The Coconut Cabana Concerts are on PAUSE while we clean up and repaint "The Mona Lisa" from Hurricane Ian. We hope to resume a schedule of spectacular talent in Fall of '23 if not sooner!
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Halley Neal is a folk-pop singer and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Inspired by 70’s artists like Joni Mitchell and Fleetwood Mac as well as modern day singer-songwriters, Halley’s sound has been said to reference a 70's pop sound and a 90's folk sound, all with modern folk writing. Shortly after graduating from college, Halley moved to Nashville, TN where in her first few months, she was a chosen finalist for “Nashville Rising Song,” a premiere songwriting competition. Just recently she was a finalist in the 2022 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase and performed on the main stage of the festival. Her second album called “Beautiful & Blue” is coming out at the end of the month on September 30th.
We recently saw Halley perform and was moved by her incredibly beautiful voice and vocal range. We think you will agree she is a talented upcoming star to watch closely!
A native of Belleville, IL, writer/artist, Brett Sheroky moved to Nashville in 2009, he spent over a decade on the outside of the music scene focusing on the craft of songwriting. In 2020 he signed his first publishing deal with SeaGayle. Brett has already landed songs on two major artist's records; "Man Made" with Granger Smith and "Bible Verses" with Blake Shelton. While still writing for other artists, Brett Sheroky has also been crafting songs for his own artist release. His sound is dynamic and falls somewhere between 90s country and 70s rock. Brett has just completed a nationwide tour with Phil Vassar. His music is available on iTunes and his website.
Liz and I are so excited for you to meet Brett this year at YOLOFEST! The first time we saw Brett was him opening for Phil Vassar in 2020, he completely "wowed" us with his songwriting and performance. Do NOT miss this opportunity to one day say "I saw Brett Sheroky up close and personal at a show in St James City!"
Florida native John Allan Miller is making waves in Music City as one of its most creative and entertaining songwriters. Miller has found recent success as both an artist and as a songwriter. JAM's song "Just Add Water" is on its way to 1 million streams on Spotify and has been featured on the platform's popular Party Cove playlist. As a songwriter, over 50 artists have recorded songs that he cowrite, including "Finally Free", the Bailey James single that reached #42 on the Billboard charts.
John Allan Miller "eatdrinkbehappy" is another standout songwriter that Liz and I first met in Key West for the Songwriters Festival. We are thrilled we reconnected and he is joining us at YOLOFEST '22!
Jason Bonham, professionally known as "Thunderbear" is a singer songwriter originally from Ohio. In 2014, he won a contest on 96K-Rock (Ft Myers, FL) winning an opening slot on a 3 Doors Down show. Afterwards he traveled to Nashville to record songs (Dangerous Addiction, Set Me Free, and Popcorns A Smokin) with Greg Upchurch and Chet Roberts of 3 Doors Down. While in Nashville he performed at the legendary Tootsie on Broadway. We are happy Jason is returning to YOLOFEST 2022.
This is Jason's third time performing at The Coconut Cabana. He has a true talent and is a true friend, we welcome him back! See why he may become known as the "Kazoo King"
Mickey was born in Annapolis, Maryland and started playing the piano at age 5. He has been playing professionally ever since. His formal music education includes studies at The Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. Though you may know Mickey through his work in jazz music, he has also recorded, performed and toured with many of the world's top entertainers: Kenny Rogers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Barbara Mandrell, Urbie Green, Dottie West, Jerry Reed, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Lonnie Mack, Roy Clark, Stan Lassiter, Charlie Pride, Lenny Breau, B.J. Thomas, Brenda Lee, Lynn Anderson, Tris Imboden, John Snyder, Cristy Lane, and Kathie Lee Gifford. ning to YOLOFEST 2022.
Jason and Mickey have teamed up to perform together created a duo of talent that you do not want to miss!
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Chris is an American songwriter & musician, best known as the singer and guitarist of the band The Push Stars and for his song “This Time” from the film “August Rush” (Warner Bros). Chris embarked on a successful solo career, touring all over the globe and releasing nine full-length albums to date. Trapper's songs can be heard in several major studio films including “There’s Something About Mary”, The Devil Wears Prada”, “Some Kind Of Beautiful” & “August Rush”. His songs have appeared on television shows such as Pepper Dennis, ER, and Malcolm in the Middle.
A relentless live performer, Trapper has performed an average of 150 shows a year for more than a decade. On October 12, 2018, Chris was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. Previously, he earned a SOCAN award for his songwriting contribution to the album Sea of No Cares by Great Big Sea in 2003.
Chris wrote Liz and I's adopted personal theme song "Skin", he has been our favorite performer and songwriter since we first saw him open for Colin Hay (Men At Work) in 2013. We are so thrilled to have him as our guest at Villa Key West.
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