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The Rum Punch Bandits hit the stage for the first time in November of 2000 as a Jimmy Buffett tribute band and have since expanded their songlist to include a variety of genres such as beach, classic rock, Tex-rock, gulf-n-western, trop-rock and jam-rock. This seven piece party band includes two electric guitars, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, keyboards/pedal steel, congas/bongos, and drums. All totaled, the members of the Rum Punch Bandits have over 125 years of experience and they still have a great time when performing. Check below for their songlist (ever expanding) as well as several references from previous clients. Their dress for shows is smart-tropicasual. Thank you for considering the Rum Punch Bandits and they hope to see you down the road.

Band Members: JT Layton - Keyboards, pedal steel, backing vocals; Scott Dowless - Lead electric guitar, backing vocals; Donny Martin - Bass guitar; Kevin Loop - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar and blues harp; John Griffin - Lead electric guitar, mandolin, lead & backing vocals; Bob Robinson - Percussion, lead & backing vocals; Eddie Pernick - Drums

A Sampling of Past Performances Include: * Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD * The 2007 AT&T National PGA Golf Tournament hosted by Tiger Woods * Colonial Center, Columbia, SC, performed prior to Jimmy Buffett in 2003, 2004 & 2005; * 2007 Blue Jean Ball to benefit Camp Greenville, Greenville, SC * The Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, GA, performance for an Augusta Lynx Hockey game; * 8th Annual Stars Fell on Alabama Parrot Head Convention, Orange Beach, AL; * The World Famous Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, Pensacola, FL * La Belle Amie Vineyard, Myrtle Beach, SC; * Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, VA * Roanoke Valley Harley-Davidson/Buell, Roanoke, VA * Cox's Harley Davidson Grand Opening, Rock Hill, SC; * 2007 Taste of Tega Cay (YMCA Benefit), Tega Cay, SC * The Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC; * Cheraw (SC) Spring Festival * Parrotstock Music Festivals, Charlston, SC * NC Zoological Park, Asheboro, NC * 2005 - 2007 Flip-Flop Blowout (Benefit for the Children's Attention Home), Rock Hill, SC * Lucy Buffett's LuLu's at Homeport Marina, Gulf Shores, AL; * Country Club of Asheville, Asheville, NC; * 2005 Tega Cay Concert Series, Tega Cay, SC; * Grand opening for the Settings of Mackay Point (residential development), Beaufort, SC * Cheeseburger in Paradise Restaurant grand openings in Myrtle Beach, SC and Asheville, NC; * Wild Wing Cafes in Charleston, Greenville, Atlanta, Charlotte and Hilton Head; * Countless weddings, private parties, and corporate & special events

Print Song List
  • Acoustic, Folk, and Blues
    Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
    Todd Snider - Allright Guy
    Todd Snider - Beer Run
  • Country
    Amazing Rhythm Aces - Third Rate Romance
    Guy Clark - The Cape
    Guy Clark/Jerry Jeff Walker - LA Freeway
    Johnny Cash - Big River
    Ray Wiley Hubbard - Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother
    Robert Earl Keen - Dreadful Selfish Crime
    Robert Earl Keen - Feelin' Good Again
    Robert Earl Keen - I'm Comin' Home
    Robert Earl Keen - Merry Christmas from the Family
    Robert Earl Keen - The Road Goes on Forever
    Robert Earl Keen - Undone
  • Originals
    Rum Punch Bandits - Bar Stool Captive
    Rum Punch Bandits - Caroline 10:15
    Rum Punch Bandits - Dance in the Sand With Me
    Rum Punch Bandits - Last Call on the Island
    Rum Punch Bandits - Papa Tell Me a Story
    Rum Punch Bandits - Tequila Vacation
    Rum Punch Bandits - Triggerfish Twist
    Rum Punch Bandits - Tropical Illusion
    Rum Punch Bandits - Truth
    Rum Punch Bandits - White Mountain Girl
  • Jimmy Buffett
    A Pirate Looks @ 40
    African Friend
    Anything, Anytime, Anywhere
    Bama Breeze
    Boat Drinks
    Cheeseburger in Paradise
    Coast of Carolina
    Come Monday
    Cowboy in the Jungle
    Cuban Crime of Passion
    Door Number Three
    Fins
    Great Filling Station Holdup
    Havana Daydreamin'
    I Will Play for Gumbo
    Jolly Mon
    Makin' Music for Money
    Manana
    Margaritaville
    Migration
    Nautical Wheelers
    One Particular Harbor
    Peanut Butter Conspiracy
    Presents To Send You
    Railroad Lady
    Son of a Son of a Sailor
    Stars on the Water
    Tampico Trauma
    The Wino & I Know
    This Hotel Room
    Tin Cup Chalice
    Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season
    Volcano
    West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown
    Why Don't We Get Drunk
    Woman Goin' Crazy on Caroline Street
  • Gulf-n-Western
    Garth Brooks - Two Pina Coladas
    Jerry Jeff Walker - Champagne Don't Hurt Me
    Jerry Jeff Walker - Gringo in Belize
    Jesse Winchester - Rumba Man
    John Hiatt - Thank God the Tiki Bar is Open
    John Prine - Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
    Kenny Chesney - How Forever Feels
    Kenny Chesney - No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem
    Kenny Chesney - When the Sun Goes Down
    Kenny Chesney/Joe Walsh - Wild Ride
    Steve Goodman - Banana Republics
  • Classic Rock
    Bad Company - Youngblood
    Bo Diddley/Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away
    Brewer & Shipley - One Toke Over the Line
    Bruce Springsteen - Cadillac Ranch
    Commander Cody - Hot Rod Lincoln
    Delbert McClinton - Everytime I roll The Dice
    Dire Straits - Down To The Waterline
    Dire Straits - Skate Away
    Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
    Dr. Hook - Cover of the Rolling Stone
    Dr. John/Traditional - Iko Iko
    Eagles - James Dean
    George Thorogood - Who Do You Love?
    Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands to Yourself
    Grateful Dead - Alabama Getaway
    Grateful Dead - Fire on the Mountain
    Grateful Dead - Ripple
    Grateful Dead - Scarlet Begonias
    Grateful Dead - Sugar Magnolia
    Grateful Dead - Truckin'
    Grateful Dead/Woody Guthrie - Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
    John Mellencamp - Little Pink Houses
    John Mellencamp - Love & Happiness
    Jonathan Edwards - Shanty
    Little Feat - Down On The Farm
    Ozark Mountain Daredevils - If You Want to Get to Heaven
    Paul Simon - Kodachrome
    Paul Simon - Loves Me Like a Rock
    Steely Dan - Bodhisatva
    Steve Miller - Dance, Dance, Dance
    Steve Miller - The Joker
    The Band - The Weight
    The Band - Up on Cripple Creek
    The Who - Summertime Blues
    Tom Petty - Last Dance with Mary Jane
    Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns & Money
    Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
    Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
    ZZ Top - La Grange
    ZZ Top - Waitin' On the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago
  • British Invasion
    Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
    Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now
    Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
    Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
    The Beatles - Birthday
    The Who - Squeezebox
    The Who - The Seeker
    Van Morrison - And it Stoned Me
    Van Morrison - Brown-Eyed Girl
  • Reggae
    Bob Marley - I Shot the Sheriff
    Bob Marley - No Woman, No Cry
    Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
  • Motown, Oldies, and Beach
    Ben E. King - Stand By Me
    Harry Belafonte - Jamaica Farewell
    Sam Cooke - Another Saturday Night
    The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk

Private Event

The Rum Punch Bandits were great!  We had a lot of positive comments about them and everyone enjoyed themselves.  They added the finishing touch to our 10th anniversary beach party.  They honored several song requests and did a great job.  The guys couldn\'t have been nicer to work with.  They helped me with a Hawaiian shirt contest when my other games were a flop because of the bad weather. I will definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a band for any upcoming event. -Brad B.

Private Event

Everything was great on Saturday night. We had the Rum Punch Bandits as our entertainment for my boyfriend\'s thirtieth birthday party. This is the second time that we have had the pleasure of having them perform at an event that we were involved with. Not only were they were great and professional to work with in the planning process, but were accommodating with requests and kept the crowd going in an upward swing all night!  I had more compliments about the band over the past few days than I can count!  If I have another event that needs live entertainment, the Rum Punch Bandits will get the gig. -Megan W.

Special Event

Bob, you and the Rum Punch Bandits were absolutely awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed having you guys perform and are hoping you might entertain doing it again next year. We always have it on a Tuesday Night and the feeling was unanimous that we would like to have you back. It was also unanimous that we would want you to be the lone act and not share the stage with another performer. The Bandits not only sounded very good, but y’all did things to liven up the crowd and entertain them and everyone seemed to enjoy your show. You had the crowd eating out of the palm of your hand with your fun and entertaining attitudes mixed with a great collection of music. You helped make our event a huge success, the best yet as over 800 people attended. Thank you for a wonderful time and we look forward to having you back next year for an encore performance. -Brian P.

College Event

Tonight, The Rum Punch Bandits entertained us with the sounds of not only Jimmy Buffett, but the Grateful Dead, Robert Earl Keen, and even some long lost \"The Band\" songs. Our fraternity came away from our annual \"Margaritaville\" party with all smiles and lasting memories. The Rum Punch Bandits knew how to work the crowd at the right times, often chanting back and forth and getting us more and more involved throughout the night. This very laid back and entertaining band made our party come alive, more so than a typical DJ or your average Jimmy Buffett cover band. The Rum Punch Bandits come full circle as one of the most engaging and impressive cover bands in the southeast! -Cameron M.

Country Club Event

The Palmetto Parrot Head Club has been fortunate to have the Rum Punch Bandits play for two of our events in 2006 alone. First, as part of our Fin Fest VII party in March and most recently for our Christmas Party. I don\'t think you can find a better Buffett and all-around band that plays with such enthusiasm, in variable venues, in such a professional manner or generally in the spirit of whatever event that can be found. We look forward to having the band join us again and again in the future. Venning M.

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