Saturday, October 19 2019
The first single from their tenth studio album which is set to be released in 2020 already has fans talking. "Her Love is Killin' Me" has the traditional Huey Lewis flair and is sure to recieve chart action in the coming motnhs. Now available on streaming services and with your favorite DJ's and stations be sure to call and request it. Personally we love their music and we've already add it to our own playlists. Check it below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Monday, October 14 2019
Earlier today, October 14, 2019 the Carolina Beach Music Academy announced on their Facebook page that the deadline for your ballot to be postmarked would be extended until tomorrow, October 15, 2019 due to the closure of post offices in observance of Columbus Day. If you like living on the edge and haven't mailed yours, you have one more chance. Good luck to all of the nominees and we're looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks.
Monday, October 14 2019
Bidding is now open on the Beach Music Merchandise Silent Auction. The auction includes items from: The Embers feat. Craig Woolard, Cat5 Band, Blackwater, Feature Attraction (FAB), Steve Owens and Summertime, Jim Quick and Coastline, Preppy Pirate Outfitters and Flip Flop Live! CD's, DVD, Shirts, hats and more PLUS more items are on the way and will be included throughout the week.
Sunday, October 13 2019
**Logo property of Steve Hardy's Original Beach Party**
During the Sunday, October 13, 2019 show, Steve, his son Britt and wife Hope announced Steve's retirement and released information on an upcoming CD, "Party For a Lifetime" that will feature a host of artists and bands performing some of Steve's favorite songs throughout the years. Britt credited Craig Woolard from the Embers in orchestrating the lineup. Craig also called in to talk about the project and once released, all proceeds from the sale of the CD's will go to Steve and the family. He mentioned how so many people were willing to donate their time as well as services to complete the album. One of the artists that will be included is Mark Black from the East Coast Party Band. His contribution is on the Jackie Wilson classic, "Whispers" (Gettin' Louder), which was also recorded and released by the Isley Brothers. Mark's version is sure to get chart action as he did a great job as always. The song is currently available for purchase on iTunes and all proceeds will also go to Steve and the Family. You can view the promo below!
Every year people look forward to Steve's annual Christmas event called the "Thanks for Listening Christmas Party" which hosts several bands, free food and a Christmas toy drive for the Toys for Tots organization. His wife Hope mentioned during the show on Sunday that the 2019 Christmas party would probably be Steve's last appearance at the event. Everyone is invited but you must have a ticket to attend. In lieu of the toy drive, they're accepting donations this year to help with medical expenses and Steve's retirement. Tickets will be distrubuted to the local sponsors around the first of November. The current lineup for the party includes: The Mighty Saints of Soul, Band of Oz, Steve Owens and Summertime, Main Event Band and other special guests. Tickets and sponsor information will be announced soon!
Keep the family in your prayers! We're more than happy to offer our services in helping anyway possible here at Flip Flop Live.
Andy Lucy and Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe
Tuesday, October 01 2019
The annual Cindy Hite golf tournament will be taking place on October 18, 2019 at the Kinderton Country Club in Clarksville, Virginia. Entertainment for the after party will be JB and the Get Down Brown's. If you'd like to participate or provide sponsorship we have all of the details available here on Flip Flop Live. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Monday, September 30 2019
Wednesday, September 25 2019
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 the Envision Band members were travelling when another car rear-ended one of the band vehicles causing it turn spin and flip multiple times before coming to rest on the opposite side of Interstate 40. You will find the entire story below from WXII NBC Channel 12.
The accident could've easily ended differently and we're certainly happy to hear that all members are okay with the exception of of a few who suffered some injuries. Our prayers go out to each of you for complete healing and we know this was a scary night for all involved. Envision will perform on Friday, November 8, 2019 during the CBMA weekend so make plans to see them.
Over the weekend, Envision was on the way back from a gig close to Raleigh when they were blindsided by another car.
"Someone out of nowhere at what seemed to be 100 miles per hour just came and rear-ended us. We spun and we flipped multiple times," Envision front man, Michael Thomas said.
As if that wasn't bad enough, they landed on the opposite side of interstate 40.
"Once we settled from flipping, boom, another car hit us. It was a second impact," Thomas said.
Amazingly, Thomas only had minor cuts and bruises, the guitarist had a bruised elbow and the most serious damage was to their saxophone player, with a broken ankle.
"We're just blessed. We are 150 percent blessed," he said.
Not only did the band members somehow survive this crash, they were back to doing what they love just three days later and didn't skip a beat.
Thomas knows how lucky his band is and says has a different outlook on life now.
"I have stitches, scratches and a bruised knee. I'll take it compared to what the other outcome should've been," he said.
The one thing he wants to make sure is heard is that he thinks there was a higher power watching over his band that night.
"I'm going to tell as many people as I can what God did for us that night," he said.
Michael Thomas is an employee with WXII.
Friday, September 20 2019
We'd like to say congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2019 CBMA Awards! Great job by Mike Worley and Chad Sain and thanks to 94.9FM The Surf and Riptide Radio for making the live stream available to those not in the N. Myrtle Beach area today. Also thanks to Bo GIlbert for updating the Surf Facebook page and for compiling the list. We can't wait to see everyone in November, we love our Beach Music family!
Shag Club Event
Event of The Year
Concert Series of The Year
Internet Radio Station
Internet Radio Show
Internet Radio DJ
FM Radio Station
AM Radio DJ (John R Award)
Club / Mobile DJ (Richard Nixon)
National Dance Song
2019 Steve Hardy Award - Radio Show of The Year
Syndicated Radio Show
Club (Bill Griffin Award)
Show Club (Cecil Corbett Award)
Collaboration or Duo
Solo Album of the Year
Song Writer(s) (2019 Tommy Black Award)
Friday, September 20 2019
The Feature Attraction Band released a new single this morning on WEVA 860 AM in Emporia, Virginia with DJ Andy Lucy. The song titled "I Just Wanted You to Know" was written by FAB front man Gregg Browder and recorded at Cape Fear Studio in Wilmington, North Carolina with J.K. Loftin.