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 Rick Eddy (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 (also known as BWT) 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 bands including Mister Neutron, The Coffin Daggers, The Supertones, and Creem Circus. The group has performed 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 Make Music New York Festival, Asbury Park Surf Music Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest, the Art of Surfing Festival, Twangstock, and Surfapalooza. Blue Wave Theory also performs for special events including Life Rolls On / They Will Surf Again, and the Epicurean Palette at Grounds For Sculpture.
Blue Wave Theory has released 4 full-length albums of studio and live recordings: "Sing Along With Blue Wave Theory" (2018), "Beachcombing" (2017), "Superstorm" (2013), and the eponymous "Blue Wave Theory" (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 is included on the soundtrack of "The Ventures: Stars on Guitars" (2020) documentary film, and has been featured in Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), DIY Network, and Australian television shows. Their music has also been licensed for a wide variety of purposes including Rolling Stone marketing videos, Samsung product advertisements, Outside TV snowboarding videos, Carlsberg Beer commercials, Red Bull Media House productions, and hot rod DVD's.
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