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The Catalinas

Genre: 60’s Bands, 70’s Bands, Beach Bands, Cover Bands, Dance Bands, Motown Bands, Oldies Bands, R&B Bands, Show Bands, Soul Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: Statesville, NC
Price Range: $1500-$2500

About The Band

Since The Catalinas Band formed in Charlotte in late 1957, over 60 accomplished guitarists, keyboardists, trumpet players, drummers, bass players & singers have been a part of the band. Most have come from communities along the Interstate 77 corridor from Statesville to Charlotte.

Gary Barker, a Statesville resident, who plays guitar & sings and owns the band now, started with the band in 1965, & is still with the band after all these years. "I just did not get into my head that I was getting paid to do something I love."

Barker attributes the band's long success to the ongoing popularity of beach music & the tunes the band has composed, Particularly "Summertime's Calling Me" in the 70s.

The band had its down moments including the death of lead vocalist, Tommy Black in a plane crash in 1968. Gary Barker has been the band's glue, keeping it going even when rock & roll in the late 60s & early 70s threatened to submerge the Catalinas & beach music. The Catalinas Band had little choice but to play their share of Crosby, Still, Nash & Grand Funk Railroad. "You either played it or you didn't get any work," said Gary Barker.

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Songlist

THE CATALINAS
SUMMERTIME'S CALLING ME
THEY CALL ME MISTER BASSMAN
WHAT'JA DO THAT FO'
LOVE BE WITH YOU
SAY MY NAME
PART-TIME PARTY-TIME MAN

AWB
PICK UP THE PIECES

TOTO
I WON'T HOLD YOU BACK

DOOBIE BROTHERS
LITTLE DARLIN'

HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
HIP TO BE SQUARE

EARTH, WIND & FIRE
SEPTEMBER
SING A SONG
LET'S GROOVE TONIGHT
GET-A-WAY

WILD CHERRY
FUNKY MUSIC WHITEBOY

WILSON PICKETT
MUSTANG SALLY
TRAMPS
HOLD BACK THE NIGHT

BILLY WARD & THE DOMINOS
SIXTY MINUTE MAN

COASTERS
ZING WENT THE STRINGS

RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
UNCHAINED MELODY

LOU RAWLS
SIT DOWN & TALK TO ME
YOU'LL NEVER FIND

DRIFTERS
THIS MAGIC MOMENT
UNDER THE BOARDWALK

HARDAWAY CONNECTION
IT MUST BE LOVE

CARL CARLTON
BAD MAMA JAMA

SLY & THE FAMILY STONES
I WANNA TAKE YOU HIGHER

BOB SEIGER
OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL

NATALIE COLE
PINK CADILLAC

DELBERT McCLINTON
SHE'S LIVIN' IT UP
MONKEY AROUND
WHY WHY ME
GOIN' BACK TO LOUISANA

BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

KOOL & THE GANG
LADIES NIGHT
JUNGLE BOOGIE
FUNKY STUFF
GET DOWN ON IT
TONIGHT
CELEBRATE

LEVY STUBBS/FOUR TOPS
I BELIEVE IN YOU & ME

JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY
I SWEAR

PLATTERS
WASHED ASHORE
WITH THIS RING
ONLY YOU
HARBOR LIGHTS
IT'S TWILIGHT TIME
YOU'VE GOT THE MAGIC TOUCH
MY PRAYER
SMOKE GET'S IN YOUR EYES

LONNIE GIVENS
HOLD ON TO THE BLUES

KING TYRONE
MAMA'S DRINGING LIQUOR AGAIN

COMMODORES
BRICK HOUSE

STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
PRIDE & JOY

WILSON PICKETT
STAGGER LEE

JAMES TAYLOR
HOW SWEET IT IS

BB KING
BAD CASE OF LOVE

LONESTAR
BABY I'M AMAZED

EARL BOSTIC
SHAKE THAT THING

TAMS
BE YOUNG, BE FOOLISH, BE HAPPY

CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD
CAROLINA GIRLS

LTD
BACK IN LOVE

TEMPTATIONS
LADY SOUL
MY GIRL

VAN MORRISON
BROWN EYED GIRL

THE TYMES
MISS GRACE

JERRY BUTLER
I DIG YOU BABY

CORNELIUS BROTHERS
TO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW