The Tourmalines are a group of currently performing world-class recognized musicians, producers, published songwriters, singers and a Grammy award nominee. They have come together through the love, respect and from being a part of San Diego’s surf culture so that you too can ride the wave.
The Tourmaline surf canyon is a special place in San Diego nestled between Windansea and Pacific Beach. “Tourmo,” as locals call it, hosts a surf culture that embodies the spirit of Aloha represented by surfing pioneers like Skip Frye, Larry Gordon,, and Skeeter Malcolm. The Tourmaliners (pronounced The Tur – Mo – Leen – ers,) have assembled to resonate the classic sounds and songs enjoyed during the “golden age” of surfing 1959-1964. Whether it’s dancing to rockin’ hits by the Isley Brothers and Chuck Berry or groovin’ to surf instrumentals by Dick Dale and The Ventures, The Tourmaliners aim to provide listeners with a sonic tsunami that will send you surfin’ on the wave of life!
Meet the Tourmaliners
Deven Berryhill is a guitarist, songwriter and producer who has released 3 alternative rock albums, two of them through the Rolltop Music Label. Deven scored a top 20 hit on the national Christian music rock charts in 1996 for his cover of Bob Dylan’s song “You Gotta Serve Somebody.” He worked as a touring guitarist for Contemporary Christian artists The Kry and Jeremy Camp. Deven has shared the stage with such bands as The Kingsmen, Herman’s Hermits, Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean, Frankie Avalon, The Diamonds, The Tokens, Martha Davis & The Motels, The Crystals and The Ventures. Deven is the son of Bob Berryhill, founding member, and guitarist of the famed 60’s surf rock group The Surfaris.
Surf rock guitar player who also currently plays lead guitar for La Jolla’s own The Bird Rockers. Joe has also served as worship director at Horizon Christian Fellowship, Pocahontas Campus.
Born in Memphis raised in Southern California with a few stints in LA. In Nashville was a founding member of a legendary soul band, Hot Chicken Stew in which he was a printable writer. Has played and performed with many greats such as members of Buddy Guy’s band and Eric Clapton’s, has performed throughout the US and Europe including the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. He is also currently a member of funk-soul dance band Gruvmatic and a member of the Jonny Tarr quartet.
Holds Bachelors & Masters degrees in Music Education & has been teaching in San Diego public schools for 19 years. Despite being a classically trained vocalist & pianist, she has sung and played with bands of various genres ranging from gospel to alternative rock. Ina spent the late 90s touring and opening up for bands like Jimmy Eat World, AFI, and Goldfinger.
A Grammy-nominated drummer who’s worked with Big Daddy Kane, Redman, The Beatnuts, TV On The Radio, Kelis, Mindi Abair, and Empire Of The Sun.
Rob Glickman is a San Diego guitarist, bass player and producer who began his musical journey with local legends NE1, whose 1983 single “1-2-3” was one of the most requested records on 91X and KROQ in Los Angeles during the course of that year. He has shared the stage with such bands as The Clash, UB40, Madness, Oingo Boingo and later, Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, and The Coasters. He is also known as an exceptional bottleneck slide guitar player, having recorded and performed internationally with Gospel Blues artists Darrel Mansfield and Glenn Kaiser.