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Dave Albrecht is the lead singer of the Parrots of the Caribbean. The band will appear June 8 at Sycamore Park in Pickerington. The group is touted the No. 1 Jimmy Buffett tribute band in the country, and hails from Dayton. Albrecht strikes an uncanny likeness to Buffett in appearance and musical talent. He is shown performing in April at the historic Murphy Theatre in Wilmington.
Parrot Heads, mark your calendars! Pickerington’s Sycamore Park will resemble a Jimmy Buffett concert in Key West on June 8 when the Parrots of the Caribbean Band take the stage. The show starts at 7 p.m.
Lead singer Dave Albrecht looks enough like Buffett that people do double-takes. And when it comes to sounding like the trop rock star and his Coral Reefers, they rock the house.
The Dayton band offers a big play list of popular Buffett tunes, as well as originals. The group’s first CD is scheduled to be released some time in July. Over the past seven years the band has earned the acclaim as the number one Jimmy Buffett tribute band in the country.
Albrecht has played harmonica since he was 18. He copied his style after Greg "Fingers" Taylor, former harmonica player for Buffett. He was a Buffett fan long before the advent of Parrot Heads by the early 1970s. His trademarks are his colorful costumes and stage antics that will delight the audience.
Prior to forming Parrots, he landed a front man position impersonating Ellwood Blues of the Blues Brothers in a nine-piece band in Dayton. For five years he traveled across the U.S. performing in theaters, civic arenas and concert halls. Albrecht then signed up with Legends in Concert, a top ranked show of impersonators based at the Imperial Palace Casino in Las Vegas for several years.Sycamore is located on Covered Bridge Lane.
While the band is sure to play "Margaritaville," no alcohol is permitted at the park.