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HOME BASE: Red Bank
STYLE: Surf pop, blending the classic surf sounds of the Beach Boys and The Lively Ones with the pop sensibility of The Kinks and Chris Isaak. The band’s live set is a fun and energetic mix of original pop songs and surf instrumentals, with thoughtful covers of ’60s pop and surf such as “Pipeline,” “Stoked” and “Then (She) Kissed Me.” Additional influence comes from the directions of Brit pop and reggae, as well as the band members’ own punk, post-hardcore and indie rock roots.
LINEUP: Vincent Minervino, vocals, guitar, keyboard; Scott Saint Hilaire, guitar, vibe; Aaron Leonovich, bass; Dan Tojeira, drums, percussion.
SOUND BYTE: “Summer is not a season – it’s a state of mind.” The band derives inspiration from real life and, more specifically, summertime at the Jersey Shore – surfing, cars, girls, drinks and adventure. Every time the guys hang out together, “We totally need to write a song about this!” is a common refrain.
TWO’S TAKE: No kidding, The Brigantines will support the legendary “king of the surf guitar” Dick Dale at Joey Harrison’s Surf Club in Ortley Beach on July 24, which is also the release date for The Brigantines’ debut full-length CD, Vacation!
CHECK OUT: thebrigantines.com
BE THE JUDGE: Saturday, June 9, at noon, at the Long Beach Township municipal complex, during LBIfest. —V.L.