Little Egg Harbor American Legion Post Hosting Parrot Head Party

Jul 26, 2017


Atlantic City can have all of the beach concerts it wants, but Parrot Heads will tell you that if you’re thinking beaches and summer there is only one performer that matters, their beloved Jimmy Buffet.

Getting in spirit with the times, American Legion Post 493, located at 420 Radio Rd., Little Egg Harbor, is hosting a concert this Sunday, July 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. The act? Parrotbeach, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band that bills itself as playing the “best Jimmy Buffet music you’ve ever heard.”

Parrotbeach, formed in 1999, consists of Remy St. Martin, the group’s frontman, and four more musicians who are each blessed with nicknames that snugly fit into Buffet’s world. There’s “Mojito” on electric guitar and vocals, named for drinking two pitchers of Mojitos in a D.C. bar and actually walking out under his own power. The band’s bassist and vocalist had the name “Jah” pinned on him by St. Martin who “thought it had something to do with an ancient Egyptian ruler (that would be Egyptian sun god Ra, you knucklehead).” “Hurricane Harris,” on keyboards and vocals, acquired his moniker from working the cruise circuit in the Caribbean, where he would sit at his piano playing during the worst part of a hurricane and not stopping until it was over. Finally there’s “Jax,” a drummer and vocalist who got his name while growing up in Hawaii where he never stopped surfing.

“Give him just about anything and he’ll beat on it,” said St. Martin.

Expect to hear all of Buffet’s hits such as “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “Son of a Son of a Sailor” and “Why Don’t We Get Drunk.” The Parrotbeach song list has well over 100 titles, including Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Rupert Holmes’ “Pina Colada Song,” Paul Simon’s “Call Me Al” and Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.” In other words, anything that enhances a party.

Tickets for the show are $18 in advance and $20 at the door and include a barbecue platter and draft beer. Bring lawn chairs for this outdoor event but still show up if it pours on Sunday because the event will then be moved inside.  —R.M.


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