Permanent Vacation

Best variety band that guarantees a great time at every show!

Reviews

 

You guys killed it!  Everyone said how awesome you guys were and thank you for making the night perfect for us.  Most of my memories revolve around you guys in some fashion!  Thanks again and we will always be grateful.

Mr and Mrs Griffin Coxe – October 18, 2014

 

We booked Permanent Vacation for our destination wedding over a year in advance and they came highly recommended. We just had our wedding last week and they were fabulous! Their set list was great and our guests of all ages couldn't stop raving about them. They performed our father/daughter song live which was simply beautiful. They really got the crowd up and dancing and I didn't stop dancing the whole night. They were great to work with and very quick with responses. They really tailored our wedding to our personal style which was great. We cant wait to get back down to SC to see them again, they were fantastic! The best band ever! Thanks so much guys!

Mr and Mrs Michalski – October 11, 2014

 

PV played our wedding reception at the historic Rice Mill and we couldn't be happier. They were super nice, engaging, responsive, easy to work with and reasonably priced. Great sound and great musicians. They played a wide variety of music and made the reception fun for guests of all ages. Book them! You will not be disappointed!

Mr and Mrs Kevin Otis, September 13, 2014

 

You guys are awesome and everyone had such a great time. Our wedding planner said with all the bands she's worked with you guys were just absolutely awesome. You definitely helped make my day extra special and very memorable. Such a great event!

Mr. and Mrs. Holland – August 9th, 2014

 

I cannot thank the band members of Permanent Vacation enough for the best wedding music ever! From the moment the music started til the very end of our magical wedding night, our guests were rockin' the dance floor...including myself (and I am not a dancer!). Permanent Vacation helped turn our wedding reception into my dream reception...I wanted a big party, lots of fun and dancing and that is just what we got! All night long our guests told us what a great band we had...in fact, when I talk with folks who were at the reception, they still mention what a super band we had playing at the wedding reception.  I felt as though the band wanted to make my wedding reception just as special as I did! Months before the wedding we were contacted by the band with questions about the types of music we wanted to have played...as well as what we did not want to have played. The band kept in touch with me right up to the wedding day...it was very comforting - I never worried about one of the biggest pieces of the wedding! From now on, any band I hear at a wedding reception or out in the community, will be compared to Permanent Vacation! Thank you again and again Permanent Vacation!!

June 28th, 2014 Mrs. Julia Wormwood, bride

 

Permanent Vacation played at our wedding on May 31st and they were amazing! They tailor their extensive song list to the specific set that you and your guests would enjoy. The band was originally booked for the date of our wedding but when those plans changed, they reached out to me personally to notify me of the change. They were even willing to travel to Columbia when they usually play around the Charleston area. We were so happy they were available because the music really made the reception! Everyone loved the music and they were great at interacting with guests.  Best piece of advice - BOOK EARLY because they get booked quickly

May 31, 2014 – Mrs. Kirsten Moore, bride

 

We thoroughly enjoyed the band Permanent Vacation!  They have a great vibe for wedding events and are great to work with.  We highly recommend them!

May 3, 2014 – Mr and Mrs Matt Smith

 

They came recommended to me by a family member that had seen them at other events.  I wasn't sure how everything would be but I am SO HAPPY that we went with them.  They are the best wedding band I have ever heard!  Everybody in the band was very nice and they had great energy.  They have a great variety of music (which is all exactly what I wanted) and they made sure that everything was how I envisioned it.  They were interactive and just FUN!  I haven't seen so many people up and dancing at a wedding in a long time.  THANK YOU!

Parrish and John Kline, April 27, 2014

 

Thank YOU so much for everything!  You all made the night what it was and I have gotten so many compliments on the band and how well you carried the evening...which is a lot of why we picked you.  :)  You know what your doing and we really appreciate you making our special day so much fun!!!  Wish we had another event to have you play!!!  Take care and watch out for referrals!! :)

Tyler and Stefanie Hagan – April 12, 2014

 

"You guys were amazing and truly made the party. Thank you so much for coming to Columbia and playing at our wedding! We have so many friends and family members that are still talking about the music. I am going to recommend you to others if that is ok. Thanks for making our day perfect."

- Mr and Mrs Greene January 19th, 2013

 

"This is THE band to have at any event! I can absolutely say it would NOT have been the same without them. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to know the lead singer xx. For our ceremony, on the lawn, PV somehow got everything set up and we had beautiful music as we processed down the aisle and our officiant and reader both had mics; I had no idea this was possible?! Then, the real party started. Even though I'm not sure 'honey bee' is a regular on the set list ;) they played it for our first dance, no questions asked, and I will NEVER forget it! The party was HAPPENIN' that night and continued the entire time...DJ for the last half was super energizing and fun to go out on!! Thank you for everything!!"

- Mr. and Mrs. Sigman September 29th, 2012

 

"My guests and I were having such a great time at the reception that I actually sent my limo away!"

- Harriet Farr's Wedding, Charleston, SC

 

Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation is an experienced six-piece cover band (four College of Charleston Alumni) from Charleston, South Carolina with an energetic attitude and an entertaining performance. Our variety of well known songs guarantee a great time at every show. We separate ourselves from other bands through our broad range and diversity of songs. Our sets consist of various cover songs from beach music (Jimmy Buffett, The Drifters, Otis Redding), to classics (The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison), to modern favorites (80's, Jack Johnson, Counting Crows).

 

We aim to please our clients in any way possible. We adjust our sets to be the perfect match for every occasion. Our main goal is to get everyone dancing and singing along to the songs that they already know and love! Whether you are hosting an oyster roast where shag tunes are needed, a large party where you just want to rock, or an intimate wedding or anniversary where love songs and variety are required, we are well suited for your event!

 

Our extensive experience has ranged from back-porch private parties to concerts for the thousands. We have been hired to perform repeatedly for an extensive list of more than fifty local bars and restaurants including The Windjammer and Wild Wing Café. We continue to supply the entertainment for numerous weddings, corporate events, charity events, fraternity & sorority socials, and even high school proms. We have played with the East Coast Party Band at the 2002, 2005 and 2009 Blessing of the Fleet in Mt. Pleasant and have opened for local favorites The Blue Dogs at the 2003 Earth Day Fair at the College of Charleston.

 

If you are searching for a professional and energetic group that can put on a great performance then you have found your band.

Song List

AIN'T LIFE GRAND Widespread Panic

AIN'T TO PROUD TO BEG Temptations, Rolling Stones

AMERICAN GIRL Tom Petty

ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT Sam Cooke, Cat Stevens, Jimmy Buffet

BAD MOON RISING Creedance Clearwater Revival (CCR)

BAREFOOTIN' Wilson Pickett

BEAST OF BURDEN Rolling Stones

BETTER TOGETHER Jack Johnson

BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson

BITTERSWEET Big Head Todd & The Monsters

BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD Rascal Flatts

BLISTER IN THE SUN Violent Femmes

BORN TO BE WILD Steppenwolf

BRICK HOUSE The Commodores

BROWN EYED GIRL Van Morrison

BUILD ME UP, BUTTERCUP The Foundations

BUT IT'S ALRIGHT J J Jackson

CAN'T HURRY LOVE Collins, Phil

CASEY JONES Grateful Dead

CAROLINA GIRLS Chairman Of The Board

CENTERFOLD J. Geils Band

CHERRY CHERRY* Neil Diamond

COUNTRY ROADS John Denver

CRAZY GAME OF POKER O.A.R.

CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE Queen

CRAZY LOVE Van Morrison

DANCIN' IN THE MOONLIGHT King Harvest

DEAD FLOWERS Rolling Stones

DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

DO YOU LOVE ME The Contours

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? The Beatles

DOCK OF THE BAY Otis Redding

DON'T DO ME LIKE THAT Tom Petty

DON'T LET ME DOWN The Beatles

DON'T STOP BELIEVING Journey

DOUBLE SHOT OF MY BABY'S LOVE Swingin Medalions

DOWN ON THE CORNER Creedance Clearwater Revival (CCR)

ELECTRIC SLIDE Marcie

FAITH George Michael

FAMILY TRADITION Hank Williams Jr.

FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE Bad Company

FEELIN’ ALRIGHT Joe Cocker

FLAKE Jack Johnson

FOOLED AROUND & FELL IN LOVE Rod Stewart

FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES Garth Brooks

GET BACK The Beatles

GIMMIE 3 STEPS Lynyrd Skynyrd

GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME Chairman Of The Board

GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY* Mitch Ryder, Little Richard

GOOD PEOPLE Jack Johnson

GREEN EYES Coldplay

HAPPY TOGETHER The Turtles

HARD DAYS NIGHT The Beatles

HARD TO HANDLE The Black Crowes

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY Rod Stewart

HEARTBREAK HOTEL Elvis Presley

HEY BABY Bruce Channel

HEY YA! Outkast

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT* Pat Benatar

HONKY TONK WOMAN The Rolling Stones

HOT LEGS Rod Stewart

HOW SWEET IT IS Taylor, James

HURTS SO GOOD John Mellencamp

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW Johnny Nash

I CAN’T HELP MYSELF The Four Tops

I FEEL GOOD* James Brown

I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Marvin Gaye,

CCR I LOVE ROCK & ROLL Joan Jett

I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME John Michael Montgomery

I SAW HER STANDING THERE The Beatles

I WANNA BE SEDATED The Ramones

I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles

I WANT YOU TO WANT ME Cheap Trick

I WILL SURVIVE Cake I WISH Stevie Wonder

I'LL BE Edwin McCain

I’M A BELIEVER The Monkeys

I'M YOURS Jason Mraz IN MY LIFE The Beatles

IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR Wilson Pickett

INTO THE MYSTIC Van Morrison

ISN'T SHE LOVELY Stevie Wonder

IT'S THE SAME OLD SONG The Four Tops

JAMAICA FAREWELL Harry Belafonte

JENNY ( 867-5309 ) Tommy Tutone

JESSIE'S GIRL* Rick Springfield

THE JOKER Steve Miller

JUMPIN JACK FLASH The Rolling Stones

JUST THE WAY YOU ARE Billy Joel

KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF Georgia Satelites

KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVENS DOOR Bob Dylan / Guns n' Roses

LAND OF 1000 DANCES Wilson Pickett

LAST DANCE WITH MARY JANE Tom Petty

LAST KISS Wayne Cochran, Pearl Jam

LET'S GET IT ON Marvin Gaye

LET'S STAY TOGETHER Al Green

LIFE IS A HIGHWAY Tom Cochrane

LONG TALL SALLY Little Richard

LOUIE-LOUIE The Kingsman

LOVE ROLLERCOASTER Red Hot Chile Peppers

MAGIC CARPET RIDE Steppenwolf

MAKING MEMORIES OF US Keith Urban

MANEATER Hall & Oates

MARGARITAVILLE Jimmy Buffet

MISS GRACE Orleans

MONY MONY Tommy James

MOONDANCE Van Morrison

MOVE IT ON OVER George Throughgood

MR. JONES Counting Crows

MUSTANG SALLY Wilson Pickett

MY GIRL The Temptations

MYRTLE BEACH DAYS Catalinas, The

NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE Steam

NO WOMAN NO CRY Bob Marley

OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL Bob Seger

ON THE ROAD AGAIN Willie Nelson

PIRATE LOOKS AT FORTY Jimmy Buffet

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC Wild Cherry

PRETTY WOMEN Roy Orbison

PRIDE AND JOY Stevie Ray Vaughan

RAIN KING Counting Crows

REMEDY The Black Crowes

R E S P E C T Areatha Franklin

R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A.* John Mellencamp

ROCKY TOP The Osborne Brothers

RUNAROUND SUE Dion and the Belmonts

RUNAWAY Del Shannon

RUNNIN’ DOWN A DREAM Tom Petty

SANTERIA Sublime

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME The Drifters

SEPTEMBER Earth, Wind and Fire

SEXUAL HEALING Gaye, Marvin

SHAMA LAMA DING DONG Otis Day & The Knights

SHINING STAR The Manhattans

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO The Clash

SHOUT! The Isley Brothers

SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED Stevie Wonder

SIMPLE MAN Lynyrd Skynyrd

SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE Robert Palmer

SOME KINDA WONDERFUL Grand Funk Railroad

SOMEONE LIKE YOU Van Morrison

SOMETHING The Beatles

STAND BY ME Ben E. King

STAY Zodiacs

STAY WITH ME Rod Stewart

STEAL MY KISSES Ben Harper

STIR IT UP Bob Marley

STRAY CAT STRUT Strat Cats

STROKIN' Clarence Carter

SUMMER OF ‘69 Bryan Adams

SUNDAY MORNING Maroon

5 SUPER FREAK Rick James

SUPERSTITION Stevie Wonder

SUSIE Q Creedance Clearwater Revival (CCR)

SWEET CAROLINE Neil Diamond

SWEET HOME ALABAMA Lynyrd Skynyrd

SWEET THING Van Morrison

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL The Rolling Stones

TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS Bachman Turner Overdrive

THAT'S HOW STRONG MY LOVE IS Otis Redding

THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Frank Sinatra

THESE ARE THE DAYS Van Morrison

THIS MAGIC MOMENT The Platters

THIS OLD HEART OF MINE Rod Stewart

THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley

TICKET TO RIDE Beatles

TUPELO HONEY Van Morrison

TWIST AND SHOUT Beatles

TWISTIN’ THE NIGHT AWAY Sam Cooke, Rod Stewart

UNDER THE BOARDWALK The Drifters

UP ON THE ROOF The Drifters

UPSIDE DOWN Jack Johnson

USE ME Bill Withers

THE WANDERER Dion and the Belmonts

WALK THIS WAY Aerosmith

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Louis Armstrong

WHAT I GOT Sublime

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU* The Romantics

WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL Allison Krause

WHY DON’T WE GET DRUNK Jimmy Buffet

WILD HORSES The Rolling Stones

WILD NIGHTS Van Morrison

WILD THING* The Troggs, Jimi Hendrix

WILD WORLD Cat Stevens

WITH THIS RING The Platters

WONDERFUL TONIGHT Eric Clapton

WRONG WAY Sublime

YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE Stevie Wonder

YOU CAN’T DO THAT Beatles

YOU GOT IT Roy Orbison

YOU MAY BE RIGHT Billy Joel

YOU NEVER EVEN CALLED ME BY MY NAME David Allan Coe

YOU'RE IN MY HEART Rod Stewart

YOUR LOVE* The Outfield

YOUR SONG Elton John