The TROPICS

Cover Band from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Now in their 19th year, The TROPICS perform for more Yacht Clubs than any band in Washington …. for a reason! They perform an un-rivaled selection of popular music that will please audiences of all ages. The TROPICS always provide the musicianship, personality and variety that will have your guests spell-bound….and up on their feet and dancing!

ABOUT THE TROPICS

The TROPICS feature Shoreline Schools Music Teacher and Bandleader GREG BOEHME (Bay-me) on Lead Vocals, Saxophone, Flute, Guitar and Keyboards. Greg grew up in Port Orchard, Washington and taught Band, Jazz Ensemble, AP Music, Recording Arts and Guitar & Piano Lab at Shoreline's Shorecrest High School. He has introduced thousands of Shoreline students to the joys of Band and Orchestra. In his early years Greg toured the U.S. in various bands and earned his BA at Western Washington University and his Masters Degree at the University of Washington. A few years later Greg was judged one of "Seattle's Ten Best Artists" for his local radio hit "Love Be Kind". Since then he has combined sailing with song-writing and musical pursuits logging 20,000 "blue-water" miles at sea. In recent years Greg has entertained the Northwest sailing community with films and tales of adventure in the South Pacific (some of them true).

Lead Vocalist NICOLE (Nikki) COLEMAN began singing in her hometown Southern Baptist Church, learning to harmonize with the congregation and soon developed what would become a life-long passion for music. During her teens years in Arizona Nikki began to perform at private parties and weddings. Since then she has studied advanced Vocal Technique with acclaimed vocal teacher Robert Lunte and continued Voice and Performance studies with powerhouse soul-singer/ songwriter Keely Whitney. During the last decade Nikki's refined, versatile voice has been "in demand" among Northwest recording studios and her dazzling vocals have been showcased in a variety Seattle Area groups that include The BrickHouse Show Band, DoveLand and The Keely Whitney Band. Nikkii has performed at many of the top venues in Alaska, Oregon and Washington State.

For 30 years guitarist CHAD QUIST has been a full-time professional on the West Coast music scene. He is equally at home as a touring guy, session guitarist, producer, engineer and vocalist. After growing up in the Bay Area, Chad attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied Music Theory, Composition and Guitar Performance. Soon after, he relocated to Seattle and became involved with top local acts playing Rock, Pop, Country, Fusion and Jazz and performing with Kenny G, The Platters and Martha and the Vandellas. These experiences led to gigs opening shows for artists like Ray Charles, Tower Of Power, George Benson, Steve Miller, Lou Rawls, Huey Lewis and Diana Ross. In 1995 Chad began a decade-long association with MUZAK appearing on nearly 1000 cover tunes on their Environmental Channel with more than 30 of his original compositions on worldwide rotation. In 1997 Chad landed a spot with Big Brother and the Holding Company (of Janis Joplin fame). In 2007 after his soon-to-be stepson became a Top-Ten AMERICAN IDOL sensation, Chad spent 10 years in LA. Subsequent tours with Big Brother, Glenn Yarbrough and other top groups brought him to Europe, Thailand, Beijing, Honk Kong, Hawaii and Mexico performing on bills with Vanilla Fudge, Jefferson Starship, and Booker T and the MG's. In addition to a demanding performance schedule Chad has travelled in Africa playing with the Paul Allen Band and produced CDs for a number of independent artists, some of whom have been picked up by Disney and ABC Television.

ABOUT OUR SOUND and SERVICES

The TROPICS perform as a Trio yet produce a sound far beyond the abilities of much larger groups. Our SONGLIST includes Classic Rock, Pop, Blues, Standards, Ballads, Jazz, Swing and Country music. We perform an astonishing variety of popular music from the last 80 years. We're happy to provide "MC" services, perform Wedding Ceremony Music and play "special requests". Please visit our full-service, always up-to-date website for our CALENDAR, PHOTOS, DEMOS, FAQs and much more.

WHY BOOK THE TROPICS?

No other group can match our sound quality, variety, musicianship…….and pricing flexibility. Our music is always age-appropriate and exciting, yet never too loud. We provide friendly, professional entertainment services featuring an incredible variety of music that people really want to hear!

I hope to hear from you soon!

Best Regards,
Greg

Greg Boehme (Bay-me), Bandleader, The TROPICS
Shoreline Schools Music Teacher - Seattle, Washington
Past Commodore of The Puget Sound Cruising Club
Resides with wife (and fellow music teacher) Marta in Mukilteo, Washington
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Greg and Crew exceeded all our expectations for our wedding this summer. They learned a few song requests for us, but their set list had plenty to pick from already. They played our ceremony and reception and easily adapted to match the tone of the moment. Easy to get a hold of and all around pleasant people. My only regret is not booking them longer into the night!

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Great people, excellent communication and everyone loved the music!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2017
Sep
30
University of Puget Sounf
Tacoma, WA
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2017
Oct
7
Seattle Singles Yacht Club
Seattle, WA
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Oct
28
Mukilteo Yacht Club
Everett, WA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Dec
2
Port Ludlow Yacht Club
Port Ludlow, WA
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Dec
9
Harbour Pointe Golf Club
Mukilteo, WA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Dec
31
Des Moines Yacht Club
Des Moines, WA
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2017
Aug
13
Fundraiser
Gig Harbor, WA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Aug
5
Olympic Rooftop Pavillion
Seattle, WA
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
May
17
Bruciano's (Wedding)
Bainbridge Island, WA
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Apr
22
Fox Island Yacht Club
Fox Island, WA
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Apr
8
The Stables
Seattle, WA
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Feb
25
Seattle Yacht Club
Seattle, WA
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Private Eyes
Hall & Oates
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynrd
The Nearness of You
Michael Brecker/James Taylor
Soul Man
Blues Brothers
Listen To The Music
Doobie Brothers
Walk This Way
Aerosmith
Sweet Emotion
Aerosmith
And I Love Her
The Beatles
At Last
Etta James
Bad Romance
Lady Gaga
Cover Band
50s Band
60s Band
70s Band
80s Band
Dance Band
Pop Band
Variety Band
R&B Band
Disco Band
Classic Rock Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note The TROPICS will also travel to Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Port Gamble, Suquamish, Edmonds, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Bremerton, Kingston, Lynnwood, Poulsbo, Redmond, Everett, Port Orchard, Renton, Indianola, Silverdale, Woodinville, Keyport, Vashon, Issaquah, Olalla, Rollingbay, Snohomish, Hansville, Kent, Mukilteo, Seabeck.
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