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Alabama

Brent Burns
Gulf Shores, AL

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This legendary Gulf Coast singer carries on the Buffett tradition with original music sure to brighten any day! Based in beautiful Gulf Shores, AL, Brent is available for house concerts, corporate events and Parrothead Rendezvous!




Arizona

Volcano
Phoenix, AZ

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Sean Michael Mireau and the “Volcano Island Band” create a lively and festive atmosphere by performing live calypso/island/luau/reggae/steel drum music. They can play soft, ambient, instrumental, background music or higher energy party music with vocals. They have performed at events with attendance as small as ten people or as large as one thousand people. Sean Michael can perform as a solo musician on steel drums by playing along with a rhythm machine that plays bass and drums. But, for more energy and variety, there is also the option of adding additional instruments such as additional steel drums, guitar, congas, electric piano, marimba, vibraphone, or drum set by adding one to seven members of Sean’s band “Volcano”.




Arkansas

Bluffett
Fort Smith, AR and OK

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Bluffett has been playing for over 10 years & have toured all over the world in places such as the Bahamas & Okinawa, Japan
Mo Brothers
Fayetteville, AR

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Mo has won solo artist of the year from the Ozark Music Awards and duo (yep-duo with only one guy) of the year from the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards. He also was in the top 5 nationally in the Sirius Radio “Sing like Jimmy Buffett” contest.

Everything you hear at a Mo Show is played right before your very ears. No pre-recorded tracks of any kind are used. This allows for interaction with the crowd and free flowing songs.

Mo’s sound has prompted many fans to say: ”There’s gotta be some Mo’ people hiding under the stage”.




California

Buffettville
Santa Cruz, CA

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Available to play parties, hotels, casinos, festivals, and more!
Bob Karwin
Los Angeles, CA

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Bob Karwin plays “Trop Rock”. It’s one party country music, one part beachside bonfire and a whole bunch of good friends having a good time. Imagine Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson and the Eagles jamming after a night of rum jumbies. Now you’ve got it.
Gary Seiler
San Diego, CA

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Gary Seiler is the very first and longest running Jimmy Buffett tribute entertainer on the west coast. It started back in San Diego in 1979 at Andy’s Saloon. Gary is the leader of the Buffed Out Band which he started back around 1990 with Tim Flannery (a very popular MLB player with the San Diego Padres). The band has become legendary to Parrot Heads in Southern California, Arizona, and Mexico. They have been the opening concerts for Jimmy Buffett, Judy Collins, Jan & Dean, and Willie Nelson ever since. Jimmy actually crashed the stage at one show and in front of 10,000 people sang with Gary’s band. Life is good, which has become his motto and it has been good as Gary now tours as a popular solo artist as well as with The Buffed Out Band 2009 edition, with Ron Bell as Seiler & Bell, and with the fabulous E Ticket Band an all original high energy show. He services corporate customers around the country and private events as far away as Bora Bora, Tahiti… so if you can’t afford to hire Jimmy and the band then hire Gary! You’ll love the show!
Jimmy and the Wave Runners
San Carlos, CA

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A full service Jimmy Buffett cover band that plays an extensive list of Jimmy Buffett Songs and popular party favorites.
Loren Davidson
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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As an “escape artist,” Loren’s art inspires and encourages you to
escape from whatever is bringing stress and distress to your life –
job, traffic, rude people and frightening headlines – by helping you
imagine life as it could be, sitting on a warm beach with a cold
drink, even if only for a little while. Seen from this perspective,
the problems of the moment don’t seem so bad anymore.

Take a shot each of country, rock, reggae, folk, and calypso, put them
in a blender with some rum, fruit juices, and ice, mix it all up and
serve in a tall hurricane glass with a paper umbrella and a slice of
pineapple, and you’ll have the flavor of Loren’s music.

Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band
Irvine, CA

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Mark Wood and The Parrot Head Band perform a mixture of Calypso, Reggae, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country, R&B and Samba/Salsa… all true to the good-time, partying Jimmy Buffett style.

They can perform for your event in many different configurations. You can book Mark as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, etc. You see, the Jimmy Buffett style will work with any band size, anywhere, anytime! With performances from Cabo San Lucas in Mexico to the islands of the Caribbean, from the Florida Keys to Monterey, CA, Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band is the best!

Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads
Central California

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Beaches, boats, bars & tropical drinks with those little umbrellas. That is what you think of while watching and listening to “Garratt Wilkin & the Parrotheads” performing “A Celebration of Jimmy Buffett’s Music”.

Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads have headlined fairs and festivals throughout Utah, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Nashville, Tennessee, as far away as Anchorage, Alaska & Hawaii, and as close as his home town of Placerville, California. Their popularity is expanding throughout all 50 states.




Connecticut

Key West Trio
Connecticut

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Florida

Bwana Ray
Panama City Beach, FL

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From the sugar-white sands of Panama City Beach, Florida comes Bwana Ray (a.k.a. Ray Borel). An avid, dedicated Parrot Head bringing you a mix of Buffett tunes with a few other tropical stylings from other artists thrown in. The Buffett mix includes lots of older, obscure tunes blended with the more popular and newer stuff. Other artists include Kenny Chesney, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, John Prine and more.
Captain Josh
Orlando, FL

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Captain Josh plays more Buffett songs than anyone else except for JB himself! He’s played over 800 gigs in the last 5 years with a JB tribute band billing, including five Margaritaville’s. Captain Josh also won the Gigmasters “Most Booked JB Tribute Band in North America” award for 2007 and 2008. He’s played in Key West for MOTM and for over 20 different Parrothead Clubs.
Capt Nick
Flagler Beach, FL

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Capt Nick is a Trop Rock entertainer from Flagler Beach, Fl. His show consists of classic Buffett tunes along with covers of Jerry Jeff Walker, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Eagles, Guy Clark, etc. Also performing original songs from his album ” Wakin up under the Pier “, regularly performing for Parrothead clubs, resturaunts, beach parties and house concerts from Orlando to Jacksonville, and Cocoa to Key West. and from Puerto Vallarta to Martinique. Played on cruise ships, and beach resorts, boats and backyards. His soulful country sound and guitar skills make him a Parrothead Favorite wherever he performs. often sitting in with other artist as a lead guitarist, he is a tireless and emotional performer , engaging his audience with heartfelt songs and ballads, intermixed with fun upbeat tunes for all ages. along with his wife Dana on percussion, they provide quality Trop Rock entertainment , all with a twist of lime and a smile!
Caribbean Chillers
Orlando, FL

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The most authentic 12 piece Jimmy Buffett Tribute show on the planet! The Chillers have performed from Key West to Boston to South Bend and back again. You can book the whole show or the 8 piece Tropical Rockin’ Party Band. Either way you’ll get “authentic” Buffett, and have a great time!
The High Tide Band
Kissimmee, FL

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High Tide is a tasteful blend of classic and contemporary beach party rock. The band is a duo based in the Central Florida area performing over 200 shows per year. Bill and Carl have been playing in various bands for over 35 years years, and together as High Tide for fifteen. Their musical repertoire is composed of classic beach party artists such as Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, Van Morrison, and Bob Marley. They also perform classic rock by artists such as The Beatles, CCR, Tom Petty, and The Eagles. Their music blends their love of the surf, sand, and sun with current demands of today’s sound. Although they specialize in Jimmy Buffet songs, audiences are always amazed at the versatility of music that the band is able to perform, allowing them to satisfy almost all musical tastes. Their instrumentation comprises acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, flute, and exceptional vocal harmonies, blended with sequenced accompaniments. They have performed for many area theme parks such as Disney, Sea World, Universal Margaritavile, and many convention clients. They are perfectly suited for conventions, outdoor events, waterfront areas, clubs, cruises, weddings, and parties.
Jim Morris
Punta Gorda, FL

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Jim Morris is an articulate singer/songwriter with a devotion to storytelling. Whether it is a thoughtful ballad about doomed love or an anthem to a night of drunken revelry, the listener can always count on well-crafted songs with carefully drawn characters, clever lyrics, and satirical charm.

Although Jim’s musical style is admittedly reminiscent of Jimmy Buffett and Jerry Jeff Walker, he has a knack for defying categorization. He mixes a whimsical island sound with a splash of Texas to produce a sound that is uniquely Gulf and Western.

Jimmy Parrish & The Waves
Jacksonville, FL

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A native Floridian, Jimmy performs at nearly 200 events each year and is one of the country’s most requested headline acts for Parrot Head events. Formed in 2000, Jimmy and his band, The Waves, won northeast Florida’s Next Big Star Competition in 2008. As a result, they were awarded the opportunity to open for Kenny Chesney at the Jacksonville Memorial Arena later that year. Representing the Trop Rock genre, you can expect to hear plenty of Buffett tunes along with the rockin’ tropical styles of Zac Brown and Chesney, along with plenty of originals influenced by Jimmy’s years of performing on cruise ships and traveling the islands of the Bahamas and Caribbean.
John Frinzi
Lakeland, FL

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Performing solo or with his band, John has played venues such as Trump Marina and Taj Mahal Casinos; Harrah’s in Atlantic City; the Annapolis Maritime Museum; and Margaritaville locations in Key West, New Orleans and Orlando, often sharing stages with members of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. Closer to home, John is a regular performer at Universal Studios City Walk, Orlando.

A vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist, John performs originals and classic songs including favorites by Buffett, The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, Paul Simon and many more.

Key West Keith
Tampa Bay, FL

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Key West Keith is a Jimmy Buffet tribute artist working in the Tampa Bay area. Keith travels all over the state of Florida singing for Parrothead party’s, home and nightclub events, corporate
events and most any event that needs Buffet and Beach music. Keith also does a lot of novelty and and funny country tunes. If you are looking for a howl at the moon good time you need to add Key West Keith to your roster for your next event. A nice little plus is that Keith is one of the best guitarist in Florida. This show is completely self contained with state of the art sound and lighting supplied by Keith Coleman. If you are looking for a great Jimmy Buffet and Beach Music show for your next party, anniversary, birthday, corporate event or anything you cannot hire better.
Mango Brothers Band
Merritt Island, FL

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The Mango Brothers Band specialize in outdoor gigs. Beaches, Boats, Bars and Ballads. They have played local venues as well as Tiki Bars from Lexington SC to Cayo Hueso. Song list covers Jimmy Buffett (completely), as well as a few original tunes. They can best be described as Saltwater
Troubadours… Caribbean (Coral Reefer Type) Rock, rhythm and blues and country music, but with a twist of lime.

The Mango’s are; John Carpenter a local Cocoa Beach Surf Dog on lead guitar. Sammy Borges, a Latin rooted Conga Player who incidentally fills in any voids with his saxophone (at the same time!) Tommy
Coyle, choreographer, who leads the vocals and keeps the rhythms going with his Taylor Acoustic/Electric Guitar. And Eddie Coyle, steering the Rhumb Line on electric bass.

The Landsharks
Orlando, FL

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A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band that has performed with Buffett in Key West and at Margaritaville! They are a parrot head band that also plays many other styles of music and events.




Georgia

A1A
Atlanta, GA

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Since 1992. A1A is the Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show.
Hit The Beach
Atlanta, GA

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The fun only starts with a Jimmy Buffett tribute! Plenty of Buffett tunes are capped off with Beach Boys, Kenny Chesney and other great trop dance songs. Party til there’s no tiki hut left standing!
Parrot Island Band
Atlanta, GA

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Kevin (congas), Linda (steel drum) and Bry (guitar/vocals) are available for parties, cookouts, wedding, fundraisers, corporate events… if you are in the Atlanta area and are looking for some good Jimmy Buffett music, look no further! It’s “Jimmy Buffett on a budget”. For smaller events and venues, Bry and Linda Harris (the Parrot Island Band-duo) may be just what you are looking for. They play Buffett/Trop-Rock music and also play a growing number of original songs that are currently being played on several Internet radio stations.
Sons Of Sailors
Athens, GA

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Sons Of Sailors is Tony Pritchett, Tim Pritchett, Tony Cason, Kenny Head, David Gould, Tim Newman, & Mike Hughes. They have been playing Jimmy Buffett music, mixed with other artists’ material and originals, for decades. Seasoned with age and a little salt, they continue to deliver great saltwater, music. With so many great Buffett songs in their collective quivers, they have honed it down to the best of Parrothead requests.
Sons Of Sons
Atlanta, GA

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Sons of Sons is a new and different Jimmy Buffett tribute band. Different in that they are fairly new to his music but have devoured it with a healthy appetite and are really starting to shine. Originally formed to play an engagement party near Emory, but they’ve been having so much fun they’re keeping it going. Features some excellent Atlanta musicians including Doug Morten on lead guitar.




Hawaii

Parrothead
Oahu, Hawaii

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ALOHA! The weather is here in Hawaii – Wish you were Beautiful…PARROTHEAD is a five piece band on the island of Oahu and the first Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band in Hawaii. Band leaders Jimmy Guzior and Frank Nacapuy bring 70 years of combined experience to the stage for PARROTHEAD. PARROTHEAD – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band – Hawaii, covers all of Jimmy Buffett’s best hits and does some oldies and a few local Hawaiian songs as well. Indoor or outdoor shows all year long – PARROTHEAD brings Margarittaville to the Pacific. Check out the “PARROTHEAD – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band – Hawaii” website for more information, videos, bookings, Merchandise and more. MAHALO!




Iowa

The Compass Rose Band
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Illinois

Beach Bum Band
Chicago, IL

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Playing the sweet sound of Caribbean Rock, Reggae and Calypso.
The Boat Drunks
Champaign/Urbana, IL

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The Boat Drunks have been celebrating the music of Jimmy Buffett since 2001, rocking the Parrot Head nation from Nevada to Key West. Recently signed to Little Feat’s label, Hot Tomato Records, The Boat Drunks are currently finishing up work on their second album of original songs and have had the honor of playing with most of The Coral Reefer Band and opening for Jimmy Buffett himself. If you haven’t heard us yet, come check us out…betcha some of your friends have!
Gregory B
Crystal Lake, IL

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Gregory B is a tribute one-man-band act from the suburbs north of Chicago. He’s been playing for several years in the northern Chicago area and in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. In addition to Jimmy Buffett music, he performs tropical music, beach party music and classic rock. With over 200 songs that he can perform, everyone will hear songs they know and love! He sings and plays guitar along with background music he recorded himself including the bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, backing vocals …. everything! You get the sound of a FULL BAND with one performer! See his website for his song list and listen to his demo playing in the background.
Peach’s Beach Party
Lake County, IL

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Peach’s Beach Party plays Jimmy Buffett and friends music, and is located in Lake County Illinois. Peach’s Beach Party was started by musician Ron Piech as a solo act, with Ron playing to pre-recorded tracks. After a short time on the circuit Ron decided he needed to spice up and compliment his sound with some additional musicians. He added veteran musician John Rechul on bass/backing vocals and Percussionist James Costanza. They’ve been currently touring as a 3-piece act being supplemented by Ron’s original background tracks which Ron has recorded himself and are updated frequently to enhance their sound. They play clubs/bars/ dinner shows/ private parties and weddings. Priced to suit anyone’s budget. Check out their website now.
Pirates Over 40
Chicago, IL

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Pirates Over 40 are a Buffett tribute band from the Chicago area. All members of the band are members of the Sharks On The Rock Parrothead club in Rockford, IL. The Pirates have been performing Buffett tribute shows in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin for the past 10 years. Check out their website for upcoming dates. Come on out and join the crew. Just close one eye and say ARRRRGGGGHHH!
Southern Course
Chicago, IL

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Southern Course is a band dedicated to the music of Jimmy Buffett as well as those who believe in his outlook on life. The current lineup came to be back in March of ‘06. Shows have been rolling in ever since. The band is made up of a nice mix of veteran musicians and young bucks.
South Of Disorder
Chicago, IL

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In 2004 South of Disorder burst onto the Chicagoland club scene with their own Jimmy Buffett tribute show. Not a show that includes some Buffett songs, but a show completely dedicated to the music and performance style of Bubba himself. This band sports a full Coral Reefer-like lineup including horns. When he’s not deep sea fishing in Cabo, the band’s intrepid leader Caribe Steve can frequently be found performing high atop the bar in some clubs with his wireless mike and guitar, sporting his own carefree philosophy toward life. Every show is a memorable experience.




Indiana

Parrot Troupers
Northwest Indiana

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The Parrot Troupers present a party atmosphere to their performances. Besides Jimmy Buffet music, they also perform a variety of classic rock tunes. They have performed throughout northwest Indiana & northern Illinois.




Iowa

Cedar Island Band
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Cedar Island Band is one of the premier Jimmy Buffett tribute bands in the Midwest.
Low Tides and HighWays
Clinton, IA

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Low Tides and HighWays is a high energy and entertaining Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show. While many Buffett Tribute bands are just playing Jimmy’s music or tropical rock. Low Tides specialize in performing Jimmy Buffett Music and have prepared a 2 – 2 1/2 hr. non-stop show. The tribute act is made up of seven of the most talented musicians in Iowa. This Midwestern band has taken pride in creating a show with the zeal and excitement of a real Jimmy Buffett performance. You can expect a great Jimmy Buffett as well as a full range of tropical sounds from steel drums to congas. The show is A-1 non-stop quality entertainment comparable to many of the top tribute acts in the U.S. Low Tides and HighWays invite you to grab a piece of summer, order a margarita, and sing your favorite Buffett songs with the band.




Kentucky

Lunar Beach House
Louisville, KY

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Louisville’s only “Concert Style” Jimmy Buffett / Beach Music Band




Louisiana

Dr. Bone & The Hepcats
New Orleans, LA

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Together since 2000, Dr. Done & The Hepcats play a mix of New Orleans Jazz, R&B, Caribbean & other.
Roots Music.




Maryland

Beach Bumz Band
Baltimore, MD

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If you love the music of the Jimmy Buffett Band, then don’t miss the next “Cheeseburger in Paradise” show. Performed by the best Jimmy Buffett tribute band playing today…the Beach Bumz Band. One show listening to the Beach Bumz play the wonderful music of Jimmy Buffett, will surely let you slip away to Margaritaville.
Mark & Da Sharks
Maryland

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Jimmy Buffett phans will phlock to see us as we play 50% Buffett and
the rest cool classic rock with a hot touch of country. The steel drum provides that Carribbean aura that puts you in that laid back island mood. Deck parties, tiki bars and anyplace by the water is where you want Mark & Da Sharks playing. A wonderful and diverse selection of music that will please each
generation. So kick off those shoes, sit back and relax and have some boat drinks with Mark & Da Sharks
Panama Rex Band
Maryland

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Massachusetts

The BaHa Brothers
Taunton, MA

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The BaHa Brothers band, proprietors of the Sandbar Grill, have created an atmosphere of “beaches and ballads” based on their many years of playing music in Key West and touring the famed Duval Street scene.
Cabana Boys Key West Acoustic Duo
Rhode Island and Massachusettes

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Cabana Boys are a unique act with a fun Island twist to
acoustic music. Let the antics of these Key West style performers
entertain you. They’re serving you up songs from Harry Belafonte,
Jimmy Buffett, Beach Boys and many more fun artists.
It’s a summertime party all the time. Bring the summer back to your
night club, function or party with the Cabana Boys!
Changes In Latitudes
Western Massachusetts

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“Changes In Latitudes” is a 9-piece group, formed in 2001. Based in New England, they are working their way throughout the northeast and beyond.
Harry French
Massachusetts

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Harry entertains as a ‘one-man-band’ with a wide variety of popular music from the 1950’s to the present. As a musician, his major influences include The Beatles, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Jack Johnson, Alan Jackson, Bob Dylan, John Denver, The Eagles, Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and many others. His music is danceable and he likes to get the audience involved in his shows. Harry has been performing live music for his Cape Cod and Boston fans for over twenty years. He also entertains during the winter months in the Florida Keys. His song list of over 500 songs selected from classic rock, blues, country, jazz, swing, and reggae allows him to satisfy a broad range of musical tastes. Go to his testimonials page to read about what others have said about his music. He’s available for weddings, private parties, and corporate functions.
The Island Castaways Band
Massachusetts

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A new Jimmy Buffett tribute band from Massachusetts playing all the fan favorites. Available for parties, events, and nightclubs.
Tequila Tim
Hingham, MA

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Since 1992 Tim has been performing in the greater Boston area and beyond at private parties, club venues and pubs throughout New England. His musical catalogue spans 5 decades of popular music, touching on: Trop Rock, Blues, Reggae and Classic Rock & Roll. As a cover artist he is fortunate to be able to play the songs by the artists that he admires the most such as: Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, The Beatles, The Eagles and CSNY to name just a few.

Since each venue is different, Tequila Tim’s song selections will vary depending on what is required for each gig. Tim’s style of performance can be either low-key background or fun and uptempo with emphasis on engaging and energizing the crowd. Please visit his website for sound bytes, song selections, a joke or two and information on getting in touch for bookings.




Maine

The Calypso Cowboys
Portland, ME

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The Calypso Cowboys originally formed as a duo back in 1996 and has expanded to a full 7 piece band. Known for eclectic set lists filled with trop rock, classic rock, country, originals and beach tunes, The Calypso Cowboys will get people out of their seats to sing and dance along to “songs they know by heart”. Although based in the Portland, Maine area, the band has also entertained at festivals and venues in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.




Michigan

Changes In Latitudes
Windsor, Ontario/Detroit, MI

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“Changes In Latitudes” is one of North America’s premier tribute shows to singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, the master of the Caribbean lifestyle. They’re a four piece band (sometimes 5 or 6) with a singular plan………. to take you to Margaritaville! The show is good clean fun; they aim to offend no one and entertain everyone. Every set is a party! Its one helluva show. Oh yes, and the music…….You know more Jimmy Buffett songs than you think you do, and they’ll prove it!! Let them bring their floating beach party to you!
Don Middlebrook and The Pearl Divers
East Lansing, MI

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Their album ‘Talespin’ was voted #2 trop rock album of 2012 by the
listeners of Beach Front Radio.
The Eccentric Band
Michigan/Ontario

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If you love summer and the music of Jimmy Buffett, then you need to have The Eccentric Band perform at your next beach party or corporate event. The Eccentric band has been performing its Jimmy Buffett Tribute show in the Michigan / Ontario region for over six years. Along with your Jimmy Buffett favorites, we will perform many of your other favorite summer tunes. Our five piece band performs all our music live. No recordings. Our state of the art sound equipment and digital lighting system will not only make your event sound great, it will look good too. See their website for more information.




Minnesota

“Jambo” Joe Bones
Hudson, WI

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“Jambo” Joe Bones hails from Hudson, Wisconsin, a nautical town on the banks of the scenic St. Croix River. With musical influences including the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot and, yes, that Buffett guy, his solo/acoustic shows are a mixture of familiar cover songs as well as a few well-placed originals. Jambo also performs “all-Buffett” tribute shows. He can currently be found playing in waterfront bars up and down the river, as well as in wine bars, biker bars and for Parrothead parties.




Missouri

Gary Sluhan
St. Louis, MO

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Gary has been asked more than once if he was Jimmy Buffett. This has happened in Las Vegas, Sanibel Island, St. Petersburg and St. Louis. Once you hear him perform you can appreciate why people wonder if it is the original artist who did the song.
The Jumbo Shrimp Band
St. Louis, MO

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St. Louis’ Premier Gumbo Rock and Caribbean Soul band!

The Jumbo Shrimp Band’s musical style was developed in 2009 while this group of friends were lost at sea for over six months. It’s the usual story, something about a three hour tour, the weather started getting rough, blah, blah, blah……

Good fortune was on their side, because there happened to be three CD’s on the boat: the greatest hits collections of Jimmy Buffett, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Bob Marley. (Actually there were four, but thankfully Abba’s Greatest Hits was scratched and could not be played.) Once Gonzo rigged up some solar panels from palm leaves, gum wrappers and a shoe string, the band fired up the boom box and jammed on those CD’s 24/7. Then miraculously a crate of musical instruments washed up on the beach. With nothing else to do, the gang all learned to play an instrument, became musical geniuses, and formed a band – which they dutifully named after their boat, the S.S. Jumbo Shrimp.

After fending off local headhunters, Japanese submarines, and Russian cosmonauts for several more months, they were finally rescued by the US Coast Guard.

Within days of their return to civilization, world famous promoter Hugh Jass read their story in Time magazine and signed them to a massive contract to continue to record and perform their mix of Gumbo Rock and Caribbean Soul.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Phins
St. Louis, MO

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Phins has been playing shows for
about 10 years now, including concerts at Meeting of the Minds, Riddles In The Sand, Put-in-Bay, Stars Fell
On Alabama, and other Plockings.




Nevada

Adventures In Parrotdise
Las Vegas, NV

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Barrie Cunningham has been performing Buffett’s music for almost as long as Buffett himself. He has also traveled many of the same roads and even played some of the same places Jimmy played on his road to fortune and fame. Barrie takes the showgoer on a musical tour. It’s like an ‘ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFETT”. Barrie sings all the “songs you know by heart” like Come Monday, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, and the national anthem of all Parrotheads, Margaritaville. FINGERS TAYLOR and ROGER BARTLETT, Jimmy Buffett Coral Reefer Band alumni join Barrie and his band to make this the most credible and authentic Buffett show anywhere.

According to Fingers and Roger, Adventures in Parrotdise is the next best thing to being at one of Jimmy Buffett’s concerts. This is the only Buffett tribute show to play an indefinite run engagement in a main showroom at a major Las Vegas Hotel/Casino.




New Jersey

Jimmy And The Parrots
New Jersey

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For more than three years, Jimmy and the Parrots have been playing to delighted crowds in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Maryland. In addition, they were a featured band at the 2000, 2001, and 2004 Meeting of the Minds Parrothead Conventions in Key West, Florida. One of the most requested Jimmy Buffett tribute bands in the country, Jimmy and the Parrots perform not only all the great Buffett songs you love, they also play new and classic rock ‘n roll, as well as outstanding original tunes written by lead singer/guitarist Jimmy Maraventano.




New York

Gimme Buffett
Western NY

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Featuring the music of Jimmy Buffett as well as other summertime and party favorites, including country, rock and a whole lot of fun!
Jimmy Kenny and The Pirate Beach Band
Long Island, NY

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Jimmy Kenny and The Pirate Beach Band! Long Island’s Country Super Group playing the best of Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown and the best of new country!
Maui Jim
Buffalo, NY

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Lather up with sunscreen, and fire up the blender, Maui Jim is bringing his Acoustic Guitar show to a party or Happy Hour near you!
Parrot Beach
NY, NJ, PA

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Parrotbeach is one of the few full time Jimmy Buffett tribute bands. This band can and will travel anywhere at any time for any event . Whether you’re a “Parrothead” or just a beach lover, PARROTBEACH brings the season with them all year long! They have been together for approximately 10 years. The members of Parrotbeach hail from across our great nation, giving their sound a variation of musical influences. From Florida to Virginia, Hawaii to N.YC. Parrotbeach brings the party. Altogether Parrotbeach has over 107 years of musical experience from live performances to the art of studio recording, Parrotbeach always comes prepared. If you have ever seen them in concert, you would agree, these guys love their music. Come along on their musical journey through wind, sands and sea. You’ll never forget that vacation.
Pirate Dreams
Buffalo, NY

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For over four years, Pirate Dreams has grown from a three-piece acoustic act into a full-fledged tropical show band, incorporating the catchy, fun music of Jimmy Buffett as a base and expanding upon that base with a visual stage show, entertaining stage banter and fun if not acrobatic audience participation.




North Carolina

Barrie Howard
Charlotte, NC

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Barrie Howard is truly the ONE MAN BAND with classical guitar, harmonicas, kazoos, and weapons of mass percussion (you got to have a beat with the party tunes). Oh, yeah, smooth vocals, too.

Barrie’s playlist runs from 40 Buffett tunes (of course) to songs that the old Parrothead would love; R&B, Americana, Rockabilly, yada, yada, yada. He “works” a room with the skills of a true stage professional.

And when the occasion call for it, he brings the Vagabond, for added bass, vocal harmony, diverse leads, yada yada yada.

And Barrie brings the audience right up on stage. There’s an extra mike for wannabee (on some occasions) and kazoos, tambourines, and washtub bass to round out the band. It’s great for business events and festivals.

Blind Manifest
Charlotte, NC

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Looking for a party? Look no farther than Blind Manifest! This party concoction features 2 scoops of Jimmy Buffett and Trop Rock favorites, a large portion of party songs everyone knows (from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Stevie Wonder), and a smattering of Beale Street blues, topped with 2 ounces of Captain Morgan.

If you combined the collective resumes from all the musicians in Blind Manifest, you’d cover just about every corner of entertainment there is – from classical choirs to solo guitar-strumming troubadour and even a radio DJ!

Carolina Beach Club
Greenville, NC

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“Rockin’ your tropical soul since 1989.” This 6 piece group has performed “island beach music” and “Jimmy Buffett classics” from Manteo, NC to Cancun, Mexico over the past 17 years. Become a “Shellhead” and visit the band at their website.
Donnie Howard
Raleigh, NC

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Donnie is a solo acoustic guitarist and singer playing good-time party music that people can recognize and sing along with. Specializing in the music of Jimmy Buffett, he plays the popular favorites as well as numerous deep cuts spanning Jimmy’s career. He also plays a variety of Southern rock, classic rock, country, oldies, folk, reggae, and contemporary acoustic rock. The performance philosophy is simple – all acoustic and completely live. No pre-recorded tracks, drum machines, or synthesized backing bands! Donnie is available for performances at private parties, corporate functions, as well as your favorite local watering hole!
The Island Time Band
Raleigh, NC

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The Island Time Band is a collaboration of North Carolina’s finest laid back musicians featuring Captain Jimmy Buffoon on guitar from the big island down under. The long lost cousin of that famous American currently on walkabout. Mark Aritta, a disgruntled pirate who feels a mutiny is in order to get this band of misfits back out to sea. Bud Wiser, a smooth talkin, soft spoken albino from Jamaica. And Flip Flop on drums who happens to be a deaf mute. Check out a live show, meet a cast of characters and see for yourself why The Island Time Band is North Carolina’s Best Buffett Tribute Show. Island Time Band is located in Raleigh and will travel 200 miles (or more) in any direction to perform their truly one of a kind show.
Sandbar Rollers
Cary, NC

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Come to the Islands! Enjoy a fun-filled, refreshing evening of Musical Entertainment! Hear your favorite Jimmy Buffett songs and more, and enjoy an exciting evening in a Tropical Paradise!

“Sandbar Rollers” are a professional 2-piece band that delight in entertaining audiences, whether it’s a Buffett Show or a fun variety of rock, island, calypso, new country, and beach.

Their performances include vocals with harmonies, 2 guitars, 2 keyboards with steel drums, vibes, congas/percussion, strings, pianos, horns, and more. With their warm personal touch, you’ll feel like “Parrots in Paradise”!

Based in Cary, NC, the Sandbar Rollers have performed from the mountains to the coast of NC and down to the tropics of South Florida.

Scearce and Ketner
Swansboro, NC

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An acoustic duo from Swansboro that performs your favorite songs by a wide variety of artists as well as original songs from their album “Abducted”. They appear in restaurants, pubs, and clubs from Boston, Massachusetts all the way down to Key West, Florida.




Ohio

Doug Dunn
Ohio

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Doug Dunn is a former corporate CEO who quit his day job to live the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle. He put away the suit and tie, bought a guitar and never looked back. Doug Dunn has performed with his band at Margaritaville Key West as well as Universal Studios. He’s also been an opening act on various Buffett tours. Dunn’s song “Pixie Tattoo” was the 2006 Oasis Country Independent Single of the Year. 4 years ago, Dunn was voted into the Country Music Association.
Gypsies In The Palace
Northeast Ohio

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Lead singer Dave Hill played on stage with Jimmy at Jacobs Field in Cleveland during the 1995 summer tour. The band also has 3 CD’s out and do play some of their original tunes at their shows. “Gypsies in the Palace” has played everywhere including Margaritaville, Key West.
HappyMon Band
Northeast Ohio

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The HappyMon Band celebrates Jimmy Buffett’s music and style by bringing a “TROPICAL PARADISE ATMOSPHERE” that appeals to every age group. Their “HIGH ENERGY” show includes all the favorite Jimmy Buffett tunes plus many other upbeat island and beach songs. They interact with
the audience with dance and hula hoop contests, and T shirt or C/D give-a way’s. Guests are taken right to the spirit that is Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville! Their lights, sound and stage are provided by the Island Sound and Light Co. who provide the best in sound and light reinforcement while monitoring volume levels to insure a pleasant listening experience for all. The HappyMon Band also travel with a Steel Pan performer who provides a one hour Pre-Show to get the guests in the mood with sounds from the beaches!
Parrots of the Caribbean
Dayton, OH

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A fine – solid five piece rendition of Jimmy Buffet & the Coral Reefer Band. Hailing from Montgomery county (Dayton, OH) the Parrots of the Caribbean consists of some seriously seasoned players.




Oregon

The Cheeseburgers
Eugene, OR

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Performing together for over 10 years!




Pennsylvania

Davey and the Waverunners
Central PA

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If you are a Parrothead and you love the music of the original Jimmy Buffett Band, then don’t miss the next “Davey and The Waverunners” show, performed by the best Jimmy Buffett tribute band performing in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. Davey and the Waverunners is fronted by Dave Werkhiser from the popular 80’s band Magnum. Dave, lead singer and guitar player is joined by Cathy Vine, Jeff Farley, Al Wanamaker, Paul Mason, Kimmy Lauton, Captain Jimmy Hummel, and Chris O’Sullivan.
Key West Express
Erie, PA

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Looking for a way to beat the winter blues? Party the way the Down Islanders do! All you need is a cold Landshark Lager, a bit of lime and a whole lot of Key West Express, the PERFECT Jimmy Buffett tribute band. They’re guaranteed to change your whole latitude. Embark on your next tropic island trip with the band that features a Gumbo of backgrounds and musical styles. It starts when folks ranging from 16 to 60 who love Beach Music in the Key of Sea, flock to the pages of their local newspaper to find out where Key West Express, the North Coast’s premier Jimmy Buffett tribute band is playing. It continues when these nighttime non-conformists discover KWE is in town. Donning their party attire, they start a minor ‘Mardi Gras’ migration to the site of the show where in no time at all they are part of the show, laughing, dancing, and lending vocal assistance to the Songs we all know By Heart. Where does it all end? That’s the best part, it doesn’t. It is always just beginning wherever Key West Express is set to appear.
The Mango Men
Central PA

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The Mango Men Band, established in 1995, has risen to become one of the most requested and sought after performing artists in the Greater Philadelphia Region, averaging 80 to 100 shows per year.

Following their success winning Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Star” competition in Philadelphia (opening for Kenny’s Poets & Pirates tour stops in Philadelphia & Holmdel, NJ), The Mango Men celebrated the release of their first, all original CD in May, 2009, entitled, Everyday’s a Saturday. Songs from the new CD can be heard on several internet radio stations.

The band takes pride in their energetic and interactive shows, appealing to a wide variety of audiences and their loyal fans. The Mango Men’s #1 priority is always their audience, for whom they give 200% every single show.

Tom Watt
Pittsburgh, PA

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“The Buffett Man.” The number 1 Jimmy Buffett impersonator.
Tropical Soul
Lancaster, PA

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Tropical Soul takes their fans on a musical journey that sends them south where the palm trees sway and warm ocean breezes blow. This trop rock band’s tunes range from covers of acoustic beach and pop music, to island-flavored original songs. Tropical Soul is from Central PA and has been playing their summertime tunes for crowds year-round for almost twelve years. In addition, they frequently travel out of the area to play for their fans from around the Country. Venues played include Margaritaville in Key West, New Orleans and Orlando, Hogs Breath Saloon in Key West, FL, Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, PA, Katmandu in Trenton, NJ, Westy’s Irish Pub in Wildwood, NJ and Cabanas in Cape May, NJ.




Rhode Island

Cabana Boys Key West Acoustic Duo
Rhode Island and Massachusettes

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Cabana Boys are a unique act with a fun Island twist to
acoustic music. Let the antics of these Key West style performers
entertain you. They’re serving you up songs from Harry Belafonte,
Jimmy Buffett, Beach Boys and many more fun artists.
It’s a summertime party all the time. Bring the summer back to your
night club, function or party with the Cabana Boys!




South Carolina

Rum Punch Bandits
South Carolina

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Now in their 8th year, the Rum Punch Bandits is a seven piece Gulf-n-Western band from the Charlotte , NC area. Not sure what Gulf-n-Western music is? Well it’s 2 jiggers of Buffett, a splash of Jerry Jeff, an ounce of Bob Marley, a dash of the Stones, plenty of ice and shake….don’t stir. The Bandits have opened for Buffett three times and also Kenny Chesney prior to his recent Columbia , SC concert at Williams-Brice Stadium. They’ve headlined numerous ParrotHead events, countless private affairs, and performed in a multitude of clubs around the southeast.
T.J. Walsh
Myrtle Beach, SC

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TJ Walsh has been performing the great Buffett music for over 10 years. He was the first solo act booked for the Myrtle Beach Margaritaville and has been playing there since it opened. Walsh has played during MOTM at the Hyatt and traveled thru the snow to perform for Bubbas Lost Phlock in Lafayette, Indiana. He has three CDs and has also recorded for Ripete Records who included his song “I Wanna Be Like Jimmy Buffett” on a Cammy nominated CD.
Treetop Flyers
Hilton Head, SC

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Performing as a three piece ensemble, Treetop Flyers prides themselves as the best all around tropical sensation that “astounds with the sounds” of true island favorites. They consider themselves to be a Jimmy Buffett power band with vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and steel pan. There are no special effects involved, the sound is intimate but very effective and the song list is extensive. Their venues are endless. From private patio parties to large convention halls and all points in between.
Shan Tan & The Oyster Reefers
Hilton Head, SC

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A national touring Jimmy Buffett Tribute show based out of Hilton Head.




Tennessee

Bary Jolly
Knoxville, TN

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Bary Jolly’s Island Party Show pays tribute with a 3 hour live performance of Jimmy’s masterful hits. This Pirate may be looking at 50 but understands his True North is South of the Mason Dixon line, where his calling is to bring Jimmy’s songs to all Volunteer Parrot Heads! Jolly’s current “Luna Dunes Tour” performs Island Theme Parties for Clubs, Events and Private Celebrations.
Doug Dunn
Nashville, TN

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Doug Dunn is a former corporate CEO who quit his day job to live the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle. He put away the suit and tie, bought a guitar and never looked back. Doug Dunn has performed with his band at Margaritaville Key West as well as Universal Studios. He’s also been an opening act on various Buffett tours. Dunn’s song “Pixie Tattoo” was the 2006 Oasis Country Independent Single of the Year. 4 years ago, Dunn was voted into the Country Music Association.
Margarita Beach
Nashville, TN

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Margarita Beach is Tennessee’s premier Jimmy Buffett/Trop Rock party band. Based on Nashville’s Music Row (Jimmy’s old stomping grounds) they perform for festivals and private events throughout the South often as a 4 piece band, but are available in any configuration. The band comes with quality sound, lighting, grass skirts, palm trees, parrot props and lots of GREAT music from the Caribbean as well as classic hits everyone can sing along with!




Texas

Texas Tide
San Antonio, TX

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“Just a Little Beach Band from South Texas”
The Bad Monkeys
Texas

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The Bad Monkeys have performed throughout the DFW area, Galveston, Oklahoma and New Orleans over the past ten years at bars, parties, corporate gatherings and weddings and did the Jimmy Buffett pre-show in Dallas The band performs a medley of cover tunes Cajun, Jimmy Buffett, and Texas Music with a few originals thrown in to spice things up.
Tommy-O and the Bamboo Boat Band
Dallas, TX

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Tommy-O and The Bamboo Boat Band provides the finest in steel drum and Caribbean music. They are guaranteed to bring the Island vibe to your event every time! Their sweet steel pan melodies mixed with the rhythms of the Caribbean will transform any event into a mini-island vacation for your guests.

Tommy-O and The Bamboo Boat Band specializes in a variety of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Margaritaville and beach party theme favorites. Whatever the nature of your event – small or large; formal, casual or in between, Tommy-O and the Bamboo Boat Steel Drum Band will customize the music and atmosphere to suit your event perfectly.




Virginia

B2B
Richmond, VA

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B2B’s main musical inspiration, of course, is Jimmy Buffett, but they also play a wide variety of music that ranges from The Beatles to Kenny Chesney. B2B also has a talented pool of song writers and have penned several original tunes that range in subject from spending a little time at the “Rivah” to dealing with such topical items as “Viagra”. The main ingredient in any B2B performance is the same laid back, tropical attitude that Jimmy Buffett displays whenever he performs. So pour yourself a margarita or pop the top on a bottle of Corona, kick off your shoes and you will find yourself “wasting away in Margaritaville”.
Key West Band
Roanoke, VA

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One of America’s first Jimmy Buffett tribute bands, the Key West Band now covers eighteen states and the District of Columbia. Coral Reefer Doyle Grisham sometimes joins the Key West Band for shows.
Party Fins
Virginia Beach, VA

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Party Fins re-creates the Key West attitude of a typical Jimmy Buffett show. They perform lots of Jimmy Buffett as well as other tropical/jam rock covers from a variety of bands. “We know a lot more of his songs than he knows of ours…” Besides their affection for Buffett music the band engages the audience and gets them involved in the show. There are times when the audience will go from shouting “sha la la la” during “Brown Eyed Girl” to shouting “Dayo” when the moment arrives. Don’t be surprised if you’re invited on stage to sing back-up or play percussion instruments while doing the “Volcano” dance!
Steve Largo Band
Virginia

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Virginia’s hottest trop rock band!




Washington

Tropical Storm
Washington

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Tropzone
Washington

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A Jimmy Buffett tribute band in Washington State, Tropzone plays all over the greater northwest.




Wisconsin

“Jambo” Joe Bones
Hudson, WI

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“Jambo” Joe Bones hails from Hudson, Wisconsin, a nautical town on the banks of the scenic St. Croix River. With musical influences including the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot and, yes, that Buffett guy, his solo/acoustic shows are a mixture of familiar cover songs as well as a few well-placed originals. Jambo also performs “all-Buffett” tribute shows. He can currently be found playing in waterfront bars up and down the river, as well as in wine bars, biker bars and for Parrothead parties.




Australia

Montserrat
Australia

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Montserrat is Australia’s premier Jimmy Buffett tribute band




Canada

The Eccentric Band
Ontario

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If you love summer and the music of Jimmy Buffett, then you need to have The Eccentric Band perform at your next beach party or corporate event. The Eccentric band has been performing its Jimmy Buffett Tribute show in the Michigan / Ontario region for over six years. Along with your Jimmy Buffett favorites, we will perform many of your other favorite summer tunes. Our five piece band performs all our music live. No recordings. Our state of the art sound equipment and digital lighting system will not only make your event sound great, it will look good too. See their website for more information.
pH Unbalanced Band
Western Canada

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Would you like your special event in Calgary or surrounding
areas to have the feel of the tropics? Let the pH Unbalanced Band
capture and take you away to that one particular harbour to find your
Caribbean soul. The pH Unbalanced Band, consisting of five members,
and was created in 1997 to play for the Calgary Parrot Head Club, a
Jimmy Buffett fan club which was founded the year before. This
entertaining and crowd participating show with a style of music we
call “Tropical Rock” or “Trock”, and its hot rhythms and
boundless amounts of sultry sounds, seems to be in their Caribbean
souls, and they know that when you hear them, you will experience the
warmth of the tropics too.




Italy

License to Chill
Sabaudia (Latium) Italy

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The unique Buffett Tribute band in our area!!! License to Chill intend to introduce typically American style and sounds unheard in these latitudes. The songs performed belong to Jimmy Buffett’s repertoire, an American singer which is Luke’s big passion, who makes his long time project come true. The band brings together different style musicians melting down their experiences and styles in a unique sound