As of May 1st, 2012, TDB has dis-banded….
Buy you can book a fun & funky dance, party and event band over at Hot As A Pepper.
Leaving the following information behind for posterity:
The Dockside Band was formed in the winter of 2009 with the idea of providing a Parrothead type experience for the Upstate. Summertime music you can kick back and relax to, sing along with, or get up and dance to, as if you were at the beach, only any time of the year.
Since that time, we have evolved into a band of many genres, from classic and southern rock to fun country, blues, dance and upbeat, party tunes, and of course, our own original tunes which span several genres themselves, from the “Carolina Beach” style of “Carolina Baby” to the rock “Solitude”.
The Band loves to play any venue that they can, but if you have a dockside, lakeside or poolside club or event or a bar with that summertime feel, we need to talk!
We are available for weddings, corporate events, festivals and of course, bars & clubs. We often go “psuedo-acoustic” and play at venues which require a more intimate music experience while people dine and/or talk.
Each member of The Dockside Band brings their own experiences and styles, but the end result is a cool vibe with fun songs that are requested time and time again.
About the Musicians
John M. Hoyt – Bass, Vocals & Guitar
Originally from Fayetteville Arkansas where he played from 1978-1988, first in the country band “Easy Pickin’s”, then rock/blues bands; “Don’t Pass Go!” & “Drastic Measures” before moving to Los Angeles. While in LA, John did session work, played in multiple bands & performed at venues such as The Viper Room, The Whiskey, The Roxy and The Troubadour. Since moving to SC in 1998, John formed the Christian band “Jesus Fish” and took on pick-up gigs as they presented themselves. John joined up with The Dockside Band in 2010 as bass player, vocalist, writer, promoter and technology director. John wrote and arranged the fun “Carolina Baby” which the band played out at a few gigs but never was able to get a studio recording of. His wife, Pamela, served as audio, video and lighting engineer during his stay. They parted ways with TDB in April of 2012 and can now be found with Hot As A Pepper!
Chip McDonald – Lead Vocal
Chip found his love for singing in high school chorus and achieved all state honors five years in a row. Chip has been in “Who’s Who in American Music”, won a high school talent contest singing “Sweet Home Alabama” and from then on was hooked! After high school, Chip played in various garage bands then went professional and sang with The McCoys in Pennsylvania (They did the hit song “Hang on Sloopy”). Chip’s career took him to Texas where he was lead singer for Shadowfax and Silent Majority. In 1986 he returned to The Upstate and joined a local band called The Merge which played in the Clemson area for 8 years. Chip performed with The Dockside Band from September 2011 until April 2012 and can now be found performing with Hot As A Pepper!
Derrick Dorsey – Guitar & Vocals
Originally from Easley, SC, Derrick developed a love of music at an early age and naturally moved on to making music himself, first with trumpet throughout school and now with Guitar. He has studied guitar under Bruce Hegelson, a graduate of Berkley. Some of his influences are Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown and Jack Johnson. In 2009, Derrick and his long time friend Travis Ridley formed The Dockside Band. When not playing with the band, you would be hard pressed to find Derrick without his guitar in hand or within reach! Derrick also performs acoustic gigs with The Dockside Band (lite)…
Mark Harmon – Drums & Guitar
Originally from Lexington, SC, Mark has over 15 years of experience under his belt, performing in rock bands in the Upstate of South Carolina and also in Georgia. He has enjoyed playing in a contemporary Christian band from 2008 until current. Mark joined The Dockside Band in the summer of 2010.
Chris Carroll – Lead Guitar / Vocals
Born and raised in New Jersey, just outside of NYC, Chris first played drums at age 6. Been playing guitar since he was 13 and can play anything with strings or that you have to hit. Signed at age 18 with an independent label and then a major label. Professional session musician since age of 20, recording and scoring movie & TV soundtracks, computer and console game sound tracks, TV & radio commercial, as well as working as a song composer. Chris joined The Dockside Band in January of 2011.
Tom Wheat – Saxophone
Tom was born and raised in Nottingham, England. He started to learn the Piano at age 8, which led on to the Clarinet and later, the Sax.
Tom studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, gaining a BA Hons in Music and studying with some of the best players and teachers in the business.
Tom has taught and played professionally for the past 15 years, gaining a formidable reputation for reliable and professional performance.
He loves all types of music, and is happiest when playing.
When not playing with the band, Tom is a committed Nottingham Forest fan and enjoys spending time with his family.
Tom moved to the USA in July 2011, and after spending some time learning the language, joined The Dockside Band in January of 2012.
Former members and additional history about the band can be found here.
A few songs from the repertoire:
|3 AM – Matchbox Twenty|
|5 O’Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson|
|Ain’t no Sunshine when She’s Gone – Bill Withers|
|All Summer Long – Kid Rock|
|Already Gone – The Eagles|
|An American Dream – The Dirt Band|
|Another Saturday Night – Sam Cooke|
|Auld Lang Syne|
|Brick House – Commodores|
|Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison|
|Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker Band|
|Carolina Baby – Dockside Band|
|Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band|
|Come Monday – Jimmy Buffett|
|Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen|
|Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding|
|Drunker Than Me – Trent Tomlinson|
|D’yer Maker – Led Zeppelin|
|Family Tradition – Hank Williams Jr.|
|Feel Like Makin’ Love – Bad Company|
|Gimme Three Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd|
|Give me One Reason – Tracy Chapman|
|Green River – CCR|
|Heart of Gold – Bob Dylan|
|Hey, Soul Sister – Train|
|How Far is Heaven – Los Lonely Boys|
|If I had a Million Dollars – Barenaked Ladies|
|Jammin – Bob Marley|
|Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites|
|Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band|
|Last Dance with Mary Jane – Tom Petty|
|Lights – Journey|
|Like a Pirate Looks at 40 – Jimmy Buffett|
|Main Street – Bob Segar|
|Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett|
|Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett|
|Moondance – Van Morrison|
|Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett|
|My Hero – Foo Fighters|
|My Kind of Party – Jason Aldean|
|My Maria – Brooks & Dunn|
|No Shoes, No Shirt – Kenney Chesney|
|Palmetto Party – Dockside Band|
|Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Eagles|
|Pirate Looks at 40 – Jimmy Buffett|
|Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry|
|Pretty Good at Drinking Beer – Billy Currington|
|Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith|
|Runaway – Del Shannon|
|Running Down A Dream – Tom Petty|
|Santeria – Sublime|
|Satisfy Suzy – Lonnie Mack|
|Saturday in the Park – Chicago|
|Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd|
|Some Beach, Somewhere – Blake Shelton|
|Some Kind of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad|
|Standing in the Dark – Dockside Band|
|Suzy Q – CCR|
|Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond|
|Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses|
|Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd|
|Take it Easy – The Eagles|
|Takin’ Care of Business – BTO|
|Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off – Joe Nichols|
|Tequila Sunrise – The Eagles|
|The Remedy – Jason Mraz|
|The Truth – Jason Aldean|
|This Magic Moment – The Drifters|
|Toes – Zac Brown Band|
|Twisting the Night Away – Sam Cooke|
|Two Pina Coladas – Garth Brooks|
|Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters|
|Why Georgia- John Mayer|
|Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton|