Friday 7th of September 2018 12:00:00 AM
days until September 7th, 2018

photo: Paul Prachun

Parrots of the Caribbean


Lead singer and Kettering native, Dave Albrecht, has developed an uncanny likeness to Buffett in both looks and sounds, as he has emulated Jimmy for over 15 years.  Twenty years ago Dave was signed with “Legends in Concert”, a top ranked show of impersonators at the Imperial Palace Casino in Las Vegas, doing “Elwood” Blues of the Blues Brothers.  In the year 2000, Dave switched gears and created the J. Buffett persona, even fashioning the harmonica style of Greg “Fingers” Taylor (from Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band).


Gary “Riptide” Rigmaiden is a seasoned bassist, guitarist and songwriter, sings backing vocals, and has been playing professionally for over 35 years.  Gary spent a portion of his youth living in Spain and Brazil, but was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and says that living there made it easy to understand the philosophy and musical approach of Buffett.  The island songs of the sea, bayou themes, and beachcomber blues make him feel right at home.  Gary was a founding member of the progressive rock band, “Arch Rival”, which has five albums to their credit.


Greg “Great White” Martin is the band’s Drummer and Percussionist.  Greg along with Gary & Dave are founding members of  Greg and Gary are also founding members of the progressive rock band, “Arch Rival” with five international releases to date to their credit.  An active member of A.S.C.A.P., Greg has performed or recorded with the likes of “The Breeders”, (Kim Deal ~ formerly of the Pixies, 4AD), “Michael Harris” (Arch Rival), “David Chastain (CJSS)”, “Jane Sachs”, “Shaun Moore”, “Eric Hilgeford & the Magic”, “The Menus”, ”Jake-n-Elwood’s Blues Review”, “Groove Therapy”, “Voodoo Stew”, “Paradise Boulevard”, “Rhythms from within”, ”Goin’ Home”, “Tyrant”,  “Vicious Under bite” to mention a few.  A Funk n power house Groove, Rock drummer not to be missed.


Kenny “Tips” Rice, affectionately called “The Professor” is a keyboardist extraordinaire, and sings backing vocals! Kenny’s been playing since he was 8 years old.  Classically trained, he has been a professional musician for over 40 years.  Performing all musical genres worldwide, he is a “Funk Master” on keys.  He is also accomplished in band direction, music arrangements, and studio production. Kenny, as a pianist / keyboardist, was active in “Up with People”, founding member of progressive rock band “Flyweil”, and longtime keyboardist for the eclectic rock band, “The Hathaways”.  He’s performed on the Tonight Show, HBO, and has opened for such artists as Edgar Winter, Cheap Trick, Tower of Power, Eddie Money, Rich Little, George Carlin, Michael Bolton, and Willie Nelson.


Chuck “Deep C” Drake on lead guitar and vocals is an Ohio Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer, DJ, Event MC/Host, and has performed with bands such as Eternal Rock, Goin’ Home, Kilo, Taxi Dancer, CAB, Puddlefish, Diver, The Hathaway’s, Disconnected, and Night Reign. He’s opened for The Platters, The Drifters, McGuffey Lane, Phil Dirt and the Dozers, Eddie Money, Georgia Satellites, The Romantics, Ricochet, Cheap Trick, Diamond Rio, Andy Griggs & others. A towering 6’5″ (when fully aroused) while standing on three phone books, and thinks music is a cure for, the common cold, world hunger, war, pain, suffering, broken hearts and your golf game.

Deep C’s motto for attending a show is… “Forget about life for a while”… “We’ll take it from here”.