Randell Kirsch

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Randell KirschRandell Kirsch is an American singer/songwriter and musician. Kirsch received his first guitar lesson in 1962, performed publicly for the first time in 1963 at the Fresno County Fair and has since worked with Jan and Dean, Roger McGuinn, Skunk Baxter, Jeff Larson, Jeffrey Foskett, Stephen Bishop, The Cowsills, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Papa Doo Run Run and other Southern California bands.Since 2004 he has been a member of The Beach Boys band.Signed to a solo artist deal with IRS records in 1987, Kirsch brought wife LuAnn Olson and friend Chris Hickey on board to make it a band deal resulting in the 1988 release “Show Of Hands” (not to be confused with the English folk duo still active today). Solo releases since then include “Poetry From The Burning Deck” (cassette only), “Near Life Expearience” (POC International), “Santa Cruz” (with Papa Doo Run Run on Pacific Blue Records), “Feather” (Surrender Records), “Lather, Rinse, Repeat” Volumes 1-6 (Surrender Records).Songs penned by Kirsch can be heard in episodes of Full House, The Equalizer, Star Search, Dreams, Barrels Of Fun and the films Welcome To Eighteen, Dickwad, Gunshy and Gidget’s Summer Reunion. Artists who have covered Kirsch’s songs include; Jane Wiedlin, Lou Rawls, John Stamos, LuAnn Olson, Pigs On Corn and others.Randell Kirsch currently plays the bass and sings the solos of “Don’t Worry Baby,” “You Still Believe In Me” and “Warmth of the Sun” with the touring Beach Boys. He also writes and produces music with fellow bandmember, Christian Love.