Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band combine the tropical sounds of Caribbean rock, reggae, and calypso by pouring great original music along with songs by Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Zac Brown Band, Paul Simon, Sublime, Jerry Jeff Walker, and many more into a musical blender to create a strong concoction direct from the lower latitudes!
From steel pans to strong percussion, to driving bass and skanking guitars, the Beach Bum Band has a fun and danceable sound that appeals to all ages.
The Beach Bum Band appeals to Parrotheads and non-Parrotheads everywhere!
Price Range: $1500 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
We typically do a 3 hour show (2 x 90 min sets) with a short break in between sets. We are capable of providing sound and lighting for our setup. Our full band arrangement is a 7-piece band, we often interact with the crowd (yes, sometimes you might become part of the show). But certainly expect lots of covers as well as our own original music.
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide our own lighting and sound if needed. We typically request 2 separate circuits (15-20 amps each) for the band alone, then an extra circuit for lighting (if needed). Stage area must be a flat, hard, level surface capable of fitting 7- band members. 25 foot x 15 foot or greater. Surface must be a solid surface (i.e. must not be dirt, grass, sand, etc). We do request an alternate site in the event of potential rain. We also request decent shade as Steel Drums and other instruments may detune in extreme heat.
|Johnny Russler||Vocals, Lead Guitar|
|Ian Roque||Vocals, Guitar|
|Tyler Smith||Vocals, Steel Drum, Percussion|
|Tom Rucker||Vocals, Bass Guitar, Percussion|
|Joe McKee||Congas, Timbales, Percussion|
|Michael Shehan||Guitar, Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Zac Brown Band, Warren Zevon, Kenny Chesney, Rolling Stones, IZ, Jack Johnson, Beach Boys, Jason Mraz, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ziggy Marley, Harry Belafonte, etc.
25 foot deep x 30 foot wide stage area on a flat surface
2-3 separate circuits (roughly 20-30 Amps each). 3-4 separate circuits for evening performances (or where lighting is required)