The Tropicales - Saturday, August 10, 2024 - 9:00 PM EDT

The Tropicales - Saturday, August 10, 2024 - 9:00 PM EDT

$15 ADVANCE / $18 AT DOOR 


Charlie Halloran’s Tropicales bring a 1950's Caribbean hotel party to life with torrid horns, tropical rhythms and infectious grooves. With a nod to New Orleans’ history as the northernmost port of the Caribbean, the Tropicales perform music from Trinidad and Venezuela, Martinique and Guadeloupe, and other destinations along the archipelago.

Their album Shake The Rum was released to vinyl in 2022 on Hi-Tide Recordings to rave reviews, alongside performances at Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, Hi-Tide Summer Holiday in Asbury Park, and a run of shows in New York City.

Halloran also released the Alcoa Sessions in late 2021, imagining the music on board the Alcoa Steamship cruises running from New Orleans through the Caribbean from 1949-1959. Mixing traditional New Orleans Jazz, 1950s R&B, and music from Trinidad, Venezuela and Martinique. The Alcoa Sessions has been nominated for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year by OffBeat Magazine.

The group released a Christmas album in December of 2019 that was released on vinyl on NuTone Recordings in 2023, plus an album recorded straight to 78 RPM acetate disc in 2017. Their next album Jump Up is slated for a vinyl release in April 2024 from the NuTone label.

The Tropicales held down Monday nights at Bacchanal Wine for a year or so leading up to the pandemic, and have stayed busy since the spring of 2021 playing regularly at Zony Mash, Broadside Theatre, the Spotted Cat, and DBA.

So grab a daiquiri, turn up your soundsystem, hit the dance floor, and join this subtropical party in sunny New Orleans.




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