For the past forty years COCONUTS, comprised of Johnny Eagle (aka John Swanson) on lead vocals and percussion, Joe Beetz (alias Dan LaRosa) on guitar and vocals, and Sal Monella (Paul Bongiovanni) on bass guitar and vocals, have been entertaining audiences from Cape Cod to the Florida Keys with their unique blend of music and humor. Their show is a fast-paced mix of rock song parodies, comedy numbers, sing-alongs, and straight up rock ‘n’ roll mostly from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
COCONUTS parodies poke gentle fun at everything from medicine and technology to the many aspects of growing older, and although geared toward a Baby Boomer crowd, their humor appeals to younger and older folk as well. Be warned: sometimes their material is a bit risqué, but it’s all in good fun. Audience participation is heartily encouraged and by the end of the night everybody is “in the band”. Comments frequently heard after a COCONUTS show are “I haven’t laughed this much in years!” and “where do guys your age get all that energy?”
The three original Nuts will be joined for this special performance by the exceptional talents of Joey DeCarlo on lead guitar and Mike Savenelli on drums. So sit back and relax, then sing along and clap your hands, then get up and dance with COCONUTS!