Melody Kiser is a native Atlanta guitarist, whose expansive musical vocabulary and soulful singing voice have made her one of the most sought out talents in the area. Melody began posting videos on YouTube at the young age of12 and laid the foundation for an international community of fans. Since the age of 15, Melody has performed with members of Journey, Steppenwolf,Boston, Toto,Santana, .38 Special, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, including performances at Frederick Brown Amphitheater, Atlanta Centennial Park, and The Royal Caribbean Powerball Cruise. In 2018, Melody performed with her band, Kiser, on the Melissa Etheridge Cruise, featuring Sarah McLachlan. Melody’s career as a solo artist continues to blossom, and she consistently performs to both large and intimate audiences.She released a music video for her song, “Stay With Me” on February 14, 2019. I can't wait to see her in person!
Join us on Friday, OCT 23rd as Southern Roots presents
A1A - the Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show
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 and PHIP 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 28 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 the 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 landmark national annual Parrot Head Events which formed the building blocks for the Parrot Head Nation as it is today.
In 1994, A1A and The Atlanta Parrot Head Club were invited to take part of Jimmy's new video, 'Fruitcakes', which was filmed at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
In 1995, Jeff won a guitar competition, and that allowed him to appear on stage with Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band in Atlanta, Georgia, performing 'Cheeseburger in Paradise.' The entire show, including Jeff's performance, was recorded for the 'Jimmy Buffett - Barometer Soup Radio Special,' which still receives regular airplay on Jimmy Buffett's 'Radio Margaritaville Radio.'
A1A has released 5 CD’s , 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. Recently in 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’s ‘ Coral Reefer Band’ for a day.
A1A performs as a seven to a ten 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.
Doors open at 6 PM and the performance starts at 9 PM. 21+
Join us on Saturday Oct 24th as Southern Roots presents Will Turpin (show starts at 9pm)
Will Turpin and the Way
Multi-platinum artist and songwriter Will Turpin is best known as bassist and backing vocalist for the Atlanta rock band Collective Soul. Will is a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and has spent his life surrounded by all types of music. Collective Soul officially formed in late 1993 and charted an astounding seven No. 1 hits and 19 Top 40 singles in a seven-year period. To date they have sold more than 15 million records worldwide and continue to tour worldwide while still producing new material.
Turpin grew up around music. For more than four decades his father Bill Turpin has owned and operated Real 2 Reel Studio in Jonesboro, Georgia., a “Class A” recording facility that has seen and produced some of the south’s music’s greatest acts. It’s also where Turpin, who attended Georgia State School of Music in the early 1990s, cut Serengeti Drivers, his second outing as a solo artist and first full-length CD.
Doors open at 6 PM and the performance starts at 9 PM.