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Coral Reefer Band

Jim Mayer

Jim Mayer was born in Ambur India. He’s the son of a Lutheran minister and the youngest of eight children. He was influenced by all kinds of music from regional Indian compositions to the Beatles. Jim’s talent shines on both electric and upright acoustic bass, playing with performers ranging from jazz legend Mose Allison to Ringo Starr.

Jim remembers Jimmy Buffett walking into the studio back in 1989 saying, “So this is my new band!”. Reflecting back on this Jim recalls, “We didn’t know who the heck this guy was. We knew Margaritaville and that’s it. We figured it would be a single project and maybe a gig or two. Twelve years later, here we are, full-fledged Coralator Reefermegators”.

Jim Mayer has release two children’s albums under the name “Uncle Jim”. The first album is called “Funky as a Diaper” and his latest is called “Let There Be Fun”.

Jim also records and tours with his brother Peter’s band “The Peter Mayer Group”.

An interview with Jim Mayer is available at Time After Island Time – On Demand

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Album Credits (Jimmy Buffett albums)
Year Album Title Credit Notes
1989 Off To See The Lizard Bass
1990 Feeding Frenzy Bass & Vocals
1992 Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads Bass & Vocals on Everlasting Moon
1994 Fruitcakes Bass Guitar, Vocals
1995 Barometer Soup Bass, Vocals
1996 Banana Wind Bass, Vocals
1996 Christmas Island Upright Bass, Bass Guitar
1998 Don’t Stop The Carnival Bass, Vocals, Tex Akers
1999 Beach House on the Moon Bass, Vocals
1999 Buffett Live – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Bass Guitar, Vocals
2002 Far Side Of The World Bass Guitar, Vocals
2003 Meet Me In Margaritaville Bass Guitar, Vocals
2003 Live in Auburn, WA Bass Guitar
2003 Live in Las Vegas, NV Bass Guitar
2004 Live in Mansfield, MA Bass Guitar
2004 Live in Cincinnati, OH Bass Guitar
2005 Live In Hawaii Bass Guitar
2005 Live at Fenway Park Bass Guitar
2006 Hoot (Movie Soundtrack) Bass
2006 Live at Wrigley Field (DVD) Bass
2006 Take the Weather With You Bass Guitar, Vocals
2006 Live At Wrigley Field (CD) Bass
2007 Live at Texas Stadium Bass Guitar, Vocals Coral Reefer Band
2007 Live in Anguilla Bass Guitar

Tours (with the Coral Reefer Band)
Year Tour Name Credit Notes
1989 Off To See The Lizard Tour Bass
1990 Jimmy’s Jump Up Tour Bass
1991 Outpost Tour Bass
1992 Recession Recess Tour Bass
1993 Chameleon Caravan Tour Bass
1994 Fruitcakes Tour Bass
1995 Domino College Tour Bass
1996 Banana Wind Tour Bass
1997 Havana Daydreamin’ Tour Bass
1998 Don’t Stop The Carnival Tour Bass
1999 Beach House On The Moon Tour Bass
2000 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Tour Bass
2001 A Beach Odyssey Tour Bass
2002 Far Side of the World Tour Bass
2003 Tiki Time Tour Bass
2004 License To Chill Tour Bass
2005 A Salty Piece Of Land Tour Bass
2006 Party At The End Of The World Tour Bass
2007 Bama Breeze Tour Bass
2008 The Year of Still Here Tour Bass
2009 Summerzcool Tour Bass
Special Appearances
Date Show Info Credit Notes

Solo and Other Albums

Year Album Title  
Let There Be Fun
Funky as a Diaper