Santa Barbara
Surf Music

Kelp plays modern surf music and traditional classics from the heyday of the surf scene.

Coming out of the garage above Rincon Point in April, 1996, Kelp has played up and down the California Coast.  Like the mix of songs, a mix of traditional spring reverb with modern digital enhancements and stereo amplification gives Kelp a big and thoroughly modern sound.  Influences range from the inimitable Dick Dale and Paul Johnson to modern bands such as The Mermen, The Insect Surfers, Brazil 2001 and Savage Republic.


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Kelp on
Clash Tribute CD

Charlie Does Surf from Rickshaw Records is the latest in a growing trend of surf tribute albums, This time around it's The Clash who get their songs stripped of lyrics and heavily reverberated. Kelp supplied their take on the classic cut White Riot.

This CD is available for download.

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Kelp Kristmas Tunes

Here are a few garage recordings of some holiday favorites for your enjoyment.

Carol of the Bells


We Three Kings

Xmas Medley



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