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Super Fun Beach Party Band!

Bernard Battle - Keyboard

Doug Parent Bio
Wayne Duncan Bio
Kevin Dow Bio

What We Offer

What can you expect from a typical Vortex performance?  Here’s just one example of our beach party vibe....


The evening starts as the band plays the perfect California-style beach music as the guests enter the event.  This is the perfect way to set the mood. We will continue through cocktails and dinner so your  guests can listen and enjoy the music while still being able to talk to their fellow guests.


Once the dinner is over, it’s time to PARTY!  No two parties are ever the same, but one thing we know – the dance floor WILL be full.  Sometimes your guests just want to dance,  Other times, they want to interact too.  Vortex doesn’t just stand on stage and play. No! We involve your audience with a

variety of interactive events that guarantee everyone in the house will have a great time!  

Throughout the evening your guests will:

  • • Play with beach balls on the dance floor
  • • Be a star as your company’s #1 hula hooper
  • • Crown the king and queen of the Twist
  • • Be a part of a stompin' and hoppin' conga line
  • • Limbo till you drop - how low can you go?

Your guests are sure to have an awesome time partying with our super fun beach party band – Vortex!  So plan on Wastin' away in Margaritaville while Vortex treats you to an evening of beachy entertainment, California style!

If your party is not a beach party theme, Vortex can play to your genre as well tailoring our song list and apparel to your specific event.  

Cocktails & Dinner Sets
Dock of the Bay
Tide is High
Lazy Song
On and On
Drift Away
Escape (Pina Colada Song)
At Last
Son of a Son of a Sailor
Changes in Attitude

​Saturday in the Park
Come Monday
I Can See Clearly
Under the Boardwalk

​​Kevin Dow - Drums

Super Fun Beach Party Band!

Janet Hammer - Vocals

Beach Party Sets
Another Satur
day Night
Fun Fun Fun
Brown Eyed Girl
Wouldn't it Be Nice

Heat Wave
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Soak Up the Sun
Hot Hot Hot
Walking on Sunshine
Surfin in the USA
All Summer Long

Sweet Home Alabama
Cake by the Ocean
Surfin Safari
Stir it Up
You're the One the I Want
California Gurls
Harder They Come

Sea Cruise
Take it Easy

Meet the Band Members


Who We Are....

Remember the best party you've ever been to? The time where you kicked off your shoes, sipped on fruity rum drinks, and danced till dawn while the band played your favorite songs from Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, and all the other great party songs from the 1960's through today? Well, you can recreate that feeling again with San Diego's own beach party band - Vortex!

This dynamic six-piece band is made up of seasoned professional musicians who have performed Nationwide and Worldwide.  Some of the credits attributed to these members include opening acts for Sheryl Crow, the Pointer Sisters, Edgar Winter, and performing with musicians such as Barry White, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Ike Turner, Sax great Eric Marienthal, guitarist Steve Lukather, singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet, David Pomeranz, Maxine Nightingale just to name a few.... as well as theater including 12 years on Broadway in the "Jersey Boys" band.  Each musician has recorded extensively and, of course, has played every musical venue in San Diego County!  

Together, Vortex is your #1 choice for beach entertainment in Corporate America!   With a killer four-piece rhythm section (Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, & Drums), an amazing front man (Guitar/Vocals), and an awesome female vocalist (Janet), Vortex plays only the best beach party music designed to put a smile on your face and your guests on the dance floor. But that's not all…

Sample Song List


Beach Band!!

Janet Hammer Bio

Dance Party Sets
Ain't it Fun
I Wish
All About the Bass
Shut up and Dance
Boogie on Reggae Woman
Good Times
One Way or Another/Hey Mickey
Jesse's Girl
Lady Marmalade
Get Lucky
Living on a Prayer
Love Shack
Down Under
Steal My Kisses
Moves Like Jagger
We Got the Beat/Shake it Off
PYT/Billie Jean/Thriller
Jenny 867-5309
Can't Stop the Feeling
You Look Good
Uptown Funk
Don't Stop Believing

Doug Parent - Bass

Wayne Duncan - Guitar/Vocals