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Our single "Take A Walk On The Boardwalk" is now available here as well as on CD Baby. 

Come see us in person for your Catalinas apparel, or visit Tomlinsons Dept Store in North Myrtle Beach or Surf Side Beach. Brought to you by Preppie PIrate Outfitters.

Come see us in person for your Catalinas apparel, or visit Tomlinsons Dept Store in North Myrtle Beach or Surf Side Beach. Brought to you by Preppie PIrate Outfitters.

We are very excited to announce the addition of Angela Goins Resignalo as a new lead singer and background vocalist. Angela has over 13 years experience as a theater performer and is from Mt Airy NC. New recordings featuring Angela coming soon!!

The new 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 this year.

THE CATALINAS were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and into the Beach Music Hall of Fame in 1995.
2019 marks the 62nd 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, Huey Smith, The Falcons, The Del Vikings,  The Gladiolas, Ray Charles and more.  THE CATALINAS classic, "Summertime's Callin' Me", was recorded originally in 1975 and written by keyboardist Johnny Barker, is still being played  by bands and DJs all over the world.  This song is credited by many as the genesis for a genre of music called  "Beach Music",  popular in the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia. Want to hear 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.   In Charlotte, the band regularly performs at Romare Beardon Park. In Raleigh, Loafers Beach Club, at North Myrtle Beach at Deckerz, The Galleon and at the Horseshoe.  Simply contact Gary Barker at 704-450-9040 or through our email at thecatalinas1@gmail.com.  Our CDs, "Dancin' Romancin", "Line Up", "Anthology", "Summertime's Callin' Me" and others are available from this site or at Judy's House of Oldies in N Myrtle Beach.  Want to stay in touch with THE CATALINAS? Join our mailing list. Email us at thecatalinas1@gmail.com.

See you soon!

Gary, Johnny, Lynn, Angela, Dwight, Jody, Robah,  James and Brice

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  • Tootsie Walsh

    Tootsie Walsh 30909

    Tootsie We'll be booking numerous locations for a 60th anniversary show. Will let you know. Thank you, Johnny Barker When and where is the BIG 60th celebration!!!!

    Tootsie

    We'll be booking numerous locations for a 60th anniversary show. Will let you know.

    Thank you,

    Johnny Barker

    When and where is the BIG 60th celebration!!!!

  • Brandon Williams

    Brandon Williams

    Saw you guys at the Friday Night After Five in downtown Statesville,NC Aug 19th, 2016. You guys could not have been better. Your showmanship and music was impeccable! There is no better beach music band in the business! Gonna buy all your CDs!

    Saw you guys at the Friday Night After Five in downtown Statesville,NC Aug 19th, 2016. You guys could not have been better. Your showmanship and music was impeccable! There is no better beach music band in the business! Gonna buy all your CDs!

  • Barbara

    Barbara Roanoke, va

    You guys are great enjoyed you at party in elmwood today. Great good entertainment.

    You guys are great enjoyed you at party in elmwood today. Great good entertainment.

  • Jery Peeler

    Jery Peeler Anderson,SC

    been following The Catalinas sine 1970, have loved the band all this time, they are great musicians and talented vocalist, their new CD is great, whenever they are near you make it a point to see the Hall of Famers, you want regret it, I plan to see you on July 4th in Seneca, thanks for all the memories,,,,

    been following The Catalinas sine 1970, have loved the band all this time, they are great musicians and talented vocalist, their new CD is great, whenever they are near you make it a point to see the Hall of Famers, you want regret it, I plan to see you on July 4th in Seneca, thanks for all the memories,,,,

  • Dodie Rodgers

    Dodie Rodgers Mount Pleasant,SC

    Loved hearing you live tonight at 2001! Y'all were fabulous and it was so much fun!!! I would love to get the Christmas CD, as you mentioned, but not sure how to do that on this site! Thank you so much! Dodie Rodgers. (Dodierodgers@aol.com

    Loved hearing you live tonight at 2001! Y'all were fabulous and it was so much fun!!! I would love to get the Christmas CD, as you mentioned, but not sure how to do that on this site! Thank you so much! Dodie Rodgers. (Dodierodgers@aol.com

  • Vivian Meletis

    Vivian Meletis Mooresville, NC

    The only thing better than the weather was the awesome sound of my favorite beach group in Troutman, NC at the Iredell Fairgrounds for the 2nd annual Thank you Veterans event. But for a moment I was back at OD walking in the sand and listening to you guys. Keep the music coming and looking forward to seeing you again somewhere, some place, some time.

    The only thing better than the weather was the awesome sound of my favorite beach group in Troutman, NC at the Iredell Fairgrounds for the 2nd annual Thank you Veterans event. But for a moment I was back at OD walking in the sand and listening to you guys. Keep the music coming and looking forward to seeing you again somewhere, some place, some time.

  • Bob Lowdermilk

    Bob Lowdermilk Wentworth, NC

    I'm a vice president at Rockingham Community College - we loved having you on our campus today for the afternoon concert. It was a fitting way to end a nice day of celebrating our new president's installation. I was especially glad to meet Johnny Barker - "Summertime's Calling Me" has long been one of our 'survival' songs at home once we reach January ... it's played repeatedly to help us get through the winter months! Hope to see you in concert again soon!

    I'm a vice president at Rockingham Community College - we loved having you on our campus today for the afternoon concert. It was a fitting way to end a nice day of celebrating our new president's installation. I was especially glad to meet Johnny Barker - "Summertime's Calling Me" has long been one of our 'survival' songs at home once we reach January ... it's played repeatedly to help us get through the winter months! Hope to see you in concert again soon!

  • Tommy and Jeanie

    Tommy and Jeanie Raleigh

    Can't wait to see the Catalinas back at Loafers in Raleigh. Soon we hope! The best of the beach bands.

    Can't wait to see the Catalinas back at Loafers in Raleigh. Soon we hope! The best of the beach bands.

  • Bobby and Donna Rouse

    Bobby and Donna Rouse Coyote Joes Charlotte

    Love the band at Judy's Beach Music Rendezvous. Great sound, tempos, easy to dance to. Enjoyed the music especially Cool Breeze! Keep up the good work!

    Love the band at Judy's Beach Music Rendezvous. Great sound, tempos, easy to dance to. Enjoyed the music especially Cool Breeze! Keep up the good work!

  • Marissa, Lynn and Marsha

    Marissa, Lynn and Marsha Charlotte

    We had a blast at Coyote Joes last night. We haven't seen the Catalinas in years and were pleasantly surprised when you started that you lived up to your reputation. Yall were the best band in the show and we were there most of the day. Can't wait til you are back in Charlotte. Great show guys!

    We had a blast at Coyote Joes last night. We haven't seen the Catalinas in years and were pleasantly surprised when you started that you lived up to your reputation. Yall were the best band in the show and we were there most of the day. Can't wait til you are back in Charlotte. Great show guys!

Jerry Keys...The Catalinas official photographer and videographer
240 Alpine Circle
Statesville, NC
jlk49@roadrunner.com

Jerry Keys...The Catalinas official photographer and videographer 240 Alpine Circle Statesville, NC jlk49@roadrunner.com

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