The Waves Weekend Festival and Concert includes family fun and games, prizes, video booths, a Waves of Service Leader fair, L.A. Food Trucks, the annual student Lip Sync Spirit Cup competition, and performances by a singer songwriter Eric Hutchinson and Pepperdine Alumnus Cazz Brindis (SC '10)!
Bring a chair or blanket, get some tasty food, and take in a world-famous Malibu sunset from Alumni Park as you and hundreds of fellow Waves enjoy an energetic yet intimate family concert experience. Nothing quite like it anywhere!
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2012 Waves Weekend Concert:
Announcing singer songwriter Eric Hutchinson!
Road-tested in every setting from a converted garage in Salt Lake City to the 30,000-seat Calgary Saddledome, from San Diego to Dubai, the artist and songs alike bear a playful confidence that was boosted along the way. As the Washington, DC-raised singer, pianist and guitarist traveled the world over the course of several years, word of mouth about his irresistible songs and engaging presence brought out consistently growing concert crowds. That helped turn the song "Rock & Roll" into an international hit (certified Gold in the U.S., Platinum in New Zealand, Norway and Australia) and the album hit No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, ultimately selling more than 250,000 copies. The songs "OK, It's Alright With Me" (top 5 on AAA radio) and "Oh!" also caught fire, helping push total single sales past the million mark. Don't miss this concert! Eric is sure to entertain all who join us!
We're excited to announce Pepperdine Alumnus, Cazz Brindis (SC '10) will open for our Waves Weekend Concert! With his soulful voice, keen songwriting and natural musicianship, Cazz is quickly carving a way into many an ear and heart. Often called an old soul in his own right, the young singer / songwriter / musician has just finished his second EP, "Where It Should've Been." Here, Cazz finds his place and sticks to it, showcasing his guitar work and vocal intuition. More than that, he lets his soul do some raining as he works toward truth. Truth that has a groove. Listen to Cazz's music here: "So Long" and get ready to see him live on October 13th!
Previous Waves Weekend Artists:
At the core of Caillat's appeal are her honesty and lack of pretense. And her intense desire to create a body of work that resonates from the first note to the last. "I hate having to change an album because you don’t like that song or you want to go to the next," she says. "I want someone to just be able to put the album on and listen all the way through."
With no marketing push and only the power of the music behind her, Caillat became a sensation on the social networking site starting in 2006 when, upon the advice of friends, she began uploading her songs to her page. She is one of the brightest new artists to emerge in the last few years and the first true myspace.com discovery.
As she focused on songwriting in her late teens, Caillat discovered an innate talent for observing and capturing significant moments, such as that first blush of love or passage into adulthood. She also found two great collaborators in producer/songwriter Blue and singer/songwriter Jason Reeves. Together, they crafted the songs on "Coco."
"CoCo" debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart and remained in the top 20 of the chart more than half a year after the CD’s release. "Bubbly" spent a staggering 14 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart and four weeks atop the Adult Contemporary chart. "Bubbly" has also been certified platinum; signaling sales of more than 2.6 million downloads.
She already has a number of songs ready for her next full length album and she promises they will reflect the amazing journey she continues to take as a young woman and an increasingly accomplished artist—mistakes and joys included—or as she laughingly put it: "I'm  and I'm still learning."
Lady Danville is an indie pop trio from Los Angeles, California. With Michael Garner on keys, Matthew Frankel on the cajon, and Dan Chang on the guitar LADY DANVILLE is most recognized for their well-crafted harmonies, thoughtful lyrics and refreshing dose of energy, wit and charm, evoking the sound of Simon and Garfunkel meets Death Cab for Cutie.
LADY DANVILLE formed in 2007 after meeting as members of UCLA's Awaken A Cappella. Since then, LADY DANVILLE has gone on to consistently sell out popular Los Angeles venues including the Troubadour, Viper Room, Hotel Café, and the El Rey. They have also shared the stage with Sara Bareilles, Jack's Mannequin, and Adele. In 2009, the band ventured out of Los Angeles and began to attract more attention as they brought their music to the Pacific Northwest. In March of 2010 LADY DANVILLE embarked on their first West Coast Tour and ended their run in Austin, TX making their debut appearance at the annual SXSW 2010 Music Festival. In April of 2010, they toured the East Coast where they played with Jack's Mannequin kicking off their first ever East Coast tour.
Other accolades include the prominent feature of their song "Cast Away" on a recent episode of MTV's The Real World: Washington DC as well as "Love to Love" on E!'s Keeping up with the Kardashians. Furthermore, their music has been consistently featured on Dorm Life, Hulu's most watched web show, as well as on the acclaimed independent documentary Craigslist Joe.
Since the start of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has proven he's more than just another guy with a guitar and a hat. He has risen from hot country star to being one of country music's biggest influences. In 1984, Dwight released the six-song EP "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc." on the independent Oak label, and then hit the road with such artists as Los Lobos and Violent Femmes. Playing traditional country music, Dwight gained a following among not only country fans but punk rockers and rockabilly fans as well. Dwight has recorded more than twenty-one albums and compilations, has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 25 million records. Johnny Cash once cited Yoakam as his favorite country singer. Yoakam has also starred in many films, most notably in Sling Blade (1996), and Panic Room (2002.) More recently, he had a cameo appearance in the 2005 comedy movie Wedding Crashers and in 2008, Yoakam played Pastor Phil in Four Christmases. At the core of Yoakam's creative expression, whether musical, theatrical or entrepreneurial, is an unwavering desire to articulate the human connection. We are proud to have hosted Dwight Yoakam during the first Waves Weekend in 2010.
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