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.


You can now hear live tunes at our myspace page!

Kelp Kristmas Tunes

Carol of the Bells


We Three Kings

Xmas Medley

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.

Click Here for More info.

Kelp News

Kelp is playing at Santa Barbara's fine Muddy Waters on Saturday, 12/6.

Joining us will be Portland's Wooden Indian Burial Ground

plus SB's own Sun Daes

Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm. Hope to see you there!

Thanks to Dave from Cool Summer Presents for setting up the show.

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