The Catalyst

The Ventures

Live in the Atrium

The Ventures

Fascinating Creatures of the Deep

Fri, September 28, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$20 in advance / $25 at the door

This event is 21 and over

The Ventures
The Ventures
The best-selling instrumental band of all time.

The Ventures formed in Tacoma, Washington in 1958. The legacy kicked off with the opening drum roll of 1960’s "Walk Don’t Run", a #2 hit that would go on to sell more than 2 million copies. From the garage, to the beach, to the stars, The Ventures defined an entire decade of instrumental rock music.

A cultural and musical phenomenon bar none in the instrumental world, The Ventures charted 37 records in 12 years and released a staggering number of now classic tunes such as: "Walk Don’t Run", "Perfidia", "Lullaby of the Leaves", "Bulldog", "Driving Guitars", "Surf Rider", "Apache", "Tequila", "Pipeline", "Wipe Out", "Out of Limits", "Journey to the Stars", "Diamond Head", "Walk Don’t Run ’64", "Slaughter on 10th Ave.", and the incomparable "Hawaii Five-O".

The Ventures have sold over a 100 million records. They were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
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 : )
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060