BARRIE CUNNINGHAM-A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett
Barrie can perform as a SOLO with guitar (also has tracks) or with a full production show including members of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band.
Jimmy Buffett is the world's most famous beach bum. The tropical appeal and “state of mind” known as Margaritaville exists in all of us. It may be the lure of the tropics or some other “parrotdise”, wherever, Jimmy's music can take you there, and so can this show.
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 PARROTHEAD? YOU WILL BE WHEN THIS CRUISE IS OVER.
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. 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.
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, on cruise ships 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, Jimmy Buffett, and Neil Young. 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). He now 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. Roger Bartlett and Fingers Taylor, two of Jimmy Buffett's original Coral Reefer Band members now perform with Barrie in the most authentic Buffett tribute available. Other Coral Reefer's you may see with Barrie include Mike Utley, Robert Greenidge, Amy Lee, TC Smith, Doyle Grisham and more.
In addition to the above productions, Barrie also produces world class tribute shows such as Superstars Live in Concert-the ultimate tribute to the stars of Rock, Pop and Country, Superstars of Country-Live in Concert-an all country version of Superstars Live in Concert, “with love, E”-the Elvis show and several other productions. In 2008 he opened a show featuring former finalists from American Idol-IDOLIZED.
Most recent performances include: Bally's-Atlantic City, NJ June-Sept 2012, Norwegian Cruise Lines EPIC-Eastern Caribbean Oct 2012-May 2013, Sunset Station-Las Vegas Oct 2013, The Gateway Playhouse-Bellport, NY July 2013, Foxwoods-Connecticut July-Sept 2013.
Tom "TC" Mitchell (Coral Reefer Band ) (Horns),
Amy Lee (Coral Reefer Band) (Horns),
Greg "Fingers" Taylor (Coral Reefer Band) (Harmonica),
Doyle Grisham (Coral Reefer Band) (Steel Guitar),
Roger Bartlett (Coral Reefer Band) (Lead Guitar),
Joe Spraker (Keyboards),
Bob Sachs (Bass),
Mike Mechem (Drums),
Connie Crawford-Murray (Background Vocals),
Robin Vincent (Background Vocals),
Jacquelyn Holland-Wright (Background Vocals),
Jennifer Joseph Lier (Background Vocals),
Tom Cunningham (Guitar/Fiddle/Mandolin),
Barrie Cunningham (Lead Vocals/Guitar)