Our Story

Established in 2012 Coastal Fire has been rocking the Gulf Coast Scene with an electric set mix of pop and rock.  Fueled with electric guitars and blazing solos this band brings the FIRE! Coastal Fire is a high energy, audience interactive group who lives to play live.  This is call to arms of rebel hearts everywhere to feel the music to the bone.


What Inspires Us

Our group shares a common love of playing live music.  Although we all come from different areas and backgrounds our friendship and camaraderie reflect in our music. 


Our Influences

Our music is heavily influenced by the high energy hair metal and glam rock and pop of the eighties!  Although we touch on everything from the 60's to today's hits.

About us

ASHLEY HENKE - Lead Vocals



Ashley is a true local born and raised on the gulf coast. Her love and passion for music really shows in her performance. Ashley has the personality and vocals to keep you wanting more! From sweet pop and soulful tunes to more delivering rock and power ballads, she does not disappoint. 

JARRETT SMITH - Lead Guitar/Vocals


Jarrett has a love and understanding of music  that goes way beyond his years.  Jarrett commands attention with his virtuosic style, taking you on a journey anytime he is on stage. He is a truly gifted musician and really brings the fire to this group. Jarrett is as humble as he is talented but do not let that fool you, he really kicks ASS on stage.

CHARLES CIRITH HENKE - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals


Charles Cirith Henke is the charismatic ringmaster of the rock and roll experience that is Coastal Fire. He channels his favorite performers into his amazing energy and entertaining stage presence and always "brings the show!"

WAYNE VANNOY - Bass Guitar


Bass guitar....since a long time ago.

Influenced by Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, Michael Anthony of Van Halen, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Musical journey began with KISS then everything 80's, Motley Crue, Ratt, Scorpions, Dokken, Whitesnake, Guns N Roses.

5 string basses, Ampeg, fingerstyle.

Lights, Attitude, Hair Nation!




Born in Pensacola, Mike has worked with a variety of talented musicians and teachers for over 20 years. Mike brings a ton of personality to Coastal Fire.  Affectionately referred to as "Alfredo Garcia" Mike states "I love music and the feeling it brings to people. It will be a huge part of my life forever." Mike has a natural ability to really lay it down on the drums.