Our Story


The Catalinas began in 1957 in Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC and celebrate their 65th Anniversary in 2022!  The bands popularity is based primarily in southeastern US, however, The Catalinas music is played on radio stations in the UK, Greece and Australia to name a  few. Known for their quality, tight sound and energy onstage, they are one of the "in demand" groups for city festivals, weddings and private parties, always playing a variety of music that suits all ages.  Though known for Beach Music, regionally and  nationally for the mega hit "Summertime's Callin' Me",  The Catalinas play all styles to a high standard of excellence. "Summertime's Callin' Me" has become the anthem of North and South Carolina beach goers as they struggle through the winter waiting on summer to arrive. This song is credited for being largely responsible for the new wave of "Beach Music" that started when it was released in 1975.

Our latest CD "Summer 21", released August 20, 2021, is now available here on our site and consists of 12 Catalina recordings that all charted in the beach music world going back to 2017 plus one bonus classic track. Our CD, Dancin' Romancin', was nominated for "Album of the Year" at the Carolina Beach Music Awards. It was officially released August 18, 2015. Call your favorite on-air DJ and request new and old music by The Catalinas.  

 For bookings call Bonnie Barker 919-606-2094 or email thecatalinas1@gmail.com