The Beach Cats are a classic rock band with a summertime/tropical flair, performing mostly in the Springfield, Missouri area. The band is comprised of former members of the popular "Pat Pending" and "Indian Summer", & Blonde Strannger, rock bands. Jimmy Buffett, Stevie Nicks and Pink Floyd are some artists covered by The Beach Cats. A professional rapport with listeners enhances The Beach Cats presentation. Effort has been made to keep the band's stage footprint small, and to focus efforts on a quality musical experience. In addition to our standard 4-piece band, we can perform in a two- or three-piece configuration to accommodate budget or space considerations.
They did fantastic, my guests loved them and loved how they interacted with the crowd and also played great music.
My husband and I will definitely be using them again for any event we do.
Thank you Sharon & Merit!
If you love classic rock, the Beach Cats are for you! Entertaining, great people, great singers! Awesome option for a backyard party. Sharon and Merritt were excellent interacting with the crowd and the mini-history lessons between songs.
Response from The Beach Cats:
Thank you very much to the Parks family. We enjoyed playing music for their Sibling reunion. They are a wonderful family. We hope to meet again in the future!
Really a fun group to have play for us. Would highly recommend.
Response from The Beach Cats:
Thank-you for a fun time and a fun gig. We appreciate your hospitality!
The event was very lively and fun for all the vendors and guests!
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 120 - 180 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
We dedicate ourselves to an audience-focused, energetic stage presentation. Our deep experience in the music we play and love shines through in every performance.
The Beach Cats Band
The Beach Cats Band constantly seeks out quality musical material from a wide range of genres and eras. Upon its selection, a song is rehearsed to a high level of familiarity to the performers. The ultimate goal is a well-played show with much humor and connection with the crowd.
The Beach Cats Band was formed by local veteran musicians (from the Pat Pending band) in 2012. After performing many years in the Springfield, Missouri and Northern Arkansas areas, we are excited to bring our act to smaller venues and private parties. Our goal is to interact with the crowd with vocal harmonies, great music and a lot of fun. We love promoting the "Tropical" vibe of beach life with our classic rock and summertime tunes.
Merrit Baker: Acoustic guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Harmonica, Vocals. Has been musically active since the late 1960's. Performed with well-known local acts Indian Summer and Pat Pending. Has worked with such acts as: Steppenwolf, Black Oak Arkansas, Dr. Hook, Michael Martin Murphy, and others.
Sharon Baker: Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals. Raised in a musical environment, Sharon has been performing professionally since 1993. Performed with Pat Pending for many years.
John Russ: Lead Guitar, Vocals. John graduated from the prominent Berkeley School of Music, and has performed with a number of acts around the country. He is our newest member.
We currently use various quality drummers in our show.
Additional Booking Notes
We will need to know the size of the area we will set up in, and the approximate number of listeners in order to determine the required equipment. We can provide stage lighting if required or requested. Otherwise, we only need to be able to see what we are doing onstage.
We also need an accurate timeframe in which we can set up equipment without disturbing other workers and revelers. Normally, a 90 minute setup time allows us to prepare for a show, and gives us time to repair any breakdowns. We will need someone there to show us where to set up, or an accurate diagram and directions.
Past Booked Events
|August 05, 2021 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||House Party|
|July 31, 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|July 04, 2020 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm||House Party|
|December 01, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Christmas Party|
|June 30, 2018 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||Anniversary Party|
Blonde Stranger May 5, 2016
Secret Agent Man-Johnny Rivers
Say That You Love Me-Fleetwood Mac
Changes In Latitude-Jimmy Buffett
Fast As You-Dwight Yoacum
End Of The Line-Travelling Wilburies
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrisson
Mary Jane's Last Dance-Tom Petty
The Tiki Bar Is Open-John Hiatt
It Don't Come Easy-Ringo Starr
Who's The Blonde Stranger-Jimmy Buffett
You Can Leave Your Hat On-Tom Jones-Pick Up Tempo
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around-Fleetwood Mac
Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
I Love Rock And Roll-Joan Jett
Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd
R.o.c.k. In The U.s.a.-John Mellencamp
Cripple Creek-The Band
Bad Moon Risin'-Credence Clearwater Revival
Middle Of The Road-The Pretenders
Burnin' Love-Elvis Presley
Summer Breeze-Seals And Croft
Gold Dust Woman-Fleetwood Mac
Pretty Woman-Roy Orbison
Ticket To Ride-The Beatles
Tube Snake Boogie-ZZ Top
Come Monday-Jimmy Buffett
Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett
Dock Of The Bay-Otis Redding
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
Barefoot Children In The Rain-Jimmy Buffett
Comin' In To Los Angeles-Arlo Guthrie
White Bird-It's A Beautiful Day
The Tide Is High-Blondie
Piece Of My Heart-Janis Joplin
White Rabbit-Jefferson Airplane
Hit Me With Your Best Shot-Pat Benetar
Sea Cruise-Frankie Ford
Walkin' On A Thin Line-Huey Lewis
|Merrit Baker||guitar, vocals|
|Sharon Baker||guitar, vocals|
|John Russ||Lead Guitar, Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Rolling Stones..far too many to mention
We provide equipment to suit each date