Although it may be hard for a young band to believe, not all groups in the 1960s had aspirations for fame, fortune and a record contract. For some, it was just a great job. For band members of The Tridents, an instrumental surf band that rocked Santa Barbara regularly from 1962 to 1966, it was the time of their lives.
Inspired by The Ventures (“Walk Don’t Run” and the “Hawaii 5-0” theme song), The Tridents became a go-to dance band for Santa Barbara’s youth scene. The members have all kept in touch over the years, and now, this Friday and Saturday, they will celebrate 50 years of playing together with a concert at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill. Also on the bill is The Duquanes, a vocal group that has been around for 48 years.