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Gullickson, Tina

She is a singer-songwriter born in California who started out in her career at the age of sixteen as the host of a local TV show.  This led to her becoming a fashion model in magazines for teenagers and this quickly led to her taking up acting as well as performing as a dancer and singer with The Doodletown Pipers.

She left this kind of work for a while when she represented the baseball team, the Califonia Angels where she would be Miss California Angel at various charity functions and also a spokesperson in on-air TV commercials for the team.

Going back to what she loved she sang in several local Californian bands, appeared on music videos such as “Change” by John Waite, appeared on the show Star Search, performed “ghost vocals” and made TV appearances as an actress and singer.  At the same time she would also design ornamental glass and give classes in aerobic dance.

After having worked as a session musician with artists such as Tori Amos, Bill Medley and Martika she joined up with Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band in 1995.  She has been with them ever since in concert and the recording studio and has also been the executive producer for Peter Mayer, also from the Coral Reefers, on the video of his “Shall We Dance”, and a singer with Robert Greenidge and Mike Utley’s band Club Trini.  Wearing her songwriter’s hat she composed “Mango Tango” recorded by Dennis McCaughey.

A few of the albums she has appeared on during the course of her career have include Banana Wind, Beach House on the Moon, Meet Me in Margaritaville, Far Side of the World and Take the Weather With You by Jimmy Buffett, Forever Tams by The Tams, Winter, Tales of a Librarian and Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos and Word of Mouth by Mac McAnally.