Live in The Atrium
Guitar Legend DICK DALE
Fascinating Creatures of the Deep, Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
JAKE NIELSEN'S TRIPLE THREAT
FASCINATING CREATURES OF THE DEEP
Dick Dale Bio:
ROLLING STONE 100 GREATEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME!
GUITAR LEGEND DICK DALE IS THE Creator and Pioneer and the FIRST TO CREATE AND PIONEER HIS OWN GENRE OF MUSIC CALLED SURF/ ROCK MUSIC IN 1955.
Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.
Dick and Leo Fender Created and Pioneered The Fender Equipment in the 1950s/1960s.
Dick Ignited California's surfing cult in the late 1950s and 1960s with such regional hits as “Mr. Peppermint Man”,
“King of the Surf Guitar”, “Let’s Go Trip-pin'," "Surf Beat" and "Miserlou," Dale to name a few and made waves with his fat, edgy sound and aggressive, proto-metal attack. "Miserlou," released in 1962, marked the first use of a Fender reverb unit — creating an underwater sound with lots of echo — on a popular record. However, Dick Dale music came from wild animals roaring, Gene Krupas drum rhythm and the indigenous people dancing and nothing more. Dick played upside down and backwards, left handed. The only guitarist to do so.
DD was named the second most influential guitarist on the planet.
DD surfed in the but some of the music was classified at that time by
some surfers DD knew and surfed with.
Dick’s music Sparked a surf/Rock music revival when director Quentin Tarantino used it in the opening scene of Pulp Fiction as Quentin Loved Dick Dale and wrote the movie around Dick’s music in 1993.
Dick is the Master and always will be as he created and Pioneered Surf/Rock Music in 1955 marking 60+ years in the business. Hail to the King! Dick as well Created Pioneered Fender Equipment.
Dick plays and performs all kinds of music since 1955 age 18 ..61+ years in the business.
Dick once owned two of the largest nightclubs in which he built ground up in 1967 …one called the Rendezvous 2/Playgirl Club. Both were ran by Dick Dale as he hired the largest acts of the day in Vegas and as well performed in both nightclubs and cooked too.
Dick plays over 15 different instruments self taught and plays Beast Guitar left handed upside down and backwards.
Dick is now 79 years old. His Wife Lana Dale and he both battle major medical issue and have for over 20+ years now.
Long Live the King of Rock!
Other Notable DD Mentionable's
DICK WAS AWARDED THE JASON BECKER AWARD…SECOND IN LINE TO GET IT AFTER JASON BECKER FOR Creativity, Courage, and Inspiration….AWARD FOR GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE AS WELL
DICK DALE WAS AWARDED THE TRIPPLE PLATINUM FOR HIS VERSION OF MISIRLOU -PULP FICTION AND FOR PUMP IT BLACK EYED PEAS
DICK WAS AWARDED THE ATFL GALA AWARD BY CONGRESSMAN ANTONINE CHEDID IN WASHINGTON DC ON MARCH 29TH, 2014 AS MANY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND DIGNITARIES ATTENDING THIS GALA EVENT
DICK WAS INDUCTED INTO THE WHITE HOUSE CONGRESSIONAL HALL OF RECORDS
DD WAS INDUCTED INTO THE MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME MUSEUM AWARD IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
GUITAR PLAYER LEGEND AWARD THIRD ONLY AWARD GIVEN IN 40 YEARS….
NOTED ON ALL HEAVY METAL GUITAR MAGAZINES IN SPAIN AS ROCK GUITAR LEGEND
ALSO INDUCTED INTO THE WORLD FAMOUS MIM MUSEUM IN PHOENIX, AZ. AS THE DD DISPLAY IS ONE OF THE LARGEST THERE.
INDUCTED INTO THE HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA. SURF SHOP MUSEUM
INDUCTED INTO THE SURFERS WALK OF FAME IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA. IN 2011
DD ON SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF JACKS SURFSHOP
INDUCTED INTO THE CONGRESSIONAL HALL OF RECORDS INTO THE WHITEHORSE
HANDS PLACED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HANDS OF FAME SIDEWALK AT GUITAR CENTER IN HOLLYWOOD.CA
INDUCTED INTO THE PRESIDENTIAL HISTORICAL BLDG. IN MASSACHSETTS
DICK DALE CHIP PLACED INTO THE SPACE SATELLITE IN ORBIT
MOTION PICTURES: LETS MAKE LOVE -1958, A SWINGIN AFFAIR -1963, BEACH PARTY-1964, MUSCLE BEACH PARTY -1965, BACK TO THE BEACH- 1987, LOCAL BOYS-1997, PULP FICTION -1993, BARBED WIRE, THE HEAVYWEIGHTS, ESCAPE FROM LA, KID KING ARTHURS COURT, SPACE JAM, SPONGE BOB, BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD,
NATIONAL COMMERCIALS: DOMINO’S PIZZA, SKYBLUE VODKA, MOUNTAIN DEW, SUPER BOWL, NISSAN MAXIMA, PHILLIPS FLAT SCREEN TV, HEINEKIN, BARCLAY’S & JAMES, HOLLYWOOD CIGARETTES, VW,
FOUR FLAGS AMUSEMENTS PARK,
MOVIE/SPORTS AMUSEMENT PARKS: GRAMMY NOMINEE, DISNEY SPACE MOUNTAIN, WORLD OLYMPICS, SUPER BOWL, WORLD SERIES, YAMAHA WORLD RACING, COLORADO AVALANCHE … ON BACK
NATIONAL TV: CONAN O BRIEN, CNN, DAVID LETTERMAN, ED SULLIVAN SHOW, ESPN CLASSICS, E!,
JOOLS HOLLAND BBC, KASEY KASEM SHOW, MTV, PBS SPECIAL, ROSIE O DONNELL, SPADE COOLEY SHOW,
TOWN HALL PARTY, VH 1, WINK MARTINGALE SHOW
MOVIES/SPORTS AMUSEMENT PARKS: GRAMMY NOMINEE, DISNEY SPACE MOUNTAIN, WORLD OLYMPICS, SUPER BOWL, WORLD SERIES, YAMAHA WORLD RACING, COLORADO AVALANCHE
CREATED 3 “ RISERS FOR APE HANGERS HANDLE BARS ON CUSTOM FLATHEAD 1941 FLATHEAD HARLEY MOTORCYCLES….
MAGAZINES: MANY HUNDREDS BACK IN THE DAY FROM 1950S ON UP TO PRESENT DAY AND IN PRESENT DAY GQ 2009 MAGAZINE, HARLEY DAVIDSON MAGAZINE, GUITAR CENTER, DELUXE, GOLDMINE, BREVARD FLORIDA, THE SUN RUNNER, SESSIONS, PISSED ON AND PISSED OFF NEWS EDITOR COLUMN, VINTAGE GUITAR, GUITARS BY THE SEA, PLUS DD ALSO HAS DONE THOUSANDS OF LOCAL CITY MAGAZINES FOR ADVERTISING
DICK COMING TO TOWN.
Fascinating Creatures of the Deep
Fascinating Creatures Of The Deep is a Surf-influenced instrumental band from Santa Cruz, California that started in Fall 2009.
We're not going to tell you about all the ass-kicking bands we were in before because that's boring, sentimental and in some cases, may be incriminating: you were either there or you weren't.
That said, here are four nice guys you should get to know:
Guitarist and songwriter Adrian Cavlan has a long history in the San Jose/NorCal punk scene. His guitar style has evolved a bit over the years, but one look at an FCotD live performance will show that without any doubt, the fire remains intact.
Guitarist Gary Boodt is well known from his days as a true O.G. pro skateboarder from the late '70s and early '80s (pool rider!) and balances his professional life with lots of music and skate sessions as often as he can.
Bassist Paul Zimmerman is another fellow who's been at it for a while, playing in a touring alt-rock band back in the '90s and now playing in a couple of bands doing a wide variety of great, original music.
Drummer Stephen Vahle is a well known local session veteran who has played with a virtual Who's Who in the local Santa Cruz music scene. A total pro with a huge range of stylistic capability and influences, Steve brings a lot of art to the drum chair in FCotD.
So - we hope you enjoy our music! And if you don't... well, we'll do so for you : )
Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat
Jake Nielsen was born March 29, 1985 in Watsonville Ca. Born with cerebral palsey, Jake has no use of his legs. Never letting that slow him down, he picked up the guitar at age 15,and started his first band, FUBAR at age 16. Together they won Monterey Battle of the Bands, played reggae festivals and won a Swagg Award for there first album. After recently going solo Jake joined up with well-known harmonica player Jr. Boogie and together they have been making a lot of noise on the west coast blues seen. Opening for such acts as Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers, Buddy Guy and much more. Just recently Jake started his own band with drummer Derrick Martin and bass player Chris Wienress. He is currently recording his first solo album that should be done by the end of 2011.