A1A – The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show was born in 1991 when Lead Vocalist and Guitarist, Jeff Pike asked Atlanta Parrot Head Club Founder, Scott Nickerson to join him in his already successful one man tribute to Jimmy Buffett. In 1992, the band won a Jimmy Buffett Sound Alike Contest for Margaritaville Records and the A1A ball started rolling - a ball that is still rolling 25 years later.
Over the years as the band grew A1A was extremely instrumental in the fundamental building and growth of the International Parrot Head Club community and Trop Rock Music genre as it is today. They were the first band to repeatedly headline the annual Jimmy Buffett "Meeting of The Minds" Parrot Head Convention and many more land mark annual Parrot Head Events. They have released 3 CD’s of original Trop Rock music, played to countless high profile clients around the world and continue to draw record crowds to their public performances. Members from Jimmy Buffett’s band, Greg “Fingers” Taylor, Mac McAnally, Michael Utley, Robert Greenidge, Peter Mayer, Nadirah Shakoor and Tina Gullickson have all performed with the band over the years. In 2009 Nadirah Shakoor chose A1A to be her back up band to help promote her Mailboat Records Release, ‘Nod To The Story Teller.’ In 2012, Jimmy Buffett was instrumental in landing A1A in the Lions Gate Major Motion Picture Release, ‘What to Expect When You're Expecting.’ The band recorded Jimmy’s classic, ‘Why Don’t We Get Drunk,’ which was included in the movie and on the soundtrack released by Capitol Records. In April of 2016, Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally approached A1A with a request that they be Jimmy’s band during a private performance for The World Surf League at The Masters Open in Augusta, Georgia. Not surprisingly, the band was very proud to be Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band’ for a night.
A1A performs as a seven piece band, complete with audio and light production, bringing to life a colorful and energetic family friendly Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show. For added ambiance and realism, adding the A1A ‘Beachwrecked’ Pirates is a sure fire way to boost up the enthusiasm and energy to your event.
When attending an A1A performance you can expect to hear all of your Jimmy Buffett favorites. You will also be treated to some classic Reggae as well as some original A1A Trop Rock music. The energy, musicianship, originality and excitement that have always surrounded an A1A performance is an experience and a driving force that has helped the band remain the first and foremost Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show in history.
Let A1A make your concert, festival, private, or corporate event an experience that people will be talking about for a long time to come.
I can say with all certainty that everyone had a great time! Although I'm not sure who had the better time - the kids or the adults! I especially want to thank you for the attention you gave the kids--throwing out the "sharks", playing the "limbo music" and taking time to sign autographs for your youngest fans. It really made a big impression on them and their parents as well. Your interaction with your audience is wonderful. You guys really made it fun for all ages, and what I think is even more special is that you seemed to be having as much fun yourselves!
As you saw, a lot of people spent a lot of time working on their "Parrot Head" get-ups and theme tables, and you certainly made it worth all of their efforts! I really did enjoy meeting you guys. Thanks again for leading the conga line, Koney! You now have a few hundred more fans in the residents of Country Club of the South, and we all thank A1A for making this the best concert ever here!
On September 15th, the Tampa Bay Parrothead Club had their 10 year anniversary PARTY WEEKEND and guess who played our BIG SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY!!!!!!! The one and only, none other than A1A!!! What an absolute treat and what an outstanding finale for an already great party. NEVER, I repeat, NEVER miss an opportunity to see them -- Edward and I will move heaven and earth to see them at MOTM -- hope to see you all there!
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Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo much for another fabulous show at our second annual MargritaHAM. Everyone loved you guys. No matter how I try to prepare those who have never heard/seen you perform they are always blown away by your performance. Dave could not believe it. He went on and on about how awesome you were. He is going to spread the word about you around Birmingham.