Adam Marsland's Chaos Band (featuring the legendary Evie Sands) and singer/songwriter/Beach Boys Archivist Alan Boyd will again join forces to perform the songs of Dennis and Carl Wilson, whose songs were the highlights of the Beach Boys' adventurous post-Pet Sounds era.
Alan Boyd and AMCB first performed the Wilson tribute set to a packed house of music fans, Beach Boys/Brian Wilson sidemen, and Wilson family members in February. This led to an appearance at the Beach Boys' historic landmark reception in May, where founding Beach Boy Al Jardine caught their set and enthusiastically proclaimed their version of "River Song" "better than Dennis'", and asked the band to perform with him at a concert in Sacramento later that year. Now, with the help of Beach Boys fans around the U.S., Alan Boyd and Adam Marsland's Chaos Band will bring the Wilson set (and a bit of original material) on tour in 2006.
Adam Marsland's Chaos Band is five-piece band led by singer/songwriter Adam Marsland, who has made six CDs both solo and as leader of L.A. indie pop band Cockeyed Ghost, appearing on NBC, VH-1, the cover of the L.A. Weekly, and touring the U.S. 20 times between 1996 and 2004 and on bills with John Mayer, Counting Crows, Third Eye Blind, Fastball, Redd Kross and others. He also has performed with Brian Wilson's backup band, Wondermints, critically acclaimed songwriter Stew, and performed on an posthumous release by Badfinger vocalist Pete Ham.
Alan Boyd was the logical person to join the Chaos Band to perform Carl and Dennis' music. Since 1996, Alan has directed and/or edited a number of films for the Beach Boys, including a Grammy nomination in 2001 for Endless Harmony. Alan has also produced or co-produced archival audio releases for The Beach Boys, including the Endless Harmony soundtrack compilation and Hawthorne, CA. As a singer/songwriter, his compositions have circulated among Beach Boys fans for years, and are now compiled on his new CD Channel Surfing. He also scores background music for and works with the restoration of silent films. He has an uncanny ability to capture the Beach Boys' classic vocal stylings while still maintaining his own identity.
AMCB's other featured vocalist is Evie Sands, whose highly esteemed career started with the '60s Cameo singles Can't Let Go and Angel of the Morning (later hits for the Hollies and Merilee Rush), before hitting the charts as a solo artist in the 1970s for A&M, Capitol and RCA. She then focused on songwriting, penning tunes recorded and performed by artists such as Barbara Streisand, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Dobie Gray, Cher, Beck and Dusty Springfield, before returning to recording and performing in 1997 with the acclaimed Women In Prison album.
Rounding out the the augmented Chaos Band are Cockeyed Ghost's longtime drummer Kurt Medlin, bassist/vocalist Teresa Cowles of L.A. cult faves Dragster Barbie and Dream School Diary, L.A. music fixture John Perry on backup vocals and keyboards, and percussionist Eric Vesper. The Chaos Band's unusually precise -- but soulful -- harmony and instrumental arrangements are a perfect match for the idiosyncractic music of the younger Wilsons.