The Parrot Island Band is a Georgia based Jimmy Buffett tribute band and was nominated for the Trop Rock Music Award Duo/Trio of the year for 2009 and 2010 (Margarita M.A.F.I.A). The band is a "Trop-Rock" trio and available for parties, cookouts, wedding, fundraisers, corporate events (you name it!)... if you are looking for really good Jimmy Buffett music at an affordable price, look no further! As they like to say, they ARE "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 love Buffett/Trop-Rock music and also play a growing number of original songs that are currently being played on several radio stations.
The Parrot Island Band consists of Kevin Garrelts (congas), Linda Harris (steel drum), Bry Harris (guitar/vocals) and can add bass player if needed for bigger events. The band has been together for four years and has had the opportunity to play all around Atlanta and throughout the southeast region. While the Parrot Island Band plays over 50 Jimmy Buffett songs, Bry has also written over 20 original "tropical songs" that have been very well received. The Parrot Island Band has one CD (Parrot Island Band) to its credit and you will hear several new songs played at their live performances.
Band leader, Bry Harris, has been a huge Jimmy Buffett fan since the mid-70's. He was named "most likely to open for Jimmy Buffett" by his high school graduating class. Although he took a long break from the music business, Bry is making up for lost time and enjoys meeting new friends at the numerous gigs that the band plays for.
Linda Harris is the beauty of the band and plays the steel pan. While many people only get to hear the steel pan on cruises or the Carribean, Linda brings the Island sound to the Parrot Island Band.
Kevin Garrelts adds the sound of congas to the band, rounding out the tropical feel to the music we play. Originally from Kearney, Nebraska - "Key West" Kev currently resides in Acworth, GA. While Kevin is currently playing percussion/conga with the band, he is also a rhythm guitar player (and a darn good one!)
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Monday, November 1st, 2010
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A Letter to Jimmy Buffett
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
(Have always wanted to thank Jimmy for his influence on my life, no clue how to get it to him personally… who knows- maybe he checks out facebook pages… someone suggested I send this to Key West Margaritaville… I did, no word ;-)
You may or may not get this, but it’s time that I sat down a wrote it… Your music has had a
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Key West Radio Station & Florida Keys Radio Station
When was the last time you could listen to tropical music all day long?
Conch Republic Radio streams Trop Rock music from The Florida Keys and Key West.
At Conch Republic Radio, we have one mission: To play your favorite Florida Keys and Key West Trop Rock island songs, promote the extraordinary musicians who celebrate The Conch Republic lifestyle and provide the tropical experience that we know you'll love.
To understand how we came to do this, and why we think we really, really want to do this, log on to www.ConchTV.com and you'll see the passion that we share for Key West and The Florida KeysSince we started back in 1998, we have been working on bringing internet radio and TV from Key West and The Florida Keys to you. It's the most complete analysis of Key West and Florida Keys music ever attempted for delivery on-line.
Together, our team at Conch Republic Radio have been listening to tropical music, one song at a time, and compressing literally hundreds of musical titles. It takes 60-90 minutes per CD to process all of the cuts along with the CD art! We do this work every day to keep up with the huge amount of fantastic new Trop Rock music coming from Key West and The Florida Keys and nationally.With Conch Republic Radio you can explore this vast wealth of original music to your heart's content. Just click the CD of one of your favorite artists and you can sample various cuts from their work, or simply enjoy the automated play list that regenerates fresh material daily. Then sit back and enjoy Conch Republic Radio as it delivers a tropical music experience full of songs selected just for you. It's Pirate Radio from Key West and The Florida Keys!You are invited to suggest new artists and we'll be sure to include them into our radio station line-up.
Conch Republic Radio was founded by folks who live the Key West lifestyle daily and are both musicians and music-lovers themselves. We believe in sharing with everyone, the unique quality of Trop Rock music, plus we have an enormous respect for the artists who create it. Our mission is to help you connect with the laid back tropical music you love.
We hope that you enjoy listening to Conch Republic Radio. A Key West and Florida Keys Internet radio station. Less Talk...More Squawk, Non-Stop Parrothead Music!
Next time you're in Key West, Florida, stop by and visit us! We're right around the corner from the Margaritaville Cafe! Jimmy Buffett might be in town too!