Jeff Hughes - Interactive!
Jeff started his Florida career as a solo act on Lido Beach and performed every Sunday for the about10 years!
It was at the beach that he started to bring bongos, tambourines etc., for people to join in and when he started Tropical Ave, he decided to include make that a part of the band as well! In addition to inviting people up to play percussion instruments, Jeff also likes to take pictures of his new band mates ("bongo volunteers") - which he posts on Facebook the next day. He feels he is nearing the 75,000 pic mark for the solo participants and band pics too!
Jeff has performed for Beach gigs, Wedding Receptions, Yacht & Country Clubs, area restaurants and corporate parties since moving to Florida in 2003. Typically Jeff plays solo events during the week. Jeff's Schedule is included on our Calendar page. Feel free to take a look at his Facebook for events & photos here.
Jeff has performed at Ritz Carlton Beach Club, Lido Beach Pavilion, Lighthouse Grill Englewood, Ave Maria Community, Lakewood National (LWR), Longboat Key Club, Zota Beach Resort (LBK), Nicky's Bistro SRQ, Riviera Dunes Palmetto, Riviera Bar & Grill (Punta Gorda), Deans South of the Border, Fishermen's Village, Off The Wagon Brewery & Kitchen, Venice Yacht Club, Sharky's on the Pier, Four Points by Sheraton Tiki Punta Gorda, Venice Yacht Club, Plantation GCC, Boca Royale GCC, South Venice Yacht Club, Hurricane Charley's, SandBar Tiki & Grille, Lock N Key Englewood, Sarasota Sky Bar, LBK Club, Tango Steakhouse St Armand's Circle, Limetree Beach Resort, Portofino's Restaurante LBK, Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, Punta Gorda Elks Lodge, Heritage Oak Park, Myakka River Motorcoach Resort, Alameda Isles, Beef O Brady's North Port, Beyond the Sea Supper Club, Palmetto Moose Lodge, Zeke's Royal Palm Marina, Placida Harbour, Spanish Pointe Tiki and numerous private parties from Lakewood Ranch to North Fort Myers!