Welcome to your TRMA

We are nothing without you!

"After being involved in Trop Rock music for 20 years, I'm excited about the recent growth of the genre, and am grateful to have the opportunity to help take it to the next level! Will you join me?"

Mark W. Friedman

President, TRMA

General Membership

Support your favorite music & musicians by being a member.

Academy Membership

Are you a Trop Rock musician? Apply for an Academy membership.

Volunteer Ambassadors

Are you a super fan? Help us spread the word by being an Ambassador.

Sponsor Us

Help us grow the Trop Rock genre while adding to your fan base!


General Membership

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Why become a member?

Being a member of the Trop Rock Music Association isn't about going to meetings or sitting on conference calls, it's about having a good time and supporting what you love. The TRMA exists to  promote and build the Trop Rock genre, which in turn helps support artists, radio stations, music venues and others that live and breathe Trop Rock music. We can't do that without our members and sponsors. Annual dues are an affordable $15 per year, and we are all volunteers at the TRMA, so every bit of the money we receive goes back into the cause. Last but not least, by becoming a member you get to vote for your favorites artists and hopefully see them win at the TRMA awards.

Our memberships are for the current calendar year. If you join during the months of October - December, your membership will be valid through December 31 of the following year.

Thanks for your support!


Already a TRMA member? Don't forget to check out the Member Hub page with exclusive news and your place to log in and vote for the TRMA awards.

Academy Membership

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Academy Application Process

If you enjoy playing and writing Trop Rock songs as much as we like listening to them, you may be a perfect fit to become a TRMA Academy Member.  Your application will be reviewed by our board of directors (they are processed quarterly) and we will follow up with whether you were accepted for Academy membership. To learn more about our current Academy members go to the page by clicking "Meet Your TRMA Academy Members" below.

In the meantime, you can become a part of the TRMA family today by joining as an individual member!




Why become an Academy member?

Our TRMA Academy members are the heart and soul of the Trop Rock genre. Not only are they great singers, songwriters, musicians, and entertainers, but they also have the passion for our genre to help lead the charge forward and support the newer artists any way they can.

The Trop Rock Music Association recognizes Trop Rock singer songwriters and bands through Academy membership. To become an Academy member, artists must meet certain qualifications. These includes attributes in areas such as songwriting, production, promotion and live performance. An artist’s music must also meet the definition of Trop Rock music below. If you are interested in applying for an Academy membership (or recommending an artist) please apply to the left. Academy applications are reviewed and approved (or denied) by the TRMA Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. If approved, your membership is free and qualifies you for nomination in all of the annual Trop Rock Music award categories.

You can live the Trop Rock artist lifestyle as well and have the full support of the TRMA.

"Trop Rock" Definition:  Tropical Rock (or Trop Rock) is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements of Rock and Roll, Country, Caribbean, Reggae or other musical genres to create a laid-back or “escapist” state of mind. Trop Rock may create its tropical or “island vibe” either with tropical or island-like instrumentation and production, or with beach, tropical or escapist lyrical themes, or both.

Meet your TRMA Academy Members

Academy Member: Scott Kirby

www.scottkirby.com Singer, songwriter, guitarist, storyteller, sailor and road warrior are all words that aptly describe Scott Kirby. Writing songs for a new CD, performing 150 live shows a year throughout the US and Canada, and holding down the stage at his own club—Key West’s Smokin’ Tuna Saloon—keep the barnacles off this modern-day troubadour. A creative…

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Academy Member: Paul Overstreet

www.pauloverstreet.com Paul Overstreet is a Grammy Award winning, country music singer-songwriter. Not only writing hits for himself, Paul has also penned songs for fellow country acts, including Randy Travis, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and Keith Whitley. In 2018, Paul released his latest album, Somewhere in the Caribbean. As a songwriter, Overstreet has written and co-written…

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Academy Member: Tall Paul (Paul Bobal)

www.TallPaul.com Tall Paul (Paul Bobal) was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, where he played keyboards in “garage bands” from the age of 11. After seeing Doc & Merle Watson perform for freshman orientation at Appalachian State University, he taught himself to play acoustic guitar and started playing the college circuit…

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Academy Member: Todd Trusty

www.ToddTrustyMusic.com As a long-time Parrot Head, Todd has been influenced by the tropical laid back styles of Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and Trop Rock artists such as Kelly McGuire, John Frinzi and Jim Morris. Performing for people, however, was not exactly something Todd dreamed of doing since his teen years and it never seemed like…

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Academy Member: Tim Campbell

www.tropicallatitudesband.com Born and raised in Virginia he embraces the Margaritaville lifestyle and loves to perform trop rock music every chance he gets. A singer/songwriter, his songs “Island Time” and “Welcome to Paradise” are currently playing on several trop rock radio stations.

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Academy Member: Randy Moore

www.RandyCMoore.com “Mister Roy (Acuff) had one of the finest bands I’ve ever played with. We did a goosed-up version of my record, ‘Mountain Dew’ and it was just so much fun. An amazing experience for a kid of 18.” He made the move to Nashville to attend Belmont University to learn the modern recording arts…

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Academy Member: Jonas Lorence

www.JonasLorence.com The Jonas Lorence Band is a party band that specializes in Texas Trop Rock with a blues edge but we also cover lots of fun classic rock and original tunes. The goal for our show is fun, we love audience participation and to keep the party going. If you enjoy jamming to Jimmy Buffett…

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Academy Member: Tiki Thom Starkey

www.ThomStarkey.com From Key West to Waikiki Thom (Tiki Thom as known by his fans) has entertained audiences across the country. A favorite at Parrothead Festivals, Tiki Bars, Corporate Events, Campgrounds and Local Watering Holes. His unique blend of original hits, classic favorites and downeast humor is guaranteed to leave you smiling. Thom’s original songs have…

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Academy Member: Danny Rosado

www.DannyRosado.com Born and raised in the heart of the Tennessee Valley, Danny Rosado is a Trop Rock, Sandgrass, and Americana singer / songwriter from Huntsville, AL. Danny released his debut solo album, “Beach Boy Coming Home,” in May 2017, and currently performs as one half of the Trop Rock duo, Danny Lowers the Boom. As…

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Academy Member (Musician): Quincy Yeates

www.RamajayIntercoastal.com A naturally gifted songwriter born on the Caribbean Island of Tobago, his journey into music began at age 10 where he started playing Clarinet, then promoted to Oboe for the Tobago Youth Orchestra helmed by the great Newman Alexander. With the push of his Grandmother, Hermia Yeates, a retired Elementary/Primary School Principal, lessons in…

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Tap Into The Trop Rock Lifestyle!

Support something great & grow your fan base?

There is no genre in the world like the Trop Rock family of fans, artists, music venues, radio stations, and many other businesses who support the artists and music. You can tap into this fast growing genre by sponsoring the TRMA. Let us help you become part of the Trop Rock Lifestyle.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click below to see the various sponsorships available.

If you have other ideas, please contact us to discuss. We would be excited to work with you in order for you to get the most out of your TRMA sponsorship.


Become a TRMA Volunteer!

Live the Trop Rock Life with Purpose

Are you a superfan?

Do you love Trop Rock music and want to help the TRMA grow and enhance the genre? Then why not become an official TRMA Ambassador? We are in the process of recruiting volunteers from around the country who can help educate the public (as well as increase membership) about Trop Rock music and the TRMA, be our representative at music festivals, visit local Parrot Head clubs, and help the TRMA grow overall. If you would be a great TRMA Ambassador, please click to the right and complete an application to let us know about you and how you can help. We will respond as soon as possible. The best part is that you can have fun volunteering at something you love! Thanks for your support!


Become an Ambassador

Click below and tell us how YOU can help advance Trop Rock!

A few words from Ambassadors

Barry Terrell (Texas):

"Melissa and I support and love all live music but especially Trop Rock.  We love original music about the things we love; beer, beaches, sun, sand and beer."

Joe Brett (New Jersey):


"Trop Rock expresses a positive vibe. Its a vibe that I like to promote and share. I try to incorporate it in scouting events, as well play it at work to help keep people in a good mood."  

Don’t forget...Join to vote for your favorite artist in the TRMA Awards.