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Click here to see PBS video about The Catalinas 

 Our new CD is available for shipment now!

Welcome to The Catalinas website for 2022. For your special event, call (919)522-9905 for bookings.

 

Email: thecatalinas1@gmail.com

The Catalinas book, written by John "Fessa " Hook,  "Summertimes' Callin' Me" covering the years 1957 to 1968, is now available! John did an amazing job researching this book and it's replete with pictures and the history of the band going back to the very beginning. For your copy, go to borninthecarolinas.com, then click on the tab that says "store". The 2nd edition covering the years after 1968 will be available later at a time later to be announced.

THE CATALINAS were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and into the Beach Music Hall of Fame in 1995. 2022 marks the 65th Anniversary of THE CATALINAS which began in 1957.  The Catalinas shows always spotlight our musical roots with music by groups such as Hank Ballard and the Midnighters,  Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gay,  and more.  THE CATALINAS classic, "Summertime's Callin' Me", recorded originally in 1975 and written by keyboardist Johnny Barker, is still being requested on radio and internet stations and by DJs all over the world.  This song is credited by many as the genesis for the genre of music called  "Beach Music",  popular in the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia. Want to hear Catalinas' beach music on Pandora? Just create a station called "Summertimes Callin Me" or "The Catalinas".  

Popular venues available to the general public to see THE CATALINAS perform are scattered around the NC, SC and Va areas. Festivals and Live After Five events are some of the band's favorite venues. For bookings, contact Johnny at 919-522-9905 or through our email at thecatalinas1@gmail.com.  Our CDs..."Summer 21" "Dancin' Romancin", " and others are available from this site.  Want to stay in touch with THE CATALINAS? Join our mailing list here.

See you on the dance floor!

Gary, Johnny, Lynn, Angela, Dwight, Barry, Norman, Robah, Don, Shawn, Brice & Angie and or Tyler!

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  • Willie Drye
    Willie Drye
    I was good friends with Tommy Plyler when we were students at Mitchell College in 1970-71. Had a couple of memorable adventures with him. Very saddened by his untimely passing. Good guy, good friend, great musician.

    I was good friends with Tommy Plyler when we were students at Mitchell College in 1970-71. Had a couple of memorable adventures with him. Very saddened by his untimely passing. Good guy, good friend, great musician.

  • Lysa
    Lysa St Simons Island
    Summertime’s Calling Me is one of my all time favorite songs! It brings back so many memories from college. How can I buy it so I can add it to my beach music playlist?

    Summertime’s Calling Me is one of my all time favorite songs! It brings back so many memories from college. How can I buy it so I can add it to my beach music playlist?

  • Brandon Williams
    Brandon Williams Statesville
    Been dancin to the Catalina’s since by Jr High days which was early 60’s Worked as a radio intern at WDBM with the legendary Dwight Barker which is where I got to meet Gary, Johnnie & Lynn. When it comes to beach music, the Catalinas are among the best in the business. Great singers & musicians as well as men of high character.

    Been dancin to the Catalina’s since by Jr High days which was early 60’s Worked as a radio intern at WDBM with the legendary Dwight Barker which is where I got to meet Gary, Johnnie & Lynn. When it comes to beach music, the Catalinas are among the best in the business. Great singers & musicians as well as men of high character.

  • Ray Wilkins
    Ray Wilkins Hope Mills,NC
    Love the Catalinas, and have for a long time! Keep the beach music coming!

    Love the Catalinas, and have for a long time! Keep the beach music coming!

  • Brenda Ann Crawford
    Brenda Ann Crawford Sumter S.C.
    Love 💘 you all!

    Love 💘 you all!

  • George
    George North Myrtle Beach
    I have always enjoyed your brand of Beach Music. I contracted you all to play at our Dobyns-Bennett High School Class of 1973 in Kingsport, Tennessee. To this day, I constantly hear that it was our best reunion yet because of the music. Thanks again. I just heard you play in NMB today at the Italian-Irish Festival...still sounding super fine. What a great addition Angela(by far the best looking member of the band) is. Looking forward to enjoying you more often now that we live in NMB.

    I have always enjoyed your brand of Beach Music. I contracted you all to play at our Dobyns-Bennett High School Class of 1973 in Kingsport, Tennessee. To this day, I constantly hear that it was our best reunion yet because of the music. Thanks again. I just heard you play in NMB today at the Italian-Irish Festival...still sounding super fine. What a great addition Angela(by far the best looking member of the band) is. Looking forward to enjoying you more often now that we live in NMB.

  • Tony
    Tony Florida
    I worked the bar at the Coquina Club from 76 to 82. Glad to see the band still kicking. You guys used to pack us out. Great memories......Tony

    I worked the bar at the Coquina Club from 76 to 82. Glad to see the band still kicking. You guys used to pack us out. Great memories......Tony

  • Carole
    Carole Gastonia
    Fantastic show in BC tonight!

    Fantastic show in BC tonight!

  • Karlene
    Karlene Burgaw NC
    Great job today at the Nc Blueberry Festival!! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Hope to see you next year!

    Great job today at the Nc Blueberry Festival!! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Hope to see you next year!

  • Alan
    Alan Fayetteville
    Heard you this past weekend in Edenton.... You still sound great! Danced to your great music in Myrtle Beach in the 60’s... Have to say I was very very disappointed you never played “Miss Grace “ as you promised when I took the time to request it☹️

    Heard you this past weekend in Edenton.... You still sound great! Danced to your great music in Myrtle Beach in the 60’s... Have to say I was very very disappointed you never played “Miss Grace “ as you promised when I took the time to request it☹️

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