Woodie and the Longboards
Woodie and the Longboards was founded in 2002 by John “Woodie” Keating. Having just left a position as frontman for a Disney house band, Keating assembled musicians he had enjoyed working with over the years to focus on performing music from the ‘60s and ’70s. An agent from the Pacific Northwest asked if they had a more “beachy” sounding name that he could use to book them as a Beach Boys tribute for an Oregon Casino. Keating quickly decided on Woodie and the Longboards and has never looked back. Since that time they’ve performed beach party themed shows for a variety of clients across the country, but still perform mostly in Southern California.