A1A, the Official and Original Jimmy Buffett tribute show was formed in 1991 when lead vocalist and guitarist Jeff Pike asked Atlanta Parrot Head Club founder, drummer and harmonica player, 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.
A1A repeatedly headlined the annual Jimmy Buffett Meeting of The Minds Parrot Head Convention and took part in Buffett’s video “Fruitcakes”. In 1995, Pike appeared on stage with Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band in Atlanta, performing “Cheeseburger in Paradise” for a radio show which still receives regular airplay on Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville Radio. Members of 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. The band has released five CDs and backed Nadirah Shakoor to help promote her Mailboat Records release, “Nod to The Storyteller”.
A1A performs as an eight- to thirteen-piece band, bringing to life a colorful and energetic, family-friendly Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show. 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.
Tickets will be on sale starting 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22