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“Hailing from the sun-kissed Cayman Islands, the acoustic driven duo Hi Tide, composed of Shane Allenger and Sean Hennings, continues to carve a melodic niche in the music industry. Known for their captivating live performances and a repertoire spanning classic covers and infectious original pop compositions, Hi Tide has undeniably cemented their place as exiting musical artisans. Their recent single release, “Island in the Sun,” serves as an enchanting testament to the duo’s talent for infusing soulful narratives into their music. With a discography comprising a DVD/CD set titled “The Studio Center Sessions” and a remarkable twelve albums, Hi Tide has already left an indelible mark on the music scene. Their collection boasts original tracks such as “That’s What I’d Do,” “In Your Kiss,” and “Open Invitation,” which have ventured onto international charts, alongside a memorable cover of Bob Marley’s “Waiting In Vain,” featured on a compilation album in Italy. The resonance of Hi Tide’s music extends far beyond the shores of the Cayman Islands, as their compositions find a home on the airwaves, captivating listeners on satellite radio. Notably, their tunes grace the frequencies of Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Radio, Sirius XM Ch. 59, fostering a burgeoning fan base. However, it’s not solely through airplay that Hi Tide’s impact is felt. Their live performances, spanning continents from the mainland USA to Europe, exude an infectious energy that transcends borders. From intimate gatherings to expansive music festivals, the duo’s musical voyage is both diverse and unrelenting. “Island in the Sun” emerges as a musical testament to Hi Tide’s ability to weave narratives that resonate deeply with the human experience. The song encapsulates the transformative essence of finding solace and radiance in the embrace of a significant other amid life’s shadows. With vivid imagery and metaphorical depth, Hi Tide paints a vivid picture of the uplifting power found in a partner’s presence. Rooted in the paradisiacal sounds of their island origins, “Island in the Sun” delivers an exquisite blend of mellow rhythms and uplifting chords, epitomizing easy listening at its zenith. The song’s magnetic vocals, paired with infectious melodies and an alluring mid-tempo bounce, evoke a feeling akin to palm trees swaying in rhythm to a comfortable cool breeze. At its core, “Island in the Sun” beautifully illustrates the cathartic effect of love and companionship. The repeated refrain, “Yeah you shine, shine, shine,” serves as a profound acknowledgment of a partner’s illuminating impact, transcending mere observation to convey a deep sense of appreciation. Through tender lyrical expressions, Hi Tide captures the allure of their muse with references to physical attributes, enriching the song’s emotional depth and romantic allure. The repetition of the chorus and the declaration of being the “lucky one” underscore an earnest gratitude for the radiance this relationship brings into their lives. The song doesn’t merely wax poetic about infatuation; it’s a genuine ode to the catalytic force of love and companionship. In essence, “Island in the Sun” stands as a heartfelt ode to the profound power of love. Its evocative imagery, sincere expressions, and melodic grace render it a romantic anthem, celebrating the transformative ability of a cherished companion to illuminate and uplift the singer’s world. Hi Tide’s latest musical offering is not merely a composition; it’s a luminous journey through the landscape of love – a testament to their musical prowess and heartfelt storytelling. As the duo continues to craft their musical legacy, they perpetually explore new creative horizons while staying rooted in the essence of their island heritage. Hi Tide’s commitment to their craft is unwavering, promising a future adorned with captivating melodies, irresistible rhythms, and heartfelt narratives that resonate universally.” - Jacob Aiden
“Dear friends of Hi Tide, I had the pleasure of immersing myself in your latest single ‘Island in the Sun’ and it was a delightful experience. The song truly embodies the essence of your artistry and the beauty of the Cayman Islands, creating a musical journey that is both soul-soothing and invigorating. ‘Island in the Sun’ exudes a sense of warmth and carefree joy that's hard to resist. It's evident that your music encapsulates the spirit of the Cayman Islands, offering listeners a taste of the island's culture and the refreshing vibes of its natural surroundings. The catchy melody and harmonious vocals immediately transport the audience to a tranquil paradise, complete with swaying palm trees and sun-kissed beaches. I had the opportunity to read your bio and I think your impressive discography, spanning from classic covers to contemporary original pop songs, reflects your versatility as a duo. The ability to combine a pop sound with a dash of Cayman's essence is undoubtedly something that resonates with a broad audience. The accessibility and appeal of your music make it clear why commercial radio has embraced and supported your work. As you continue to write, record, and perform, I have no doubt that your music will continue to find a special place in the hearts of listeners, both locally and internationally. ‘Island in the Sun’ is a testament to the unique charm of Hi Tide, and I look forward to hearing more from you in the future. Keep spreading the sounds of the Cayman Islands and sharing your passion with the world. Big hugs from Colombia, Liliana” - Liliana Ramirez
— Colombian Journalist
““Island In The Sun” by Hi Tide is a refreshing, vibrant track that embodies the spirit of summer and relaxation. This song, with its melodious harmony and uplifting rhythm, transports listeners straight to a serene beachside, evoking images of clear blue skies and gentle waves. Hi Tide, the talented duo behind this gem, has truly outdone themselves, showcasing their skill in blending soothing vocals with captivating instrumentals.” - Madison Beck
“From the first few strums on the guitar, Island In The Sun by Shane Allenger and Hi Tide burrows its way deep into your permanent memory. A definitive ear worm, this new tune has a positive sound and attitude that fans of Modern Pop and Country Pop are sure to enjoy. It has the approachability of an old friend and giddiness of a new romance. Containing the slightest twang and no shortage of charm, Allenger carries the melodies with an enchanting ease. He immediately sets the tone and puts the listener in warm and relaxed state of mind. Of particular note is the tune's unforgettable hook. It is incredibly catchy, familiar, and undeniably sweet. It is one of the many strong qualities that makes Island In The Sun easy on the ears, and a joy from beginning to end. Strongest Point(s) The sweetness of the lyrics and Allenger's voice are perfectly matched. This is a song that makes you feel great when you are already feeling good. It has a familiarity that is incredibly welcoming. The production level is also very high. This tune is polished, void of any rough edges, and ready for listen by fans all over the globe. Target Audience Appeal Fans of Pop and Country Pop will dig Island In The Sun by Shane Allenger and Hi Tide.” - Zachary Larson
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“Saxophonist Mike Phillips on coming to CaymanHearing about Jazz Fest on BET was what first brought him to the Cayman Stage- that and a little jingle penned by local band Hi Tide which accompanies the Cayman Islands' televion ads in the US.” - Anna Wooton