W. dogfish Pitts from Santa Cruz has played in many Santa Cruz bands
with some of the local luminaries including Howard Dumble the famous
guitar amplifier builder. He played in the Laney College Jazz
Ensemble which hosted jazz greats including Herb Ellis, Dizzy Gillespie,
Cannonball Adderley whom he played with on the stage at the Oakland
J.D. "acid hands" Anderson from Santa Cruz, Cal. First
started punk rock bands at age 15 (The Underacheivers). Joined
hardrock punk band Fallout. At age 18 with dogfish formed the
Concaves in 1995. Influences inclued surf, rockabilly, punk,
country. Lead, rhythm, baritone, guitars
Karl "the Bassanater" Hopkins lives in the Redwood City area.
He has played in numerous Bay Area bands. Loves his Fender URGE
Mass Guitar especially played loud through and old Fender amplifier.
Has been involved with the Concaves for over 4 years.
"Stretch" Riedle from Santa Cruz is a well known drummer and
musician about town. He has played with the Submersians and the
Shockwaves. Stretch is the world wide authority on "Louie Louie."
Ask him anything about the song and he can give you an educated answer.
He has been with The Concaves for over 2 years.
From the "High Surf Advisory" CD:
THE CONCAVES, HARD ROCK SURF BAND:
The Concaves, Santa Cruz's own original surf culture explosion is stoked
to announce the release of their album entitled 'Warning, Heavy Surf
Advisory'. The Concaves are a power trio made up of Bill 'dogfish'
Pitts, Mongo Celebrado, and J.D. Anderson, local surfer-musicians. This
Bona Fide Heavy Surf is at the heart of the next wave of original surf
music. Their passion and love of surfing is evident in the music that
they play and write. The are trying to take instrumental surf music to a
fresh, un-ridden spot.
Jared Anderson along with Bill Pitts and Mongo Celebrado have put
together original music on an album that has received two thumbs up and
four stars from music reviewers such as Phil Dirt from KFJC radio. The
album entitled 'Warning, Heavy Surf Advisory' is attracting attention
and blowing minds on radio stations all over the country, as well as
from Brazil all the way to Russia...
Bill and Jared are the song writers- guitarists and Mongo is the drummer
of this close- knit trio. Their songs are moody, psychedelic and moving.
Mongo, since a young man, has played in various groups including dance
bands to support his family. J.D. has played in punk and hard rock bands
from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles. Dogfish has played blues, punk rock,
psychedelic, and even jazz, but his first band was a local first wave
surf band, and that is where his heart has always been.. And of course,
the enthusiasm is felt equally by all in the band and by all that hear
them play live.