Surf City Celebs Chimene (Diaz) & Robby Armstrong Giving Back
Two of HB’s finest promoters of worthy causes are Huntington Harbour couple, Chimene & Robby Armstrong. Robby is known for his musical talents and band that recently performed to over 1,000 people at the Seal Beach Summer Concert series. On the sideline was his wife Chimene (sister of one of the highest paid actresses ever, Cameron Diaz) and the Armstrong kids.
The couple has plenty on their plate with a young family and careers of their own, but their concern for others always has them pitching in to raise money for special causes. One near & dear to Chimene’s heart is “Children Today”, a Long Beach non-profit organization that feeds homeless children and provides special, early learning opportunities for disadvantaged youth. In a fundraiser for that group, the Robby Armstrong Band threw a concert that helped raise the most money ever for the organization!
Often mistaken for her famous actress sister, beautiful Chimene was on hand at the recent Seal Beach concert featuring Robby Armstrong Band. Performing original songs and crowd favorites such as Rolling Stones “Miss You”, the blues & rock group included an incredible list of talented performers–Robby Armstrong, lead vocal & guitar; Bjorn Englen, bass; Jeremy Long keyboards, guitar; Paul Wilson, drums; Matt Brislawn, fiddle; and Eric Von Herzen, harmonica (formerly with Walter Trout band, and now Mississipi Mudsharks.)
When legendary Musician Robby Armstrong and his band rocked the crowd at Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach on a cool Wednesday evening in July 2010, more than 1,000 people sang, danced, and clapped to the music and musicians performing on a stage. The Pacific Ocean and Seal Beach Pier provided an amazing backdrop to this popular free concert series.
If you haven’t heard Robby and his band play, you need to. Go to myspace.com/robbyarmstrongband. You can purchase his CD releases such as our favorite, Surfside. You can also see Robby Armstrong perform live in clubs throughout Southern California. You’ll find the information on his myspace site.
Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce & Don the Beachcomber sponsored the memorable concert, and for those who missed it, there are other cool concerts scheduled. They all take place on Wednesdays from 6 to 8pm at Eisenhower Park, next to the pier, in Seal Beach (Ocean at Main). There’s also a great vendor’s village where you can purchase food, products and services.
SEAL BEACH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
July 28th – Nobody Cares – which is a 9 piece reggae/ska style band with a rockin rhythm section performing a blend of covers and original music. Sponsor: Alice Billman from Wellsprings Massage and Bodywork as well as Georgia Hollis from Freidman’s Appliance.
August 4th – Danny Dean and the Homewreckers. Dean leads the 50’s style group with a great guitar and smooth vocals. The stand-up bass player is John Hattan (From Brian Setzer’s Band), Jack D. on drums, Bob Crail on Sax and Rockin’ Robin Canada on Keyboards. Sponsor: Southern California Edison,
August 11th – Emperors – Southern California’s Premier Classic Rock Band. Sponsor: Merle Norman Cosmetics of Seal Beach.
August 18th – Superstar Eddie Montana – An all-star cast of performers from three decades of performanaces, featuring Inspirational, Gospel, Country and Rock. Sponsor: Seal Beach Chamber Of Commerce.
August 25th, – The Regular Guys – Enjoy this distinctive brand of funk-blues with great covers and many original tunes. Sponsor: The Eric Lenahan Agency State Farm Insurance
September 1st- The Elm Street Band – Enjoy Original Music along with amazing guitar and a great band. Sponsor: O’Malley’s on Main.
Special Concert – Saturday, October 9th, – Sin Twins Rythm and Blues Revue, An R & B grand performance, complete with a horn section, offering tunes for Singing and Dancing. Sponsor: O’Malleys on Main.
If you have any questions on the concert series please call: (562) 799-0179. The Seal Beach Chamber Of Commerce’s Website is: sealbeachchamber.org.