Jeff Foskett
Jeff Foskett
Jeffrey Foskett is a guitarist and singer best known for his work with Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. Foskett originally came from San Jose, California, where in the early-1970s his first band was a surf group named "Cherry", after the Willow Glen area street on which he lived. He attended Willow Glen High School and is listed as one of the high school's "notable alumni".
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Music DVD Review: The Beach Boys - Live In Concert: 50th Anniversary
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Music DVD Review: The Beach Boys - Live In Concert: 50th Anniversary Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 12:33 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 In celebration of their golden anniversary the surviving Beach Boys created a wonderful studio album, That's Why God Made The Radio, and embarked on an extensive 75-stop world tour. Many of their concerts were divided into two sets which stretched out to 50 songs to match their 50th anniversary. Yes, there are supporting musicians to fill in the gaps, including longtime guitarist Jeff Foskett, but the focus is mostly on the main members and they come through in fine style. [...] eternal hits as "Good Vibrations," "California Girls," "I Get Around," and "Little Deuce Coupe" share the stage with new songs, "That's Why God Made the Radio" and "Isn't It Time." ...
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Jukebox: Beach Boys are back and stopping at SPAC
Daily Gazette - over 4 years
Putting the long-estranged Beach Boys back together for their “That’s Why God Made the Radio” album, their first in 20 years, and the 50th anniversary tour that visits Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday took “about 10,000 phone calls — no exaggeration — a year of planning and a ton of forgiveness,” said Jeff Foskett, literally the Beach Boys’ secret weapon.
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Live: The Beach Boys kick off 50th anniversary tour in Tucson
LATimes - almost 5 years
Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks, with impressive backing musicians, bring a SoCal sound to Casino del Sol. TUCSON -- Let's not make too much of the fact that the Beach Boys kicked off their 50th anniversary tour on casino grounds, nowhere near the beach, on a day that hit 105, with gusts of dry wind blowing in from the surrounding Arizona desert -- not a wave, T-bird or little surfer girl in sight. After all, the band, touring for the first time in decades with co-founders Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, as well as longtime voice Bruce Johnston and early member David Marks, transcended the literal summer ages ago in service of the metaphorical kind, one that celebrated Southern California life and put sound to a cultural vibe. This is one reason why at Casino del Sol on the Yaqui reservation, the band, augmented by a dozen instrumentalists and vocalists, was able to convincingly sing about summertime joys, fears and frustrat ...
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Brian Wilson, Royal Festival Hall, review - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
For the first set, Wilson's band (led, in effect, by former Beach Boys sideman Jeff Foskett, on vocals and guitar) performed songs from his Reimagines Gershwin album, reinterpreting classics such as Summertime in the style of Pet Sounds
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Concert Review: Brian Wilson Surfs Napa - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
With the help 10 back-up band members on stage, headed by the “CEO of Falsetto” Jeff Foskett and several other long-time allies of his studio band, Wilson stepped out of the shadow of his own myth and demonstrated why there's a myth to begin with: The
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Brian Wilson in Napa - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The songs sounded flawless as band members such as guitarist/vocalist Jeff Foskett -- who has immersed himself in learning both the surf guitar style of Carl Wilson and the vocal range and sound of a young Brian Wilson -- brought new energy to the
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Brian Wilson - Quefaire.be (Communiqué de presse) (Abonnement)
Google News - over 5 years
Carl et Dennis, aujourd'hui malheureusement disparus, sont irremplaçables mais Wondermints et Jeff Foskett se chargent de restituer ce son unique, en compagnie de The Stockholm Strings 'n' Horns. Une beauté intemporelle et une classe internationale !
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“The Strand: A Beach Musical” returns bigger and better at Redondo Beach ... - Easy Reader
Google News - over 5 years
This time around John collaborated with surf guitarist Paul Johnson, and Jeff Foskett of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, to write new music for the show. “Three new songs were added and replaced songs that were in there before,” said Susan
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Redondo Beach Stars in New Musical - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
He collaborated on one piece with Paul Johnson of the Belairs, and another was co-written with Jeff Foskett, who tours with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. The Browns' son, Evan, a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, also wrote a couple of songs for
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Brian Wilson delivers Beach Boys hits at Meijer Gardens with big boost from ... - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Anyway, the polished band provided most of the evening's energy, with guitarist Jeff Foskett taking over lead singing duties on several classic Wilson tunes and keyboard player Darian Sahanaja delivering stellar vocals on “Darlin'
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jeff Foskett
    FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 48
    Foskett appears as a guitarist / vocalist / (arranger) on all of Brian Wilson's solo material including the Grammy-winning 2004 version of Smile.
    More Details Hide Details He can be seen (and heard) on HEART's DVD Dreamboat Annie Live concert singing back ground vocals. He also produces other artists including Harry Shearer of Spinal Tap and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees. Jeff has earned over 40 Gold and Platinum Record awards and a Grammy.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 26
    When Carl permanently returned to the Beach Boys in May 1982, he asked Foskett to stay, which Foskett did and toured with the group for a decade until July 4, 1990, after which Jeff left for his own solo career.
    More Details Hide Details To date, Foskett has released over a dozen well received solo CDs including Thru My Window, touted as "The best Beach Boys album they never recorded", The Other Takes, Sunny's Off, Twelve and Twelve a 12 song collection featuring 12 string guitars and big name guest stars such as Marshall Crenshaw, Gerry Beckley from America (band), and Robert Lamm from Chicago (band) and a compilation CD of his original music Stars in the Sand. Throughout his solo career, Jeff has won several awards including Top Selling Artist of the Year in New Zealand, Best New Foreign Artist in Japan and he is a member of San Jose Rocks and The Silicon Valley Hall of Fame. Jeff, along with Brian Wilson, is one of a very few artists to have performed at both Live Aid (with The Beach Boys) and Live 8 (with Brian WIlson).
  • 1980
    Age 24
    The ESBB toured with Love throughout 1980 into 1981 when Jeff replaced Carl Wilson who briefly left the Beach Boys to pursue a solo career.
    More Details Hide Details While Carl Wilson toured to promote his first solo album. Foskett filled the void with his guitar work and falsetto vocals in The Beach Boys.
  • 1979
    Age 23
    Born in 1979.
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