Sat May 4 2013

4:00 PM (Doors 4:00 PM)

Mercy Lounge

One Cannery Row Nashville, TN 37203

$20 adv | $25 DOS | $75 VIP

Ages 18+

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This event is now INDOORS ONLY, due to the weather conditions.

Kick off your #SummerOfSmooth AND celebrate "Cuatro" de Mayo with the SMOOTHest party band in the universe and all of their amazing special guests!

Held indoors at the Mercy Lounge complex on Cannery Row, with FOUR stages, SIX bars, an incredible VIP package and much more - the Yacht Rock Revival is the party to kick off summer in Nashville.

The Yacht Rock Revue is the greatest show on surf and the finest tribute to ‘70s light rock to ever perform anywhere. Ever. Their spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and the rest of the Time-Life Infomercial Catalog have enthralled fans across the United States. The May 4th Yacht Rock Revival show adds very special guest front-men, Peter Beckett of Player (‘Baby Come Back’), Robbie Dupree (‘Steal Away’), Walter Egan (‘Magnet and Steel’), and John Ford Coley (‘I’d Really Love to See You Tonight’), quickly turning the soft rock era tribute show into an all-star packed reunion.

By blurring the lines between a tribute, an original act, and a comedic troupe, the Yacht Rock Revue™ has forged a unique niche market and a special bond with their fans. The band has packed out shows at historic venues including the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, the Knitting Factory in New York City, Athens’ famed Georgia Theatre, Washington DC’s State Theatre, and Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom. 

Yacht Rock Revival’s presenting sponsor, Griffin Technology, enjoys the smooth sounds of adult-contemporary music just as much as the next hipster or middle-aged dad. The Nashville-based tech company dominates the smartphone, tablet, and digital accessories market much like Yacht Rock Revue brings the smooth as the greatest yacht rock band in the universe.

The first 250 tickets sold will be $15; the remaining will be $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. $75 VIP tickets will include access to a private bar and viewing area, show poster, a Griffin gift bag and free admission to the VIP after party.

Griffin presents
Yacht Rock Revue 's Yacht Rock Revival with special guests Bobby Kimball (of Toto ), Peter Beckett (of Player ), Robbie Dupree , Walter Egan , John Ford Coley PLUS Guilty Pleasures , Space Capone , Larry g(EE) and more

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  • Yacht Rock Revue

    Yacht Rock Revue

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    Like a flood, middle school make out, or amateur adult film, it all began in the basement. The now-famed Yacht Rock Revue was once a band called Y-O-U, pursuing dreams of indie rock fame, when they were given free reign over Thursday nights at 10 High. In the Virginia- Highland’s subterranean music lair, they did everything from original tunes to theme sets like Led Zeppelin vs. The Who to comedy (which bombed). But it was the impulse idea to smoothly croon ‘70s light rock (Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Linda Ronstadt, etc.) whilst wearing polyester, aviators, and captain’s hats that captured the people’s hearts. 

In early 2008, Yacht Rock became a weekly occurrence; by 2009 the city’s cool kids were packing out 10 High on Thursdays nights and tossing back PBRs in their own captain’s hats, and by 2010, the eight guys (only one of whom has since left the band to join Blackberry Smoke) quit their day jobs and began stockpiling polyester suits.D
 id the indie rockers dream of being a cover band? About as much as a Rich Girl wants to get a job at Shoney’s. But they were tapping into an underserved genre of music, captivating folks both young and old, and their legions of cultish fans are glad they stayed swayed with it. 

When they finally moved the tunes up to sea level, it was for a holiday show at the Variety Playhouse in 2009. They’d never heard of a local band renting out the place for a concert, so decided to give it a whirl...and it sold out. Yacht Rock was legit.

    Larger gigs poured in (corporate events, weddings, Park Tavern) and the band wondered if they could get the very artists they covered to join them on stage while they were out on tour. Spoiler alert: They could (everyone has a price). It started with Walter Egan at a show in Nashville, and they have since shared the stage with Eddie Money, John Oates, and Bobby Kimball from Toto, to name just a few. They’ve played at the Playboy Mansion (obviously), sang the national anthem at the Atlanta Braves game on Fourth of July (complete with Greg and Nick jumping off stage and rounding the bases), opened for Ludacris and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis during the Final Four, sailed on music cruises with Kid Rock, Train, Heart, Weezer, and Kiss (for the record, they do NOT drive the boat), and have packed out shows in NYC, Nashville, Los Angeles, and more.

    
The guys (who actually like each other in real life) have developed a flawless, signature style with spot-on renditions, refreshing comedy, and energetic stage presence any band would covet. They’ve received accolades like “Best Place to Get Drunk With Your Dad” to “Best Overall Music Act in Atlanta” to “Best Place to Start an Extramarital Affair,” and have been name-dropped by the New York Times, Pitchfork, the Guardian UK, Spin, TimeOut New York, Billboard, MTV.com, and (probably) your mom at her last Tupperware party.

    And it’s not always pure AM Gold glory, as they perform under many aliases: Please PleaseRock Me (Beatles), Reagan Rock (Smooth ’80s) Uno Dos Tres Catorce (U2), Dazed and Confused ('70s Stoner Rock), Rock Fight (Led Zeppelin vs. the Who, Tom Petty vs. Fleetwood Mac, etc.) and so forth. Yacht Rock Revue also performs many classic albums in their entirety, including Michael Jackson's Thriller, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, Prince's Purple Rain, the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, XTC's Black Sea, and Led Zeppelin IV. 

But no matter what they’re playing, it’s always a license to let loose. Smooth rock on, y’all. 

  • Yacht Rock Revival

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  • Bobby Kimball

    Bobby Kimball

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    Bobby started playing piano at the young age of 4 years old. His Mother had the rare gift of "Perfect Pitch", and could play just about anything she heard. This was an inspiration to Bobby and his oldest brother, and soon both of them started their own bands when Bobby was only 8 year old. The members of Bobby’s band were the younger brothers of his oldest brother’s band.Growing up in Louisiana was truly a gift for Bobby, due to such a wide variety of music styles and fantastic musicians to play with. Living about 10 miles from the Texas border played a big role in his music career, because there were so many 5000 seat clubs stationed along the Texas border inside Louisiana. The drinking age in Texas was 21 years old, and in Louisiana it was 18 years old. This leaves little doubt as to why these 5000 seat clubs were completely packed on the weekends, and it was a huge influence on Bobby’s decision to become a musician instead of a Medical Doctor. After 5 years of University studies in the medical field, Bobby decided to follow the path that made him the happiest, and he became a full-time musician.After playing and singing with about 15 different bands in Louisiana and Texas, Bobby ended up in a band called "The Levee Band", which became a high watermark of musicianship and talent. In the middle of a tour with The Levee band, Bobby received a call from a long time musician friend, Jon Smith, who asked him to come to LA and sing with the musicians who had made up the band "Three Dog Night", one of Bobby’s favorite bands ever. He had to make a very hard decision to leave, not only one of the best bands he had ever played with, but also his native Louisiana home.After arriving in LA to meet the band, things changed drastically for Bobby. He was finally in the city where the music industry thrived, and most of the great musicians and singers who had created the hit songs that drew him into the fold to become a musician were living and working. After this band got together, they signed a contract with CBS Records under the name "S.S. Fools", which was the title of the first and only LP recorded by them. This band lasted for about 18 months before Bobby decided to leave them for better opportunities. During the rehearsal stages of "S.S. Fools", Bobby first met, and became friends with Jeffery Porcaro (then, the drummer with "Steely Dan"), and David Paich (who had just co-written the Grammy winning "Silk Degrees" LP with Boz Scaggs). Jeff and David were at most of our rehearsals, because they loved the music of "Three Dog Night" as well. A few months after leaving S.S. Fools, Bobby was asked by Jeff and David (the initial founders of Toto), to become the lead singer. There were no questions, nor hesitation about his decision to join this band. They were the best musicians Bobby had ever heard, and a perfect platform for his voice.The very first LP Toto released, entitled "Toto", broke out with the massive hit single, "Hold The Line". The band was nominated for a Grammy as "Best New Band" that year, but lost to "A Taste of Honey".Toto’s music was very well received and the band built a huge following of very loyal fans. Bobby was in the band for the recording of the first 4 records ("Toto", "Hydra", "Turn Back", and "TotoIV"). It was the "Toto IV CD" that absolutely defined the band, and it’s future. At the 1982 Grammy Awards, The "Toto IV" CD was nominated for a "record breaking" NINE Grammy Awards. Out of these nine nominations, the band won SIX Grammy Awards, based on the strength and popularity of the song, "Rosanna". Also, Steve Lukather, co-writer of "Turn Your Love Around", with Jay Gradon and Bill Champlin, won a 7th Grammy. Altogether, the band brought home 7 Grammy Awards that evening, ...which set a precedent for the number of Grammy Awards ever won by a single band in one year.It was in the middle of the recording of the 5th CD that some differences broke out amongst the members of the band, and Bobby was asked to leave Toto. The band went through several singers, Fergie Frederikson & Joseph Williams, to name a couple of really great vocalists.Bobby moved to Germany for 6 years, and recorded his first CD there with Frank Farian called “The Far Corporation”. This is where he met Simon Philips, who played drums on the CD. The CD did very well in the charts in Europe, and a 2nd CD was in the works by then.Bobby ended up recording 3 more CDs in Germany: 1. “Rise Up”2. “Tribute to Ray Charles”3. “The Toto Classic Hits”After several vocalist changes with Toto, in 1998, Bobby was asked to rejoin the band, which put the band back to it's most original form, and he remained the lead vocalist for the next 10 years until the band dissolved in 2008.Not long after his departure from Germany, Bobby met, and began co-writing his next CD work with his friend John Zaika. The CD was entitled “All I Ever Needed”. Now, John and Bobby are starting on their 2nd project, but this time, they have started their own Record label called: “Future Memories Music”Bobby and John’s next CD work will be the first thing to be released on that new label, and then, other artists will be considered to join the label. John and Bobby are writing the new CD now (May 2011). Bobby spent about 2 weeks, beginning may 8th, 2011, touring in Kuwait & Iraq for the US Troops. “It was one of the most interesting tours I’ve ever done. I learned so much about what was going on in the Middle East, that most people have no clue about.”Since the dissolution of Toto in 2008, Bobby has been touring the world over, non-stop. At this time, he has 6 major tours lined up, and more on the way. “I’ve never been this busy in my whole career in music. I love touring, and I always have fun on the road with the fans.”“I’ve been working on a Solo CD for several years now, and now I’m finally getting some time to finish it. I’m using some of the best musicians around the LA area, and this is a CD which will surely not disappoint the fans.”“I’ve just completed a Duets CD with Jimi Jamison from “Survivor”, which will be out at the end of the Summer of 2011. It’s a great Rock CD, and so fun to make it.”“At the moment, I’m working on a new CD with Robert Säll from the band ‘Work of Art’ from Scandinavia. We’ve just begun this project, and it should be done within a few months. I love the songs Robert writes, and I’m sure this CD will be very interesting for many people.”“I have so many projects going at the same time, it’s keeping me busier than ever. I love my work, and I’m having more fun now than I’ve ever experienced in music.”

  • Toto

    Toto

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    Toto is a Grammy Award winning   band that was formed in Los Angeles, Californiain 1977 by David PaichSteve LukatherBobby Kimball, brothers Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro, and David Hungate. The band members had met in high school and at studio sessions in the 19, when they became some of the busiest session musicians in the music business.

    Composed entirely of seasoned studio musicians, Toto seemed to come out of nowhere. They did not get known first on the club circuit as nearly all bands do prior to being signed by a label. Their reputations in the studio were enough. For example, Paich, Hungate and Jeff Porcaro wrote songs for and performed on Boz Scaggs’ album Silk Degrees.

    Toto released their debut album Toto in October 1978, selling two million copies based on their top ten hit Hold the Line. The next two albums Hydra and Turn Back had little success, butToto IV (released in 1982) featured the number one hit Africa as well as the top ten single Rosanna. Toto IV went multi-platinum and earned several Grammy Awards including 1983 Album of the Year and Record of the Year (for “Rosanna”).

  • Peter Beckett

    Peter Beckett

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    Born in the Aigburth section of Liverpool England on August 10th, Peter was greatly influenced by going to see the Beatles perform at the famous Cavern Club. His first band at 16 was The Thoughts. From there he played in an English Beat band called Winston G. He then joined a progressive rock band called Paladin. He later moved to Los Angeles, California where he formed a band called Skyband. With little success, he then joined up with JC Crowley, Ronn Moss, and John Friesen to become PLAYER. Player had a #1 hit with "Baby Come Back", which is still one of the greatest classics today from the 70's. 

    After four successful albums, the band then split up and Peter began writing songs for other recording artists such as Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, Kenny Rodgers, to name a few. He also began writing songs for movies and television through the 80's. In 1991, Peter released his first solo cd called BECKETT, a combination of rock, pop, AOR tunes. He then joined up with Little River Band and toured with them for eight years. Getting back together with Ronn Moss in 1996, they recorded Player's 5th Album, and toured the US.

    Since then, Peter has produced, wrote and played on two solo cds for Ronn Moss from Player and soap TV show The Bold And The Beautiful. Peter and Ronn will be touring the US this year as Player. Peter is also working on his second solo cd and still continues to write for movies, television, and other recording artists.


  • Player

    Player

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    Player began as a chance meeting between Peter Beckett and J.C. Crowley, in 1977. They met by coincidence, both being the only two dressed in jeans and t-shirts, attending an all-white garb party in Hollywood. J.C. came from Galveston Bay, Texas. Oddly enough, they both turned out to be singer/songwriters, and made plans to get together later and jam. In J.C.'s garage, they began working on their new material. They called themselves Riff Raff but later changed their name to Bandana and recorded a single called "Jukebox Saturday Night". The chemistry was good enough for Beckett and Crowley to agree to the idea of organizing another band to play their own songs. They hired Mark Roswell as their manager, who later brought in Paul Palmer. Paul introduced them to his friend Ronn Moss, who came aboard as their bass player. It was just the three band members jamming for awhile, then Ronn brought in his old friend John Friesen(drums). Both had been in high school bands together. John Friesen had toured with the Ice Follies as a drummer, percussionist, and music director. The band's style of music developed into mainstream soft pop/rock, with mellow keyboards and layered harmonies. This seemed to fit right in with the breezy sounds of L.A at the time. 
     
    They began playing bars and gigs to perfect their playing skills. Their potential managers took them around to different producer's offices to play live, lugging their guitars and amps.  The band's theory was that "a demo tape can be thrown on a shelf and forgotten, where as a live band wouldn't fit."  The band was turned down many times when auditioning. They eventually ended up at the office of Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, successful songwriters and owners of a new production company called Haven Records. Dennis and Brian were well known at the time for producing recording artist such as The Grassroots, The Four Tops, Dusty Springfield, Glenn Campbell, and The Righteous Brothers to name a few. It wasn't until the band played "Baby Come Back" live in their office that Lambert and Potter's chins hit their chests, knowing the band had something unique. They then took the guys into the studio to record a few songs. Based on these tracks alone, Lambert and Potter were quite impressed, but Haven Records had since then folded. They then collaborated with the owner of RSO Records, Robert Stigwood, and CEO Alex Corey, and got the band, still nameless, signed to a record deal.

    The matter of a band name was resolved while watching a movie on television. They saw the end credits list the film cast as "players", and so they dropped the "s" to become Player. The band also added keyboard/sythesizer player Wayne Cook, former band member of Steppenwolf (1976), as a session artist. A few short months later, with massive radio play, Player had an international number one hit single called 'Baby Come Back'. This song came about when Peter Beckett had just split from someone he had been in a relationship with for a long time. Still feeling the sting, he sat down with J.C. Crowley, to write, and their moods came out in the song 'Baby Come Back'. This song broke on the radio in October of 1977 and reached number one early January 1978. 

    Player was voted by Billboard Magazine's honor roll as Best New Single Artist for 1978. 'Baby Come Back' was immediately followed by their top ten hit, 'This Time I'm In It For Love'. Both songs appeared on their self-titled, debut album, PLAYER. As well as both playing guitar, Peter and J.C. shared the lead vocals on this album, except for 'Tryin' To Write A Hit Song', which Ronn Moss took the lead vocals on.  J.C. is also credited with playing keyboards and synthesizer as well as guitar. They first performed live as the opening act for Gino Vanelli November of '77, then later with Boz Scaggs. It was in the middle of this tour that 'Baby Come Back' became a huge hit, and the band took off from there.

    The following year in 1978, they released a second album also on RSO, called DANGER ZONE. This album produced the hit singles 'Prisoner Of Your Love', which made the top 40 list, and 'Silverlining'. Where their first album captured the sunny sound of California pop, DANGER ZONE illustrated the band's progressive pop/rock side with heavier guitars pushed to the front. Both LPs, PLAYER and DANGER ZONE, released also on 8-Track, went gold. The band then continued to tour bigger arenas with Eric Clapton on his famous 'Slow Hand' tour, Heart, Little River Band, and Kenny Loggins, as well as headlining at smaller venues. RSO wanted Player to harden up their image, putting them on tours with hard rock bands. After extensive touring, JC decided to return to his roots in the country music field as Peter, Ronn, and John continued on to record their third LP 'Room With A View'.

    Departing RSO, Player  then signed with Casablanca Records, releasing their third album, ROOM WITH A VIEW,  in 1980, which Peter co-produced with Tony Peluso. From this album came the top forty hit 'It's For You'. ROOM WITH A VIEW was a combination of soft, romantic melodies, such as 'Bad News Travels Fast', and heavier rock tunes, such as 'Tip Of The Iceberg'. Peter sang and wrote every song on this LP. By the end of the tour, Ronn Moss' focus had now shifted to acting, and he quit the band to make films in Italy. This left Peter and John as the only two original band members to continue with Player. By 1982, Peter Beckett and Dennis Lambert collaborated on the release of Player's fourth LP, 'Spies of Life', on RCA Records. From that album came the single 'If Looks Could Kill'. Also joining Peter and John Friesen, the only two original band members left, was Miles Joseph(guitar/vocals) and Rusty Buchannan(bass). Miles was credited on ROOM WITH A VIEW as a session artist but was now listed as a PLAYER member on SPIES OF LIFE.  J.C Crowley appeared again on this Player album, but this time as a co-writer with Dennis Lambert on "I'd Rather Be Gone'. After this album, the band members went their separate ways. 

    Once again in 1995, Ronn Moss, long time friend and bandmate, got together with Peter to listen to some demos that Peter had been working on in his home studio. Ronn was taken back by what he heard, claiming that Peter was always one of the most incredible song writers he has ever known. Originally, it started out as a solo project for Ronn but then they later decided to release ELECTRIC SHADOWS (Polystar) as the fifth Player album. ELECTRIC SHADOWS was released in Japan on 1995, with Peter and Ronn sharing the lead vocals. Peter, also the producer of this new project, decided to change the title to a more American style and released it in the US as LOST IN REALITY(River North Records), in 1996. The Japanese release listed an extra track called 'Until You Let Go', off the movie soundtrack Frankie and Johnny, which Peter recorded as a duet with Jeanette Clinger in 1991. The single, 'Footprints In The Sand' was released off of LOST IN REALITY, getting a lot of air play. The other tracks were also straight-to-the-heart melodies
    about love and life.

    LOST IN REALITY earned Player a nomination at the L.A. Music Awards for best independent production of a cd. This was the first time in fifteen years that Peter and Ronn had performed live as Player. Backing them up was Elliot Easton of the Cars on guitar, Burleigh Drummond of Ambrosia on drums, and Tony Sciuto of Little River Band on keyboards. The reviews were so amazing, that they had several offers to continue playing live again as Player. River North was orignally a country label out of Nashville, and later dropped the band. Player tried to buy back the rights to the cd, with no luck. 

    Longing to be on the road again, Peter and Ronn Moss decided to regroup, touring as Player once again in the spring of 1998. The backing lineup consisted of Tony Sciuto(LRB), Burleigh Drummond(Ambrosia), Steve Farris(Mister Mister), Ron Green(Loggins and Messina), Dave Amato(Reo Speedwagon), Ron Wikso (Foreigner), depending on their schedules. A later lineup of Player included drummer Craig Pilo, Michael Hakes, Ron Green, Tony Sciuto, Ronn Moss and Peter, playing festivals and venues across the United States. Sadly, Michael Hakes died on November 19, 2003, from complications of leukemia. He was an excellent guitarist, sideman, bandleader and composer. He was also known as the creator of a software called SmartSound that offers customers original royalty-free music. After losing a band mate, the band lost their spirit to play, and Player stopped touring. They then continued on with their other projects.

    Player has now been reformed again with original members Peter Beckett and Ronn Moss, and have just released their new EP and album on Frontiers Records.

  • Robbie Dupree

    Robbie Dupree

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  • Walter Egan

    Walter Egan

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    Walter is a musician, singer, composer, writer, artist and sculptor who is most widely known for his 1978 million-selling single record, “Magnet and Steel,” featured on his album Not Shy (Columbia).

    Twenty-five years later, Walter’s signature song is a staple on the radio, and can also be heard in feature films and on television. Meanwhile, he has continued to make original music as both a prolific individual artist, with a total of eight solo CDs to his credit, and as a member of performing and recording bands including the Malibooz and the Brooklyn Cowboys.

    Today, Walter Egan continues to write, produce, and record new music (check out his two new songs in the MP3 downloads section below) and perform live around Nashville and nationally.

  • John Ford Coley

    John Ford Coley

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    There are songs you hear in your life that transport you to a certain time period or give you a special feeling. You associate those good times to the group that made them famous. Songs like “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight,” “Nights Are Forever Without You” and “Love Is The Answer” have that kind of effect on people. Those songs and numerous others have made John Ford Coley a singing legend. He has spent decades touring, writing, recording, and producing. John is most revered as half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. He continues with an active roster performing the platinum and gold record hits for audiences around the world. Classically trained on piano and an avid guitarist, John loves the craft and enjoys every audience he encounters. With double platinum and gold records behind him, John has also produced other artists. Most recently, he co-produced several sides on Eddie Money. Country musician, Vince Gill added vocals along with John to give the sessions a country feel. Additionally, John has produced CD’s on Country Artist Tom Wurth and another talent, Lynn Bryant. Of late, John recorded a live album while he was on tour in the Philippines with many of the hits. It is available on the internet, and at concerts. John is currently going into the studio to record new material for an acoustic album. Some of John Ford Coley’s hits are as follows: “Love Is The Answer”, “Gone Too Far”, “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight”, “We’ll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again”, “Nights Are Forever Without You”, “Soldier In The Rain”, “Come Back To Me”, “Sad To Belong", “Simone”, “Westward Wind”, “Part of Me, Part of You.” Some of John’s songs have appeared in feature films such as “Nights are Forever Without You” in "Dickie Roberts Former Child Star". Another hit “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” appeared in the film "Long Kiss Goodnight" with Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson. Over the years John has shared the stage with many of the music industry’s famous hit makers. Some of those include: Elton John, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, Carole King, Bread, Loggins and Messina, Led Zepplin, Carly Simon, Bill Cosby, Steve Miller Band, Randy Bachman, Jesse Colin Young, Air Supply, Ambrosia, Poco, Terry Sylvester (formerly of the Hollies), Orleans, Lou Gramm and Gordon Lightfoot, to name a few. John’s television exposure crosses all demographic boundaries. He's hosted “The Midnight Special” and co-hosted “The Mike Douglas Show”. “American Bandstand”, “Hollywood Squares” (A Special Rock Edition), “Make Me Laugh”, “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert”, “Prime Time Country”, and the “Trinity Broadcasting Network.” Some of John’s Television and Movie Theme Songs written or performed include: “Just Tell Me You Love Me”, “Dr. Pepper", “Major League, Back To The Minors”, “James At 16”, “Joe Panther”, “The Spy Within” “Cold Case” and “Maxwell House Coffee” with Paul Newman in Japan. In the mid-1980’s, John entered acting. In “Dream A Little Dream”, Coley performed as the boyfriend of actress Susan Blakely. In this role he enjoyed playing an antagonist and pushing teen Corie Feldman down some stairs and spiking Feldman's girlfriend's wine to keep her from sneaking out. Previously, in his first acting role in “Scenes From The Gold Mine”, Coley played a drummer alongside Eagles Timothy B. Schmidt. The film also featured Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos). In another film “Aces and Eights”, John played in a deadly 1870’s poker game against Steve Railsback and Doug McClure. Most rewarding though was an episode of “America’s Most Wanted”. Here, John played a drug dealer who was killed by his partner. In this re-enactment, the capture of John’s character’s real-life killer was among the fastest captured in the show's history. He's appeared on “The Tonight Show”, “Merv Griffin”, “David Soul and Friends”, “Dinah”, John’s experiences stem from a broad background, since he is very eclectic in his interests. Although John performed throughout high school and college as a classical and rock pianist, he chose to major in English Literature in his university studies and is an avid student of history. In between the extensive road duty, John lives in the Nashville area with his family, where he's penned a book on his years in the music industry entitled “Backstage Pass”, and is writing another book about his spiritual journey back from another religion to Christianity. He also speaks in churches about his experiences.

  • Guilty Pleasures

    Guilty Pleasures

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    We are the amazing 80's cover and party band your friends keep talking about. Known for spot on covers of all your guilty favorites from the late '70's through the early '90's, we have been bringing the party to our devoted fans for over a decade now. We have been joined by many special guests over the years including Jonathan Cain from Journey, Tiffany, Peter Wolf from J. Geils Band, Kelly Keagy from Night Ranger, and studio drummer legend, Craig Krampf (‘Eye of the Tiger’, ‘Only The Lonely’, ‘Under the Milky Way’, co-writer of Steve Perry’s hit, ‘Oh Sherrie’). We love what we do and we think you will too!

  • Space Capone

    Space Capone

    R&B

    Space Capone's influences thrive off early 80’s funk/soul/R&B with a fresh 2012 twist. Still riding high off their sophomore debut "Volume II: Arrival, Arousal " (released Spring of '10) they've already set an extremely strong precedence in the southeast as a band that respects their influences but knows how to party at the same time. Signed to AVJ records in late 2011 and collaborating new material with the likes of Jerry Hey (Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire) and Jay Graydon (Airplay, Steel Dan), the live show is a tightly arranged powerhouse of feel good music.

    Aaron Winters (professionally known as ‘Space’) co-produced the new material with Calvin Turner (Marc Broussard, Raphael Saadiq) and is swimming against the current of modern day ‘pop.’ “If you’re in to house music, or watered down pop music for teens, just keep listening to what’s on the radio” he states, “but if you want to hear music that’s influenced by people that changed pop music forever, get hip to Space.” It’s real, it’s incredible live, and it feels good. What more could you want. Space Capone has performed at Bonnaroo, CMJ, SXSW, countless festivals in the southeast.

  • Larry g(EE)

    Larry g(EE)

    R&B

    Larry g(EE) is an American singer/songwriter known for his eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, and hip-hop.

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Griffin presents

Yacht Rock Revue 's Yacht Rock Revival with special guests Bobby Kimball (of Toto ), Peter Beckett (of Player ), Robbie Dupree , Walter Egan , John Ford Coley PLUS Guilty Pleasures , Space Capone , Larry g(EE) and more

Sat May 4 2013 4:00 PM

(Doors 4:00 PM)

Mercy Lounge Nashville TN
Yacht Rock Revue, Yacht Rock Revival, Bobby Kimball, Toto, Peter Beckett, Player, Robbie Dupree, Walter Egan, John Ford Coley, Guilty Pleasures, Space Capone, Larry g(EE), more
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$20 adv | $25 DOS | $75 VIP Ages 18+

This event is now INDOORS ONLY, due to the weather conditions.

Kick off your #SummerOfSmooth AND celebrate "Cuatro" de Mayo with the SMOOTHest party band in the universe and all of their amazing special guests!

Held indoors at the Mercy Lounge complex on Cannery Row, with FOUR stages, SIX bars, an incredible VIP package and much more - the Yacht Rock Revival is the party to kick off summer in Nashville.

The Yacht Rock Revue is the greatest show on surf and the finest tribute to ‘70s light rock to ever perform anywhere. Ever. Their spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and the rest of the Time-Life Infomercial Catalog have enthralled fans across the United States. The May 4th Yacht Rock Revival show adds very special guest front-men, Peter Beckett of Player (‘Baby Come Back’), Robbie Dupree (‘Steal Away’), Walter Egan (‘Magnet and Steel’), and John Ford Coley (‘I’d Really Love to See You Tonight’), quickly turning the soft rock era tribute show into an all-star packed reunion.

By blurring the lines between a tribute, an original act, and a comedic troupe, the Yacht Rock Revue™ has forged a unique niche market and a special bond with their fans. The band has packed out shows at historic venues including the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, the Knitting Factory in New York City, Athens’ famed Georgia Theatre, Washington DC’s State Theatre, and Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom. 

Yacht Rock Revival’s presenting sponsor, Griffin Technology, enjoys the smooth sounds of adult-contemporary music just as much as the next hipster or middle-aged dad. The Nashville-based tech company dominates the smartphone, tablet, and digital accessories market much like Yacht Rock Revue brings the smooth as the greatest yacht rock band in the universe.

The first 250 tickets sold will be $15; the remaining will be $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. $75 VIP tickets will include access to a private bar and viewing area, show poster, a Griffin gift bag and free admission to the VIP after party.