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Yachty By Nature - Your Captains of SMOOTH Yacht Rock

Yachty By Nature is a hot 5 piece band that brings you the finest in groovy soft yacht rock from the late 70's and early 80's. We are a Yachtical Tribute to your favorite artists like Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, Hall and Oates, Steely Dan, Toto, the Eagles, & much more.

We play 100% LIVE no backing tracks. While other bands go fake & phony, we keep it REAL. Big vocals, big instrumental talent and nonstop fun! Expert musicality, groove and improvisational flavor ignite these classic vinyl cuts.

We are the Yacht Rock Tribute you've been looking for and we're bringing the Yacht Party to YOU! Put on your captain's hat and Ride Like the Wind to get Yachty with us.

Book Us by calling Captain Carl at (949) 510-3264 or email: captaincarl@yachtybynature.net

Yachty by Nature shows

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  • Do that to me one more time, once is never enough.

    Capt. & Tennille
  • I'm not much into health food, I am INTO champagne.

    Rupert Holmes
  • You’d be a fool to stop this tide. Spread your wings and let me come inside.

    Rod Stewart
  • Everyday is Christmas, and every night is New Year's Eve.

  • And I've got such a long way to go, to make it to the border of Mexico.

    Christopher Cross

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    Captain Carl

    Quick Facts

    Full Name: Captain CarlNick Name: OpeeOccupation: keyboards & vocals

    Best Known For

    Captain Carl has been the funky white boy moonwalking and breakdancing his way through gigs with his 80's tribute band Neon Nation and the 10 piece soul band Barela for quite a few years. Aside from the shaggy 70's look, he's bringing the same funk, groove, verve, and 70's swagger he's been bringing to the stage for years. When he's on the mic, prepare to put the champagne down and boogie.


    Likes: vinyl, jazz flute, mahogany, leather bound books, pool parties, fondue, champagne, and waterbeds.

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    Scotty McYachty

    Quick Facts

    Full Name: Scotty McYachtyNick Name: "the talent"Occupation: bass guitar & lead vocals

    Best Known For

    Scotty has been a regular with Southern California 80's fave Neon Nation also! Our true seaman, Scotty is a veteran of the navy and though he never appeared in the Village People song of the same name, we are still looking for the footage....he had to be there. While he's not sipping on a coconut filled umbrella drink, he's laying down the smooth grooves and kickass vocals that heat this band up. Watch out cuz Scotty is our own resident Michael McDonald!!!!!!

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    Ben Shreddin’

    Quick Facts

    Full Name: Ben Shreddin'Occupation: Guitars and vocal

    Best Known For

    Our resident mixologist, Ben not only shakes it up at the bar, but drops those Yachty good guitar solos and shredding Steely Dan lines over our smooth and groovy rhythm section. Imported from Georgia, Ben comes to us with pirate good looks, super guitar chops, and a Yachty heart of gold under those shredtastic solos!


    likes heavy metal shows, long walks on the beach at sunset, and southern comforts.

    turnoffs include: manscaping, people who are mean to puppies, and rude people.

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    Big Wave Dave

    Quick Facts

    Full Name: Big Wave DaveNick Name: DaaaaaavvvvveeeeeeeeOccupation: Drummer

    Best Known For

    Droppin' anchor wherever the smooth grooves keep goin'.


    Watch out, Dave will groove you hard or groove you soft, but it won't quit til' you've been dancin' All Night Longgggg.

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    The Doctor

    Quick Facts

    Full Name: Dr. IraNick Name: The Smooth OperatorOccupation: Saxophone, flute, percussion, vocals

    Best Known For

    Ira brings the smoothest sax lines over those sexy grooves that make Yachty by Nature so delicious. He brings a lifetime of incredible music tales and experiences so watch out for his tell all book! A jack of all trades, you never know what percussion or other instrument he might pull out of his bag of tricks and entertain you with.


    Likes: smooth music, good laughs, groove, panache, and moxie
    Dislikes: bad attitudes, gum on a shoe, and matching pink band tuxes

AHOY!!! Jump onboard for our next show!

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Yachty by Nature Songs

2 Tickets to Paradise


All Night Long

Baby Come Back


Careless Whisper

Come Sail Away

Cool Night


Fly Like an Eagle


Get Lucky

I Can't Go For That

I Keep Forgettin / Regulate

I'd Really Love to see you tonight

Jessie's Girl / Our Love

Jive Talkin'

Kiss on My List

Kiss you All Over


My Life

One of these Nights


Play that Funky

Reelin in the Years

Rich Girl



Ride Captain Ride

Ride Like The Wind



Shadow Dancing

Shake Your Booty

Somebody's Baby

Steal Away

Sweet Caroline

The Joker / Angel

Theme from Grease

What a Fool Believes

You're the Only Woman


We are adding tunes all the time, so feel free to drop us a line and request a tune!

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