Jim Quick & Coastline posted a photo yesterday, April 16th of the newest members of the band and people have been anxious to find out more. Earlier tonight the band posted a video and it gave the members a chance to introduce themselves which include: Jim Quick on vocals, Casey Meyer on guitar, Daniel Anderson on keys and guitar, Norman Allred on drums and Derek Wesley Arnold on bass.
The band sampled two of their songs giving fans a taste of what’s to come during a recent practice including “Turn Me Over” and “Mama’s Drinkin’ Liquor”.
You can catch them live tomorrow night at TJ's Night Life in Raleigh, Friday at Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar in Winston Salem, Saturday at Ribeyes of Cape Carteret in Cape Carteret, NC and Sunday at Captain Archie's in Cherry Grove, SC.
You can check out the video below and be sure to visit our website for any new updates on Coastline! www.FlipFlopLive.com
Group 5 Entertainment Inc. is excited to announce the formation of The “Cat5 Band”
"A group of professional musicians that have come together with a common purpose to provide the best music possible to audiences all over the country.
We are excited to announce the formation of band members Jerry Thomas West, Camron Dudley, Glen Tippett, Hugh Blanton, and Tim Sidden.
--------------------------------- Jerry Thomas West
Cammy Award winning Vocalist, Guitarist for 24 years with the Band of Oz and the 80s Rock Band SugarCreek will be contributing his amazing vocals to Cat5. Jerry is best known for his hits “Somewhere Over The RainBow” and “Build Me Up” Jerry Has Won Multiple Cammy Awards including “Vocalist of the Year” and “Instrumentalist of the Year”.
-------------------------------- Camron Dudley
Vocals, Drums, Percussion: Camron, formally of the band Jim Quick and Coastline won the CBMA Instrumentalist Of The Year Award at the CBMA’s in 2014. Attending College in Elon N.C. He studied Jazz and was a member of the All State Band.
Camron is well known for his amazing Drum Solos performed nightly. And is a First Call Session Drummer for the North Carolina Recording Scene, having recorded 100 plus songs for various artist.
------------------------------- Glen Tippett
Vocalist, Multi Instrumentalist has won Multiple Cammy Awards during his tenure of 16 Years with Jim Quick and Coastline including 2 Instrumentalist of the Year Awards in 2008 and 2015. He sung the lead Vocals on the Hit Song remake of “Something Like Olivia” Glen makes his home in the greater Myrtle Beach Area.
------------------------------ Hugh Blanton
Vocals, Bass Guitar is a Multi Cammy Award Winning artist with credits including being an original member of the Entertainers, and The Breeze Band. the recipient of Song of the year with the Breeze Band and Instrumentalist of the Year in 2017 during his stint with Jim Quick and Coastline. His resume also includes the Spare Change, Unknown Hinson, Embers, David Caudle and Emily Minor.
------------------------------ Tim Sidden
Vocals, Keyboards, Harmonica. Tim Performed with the Band Hip Pocket for the past 4+ years.
In 2017 He won a Cammy Award for Collaboration for his Production of "We Are Beach Music" In 2018 He Co-Wrote and released the Song “Carolina Queen” which went Number “1” in the Beach Music World and Spawned the creation of its own Merchandise including Shirts, Mugs and other Items.
Tim’s credits include a 14 year stint at the World Famous Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach S.C. as well as touring with National 90’s “Hit” Makers; Rhett Akins, Daryle Singletary, John “Bo Duke” Schneider, T. Graham Brown, Tom “Luke Duke’ Wopat, Jimmy Fortune, Grayson Hughes and many others.
Tim Currently Co-Owns Sand-City Productions in North Myrtle Beach S.C.
His recorded work has produced Multiple National Number 1 Hits and over 40 top 40 Hits.
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Cat5 Band is currently Booking dates for its 2019 Summer Fall Tour starting June 1st.
We were saddened to hear the news of the passing of Alex Almasy. Alex played
trumpet with Steve Owens and Summertime and was loved by so many in the
Beach Music community.
In a Facebook post earlier this morning the band wrote: "Alex was the kindest most easy going soul that has ever been in this band.
He was our brother, band mate, and friend".
We wish to extend our condolences to Alex's family, his band mates and to
those close to him. A private service for Alex was held but a public celebration of
life will be held at a later date. Once we receive this information we will be sure
to update you. If you'd like to read his full obituary and to send your condolences
to the family, Click Here!
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Kidznotes Raleigh at www.kidznotes.org/support-us, as a reflection of his love of both performing
and teaching music.
" Alex Almasy, Trumpet, Saxophone, and Trombone. Originally from New York
but raised in NC multi-instrumentalist Alex Almasy learned his trade during
his time at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. He was a Music
Performance major and while there was able to perform with many world
renowned musicians and was in a highly paced learning environment.Upon
his return to North Carolina he has played with such groups as The Raleigh
Jazz Orchestra, NC Revelers (jazz trumpet soloist), The Triangle Jazz Orchestra
(lead trumpet) and various small mainstream jazz and Dixieland groups such
as Decatur Street Beat. He also played with the award winning Mighty Lester
Band (which played major blues festivals across the country) along with being
in the High Roller Band where he met Steve Owens. After the HRB dissolved
Alex enjoyed a few years with The Castaways based out of Durham, NC before
joining Steve Owens and Summertime as part of a three piece horn section.Alex
plays numerous brass and woodwind instruments with flawless proficiency.
Regardless of what he is performing, you will be treated to an energetic
experience whether he is part of the section or taking a fiery solo." From the Steve Owens and Summertime Website
**Photo property of the United States Postal Service**
The USPS has released their newest stamp in their Music Icons series. Each sheet
includes sixteen stamps and costs $8.80 ($0.55 each stamp). Marvin Gaye was
known as the "Prince of Soul" and the USPS states "he was one of the most
influential music performers of his generation."
A couple of his best known songs in the Beach Community are: "Stubborn Kind of Fellow"
and "Come Get to This" just to name a few.
The stamps are currently available on the USPS website and at select retails locations
and these are Forever Stamps
J.D. Cash releases a new single that was produced by Johnny Barker and it
will be included on an upcoming KHP album expected to be released during Spring SOS that runs April 25, 2019 through May 4, 2019 in N. Myrtle Beach.
The new single is available by request with your favorite stations and DJ's
and be sure to grab your copy once released.
"Love will keep us alive" written by Jim Capaldi, Paul Carrack and Peter Vale and
originally performed by the Eagles during their 1994 "Hell Freezes Over" tour.
We were saddened to hear the news of the passing of Judy Collins. Everyone
knew Judy and of course "Judy's House of Oldies" in N. Myrtle Beach, SC.
Opened in 1987, she contributed so much throughout the Beach Music
Industry and she will certainly be missed by so many.
Please keep her family and friends in your prayers.
North Myrtle Beach, SC
Judith “Judy” Oates Collins, 66, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Conway, SC, November 17, 1952, a daughter of Ester Lewis Oates and the late Rufus Lee Oates.
Judy was the owner of Judy’s House of Oldies. She is survived by her daughter, Tracey Collins, her granddaughter,
Logan Collins, her mother, Ester Oates, her sister, Jeannie Faulk Elmore (James) all of Myrtle Beach, and her
brother, Jerry Oates (Debbie) of Charleston.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home
in Myrtle Beach. The family will receive friends from 12:30PM until 1:45 PM, Wednesday at McMillan-Small Funeral
Home. Following the service her family invites friends to meet them at Fat Harold’s Beach Club to continue
celebrating Judy’s life with them.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Shaggers Hall of Fame Foundation, PO Box 4070,
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
Cover Photo from Vickie Gilreath Harrison's Facebook Post
You've waited all Winter and we're only a few weeks away from Spring SOS in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The event this year will run from April 25th through May 4th 2019.
Thousands of shaggers will from up and down the East Coast will arrive ready for ten days of their favorite Beach Music DJ's, bands, shaggers, venues and friends all centrally located in NMB. You will find shag instructors offering classes throughout the entire event and you don't want to miss the night life. Venture out from club to club while hearing the best in live entertainment from some of your favorite artists and bands.
For all of the details and to get your membership card for access to all of the SOS events: CLICK HERE!
In just over a month after announcing ticket sales, the annual Abingdon Virginia Ruritan Club seafood festival sells out once again. The Ruritan club holds two festivals per year and if you were planning on attending the May event, you're out of luck.
The Spring 2019 entertainment will feature Virginia's own "The Janitors" from Virginia Beach. Danny Morgan and the guys always put on a great show performing a tight blend of R&B, 60's Soul, 70's Funk, Country, Classic Rock and Top 40 Dance.
One of Virginia's most popular events and always a sell out crowd simply because they offer some of the best food and wide selection along with top entertainment each year ranging from Beach, Soul, Blues and more. You can check our calendar for similar upcoming events and be sure to watch for the Ruritan club's Fall festival that's held on the third Wednesday of October.
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We understand the time and dedication it takes to properly manage online calendar events and how to get you the best results including keywords, tags and providing as much information as possible to your fans. This not only helps you and your brand but the entire Beach Music community by making your information easily accessible to the people who love it most.
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