Dancin' in paradise - that's what you feel like doing when you listen to the fun-loving and high-energy music of the multi award-winning Tsunami Wave Riders, which includes both award-winning original "trop-rock" music and a wide range of hits from artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, Bob Marley, Santana, the Beach Boys and more. In addition, to live steel drums, the Tsunami Wave Riders have professional hula dancers, as well as audience participation activities such as conga lines, hula demos and limbo contests. From birthday parties to wedding ceremonies and receptions, anniversaries to festivals and corporate events - the Tsunami Wave Riders bring the islands to you!
Hired Tsunami Wave Riders for a neighborhood beach themed event. I had high expectations and they exceeded them! Band was energizing, engaging and most importantly - they sounded fabulous! Music makes or breaks a party, you won't go wrong with these guys!!!!
I was providing Valet Service for a residence who booked this group. This group had the whole pool rocking the whole time they were there! Great music, Great vocals, everything was GREAT!!!
Price Range: $350-$10,000
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
A live performance by the Tsunami Wave Riders consists of a mix of popular originals and cover Trop Rock songs (Caribbean steel drums, Hawaiian, Reggae, Calypso and Beach) with a unique look and sound. The stage has tropical decorations from palm trees to tiki statues.
Dancin' in paradise - that's what you feel like doing when you listen to the fun-loving and high-energy music of the multi award-winning Tsunami Wave Riders, which includes both award-winning original "trop-rock" music and a wide range of hits from artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, Bob Marley, Santana, Sublime, UB40, the Beach Boys, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Eric Clapton. In addition, to live steel drums, the Tsunami Wave Riders have professional hula dancers, as well as audience participation activities such as conga lines, hula demos and limbo contests. From birthday parties to wedding ceremonies and receptions, anniversaries to festivals and conventions, the Tsunami Wave Riders bring the islands to you!
The Tsunami Wave Riders have won several awards include "Single of the Year" at the 2008 Hawaii Music Awards, Top Beach Band in North America for 2008 and 2009, Best World Artist at the 2009 Charlotte Music Awards, and Best Country Artist at the 2011 Charlotte Music Awards (as Southern Wave).
Past shows have included opening for the legendary reggae band, The Wailers, performing at the Hawaii Legacy Awards in Hawaii, performing at the Rockin' the Globe Festival in Mississippi, and performing at countless college and parrothead parties all around the country. The Tsunami Wave Riders also feature a "Tribute to the Trops" show, which pays tribute to famous tropical artists like Jimmy Buffett and Bob Marley, which also paying tribute to American troops.
Although band members love the beach and the surf, the name of the band actually comes from the belief that we can overcome "tsunamis," huge challenges in life that threaten to drown us, by "riding the waves" with the help of friends, family and some feel-good island music.
With the right "surfboard," you can learn to not only ride the waves - you will love the journey!
Surf's up, so grab your board - It's time to ride da music...island style!
Past Booked Events
|June 29, 2013||Birthday Party|
Brown Eyed Girl
Another Saturday Night
One Particular Harbor
Five O Clock Somewhere
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Black Magic Woman
What I Got
Hot Hot Hot
What It Is
Where the Boat Leaves From
Lay Down Sally
I Shot the Sheriff
Three Little Birds
No Woman No Cry
Stir It Up
When the Sun Goes Down
Guitars and Tiki Bars
Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
Under the Boardwalk
Play That Funky Music
|Ronnie Tsunami||Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Ukulele|
|Joanna 'Tropical Lady'||Steelpans|
|Arda 'Big Kahuna' Bagcioglu||Guitarist|
|Nate "Coconater" Andrews||Bass|
|Dan "Superdan" Ross||Drummer|
Influences & Inspiration
Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Zac Brown, Ka'au Crater Boys, Santana, Lynryd Skynyrd
Covered 10' x 20' stage
Steel Drum Player
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