About Adventures In Parrotdise
Barrie Cunningham has spent most of his life entertaining in clubs, lounges, showrooms, concert halls and on cruise ships around the world. He performs as a solo act or with full accompaniment. He has received many awards including Entertainer of the Year in San Diego, California and was a principal act in a show voted Show of the Year in Reno, NV for 3 years.
1st Show: DIAMOND ROCKS!
The name says it all! Diamond Rocks! celebrates one of the most influential American artists of our time – the one and only Neil Diamond! Known the world over for his incredible tribute to Neil Diamond, Barrie Cunningham has spent most of his life entertaining in showrooms, concert halls, and on major cruise lines. He brings the magic of Neil Diamond to the stage with his incredible look and precise vocals. Barrie has also received many awards including San Diego’s “Entertainer of the Year” and was a principal act in a show voted Reno’s “Show of the Year” 3 years straight. With hits like Forever In Blue Jeans, America, Song Sung Blue, Sweet Caroline, and many more, Diamond Rocks! is a must see for any true Diamond Fan!
2nd Show: ADVENTURES IN PARROTDISE
Barrie has been performing Buffett’s music for almost as long as Buffett himself. He takes the show goer on a musical tour through an ‘ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFETT,” singing all the “songs you know by heart” like Come Monday, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, and the national anthem of all Parrot Heads, Margaritaville. This is the only Jimmy Buffett tribute show to play an indefinite engagement in a main showroom at a major Las Vegas Hotel/Casino. It is also the first choice for major corporate events at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville-Las Vegas. NOT A PARROTHEAD? YOU WILL BE WHEN THIS SHOW IS OVER. FINS UP!
Diamond Rocks! and Adventures in Parrotdise are accompanied by a full band and back-up singers. Barrie will have your audience singing along with classics from yesterday and today. These are two shows NOT to be missed!
BARRIE CUNNINGHAM IS A PRODUCER, ENTERTAINER, SINGER AND MUSICIAN. He began performing in coffeehouses singing folk music when he was 15 in California, Maryland, Florida, and New York. He later made his mark in Southern California with the popular rock-a-billy group Black Slacks. In 2008, he performed a concert for the opening of the new American Embassy at the historic Brandenburg Gate-Berlin, Germany. He has also performed for The National Governor’s Convention in Biloxi, MS and for many large corporate events.
Since 1990, Barrie performed about 300 dates per year, 2 shows per day, and entertained more than 3 million show-goers. His shows perform in theaters and main casino showrooms and at major corporate events. He is a popular guest on TV talk shows and receives a great deal of news press in the cities where he performs. Although best known for his live performances, he is also a recording artist with several releases. Barrie performs original material as well as songs composed by other artists. Barrie also has extensive experience in entertainment booking, production and showroom/theater operations.
Barrie is probably best known for his incredible tributes to the legendary Neil Diamond and Jimmy Buffett. Barrie performs these tributes in main showrooms and theaters around the world including Japan, Russia, Hawaii, Canada, Australia, and Europe. He has been the main Diamond and only Buffett tribute artist for Legends in Concert, American Superstars, Superstars Live in Concert, and Stars in Concert (Europe) since 1991. He produces and stars in his own productions Hot August Nights-the Ultimate Tribute to Neil Diamond and Adventures in Parrotdise-the Ultimate Tribute to Jimmy Buffett. His tributes to Diamond and Buffett were the first tributes to play an indefinite engagement in a main showroom in a major Las Vegas Casino. In addition to the above productions, Barrie produces other shows such as Superstars of Country, “with love, E”-the Elvis show, IDOLIZED, which features former finalists from American Idol and several others.
In addition to producing his own shows, Barrie is currently working with Legends in Concert and TAD Management. Recent engagements include: Bally’s-Atlantic City-Summer 2012, Norwegian Cruise Lines-EPIC-Oct 2012-May 2013, The Gateway Playhouse-Bellport, NY-July 2013, Foxwoods Resort Hotel Casino Ledyard, Connecticut-July 23-Sept 1, 2013, Norwegian Cruise Lines-EPIC-Oct 2014-May 2015, Fallsview Casino-Niagara Falls, Ontario-Oct 2015, Gateway Playhouse-Bellport, NY-Nov 2015, Fireside Theatre-Ft. Atkinson, WI-Jan-Feb 2016, Pearl River Resort-Chocktaw, MS-May 2016, Hondah Casino-Pinetop, AZ Aug 2016, Desertview PAC-Tucson, AZ-Jan 2017, Mesa Spirit RV Resort-Mesa, AZ-Jan 2017, Cottonwood CC-Sun Lakes, AZ-Jan 2017, Prescott Elks Theatre-Prescott, AZ-Jan 2017, Palmbrook CC-Sun City, AZ-Jan 2017, Sundance RV Resort-Sun Lakes, AZ-Feb 2017, Viewpoint RV Resort-Mesa, AZ-Feb 2017, AZ Broadway Theatre-Peoria, AZ-Feb 2017.