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Tropical rock (or Trop-Rock) is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements and influences of rock and roll, reggae, country music, caribbean and zydeco, with themes and musical compositions inspired by an island style that represent a way of life that is relaxing and exotic. Trop-Rock should not be confused with the format of Radio Tropical, which is a generic term for Latin and Caribbean music formats, usually in Spanish.

Although today tropical rock is usually associated with southern Florida and the Gulf Coast of the United States, the roots of tropical rock are in the Southern California beach music of the 1960s with artists like Jan and Dean and The Beach Boys.

Jimmy Buffett has been credited[citation needed] with the origin of the genre "Trop-Rock". It is also called California Beach Sound. There are now many singers and composers within the genre of Trop-Rock throughout the United States. Some of the most popular bands in Trop-Rock genre include: A1A, The Barefoot Man, Blind Manifest, Boat Drunks, Captain Quint, E.C. Davis, Michael Sea and Island Fever, Jimmy Parrish and the Ocean Waves Band[1],Jerry Diaz & Hanna's Reef, Conch Republic, Jake and the Half Conched Band, Jim Morris, Jack Mosley, Jimmy & The Parrots, John Friday, The Landsharks, Latitude, Northern Harbor, Danny Taddei, Mile Marker 24 Band, Leo Dean, Sunny Jim (James White), Troy Allan, PHINS, Jimi Pappas, Joe Bennett, Swampabbean, Calypso Nuts, Jim Lanier, The Tsunami Wave Riders and Young Rebel Goombas. Mainstream artists like Jack Johnson and Kenny Chesney have songs in the trop rock genre.

In 2006, Lewis University's radio station, WLRA-FM, began programming this format on the air in Chicago and streaming world wide all day Saturday. Many of the Trop-Rock artist are regulars on "THE ISLAND" radio show. [2] Conch Republic Radio [3] streams Trop Rock music from The Florida Keys and Key West. Radio Margaritaville, available on Sirius XM Radio, also plays much of the genre, with a particular focus on Buffett.

There is a relatively new genre of music called "Trop-Rock".  This style of music essentially started with the whole "Jimmy Buffett Phenomenon" and has evolved into a "Lifestyle" as much as a form of music.  Thus there is a whole "ParrotHead" culture, or make that subculture, that "Phlock" together to hear "Trop Rock" music whenever and wherever they can.  Those who perform this type of music are referred to as:  "Trop-Rockers" or simply... "TROCKERS".
 
The term "Trockers" was originally coined by Ron Bertrand.

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Ron Bertrand, the original trop rock singer with salty fingers... oh yeah, cept for that Jimmy guy, first coined the term "Trocker" in September 2008 while posting on the Internet Social Network website: Meet The Phlockers. 

CALYPSO BERTRAND

This is Ron Bertrand, AKA... Calypso Bertrand.  An original Trop-Rock Singer, with salty fingers.  Ron began writing and performing trop rock songs in 1999 when he released a Belizean oriented CD entitled, "Going Down To Belize".  His music is played extensively on various Internet Trop-Rock Radio stations.  For more information about this artist please Google: Calypso Bertrand CD . 

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Want to learn more about Trockers and Trop-Rock?  Go to the website entitled, "Margarita Mafia". 

The Margarita Mafia was formed as a resource for like-minded people who enjoy the music of Independent Trop Rock Singers and Songwriters. The Margarita Mafia is not a Fan Club.  They are Artists, DJ’s, Club Owners and Music Lovers, coming together to support the Trop Rock style of music.

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Calypso Bertrand's forthcoming CD, "PLAYING FOR BELIKINS", is presently in production and is scheduled for release in May 2011.  This new CD will be available for purchase at this website as well as all Internet CD stores.  The new CD includes many of the songs Calypso Bertrand wrote during his recent visit to Belize with the nonprofit organization... Bookbag Santa and includes a live version of the new song:  "We're Bookbag Santa".  Please keep an eye out for this new CD and make a note to purchase it if you enjoy songs about Belize.