To put it simply, Dave Shelly was born to be on stage. The son of one of Boston’s finest jazz pianists, he began studying music at the age of five and was performing professionally before his thirteenth birthday.
After a successful run as a cruise director and entertainer on several luxury cruise lines, Dave relocated to South Florida, quickly becoming one of the busiest and most popular performers in the area. His band, The Coral Reef Revue, was one of the premier tropical rock and Jimmy Buffett tribute bands in the country, performing at fairs, festivals, corporate events, NASCAR races, casinos, and even at two Super Bowls. He has shared the stage, and opened for acts such as Grand Funk Railroad, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Beach Boys and even Mr. Margaritaville himself, Jimmy Buffett.
Although known primarily as a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays, and performs on violin, ukulele, steel guitar, banjo, and mandolin. If it has strings, Dave can play it! Dave’s shows, whether performed in a large theater or the more intimate surroundings of a cabaret lounge, are a collection of vocal and instrumental hits and familiar favorites. All are delivered with his trademark warmth, charm, and sense of humor…and always involve the audience who will clap along, sing along, and even dance along to the soundtrack of their memories.
Dave has three full length shows:
Show 1: The Jukebox of Our Lives
The biggest hits and favorite songs we all remember … relive the music of our lives!
Show 2: Endless Summer
Songs of sun and fun, which will bring back the carefree days of summertime. Music from artists like The Beach Boys, Otis Redding, The Ventures, Don Ho, and more.
Show 3: Tales From Margaritaville
A hit filled salute to THE tropical troubadour, Jimmy Buffett.
4 x 45 Minutes
Home Airport: Hilo, HI
Use The Band: Yes
Tracks Only Show: No