all time: Cherie Henry, Karen Carpenter, (unbelievable drummer too !) Etta James, Barbara Streisand, Madonna and Bonnie Raitt. Top favorite male vocalists: Paul McCartney, Elton John, Nat King Cole, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson,Sting, Robert Plant, Paul Rogers, Lou Gramm, Mickey Thomas, Steve Perry, Kidd Rock (has a rebel side) Bono, Jim Kerr. Top  favorite songwriters, Lennon/McCartney, Elton John/Bernie Taupin, James Taylor, Billy Joel ( nobody tells a story better then Billy) Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson,Cat Stevens, Plant/Page to name only a few. Top favorite entertainers; Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr.,Mick Jaggar, AC/DC’s Angus Young and Michael Bublie. Top  favorite bass players: Jaco Pastorius, John Paul Jones, Sting, Marcus Miller, Paul McCartney, Dee Murray (hugely underrated), Abrham Laboriel Sr, and Louis Johnson. Top favorite guitar players: Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eddie Van Halen, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) Robben Ford. Favorite album(s): Rubber Soul, Endless Summer,Revolver, Sgt. Peppers and Magical Mystery Tour. Favorite Beach Boys songs: Don't Worry Baby, Good Vibrations, God Only Knows, Warmth of The Sun. Other favorites are Maybe I'm Amazed, Let It Be, Paperback Writer, Day Tripper,  Unforgettable, Rocket Man, My Love ( the Henry MCcullough solo is absolutely brilliant!), Whole Lotta Love, Blackdog, Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Curtians,Rocky Mountian High, No Quarter, Sail On Sailor.

 

Gene Martin as Dennis Wilson

Gene was born in San Gabriel, Ca. and grew up in the Long Beach/Lakewood area in Southern California. The son of a truck driving foreman and housewife, Gene’s fondest memories growing up are high school performances in his bands as well as going to the Lakewood drive-in on Friday nights. Gene has a brother who is also a musician and a half brother. Gene began his first instrument at age 12 which was also the time he found his way into his first band. Although drums was his first instrument, Gene also plays the piano, guitar and cow bell (lol) Gene’s musical career includes performing with former members of Beatlemania , "Classical mystery tour" Backed by 43 peace orchestra and Gene’s recording career culminated with recording a national professionally produced album with the rock group “Sinbad” in the 80’s. In addition, Gene has performed with several 70's chart toppers to include Edison Lighthouse and Ohio Express. Gene joined Paperback Writer in 2005 when Glenn discovered quickly he was not only an outstanding Ringo but he also was perfect for the role of Dennis Wilson with his talented playing and singing ability. Gene’s contribution to the shows is limitless and he is considered to be one of the best technical drummers and singers in the business. Gene’s attention to detail, pleasant demeanor, and his solid sense of time make him the perfect fit for Catch A Wave. Here are some of Gene’s favorites- Favorite recording bands: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, The Beach Boys. Top favorite female singers: Whitney Houston, Deborah Harry, Patty Smyth, Tammy Wynette, Pat Benatar. Favorite Male Singers: John Lennon, Rodger Daltrey, Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, Brian Wilson. Favorite songwriters: Brian Wilson, Lennon & McCartney, Boyce & Hart, Elton John/Bernie Taupin, Jagger/ Richards. Favorite Drummers: Gene Kruppa, Jon Bonham, Keith Moon, Charlie Watts, Ringo Starr. Top 5 Favorite Beach Boys Songs Good Vibtrations, God Only Knows, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls, Warmth of the Sun. Favorite instruments: Violin, Piano, Guitar, Harp and vibes. Favorite kit: Ludwig wood and Vista Lite - 5 pc kit configuration. Favorite guitar players: Jimmy Page, Toni Iommi, Eddie Van Halen, Keith Richardsm David Gilmore. Favorite songs: Words of Love ( Buddy Holly ), I Should have known better ( Beatles ), Day in a life ( Beatles ), Funeral for a friend ( Elton John ), Ruby Tuesday (Stones ).

Chris Hilliard as Al Jardine

Born in Loma Linda, California, Chris is the son of a banker and his mother was a secretary. He has one older brother. Chris' first instrument was the drums at the age of 12. He later learned to play the guitar (also self taught) as well as the piano and harmonica. Chris's favorite memory growing up was learning to play the guitar and listening to Beatle albums. Like the other members of Catch A Wave, Chris played in many bands to include: Amber Cut and Double Take the latter of which he performed in for over 15 years. Chris and Glenn go back to the beginning with the inception of The Beach Toys (now Catch A Wave) as well as delivering a "spot on" Davy Jones in the Monkees tribute "Monkeemania" playing the maracas and tambourine. Chris performs in 4 other GHEM shows. Chris' attention to detail in the part of John Lennon is a testament to his excellence in every performance. Chris is a math wiz and is brilliant with numbers. He also enjoys the sport of Tennis and finding his way on the disc golf course with Glenn, Gene and Richard often while on the road. Chris has quite an extensive vinyl record collection and is also an audio visual "wiz" in every sense of the word. As with his band mates, Chris also grew up with and appreciates rock and roll with good harmony and his favorite recording bands are: The Beatles, The Beach Boys , Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits, The Dave Clark 5, and The Eagles. His favorite female vocalist are: Diana Ross, Leslie Gore ( with whom he has met with Glenn when they worked the same venue) Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Carrie Underwood. His favorite male vocalists are: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Mick Jaggar, Peter Noone, Brian and Carl Wilson and Brian Addams. His favorite guitar players are: John Lennon, Eric Johnson, Jimmy Page. A few of Chris's favorite song writers: Lennon/McCartney, Lieber/Stroller, Elton John/Bernie Taupin to name a few. Favorite Beach Boys Songs: California Girls, Good Vibrations, God Only Knows, Kokomo, Warmth of The Sun. Favorite albums: Meet The Beatles, Hard Day's Night, Abbey Road, Endless Summer. His favorite instruments are: "Guitar, Piano, Drums, Harmonica and Contra Bassoon. For the CAW show Chris uses: Fender reissue Delux Reverb amp, The early Al Jardine Fender Stratocaster 6 string guitar, Potato shakers.