SOLO WITH TRACKS/GUITAR TO FULL PRODUCTION SHOW
Barrie Cunningham has been performing Buffett’s music for almost as long as Buffett himself. Jimmy Buffett Coral Reefer Band members ROGER BARTLETT, FINGERS TAYLOR, TC MITCHELL, AMY LEE and DOYLE GRISHAM can join Barrie and his band to make this the most credible and authentic Buffett tribute show anywhere. Other Coral Reefer Band members such as MIKE UTLEY and ROBERT GREENIDGE may appear depending on their tour schedule with Jimmy. According to the Coral Reefers, ADVENTURES IN PARROTDISE is “the next best thing to being at one of Jimmy Buffett’s concerts.” Casinos, Theatres, Cruise Ships, Corporate and Private Events, Fairs and Festivals.
Barrie embraced the "gig" and made everyone at the party feel special, and this was especially true for the guest of honor at the party.
Barrie took the time to understand any special needs/requests and went out of his way to help make them happen.
Response from Adventures In Parrotdise:
I had a great time performing at Tom's B-Day party. What a great kid and a HUGE Jimmy Buffett fan. He played his guitar and sang accompanying me on his favorite songs. Thanks for having me, it was worth the 5 hour drive! Let's make it an annual event lol.
Hope you can join me for an encore at the Whisky a Go Go on Nov. 9, 2016.
Keep your PHINS UP!
Barrie Cunningham is a devoted Jimmy Buffett fan who nails all the details right down to using former members of Buffett's Coral Reefer Band. All the hits, all the favorites, all the way Jimmy does them. Some people at the show actually thought he was the real JB. I didn't have the heart to set them straight. Five stars from me.
Response from Adventures In Parrotdise:
Thanks for the review. Hope to see you at another show soon. Fins Up!
What to Expect
AS SEEN ON NATIONAL TV THE WORLD'S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS-LIVE AT THE WHISKY A GO GO IN HOLLYWOOD NOV. 2016.
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, Volcano, Fins, Changes in Latitudes-Changes in Attitudes, and the national anthem of all Parrotheads, Margaritaville. He also performs songs Jimmy recorded like Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl, and the CSN’s nautical hit Southern Cross as well as recent hit recordings like his duet with Alan Jackson, It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere and Zack Brown, Knee Deep. Jimmy Buffett Coral Reefer Band members ROGER BARTLETT, FINGERS TAYLOR, TC MITCHELL, AMY LEE and DOYLE GRISHAM join Barrie and his band to make this the most credible and authentic Buffett tribute show anywhere. Other Coral Reefer Band members such as MIKE UTLEY and ROBERT GREENIDGE may appear depending on their tour schedule with Jimmy. According to the Coral Reefers, 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 engagement in a main showroom at a major Las Vegas Hotel/Casino.
Not a PARROT HEAD? You will be after this show!
BARRIE CUNNINGHAM - bio
BARRIE CUNNINGHAM IS A PRODUCER, ENTERTAINER, SINGER AND MUSICIAN.
He has spent most of his life entertaining in clubs, lounges, showrooms, concert halls and on cruise ships around the world. He performs as a solo act or with full accompaniment. He began performing in coffeehouses singing folk music when he was 15 in California, Maryland, Florida and New York. He later made his mark in Southern California with the popular rock-a-billy group Black Slacks. He has received many awards including Entertainer of the Year in San Diego, California and was a principal act in a show voted Show of the Year in Reno, NV for 3 years. In 2008, he performed a concert for the opening of the new American Embassy at the historic Brandenburg Gate-Berlin, Germany. He has also performed for The National Governor’s Convention in Biloxi, MS and for many large corporate events.
Since 1990, Barrie performed about 300 dates per year, 2 shows per day, and entertained more than 3 million show-goers. His shows perform in theaters and main casino showrooms and at major corporate events. He is a popular guest on TV talk shows and receives a great deal of news press in the cities where he performs. Although best known for his live performances, he is also a recording artist with several releases. Barrie performs original material as well as songs composed by other artists. Barrie also has extensive experience in entertainment booking, production and showroom/theater operations.
Barrie is probably best known for his incredible tributes to the legendary Neil Diamond and Jimmy Buffett. Barrie performs these tributes in main showrooms and theaters around the world including Japan, Russia, Hawaii, Canada, Australia and Europe. He has been the main Diamond and only Buffett tribute artist for Legends in Concert, American Superstars, Superstars Live in Concert and Stars in Concert (Europe) since 1991. He produces and stars in his own productions Hot August Nights-the Ultimate Tribute to Neil Diamond and Adventures in Parrotdise-the Ultimate Tribute to Jimmy Buffett. His tributes to Diamond and Buffett were the first tributes to play an indefinite engagement in a main showroom in a major Las Vegas Casino.
In addition to the above productions, Barrie produces other shows such as Superstars of Country, “with love, E”-the Elvis show, IDOLIZED, which features former finalists from American Idol and several others.
From 2010-2012, Barrie produced shows at Superstars Live Theatre and The ICON Theatre-Branson which featured Superstars of Country, The Rat Pack, The World Famous Platters, Chubby Checker, Jukebox Journey, Liverpool Legends, The Lennon Morning Show and a rotating cast of music Icons from the 60’s and more.
In addition to producing his own shows, Barrie is currently working with Legends in Concert and TAD Management. Recent engagements include: Bally’s-Atlantic City-Summer 2012, Norwegian Cruise Lines-EPIC-Oct 2012-May 2013, The Gateway Playhouse-Bellport, NY-July 2013, Foxwoods Resort Hotel Casino Ledyard, Connecticut-July 23-Sept 1, 2013, Norwegian Cruise Lines-EPIC-Oct 2014-May 2015, Fallsview Casino-Niagara Falls, Ontario-Oct 2015, Gateway Playhouse-Bellport, NY-Nov 2015, Fireside Theatre-Ft. Atkinson, WI-Jan-Feb 2016, Pearl River Resort-Chocktaw, MS-May 2016, Hondah Casino-Pinetop, AZ Aug 2016, Desertview PAC-Tucson, AZ-Jan 2017, Mesa Spirit RV Resort-Mesa, AZ-Jan 2017, Cottonwood CC-Sun Lakes, AZ-Jan 2017, Prescott Elks Theatre-Prescott, AZ-Jan 2017, Palmbrook CC-Sun City, AZ-Jan 2017, Sundance RV Resort-Sun Lakes, AZ-Feb 2017, Viewpoint RV Resort-Mesa, AZ-Feb 2017, AZ Broadway Theatre-Peoria, AZ-Feb 2017.
Additional Booking Notes
Full riders available upon request.
Past Booked Events
|November 06, 2016 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
Hot, Hot, Hot (Opener)
Changes in Latitudes
Pencil Thin Mustache
5 O’clock Somewhere
Cheeseburger in Paradise
He Went to Paris
One Particular Harbour
Son of a Son of a Sailor
Why Don’t We Get Drunk
Brown Eyed Girl
A Pirate Looks at 40
Stars on the Water
Livingston Sat Night
Respect (Background Singers)
Another Sat. Night
Free World (Neil Young)
This is a typical 90 minute show rundown. As there are many more JB songs, rundown may vary.
|Bob Sachs||Bass Guitar|
|Connie Crawford-Murray||Background Vocals|
|Robin Vincert||Background Vocals|
|Jacquelyn Hollard-Wright||Background Vocals|
|Tom Cunningham||Fiddle-Acoustic Guitar-Mandolin|
|Barrie Cunningham||Lead Vocals-Guitar|
|Tom "TC" Mitchell (Coral Reefer Band member)||Horns|
|Amy Lee (Coral Reefer Band member)||horns|
|Greg "Fingers" Taylor (Coral Reefer Band member)||Harmonica|
|Doyle Grisham (Coral Reefer Band member)||Steel Guitar|
|Roger Bartlett (Coral Reefer Band member)||Lead Guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
Jimmy Buffett and many more...
Full Riders available upon request