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Permanent Vacation is an experienced six-piece cover band (four College of Charleston Alumni) from Charleston, South Carolina with an energetic attitude and an entertaining performance. Our variety of well-known songs guarantees a great time at every show. We separate ourselves from other bands through our broad range and diversity of songs. Our sets consist of various cover songs from beach music, to the classics, to modern favorites.

We aim to please our clients in any way possible. We adjust our sets to be the perfect match for every occasion. Our main goal is to get everyone dancing and singing along to the songs that they already know and love! Whether you are hosting an oyster roast where shag tunes are need, a large party where you just want to rock, or an intimate wedding or anniversary where love songs and variety are required, we are well suited for your event!

Our extensive experience has ranged from back-porch private parties to concerts for the thousands. We continues to supply the entertainment for numerous weddings, corporate events, charity vents, fraternity & sorority socials, and even high school proms. If you are searching for a professional and energetic group that can put on a great performance then you have found your band.

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  • Acoustic, Folk, and Blues
    Bob Marley - NO WOMAN NO CRY
    Bob Marley - STIR IT UP
    Bob Marley - THREE LITTLE BIRDS
  • Other Songs
    Aerosmith - WALK THIS WAY
    Al Green - LET'S STAY TOGETHER
    Allison Krause - WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL
    Bachman Turner Overdrive - TAKIN' CARE OF BUSINESS
    Bad Company - FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE
    Beatles - TICKET TO RIDE
    Beatles - TWIST AND SHOUT
    Beatles - YOU CAN'T DO THAT
    Ben E. King - STAND BY ME
    Ben Harper - STEAL MY KISSES
    Billy Joel - JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
    Billy Joel - YOU MAY BE RIGHT
    Bob Dylan / Guns n' Roses - KNOCKIN' ON HEAVENS DOOR
    Bob Seger - OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL
    Bruce Channel - HEY BABY
    Bryan Adams - SUMMER OF '69
    Cake - I WILL SURVIVE
    Cat Stevens - WILD WORLD
    Catalinas, The - MYRTLE BEACH DAYS
    Chairman Of The Board - CAROLINA GIRLS
    Chairman Of The Board - GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME
    Cheap Trick - I WANT YOU TO WANT ME
    Clarence Carter - STROKIN'
    Coldplay - GREEN EYES
    Collins, Phil - CAN'T HURRY LOVE
    Counting Crows - MR. JONES
    Counting Crows - RAIN KING
    Creedance Clearwater Revival (CCR) - BAD MOON RISING
    Creedance Clearwater Revival (CCR) - DOWN ON THE CORNER
    Creedance Clearwater Revival (CCR) - SUSIE Q
    David Allan Coe - YOU NEVER EVEN CALLED ME BY MY NAME
    Del Shannon - RUNAWAY
    Dion and the Belmonts - RUNAROUND SUE
    Dion and the Belmonts - THE WANDERER
    Edwin McCain - I COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE
    Edwin McCain - I'LL BE
    Elton John - YOUR SONG
    Elvis Presley - HEARTBREAK HOTEL
    Eric Clapton - WONDERFUL TONIGHT
    Garth Brooks - FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES
    Gaye, Marvin - SEXUAL HEALING
    George Michael - FAITH
    George Throughgood - MOVE IT ON OVER
    Georgia Satelites - KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF
    Grand Funk Railroad - SOME KINDA WONDERFUL
    Grateful Dead - CASEY JONES
    Hall & Oates - MANEATER
    Hank Williams Jr. - FAMILY TRADITION
    Harry Belafonte - JAMAICA FAREWELL
    J J Jackson - BUT IT'S ALRIGHT
    J. Geils Band - CENTERFOLD
    Jack Johnson - BETTER TOGETHER
    Jack Johnson - FLAKE
    Jack Johnson - GOOD PEOPLE
    Jack Johnson - UPSIDE DOWN
    James Brown - I FEEL GOOD
    Jimmy Buffett - MARGARITAVILLE
    Jimmy Buffett - PIRATE LOOKS AT FORTY
    Jimmy Buffett - WHY DON'T WE GET DRUNK
    Joan Jett - I LOVE ROCK & ROLL
    Joe Cocker - FEELIN' ALRIGHT
    John Mellencamp - HURTS SO GOOD
    John Mellencamp - R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A.
    Johnny Nash - I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW
    Keith Urban - MAKING MEMORIES OF US
    King Harvest - DANCIN' IN THE MOONLIGHT
    Little Richard - LONG TALL SALLY
    Lonestar - AMAZED
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - GIMMIE 3 STEPS
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - SWEET HOME ALABAMA
    Marcie - ELECTRIC SLIDE
    Marvin Gaye - LET'S GET IT ON
    Marvin Gaye, CCR - I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
    Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS
    Mitch Ryder, Little Richard - GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY
    Neil Diamond - CHERRY CHERRY
    Neil Diamond - SWEET CAROLINE
    O.A.R. - CRAZY GAME OF POKER
    Orleans - MISS GRACE
    Otis Day & The Knights - SHAMA LAMA DING DONG
    Otis Redding - DOCK OF THE BAY
    Outkast - HEY YA!
    Pat Benatar - HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT
    Queen - CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
    Rascal Flatts - BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD
    Red Hot Chile Peppers - LOVE ROLLERCOASTER
    Rick James - SUPER FREAK
    Rick Springfield - JESSIE'S GIRL
    Robert Palmer - SIMPLY IRRESTIBLE
    Rod Stewart - FOOLED AROUND & FELL IN LOVE
    Rod Stewart - HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY
    Rod Stewart - HOT LEGS
    Rod Stewart - STAY WITH ME
    Rod Stewart - THIS OLD HEART OF MINE
    Rolling Stones - BEAST OF BURDEN
    Rolling Stones - DEAD FLOWERS
    Roy Orbison - PRETTY WOMEN
    Roy Orbison - YOU GOT IT
    Rupert Holmes - ESCAPE
    Sam Cooke, Cat Stevens, Jimmy Buffet - ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT
    Sam Cooke, Rod Stewart - TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY
    Steam - NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE
    Steppenwolf - BORN TO BE WILD
    Steppenwolf - MAGIC CARPET RIDE
    Steve Miller - THE JOKER
    Stevie Ray Vaughan - PRIDE AND JOY
    Stevie Wonder - SUPERSTITIOUS
    Strat Cats - STRAY CAT STRUT
    Sublime - SANTERIA
    Sublime - WHAT I GOT
    Swingin' Medallions - DOUBLE SHOT OF MY BABY'S LOVE
    Taylor, James - HOW SWEET IT IS
    Temptations, Rolling Stones - AIN'T TO PROUD TO BEG
    The Beatles - DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET?
    The Beatles - DON'T LET ME DOWN
    The Beatles - GET BACK
    The Beatles - HARD DAYS NIGHT
    The Beatles - I SAW HER STANDING THERE
    The Beatles - I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
    The Beatles - IN MY LIFE
    The Beatles - SOMETHING
    The Black Crowes - HARD TO HANDLE
    The Clash - SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO
    The Commodores - BRICK HOUSE
    The Commodores - EASY
    The Contours - DO YOU LOVE ME
    The Drifters - SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
    The Drifters - UNDER THE BOARDWALK
    The Drifters - UP ON THE ROOF
    The Foundations - BUILD ME UP, BUTTERCUP
    The Four Tops - I CAN'T HELP MYSELF
    The Four Tops - IT'S THE SAME OLD SONG
    The Isley Brothers - SHOUT!
    The Kingsman - LOUIE-LOUIE
    The Monkeys - I'M A BELIEVER
    The Osborne Brothers - ROCKY TOP
    The Outfield - YOUR LOVE
    The Platters - THIS MAGIC MOMENT
    The Platters - WITH THIS RING
    The Ramones - I WANNA BE SEDATED
    The Righeous Brothers - UNCHAINED MELODY
    The Rolling Stones - HONKY TONK WOMAN
    The Rolling Stones - JUMPIN JACK FLASH
    The Rolling Stones - SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
    The Rolling Stones - WILD HORSES
    The Romantics - WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU
    The Temptations - LADY SOUL
    The Temptations - MY GIRL
    The Troggs, Jimi Hendrix - WILD THING
    The Turtles - HAPPY TOGETHER
    Tom Cochrane - LIFE IS A HIGHWAY
    Tom Petty - AMERICAN GIRL
    Tom Petty - DON'T DO ME LIKE THAT
    Tom Petty - RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM
    Tommy James - MONY MONY
    Tommy Tutone - JENNY ( 867-5309 )
    Van Morrison - BROWN EYED GIRL
    Van Morrison - CRAZY LOVE
    Van Morrison - INTO THE MYSTIC
    Van Morrison - MOONDANCE
    Van Morrison - SOMEONE LIKE YOU
    Van Morrison - THESE ARE THE DAYS
    Van Morrison - TUPELO HONEY
    Van Morrison - WILD NIGHTS
    Violent Femmes - BLISTER IN THE SUN
    Wayne Cochran, Pearl Jam - LAST KISS
    Widespread Panic - AIN'T LIFE GRAND
    Wild Cherry - PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC
    Willie Nelson - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
    Wilson Pickett - IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
    Wilson Pickett - LAND OF 1000 DANCES
    Wilson Pickett - MUSTANG SALLY
    Zodiacs - STAY

Groom

THANKS! I cannot count the number of people that mentioned how great the band was. You guys did an incredible job of keeping the energy going the entire night. You mixed up the music and did a great job of playing \"non-traditional\" wedding music - the song selection was great. It really was a great time and I couldn\'t have imagined it being any better. Everyone had a great time!  -Ryan T.

Father of the Bride

Just wanted to let you know what an outstanding performance was given at my daughter\'s wedding reception on May 24th....I had more folks come up to me tell me what a great band....I didn\'t know if it was the liquor talking or the truth! HA!!!   Anyway, at the end of the night I saw several folks ask Mike for their business card.  Thanks again for your fantastic web site, the ease of interaction between the wedding couple with song requests.  It was overall a very professional experience. Would highly recommend, not just Permanent Vacation, but also, East Coast Entertainment.  -John L.

Bride

They were fantastic.  We had more people say that they were the best band they had ever heard at a wedding.  They were in tune with the group and played accordingly.  An example, our daughters name is Caroline and when they played sweet Caroline and saw that the whole dance floor was singing the chorus to her they went with the crowd by getting out on the dance floor and really getting everyone involved in singing the song.  It was great.  They carried the whole evening by getting everyone involved and informed on what was going on.  The band was one of the more difficult things to choose, being that we never heard them before, they trned out to be one of the best things we chose.  Thanks for everything, they made the evening.  -Dianne L.

Weding Reception

  Permanent Vacation did an amazing job at the reception.  I got numerous comments on how great the band was.  We really enjoyed it and they were extremely professional.  -Martinique C.

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