The Parrot Island Band

Why book The Parrot Island Band?

The Parrot Island Band is a Georgia (Atlanta) based, Jimmy Buffett tribute band and was nominated for the Trop Rock Music Award Duo/Trio of the year for 2009,2010 and 2011. We are a "Trop-Rock" trio and are available for parties, cookouts, weddings, fundraisers, corporate events (you name it!). If you are looking for enjoyable/affordable Jimmy Buffett music, look no further...we 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. We love parrotheads, Buffett/Trop-Rock music and we also play a growing number of original songs that are currently being played on several radio stations.

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great buffett tribute band!

i recently hired the Parrot Island Band for a neighborhood HOA margaritaville party, and from my initial communication until the last song was over, could not have been more pleased. we booked bry and his wife (he was on acoustic guitar(s) and sang, while his wife linda played the steel drum). they did have an option for the third band member on congo i believe, but we just went w/ bry/linda. after switching dates and start time around several times on them, he was more than accomodating! they arrived early for setup, and also put in some extra OT for us! I thought the pricing was more than reasonable, and the it was a great experience overall. Thanks for a great show!

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Reviewer: Brian M.
Event: Other in Roswell, GA
Event Date: Jun 23, 2012
Hired As: Jimmy Buffett Tribute, Acoustic Band, Beach Music, Party Band, Steel Drum Band, Tribute Band, Ukulele Player

Review by thomas l. r.

come hear this tropical trio they can make the sun shine, and you will smile, even in sub freezing temps. they will get you to the island in one song. they are jimmy's love.... north of st. somewhere.

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Reviewer: thomas l. r.
Event: Festival in Cocoa Beach, FL
Event Date: Sep 30, 2010

Review by Sandy L.

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Reviewer: Sandy L.
Organization: City of Cartersville
Event: Festival in Cartersville, GA
Event Date: Oct 16, 2010

Response from The Parrot Island Band:

"We were so thrilled to have Parrot Island Band at Taste of Cartersville last weekend and can't wait to have them on stage again next Spring. Great band, great sound - and great people!"
- Sandy Lusk

Review by Carolyn O.

Parrot Island Band was terrific - wonderful music, fun, and very easy to work with before and during the event. We had many compliments on their music - they just made it incredibly special, fun party. We had some electical issues with our breaker box, and the band was incredible at adapting to the situation. Highly recommend them!

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Reviewer: Carolyn O.
Event: Wedding Reception in Roswell, GA
Event Date: Sep 18, 2010
Hired As: Beach Music, Party Band, Steel Drum Band

Review by Debra R. S.

The Parrot Island Band is not your every day run of the mill band. This band is fun,talented, wonderful and definitely reliable. I have had them play for us on many different occasions including my wedding reception and several fundraisers. I have also heard them play at a restaurant and they light up a room! I will continue to use them whenever I get the chance. If you ever get the opportunity to meet this band, they will win your hearts over like they won mine!

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Reviewer: Debra R. S.
Organization: Lake Pointe Chiropractic
Event: Fundraiser in Acworth, GA
Event Date: Sep 11, 2010
Hired As: Jimmy Buffett Tribute, Wedding Band

Review by Jawan T.

Great ease to work with the Parrot Island Band!! Excellent entertainment and very professional group. would definitely book them again.

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Reviewer: Jawan T.
Organization: Carmike Cinemas
Event: Corporate Event in Myrtle Beach, SC
Event Date: Sep 15, 2010
Hired As: Jimmy Buffett Tribute

Review by Laura A. H.

The Parrot Island Band was amazing. We were hosting our very first business after hours networking event and Bry Harris & The Parrot Island Band was the entertainment. We received numerous compliments through-out the evening about the band and how awesome the music was! We would recommend Bry Harris and his band to anyone who is looking for music that will be well received by everyone regardless of age! We are looking forward to our next event and having The Parrot Island Band play again! They ROCK!

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Reviewer: Laura A. H.
Organization: Quickie Coupons
Event: Corporate Event in Acworth, GA
Event Date: Aug 12, 2010
Hired As: Jimmy Buffett Tribute

Review by Jacksonville P. L.

We hired the Parrot Island Band for Jacksonville Public Library's Summer Reading Pirate Pool Party. We had an enthusiastic response from young and old alike. The music enhanced our program's atmosphere and moved many people to share comments such as, "This was the best program ever!" Parents commented that the program was so much more enjoyable due to the bands performance. The band was flexible in helping us manage a rain delay, catering to parent requests, and generally keeping the children entertained. We had so many inquiries about the Parrot Island Band that we shared the link for their website. We highly recommend the Parrot Island Band and would not hesitate to hire them again ourselves.

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Reviewer: Jacksonville P. L.
Event: Private Party in Jacksonville, AL
Event Date: Jul 9, 2010
Hired As: Jimmy Buffett Tribute, Beach Music, Party Band, Steel Drum Band

Review by Katie T.

The Parrot Island Band played for our Annual Jimmy Buffett Pool Party at Polo Golf & Country Club. They were set up and ready to play on time, the acoustics and vocals were great, and the music was very authentic. They were willing to book on short notice and for a very fair price. I will definitely keep them on my list of regular performers for the Club.

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Reviewer: Katie T.
Organization: Polo Golf & Country Club
Event: Sporting Event in Cumming, GA
Event Date: Jul 10, 2010
Hired As: Jimmy Buffett Tribute, Beach Music, Steel Drum Band

Review by Fran F.

The Parrot Island Band performed at the Augusta GreenJackets Margaritaville Night. Their music as well as interaction with fans was great! The band members were all very friendly and easy to work with. I would definitely reccomend them to anyone looking for a Jimmy Buffet cover band or just a fun islandy band!

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Reviewer: Fran F.
Organization: Augusta GreenJackets
Event: Sporting Event in Augusta, GA
Event Date: Jul 2, 2010
Hired As: Jimmy Buffett Tribute

Review by Mary L. L.

We hired Parrot Island Band for our Fourth of July Event today! We held this event at our Community Pool.
They did a wonderful job for us. Island Music on a perfect day. I received many compliments about them. I would certainly hire them again.

Mary Lou Luckie
Seven Hills Activities Director
www.7hillsga.com

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Reviewer: Mary L. L.
Organization: Allcourt Inc./Seven Hills
Event: Holiday Party in Dallas, GA
Event Date: Jul 4, 2010
Hired As: Jimmy Buffett Tribute

Response from The Parrot Island Band:

Always a pleasure to work with professionals like Mary Lou... a wonderful day with the good folks at Seven Hills! Bry

Review by Bethany M.

Bry and the Parrott Island band are wodnerful people and just great to work with! All of our members really enjoy the look of the band and especially the sound the drums make. Perfect fit for our casual member pool parties! We will definitely be using Parrott Island Band again for other events!!

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Reviewer: Bethany M.
Organization: Brookstone Golf & Country Club
Event: Private Party in Acworth, GA
Event Date: Jun 19, 2010
Hired As: Beach Music, Steel Drum Band

Review by Denise R.

The Parrot Island Band was Wonderful! We had a Caribbean Theme for our Client Appreciation Party and they were the icing on the cake. The Staff and Clients loved them. I will definetly use them again!

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Reviewer: Denise R.
Organization: Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North Point
Event: Corporate Event in Alpharetta, GA
Event Date: Jun 10, 2010
Hired As: Beach Music, Steel Drum Band

Booking Info

  • Fee: $150-$2,500

Overview

The Parrot Island Band plays over 50 Jimmy Buffett songs and several original songs with an "Island feel" that includes acoustic guitars, congas and steel pan. Both children and adults alike find themselves swaying, dancing and singing along to music that takes its audcience on a musical vacation to a tropical destination (without the travel expense!)

The Parrot Island Band

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 we play over 50 Jimmy Buffett songs, we also have written nearly 20 original "tropical songs" that have been very well received.

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!)

The team providing the talent:

Linda Harris

Steel Pan

Kevin Garrelts

Congas

Bry Harris

Guitar, vocals and ukulele

Testimonials

This was Hospital Auxiliary Annual Cocktail Party. Our theme was Jimmy Buffett, food and decorations. The music tied right in and was great. Everyone enjoyed it....all areas were great. We all enjoyed very much!
(Aug. 2010)

– Mel McAllister~ St. Joseph's Hospital

If you can't travel to the Caribbean to listen to island music, The Parrot Island Band is the next best thing!!! I had the great fortune to work with The Parrot Island Band during a recent performance. The event was a fantastic success and everyone enjoyed this band. I would highly recommend this band for any event. They play an excellent mix of island standards and original music. The steel drum had a beautiful sound and really placed you on the "islands!!

– John Malstrom - Ace Entertainment, Marietta, Ga

Thanks for making our “Seafood In Paradise” summer promotion a success. Your Parrot Head Music was great … The Old Mill loves The Parrot Island Band and we’ll see you again in 2010!

– Tommy Allegegood- Co-owner of Old Mill Restaurant (Mayor of Acworth), Acworth, Ga

"You guys were awesome! Thank you again for making this a successful event. Thanks again and I'll look forward working together again." Danielle

– Danielle Shendok | Bentwater Community Office

Influences & Inspiration

Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, the Eagles, Brent Burns and many other Trop-rock musicians.

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with The Parrot Island Band to find out what their setup requirements are.

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