The Tourmalines are a group of currently performing world-class recognized musicians, producers, published songwriters and singers who love to perform surf music. The Tourmaliners (pronounced The Tur – Mo – Leen – ers) get their name from a special place in San Diego, California nestled between Windansea and Pacific Beach. “Tourmo,” as locals call it, hosts a surf culture that embodies the spirit of Aloha represented by Tourmaline surfing pioneers like Skip Frye, Larry Gordon and Skeeter Malcolm. Since The bands start in June 2018, they have performed a monthly “residency” at the legendary dance spot Tio Leo’s Lounge in San Diego. The band has also performed at the Gator By The Bay Festival as well as the Almost Annual Tourmaline Tailgator event.
The Tourmaliners debut album "Tourmaline Dream" was awarded the 2019 "Album of The Year" in Pipeline Instrumental Review UK and is nominated for 2020's "Rock Album of The Year" by the San Diego Music Awards. Recently their cover of Weezer’s “Island In The Sun” has gone viral on TicTok with over 400 videos created and over 1.5 million plays. The bands digital release of the Christmas tune "Greensleeves" was featured as part of the SNAP! Records Spain compilation album entitled "Power Chords, Harmonies and Mistletoe 2."
In June 2020, the Tourmaliners signed with surf music label Altered State Of Reverb out of Washington DC. A re-release of the bands album "Tourmaline Dream" is now available on ASoR. The band will be releasing their new "Surfin' Christmas Carols" album on vinyl, CD and digital on the ASoR label in October 2020.
The Tourmaliners aim is to provide listeners with a sonic tsunami that will send you Catching The Tourmaline Dream!
Meet The Tourmaliners:
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.
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.
Spent his early teens studying drums under Glenn Symmonds, drummer for Eddie Money as well as The Untouchables. Has played and recorded for singer-songwriter-recording artist Michael Miller. Is credited with drum tracks on Pete Yorn and Rami Jaffee’s Trampoline Records Greatest Hits Volume 2. Spent 7 years traveling, playing and recording for multi-album recording artist The Justin Fox Band. Has also played 5 years at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest as well as Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa. Currently performs with Jason Lohrke as “Early Neil Diamond Tribute” in residency of over 100 shows from 2017-2020 at the Welk Theater in Escondido, CA.
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 principle 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.