Hi Tide is a popular acoustic Caribbean pop band with proven staying power. Founded over 20 years ago in Cayman, Shane Allenger and Sean Hennings are the mainstay members of a band that has seen several lineup changes since 1993. Typically performing as a duo, with Allenger on vocals and congas and Hennings on guitar, they are occasionally joined by a guitarist and bassist.
Hi Tide, to date, has released an impressive 10 studio albums. While 4, and an upcoming 5th, feature original songs, they have also been hard at work on 2 “unplugged” classic cover albums, a live disc and 3 holiday collections. Their most recent release, “The Studio Centre Sessions,” is a DVD/CD set perfect for avid fans.
Citing influences like the legendary Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix, Hi Tide's songs receive extensive radio coverage in Cayman. Many, including “In Your Kiss” and “That's What I'd Do,” have also ranked on international charts. “Love You More,” one of their most popular tunes, is a live performance favourite and is licensed in England.
Though they've performed worldwide, in Canada, Europe, South America and Hawaii to name a few destinations, you'll often find Hi Tide doing what they do best in the place they call home. They perform every Thursday through Saturday at Deckers in Grand Cayman, from 730 to 1030pm, and every Tuesday at George Town's Yacht Club between 6 and 9pm. It's safe to say that, with a broad base of dedicated fans, Hi Tide is one of Cayman's most successful bands.