Blue Wave Theory is an American instrumental rock band formed in 2007 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The group's sound is rooted in surf music of the 1960s, but often incorporates elements of other genres including reggae, punk rock, and progressive rock. An accomplished group of musicians whose versatility is as broad as their personal backgrounds with decades of musical influence, ranging from Dick Dale, Link Wray, Los Straitjackets, Laika & the Cosmonauts, along with the funk of Dennis Coffey and psychedelic surf of The Mermen. The band's music is entirely instrumental with Steve Rabeler (guitar), Bob Trimble (guitar), Kevin Stamper (bass), and Rob Wolleben (drums). The insistence for each musician in this trio to keep true to their personal styling and inspiration gives Blue Wave Theory a distinctive stamp of uniqueness and creativity.
Blue Wave Theory and their hectic eclectic brand of music has shared the stage with some of of the world's finest instrumental surf rock artists including Dick Dale, Messer Chups, and Gary Hoey. Blue Wave Theory has also performed with many of the coolest east coast surf bands including Mister Neutron, The Coffin Daggers, The Supertones, The Sharkskins, The Brigantines, and The Octomen. The band can seen performing at music venues throughout Philadelphia, New York City, and New Jersey including the Sellersville Theater, World Cafe Live, MilkBoy, The Anchor's Bend, Otto’s Shrunken Head, and the Coney Island Boardwalk. In addition, Blue Wave Theory has played in several east coast summer festivals including the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest, the Art of Surfing Festival, along with fundraisers like the Epicurean Palette at Grounds For Sculpture.
Blue Wave Theory's eponymous debut album was released in 2010. The second BWT album "Superstorm" came out in 2013. Individual Blue Wave Theory songs have appeared on numerous instrumental surf compilation albums including "Gnarly Wave Volume One" (2016), "The Continental Magazine #23" (2015), "Surfin' Jack Flash" (2014), “Radical Waves” (2012), and “Off the Deep End” (2011). Blue Wave Theory's music has also been licensed for a wide variety of purposes including Rolling Stone marketing videos, Samsung product advertisements, DIY Network television broadcasts, Red Bull Media House productions, and hot rod DVD's.
Blue Wave Theory's music can be streamed online at sites such as Pandora, Spotify and Magnatune, and purchased at iTunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp, Amazon, and more.
We have a track on a brand new Rolling Stones tribute compilation album: "Surfin' Jack Flash" on Cordelia Records, a very cool UK label. On this CD, the surf instrumental bands of the world perform the music of The Stones. Here's the tracklist:
1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Penny-Farthings 2. Get off my Cloud - The Melamine Division Plates 3. 2000 Light Years from Home - Jimmy Creasey 4. Tell Me - The Moths 5. Time is on My Side - Blue Wave Theory 6. Paint it Black - Los Fantasticos 7. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? - The French 8. Honky Tonk Women - The Insanitizers 9. Let's Spend the Night Together - The Malcolm Bells 10. Factory Girl - The Oh-Yeahs 11. Mother's Little Helper - Tony Dynamite and The Shooting Beavers 12. The Last Time - The Nematoads 13. I'd Much Rather Be with the Boys - X-Ray Xylophone 14. Under My Thumb - The AmpFibians 15. It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It) - The Pterodactyls 16. As Tears Go By - Gothic Murder Porn 17. Moonlight Mile - Glasgow Tiki Shakers 18. Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Kettering Vampires 19. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Culpho Dog Gymkhana
Our next performance is on May 31st at The Rotunda in Philadelphia. The Rotunda, located at 4014 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA, is a community-gathering place that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods.
Blue Wave Theory's music has also been licensed for a wide variety of purposes including Samsung product advertisements, DIY Network television broadcasts, Red Bull Media House productions, hot rod DVDs, and lots of home movies. To license the music of Blue Wave Theory for your next film, video, game, presentation, or other project, please visit our iLicenseMusic page.
The Rotunda, located at 4014 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA, is a community-gathering place that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods.
The festival will feature live performances from many of the premier instrumental surf rock music groups in the northeastern United States including The Coffin Daggers, Blue Wave Theory, The Sharkskins, The 9th Wave, The Brigantines, Bongo Surf, Plato Zorba, & Los Pocos Locos.
Sponsored by Jetty, BandsOnABudget.com, Russo Music, Kane Brewing Company, Lightly Salted Surf Mercado, Pop-Break.com, DiPinto Guitars, Rozbern Surfboards, and NESMA (North East Surf Music Alliance).
Food! Drinks! Surf Movies! Classic Cars! Local Vendors! Fun!