Since 1992 Jeff Pike and A1A have been Internationally recognized as The Official and Original (Yes, the FIRST) Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show. The band also holds the crown as being the ONLY Tribute Show ever sanctioned by Jimmy Buffett himself. Jeff Pike and A1A bring to life a highly energetic, colorful, family friendly, Parrot Head Extravaganza Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show. (Reggae, Beach Music, Classic Rock and Original Music can be performed upon clients request).
Jeff Pike and A1A have performed exclusively for clients such as Ted Turner, Bill Gates and Microsoft, CNN, NASCAR, The Atlanta Braves, The United States Navy, Bellsouth, AT & T, Georgia Pacific, The Maui Ocean Center, The Georgia Aquarium, The Georgia Transplant Association, Angel Flight, Delta Com, Team National, The MGM Grand, and many more.
Jeff Pike has performed with Jimmy Buffett in concert, appeared in Jimmy's MTV Video "Fruitcakes" and was a featured soloist on Jimmy's "Barometer Soup Radio Special CD." A1A's first CD, "A1A - Live" which was produced by Mr. Buffett's bass player since 1989, Jim Mayer, featured Jimmy's original harmonica player for 30 years, Greg "Fingers" Taylor. The bands second CD featured Jimmy's saxophone player and horn section leader for 13 years, Amy Lee. Jeff has also performed with Jimmy's acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Peter Mayer as well as long time Coral Reefer Members Michael Utley and Robert Greenidge. Many members of Jimmy's band, past and present, have sat in with A1A on many an occasion over the years and it has always been a memorable experience.
In 2009, Grammy Award Nomine and MTV Video Award Winner, Miss Nadirah Shakoor has been performing with A1A. Miss Shakoor has recorded, performed and danced with artist's such as Paula Abdul, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Al Jarreau, Quincy Jones, Ralph McDonald and Arrested Development, to name just a few. For the past 14 years she has been singing backup and lead with Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band. She will be on the road this year with Jimmy Buffett and A1A promoting her new CD "Nod To The Storyteller," which is available on Jimmy Buffett's record label, "Mailboat Records."
Nadirah is available for hire with A1A for an additional fee.
Being the first and only band to headline the annual Jimmy Buffett "Meeting of The Minds" Parrot Head Convention 8 years in a row, as well as the now legendary Parrot Head Phlockings "Stars On The Water," "Stars Fell on Alabama, and, the very first Parrot Head Cruises dating back to 1995, A1A easily inked their place in Parrot Head and Jimmy Buffett history long ago. Heavily instrumental and crucial in the building and shaping of the Parrot Head phenomena as it is today, A1A's long lasting influence, importance and career cannot be underestimated, or denied.
A1A performs as a six piece musical ensemble using the following instrumentation - Three Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Nylon String Guitar, Electric Guitar, Pan Steel Synthesizer Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboards/Sax and Harmonica. Upon request the band can take the visual aspect of our show over the top by adding up to four of The A1A Tropigal Choreographed Dance Team Dancers and/or our A1A Beachwrecked Theme Pirates.
Aside from providing the best Jimmy Buffett Tribute on the circuit today A1A travels exclusively with Stewart Sound out of Asheville, NC. Stewart Sound provides top of the line industry standard concert staging, audio and lighting production for A1A, as well as Club Trini, Peter Mayer and Nadirah Shakoor from Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band.
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!
Marketing Director, Country Club of the South
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!
Panama Party Parrothead Cruise Organizer
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.
President of The Birmingham Magic City Parrot Head Club