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.
ROCKIN' THE BOAT CARIBBEAN CRUISE -- FEBRUARY 2015
Whoo Hoo! 66 people have already signed up to escape with us next February! Don't miss the boat!
"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
Blending 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".
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!
FEATURED WEEKEND PHOTO
Fred, Mark, Jimmy, and Big Daddy - An Epic Texan Photo Op!
July 25, 2014
JIMMY AND THE PARROTS FEATURED IN
JULY/AUGUST INDUSTRY MAGAZINE!
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!
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!
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,