The History of the HAPPYMON BAND started with a VISION...
Rich Hall's vision of an upbeat musical group has helped him create a casual friendly atmosphere. His proficiency with guitar and keyboards assures everyone a good time. Rich studied over eight years with seven different teachers bringing many diverse techniques to his music. As he explains, "all this study in so many musical directions may not have made me the best musician, but it sure has helped me bring audiences what they enjoy hearing."
Originally signed to sing back up, it was soon apparent that the band's female vocalist Beth is a stand alone talent. Playing key's, dancing and her ability to sing in Spanish have added a new dimension to the band. While keeping with our theme of Island's Beaches, Boat's and Buffett, Beth has brought her Latin rhythm and a stage presence that will turn any head. Beth's true passion is for the blues, inspired by the world's greats like Janis Joplin, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin. During Beth's 6th season with the Happymon Band, Beth and Richard got married, making the band a family business.
Percussionist, James Taylor, a.k.a. (Jimmy Jet) a natural drummer with a need to play gives new depth to Happymon's music and brings a show of his own. One of the few drummers who performs while standing. He works a circle of drum's and symbol's with stick's often flying high in the air.
Bassman, Greg Posie has over 25 years of slap and electric bass experience. From Country and Blue Grass, to Reggae and Old Time Rock 'n Roll, Greg brings the final touch to the sound of the Happymon Band with his smooth sounds and funky grooves on his crazy bass!
The Happymon Sound and Lights Company - This is where the magic starts! Tim Wagoner brings the Island Atmosphere to life with his artistic vision and years of experience as our Stage Manager and Sound and Lights Engineer.
Jeff Cavallo, steel pan percussionist, assists the Happymon band with the soft tones of the Steel Pan and Keys from the Caribbean that put the final touch on their Island Sound.
Richard Hall: Band Leader, Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Jimmy "Jet" Taylor: Drums, Vocals
Greg Posey: Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Cavallo: Steel Pan, Vocals
Tim Wagoner: Stage Manager, Engineer
Beth Hall: Vocals, Keys
Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, Bob Marley
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 120 - 300 minutes
Playing at SPEEDWAYS, CORPORATE EVENTS, FESTIVALS, STATE FAIRS, CAR SHOWS, TRADE SHOWS, CONVENTION CENTERS, CASINOS and PRIVATE PARTIES from CANADA to COCOA BEACH FL. Drums, bass, steel drum, keys, and guitar. Our music focus is on Islands, Beaches Boats and Buffett. You will hear many great beach and island songs from the 60's to today! We are happy to travel any distance to bring Margaritaville to you!
2-20 amp dedicated circuits
appx. 16 x 24 performance area
dressing room or bus parking near stage
We travel with the Island Sound and Lights Company and provide our own stage lighting, sound system, and stage designs managed by stage manager and engineer Tim Wagoner.
Margaritaville, Come Monday, Volcano, Son of a Son, Changes in Latitudes, Pirate Looks at Forty, Fruitcakes, Grapefruit, The Weather is here, Last Mango in Paris, He went to Paris, Jamaica Farewell, Brown Eyed GirlAnother Saturday Night, Pre-You, Fins, Cheeseburger in Paradise, One Particular Harbor, God's Own Drunk, Jolly Mon, Honey Do, Let's Get Drunk..., Boat Drinks, Far Side of The World, Livingston Saturday Night, 5 O'clock Somewhere, Rag top day, Little miss magic, Gypsies in the palace, False echoes, Off to see the lizard, Nautical wheeler, Blue guitar, Everybody's got a cousin in miami, Under the Boardwalk, Dock of The Bay, Into The Mystic, Misty Blue, Three Little Birds, La Isla Bonita, Conga, The Tide is High, Brandy, Blue Bayou, Cry Baby, I Can See Clearly Now, Blues Man, La Bamba, Two Pina Coladas, Rocking Pneumonia, Promised Land, Sea Cruise, Garden Party, Luv Shack, Me and Bobbi McGee, Angel, Stay's in Mexico, Hot Hot Hot,
Rockin pneumonia, Down in Mexico, Boogie On Reggae Woman, License to Chill, Trip Around the Sun, Hey Good Lookin', Piece of Work, Many other GREAT Party Songs!
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Casino, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Corporate Event, Cruise, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Hotel, Private Party, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Reception
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