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, jazz, and progressive rock. The band's music is entirely instrumental and features the current lineup of Steve Rabeler (guitar), Bob Trimble (guitar), Kevin Stamper (bass), and Rob Wolleben (drums). The insistence for each musician in Blue Wave Theory to keep true to their personal styling and inspiration gives the band 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 surf and instrumental rock artists including Dick Dale, Messer Chups, Gary Hoey, and The Blair-Pongracic Band. BWT has also performed with many of the coolest east coast surf rock and retro bands including Mister Neutron, The Coffin Daggers, The Supertones, The Sharkskins, The Octomen, and Creem Circus. The group can seen performing at music venues throughout New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City, including the Sellersville Theater, World Cafe Live, MilkBoy, The Brighton Bar, 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, Twangstock, and Surfapalooza. Blue Wave Theory also performs for private events including fundraisers like the Epicurean Palette at Grounds For Sculpture.
Blue Wave Theory's latest album "Beachcombing" was released in 2017. Other BWT albums include "Superstorm", from 2013, and the eponymous "Blue Wave Theory", released in 2009. 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, Outside TV snowboarding videos, Carlsberg Beer commercials, 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 iHeartRadio. CD's and downloads are available for purchase on this website, and also from iTunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp, Amazon, and more.
The new Blue Wave Theory album "Beachcombing" has shipped and is now available for purchase or download from our Bandcamp page. “Beachcombing” is a 15-song collection of live performances and previously unreleased studio recordings. Included in this release are unique Blue Wave Theory instrumental interpretations of classic hits including “Time is on My Side”, “What a Wonderful World”, and the seasonal favorite "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)". In addition this compilation contains Blue Wave Theory versions of two vintage instrumental rock classics: Neal Hefti’s “Batman Theme”, and Link Wray’s “Rumble". Rounding out the album are some new Blue Wave Theory originals including "Listening To Shells", "Haile Selassie Hits The Beach", and "Moonburn".
Beachcombing is available as a digital album or on compact disc. Price of CD includes shipping (for orders in the USA). Individual song downloads are also available.
Offical Blue Wave Theory Website
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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.
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