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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Birthday, Michelle! The Carolina's, New England, Pennsylvania, Washington & Alaska!

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August News & Upcoming Performances
Good Times, Good Friends and Good Music!
Tom & Michelle SUMMER 2014
Hi Jimmy: 
Happy Birthday, Michelle -- July 30th!  

We're taking a few days off to celebrate with a romantic getaway.  Then, our August schedule REALLY heats up -- The Carolina's, New England, Pennsylvania, Washington, Alaska and Vancouver --here we come!


Our long-awaited Alaska Cruise is finally here -- a bucket list, once-in-a-lifetime experience!  We've got lots of fun events planned for our group, and lots of free time to visit the ports and experience  Mother Nature's splendor.  We're counting down the days, and we can't wait to share our photos!

But, before we board that cruise ship, the beachmobile's headed in the OPPOSITE direction -- up the east coast with performances in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  
And, somehow, we've managed to squeeze in some great local shows in North and South Carolina, including Phlock to the Beach, in Oak Island, NC.
This month, we'll be driving, flying, cruising and taking the train to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world!
Experiences like these are best shared with friends, and we're so happy to be sharing these great adventures with you!   
Check out our schedule below and click on the links for details.  And, for more info, visit our website.

Whoo Hoo!  66 people have already signed up to escape with us next February!  Don't miss the boat!  
Find out more here.
Check out our upcoming performances below, and if you're in the area, we hope you'll come say "hi"!
Smooth Sailing,

Tom and Michelle

a.k.a. Latitude
If you live on the way or within a day's drive to the following and would like to have a party, house concert or know a great music venue, email us!
Available Dates:
October 3, 5 -- Maryland / Virginia
October 30-November 3 -- Key West
Do you know someone who can help us?
Want us to come play a show in YOUR area?  Email us!
It's our 18th summer season and we can't wait to see you! 

2014/2015 Schedule Here.

8/4  Private Event -- Pawleys Island, SC
8/5  Apache Pier -- Myrtle Beach, SC    8:00pm
       Our last show of the season at Apache!
8/6  Island Bar & Grill -- Pawleys Islnd, SC  6:30pm
       Original & Variety Music
8/9  Special Event -- Braintree, MA
       Email us for details

8/14  Private Event -- Lake Hayward, CT

8/16  John Denver Tribute -- White Mills, PA
        Wildflower Music Festival

8/17  Private Event -- Allentown, PA

8/20  Island Bar & Grill -- Pawleys Island, SC 6:30pm
        Original & Variety Music

8/23  Phlock to the Beach -- Oak Island, NC
        Sponsored by Oak Island Chamber of                       Commerce -- music, food, fun -- Jimmy Buffett 
8/29-9/5  Alaska Cruise
              Bucket List Trip of a Lifetime!
10/29  Wacky Parrot Sunset Cruise -- Key West, FL
          The BEST floating party in Key West!
2/7-13  Rockin the Boat Cruise -- Caribbean
           With special guests The Carolina Breakers              Band and Butch Barnes on sax!
Visit our website  for more info and events calendar.  

Escape With Us in February!

Rockin' the Boat Cruise 

February 7-13, 2015 






Tom Closeup
Back Home Again
John Denver Tribute
8/16  White Mills, PA
8/29-9/5  Alaska Cruise (sold out)
10/24 Jacksonville, FL
10/25   Spring Hill, FL
11/16  Sun City Center, FL
Photo Courtesy of Gary Tresbant

Trop Rock Music Downloads 


"Latitude's music is like a mini vacation."


Download a single song or the entire cd.

Then, let the music take you away....


SC BeachPermanent Vacation CD


Island Attitude CD


The Good Life CD


Just Add Water CD


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"Latitude gives you the whole package -- exceptional musical talent, and outstanding voices as harmony.  And, you can tell they really enjoy what their doing.  This band has it all, and they do it VERY well."
-Jeff Thompson, Coast of Carolina PHC
BlT&Mending their unique musical backgrounds is the key to Tom and Michelle's success.  Between them, they have appeared with Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famers, Motown Legends and Country Music Superstars including: Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee, The Platters, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Drifters, Lee Greenwood, The Coasters, The New Christy Minstrels, comedian Bill Cosby and more.
In 1996, Tom and Michelle left their budding careers in Nashville, and headed to Myrtle Beach for the summer, performing as the house band at a local resort.  That "summer job" changed their lives.
Working TOGETHER for the first time and falling in love with the coastal lifestyle (and with each other), they soon realized this was the life they were supposed to be living.  
They began writing songs about their new lifestyleand their newfound dilemma.  They wanted to keep their toes in the sand. But, summer was coming to an end.... and Nashville was calling.
Then, it happened.

The vacationers they were playing for all summer began taking the music home with them.  It reminded them of the carefree days they spent at the coast.  They didn't want to lose that feeling.  And, they wanted their friends to have it too.  Soon, Tom and Michelle's "Coastal Sound" had gone viral. They had literally "written their way" into the life they had dreamed of.
Today, the duo tours worldwide while making their home in Pawleys Island, SC.
They are 5-time TRMA National Duo of the Year.  
Michelle is 6-time TRMA Female Vocalist of the Year
They have released 5 CD's on the Independent Record Label, "Anchorline Music".  
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Jimmy and the Parrots News - Busy Shore Weekend, Plus New York!

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What a simply amazing weekend the band had in Texas!  From Friday night at T-Bone Tom's to Saturday afternoon hanging with friends to Saturday evening's Riddles in the Sand performance, hosted by the Galveston Bay Parrot Head Club, we loved every minute!  Thanks to all of you who made it all happen and also to those who came out to one or both Texas event part of your weekend; our only complaint is that it went too fast! 

Another early start to this weekend (Wednesday!) when the band returns to Seaside Park, NJ, for an ocean-front concert.  Then, on Thursday, we stay on the Jersey shore and head to North Wildwood, NJ, and a Concert Under the Stars.  On Friday, it's Beach Ball A-Palooza in Lakewood, NJ, followed by a private party on Saturday before we head to Pomona, NY, for a beach party before the Rockland Boulders baseball game.  All the details are below; we hope to see many of you this very busy weekend!  

Fred, Mark, Jimmy, and Big Daddy - An Epic Texan Photo Op!
T-Bone Tom's
Kemah, TX
July 25, 2014


If you haven't seen the July/August issue of INDUSTRY magazine, please click on this link to read a really great article featuring the band, "Imitation as Flattery."  Special thanks to Laura D.C. Kolnoski for taking the time to interview us and to write such an awesome piece in this very cool publication!  


Wednesday, July 30, 2013
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Seaside Park Summer Concert Series
Parking Lot #2
Stockton Avenue and The Boardwalk
Seaside Park, NJ  08752

Bring a lawn chair to the parking lot adjacent to the Sawmill Cafe, grab some awesome pizza, and join us for a free summer concert! 



Thursday, July 31, 2014
8:00 - 9:15 p.m.
Lou Booth Amphitheater 
Second and Ocean Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ  08260
Nothing better than a concert under the stars at the Jersey shore!

Friday, August 1, 2014
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ocean County Park, Beach Side
659 Ocean Avenue
Lakewood, NJ  08701
Fun for the entire family; this event is rain or shine!  

Sunday, August 3, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Provident Bank Park
1 Provident Bank Park Drive
Pomona, NY  10970
 Come to Provident Bank Park to have some fun in the sun with the Boulders! Get to the ballpark early for a special 2pm performance by Jimmy and the Parrots and then enjoy the 5pm game. The first 1500 fans in attendance will received a BoulderBird Beach Bobblehead presented by Toshiba! Don't forget it's Sunday - and that means Kids Run the Bases after the game, presented by JCC Rockland!


Thursday, August 7, 2014
8:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Plaza Tropical
Bethlehem, PA  18018

Friday, August 8, 2014
Two shows:  7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
3285 Little Gap Road
Palmerton, PA  18071




You're up to date with what's happening in our corner of the world.  Please check out our website for a full and complete schedule of upcoming shows and events.  Thanks for your continued support of the boys in the band,

Mary Beth

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