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Win a CD from KHP Music & Flip Flop Live
Wednesday, May 29 2019

KHP Music and Flip Flop Live have your chance to win a CD! - No Purchase Necessary!

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Contest Rules:
- Giveaway begins 05/29/2019 at 10:00AM
- Giveaway ends 06/02/2019 at 11:59PM
- Only one winner and he/she will be chosen at random electronically. Winners are chosen by chance.
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Prize: The winner will receive one (1) CD from KHP Music chosen at random. The winner is NOT able to choose the CD and this is done by our staff here at Flip Flop Live. We're not responsible for the content, quality or functionality of the CD and no exchanges will be made.The CD was made available for giveaway by KHP Music.
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Catalinas Add New Member!
Tuesday, May 28 2019

There was talk circulating throughout various social media channels over the weekend that the Catalinas welcomed a new member. After confirming this information with the band we’d like to help welcome Angela Resignalo to the band.

The Catalinas welcome our newest member, Angela Resignalo as a lead vocalist in our band!!! Angela is from Mt Airy, NC and was recently a star performer at the Rudy Theater in Selma, NC since 2006. Angela bring youth and energy to our stage and we are very excited about what the future has in store for us with Angela. Be listening and watching out for new recordings featuring her very soon!

The Catalinas began in 1957 and celebrates their 62 Anniversary in 2019!  The bands popularity is based primarily in southeastern US, however, The Catalinas music is played on radio stations in the UK, Greece and Australia to name a  few. Known for their quality, tight sound and energy onstage, they are one of the "in demand" groups for city festivals, weddings and private parties, always playing a variety of music that suits all ages.  Though known for Beach Music, regionally and  nationally for the mega hit "Summertime's Callin' Me",  they play all styles to a high standard of excellence. "Summertime's Callin' Me" has become the anthem of North and South Carolina beach goers as they struggle through the winter waiting on summer to arrive.

Their latest CD, Dancin' Romancin', was nominated for "Album of the Year" at this year's Carolina Beach Music Awards. The CD was officially released August 18, 2015. It is available on CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes, and of course for sale at personal appearances. Recent release of The Best Thing sing by Gary Barker is in regular rotation on several radio stations and doing well on the beach music charts. Our latest release, "Beyond the Sea" is near the top 10 on Fess Hooks chart on JukinOldies.com Call your favorite on-air DJ and request new music by The Catalinas.  New releases are periodically scheduled for 2019.
 For bookings call Gary at (704) 450-9040

Community mourns the loss of Tony Kennedy
Friday, May 24 2019

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Tony Kennedy who was a member of the Carolina Coast Band. We had the opportunity
to meet and spend time with Tony during Spring SOS and he was such a kind person and gifted musician. We extend our thoughts
and prayers to Tony's  family, band members and friends.

Obituary and service information:

WOODRUFF- Tony Lenier Kennedy, 58, of 151 Irby Street passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at his home.

  A native of Spartanburg County, he was born January 14, 1961 to Patricia “Pat” Williamson Kennedy and the late William Donald “Don” Kennedy who passed away July 30, 2018.  He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and was self-employed.  He was a musician and was a member of the Carolina Coast Band and Zataban.  He was a 1978 graduate of Woodruff High School and was currently serving the City of Woodruff as City Councilman Ward 5 since 2002 having served four terms.

  Surviving are his wife, Cassandra Pennington Kennedy of the home; one daughter, Jada Kennedy of the home; one son, Seth Kennedy of the home; one sister, Donna Kennedy (Shannon) Littlefield of Woodruff; one brother, Brian (Malinda Harkins) Kennedy of Woodruff.

  A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church by Mr. Seth Kennedy,  Mr. Marty Phillips, Mr. Brian Kennedy and Mr. Joey Werner.  Visitation will immediately follow the service in the church sanctuary.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, 4370 Tujunga Avenue, Suite 330, Studio City, California, 91608.
The family is at the home of his mother, Pat Kennedy, 520 Briarcliff Drive, Woodruff.

 Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. To send your condolences to the family, please Click Here!

Randy Clay Band Adds a New Member
Saturday, May 18 2019

**Photo property of the Randy Clay Band**

On May 18, 2019 the Randy Clay Band announced the
addition of their newest member, Steve Jones.

Read the official release below:

The Randy Clay Band is very proud to announce the
addition of Steve Jones to the band! Many of you
already know him for his soulful voice and musical
skills. On behalf of Randy, Tom and Kurt, please please
join us in welcoming Steve to our team. See Steve's
bio below...............................

"Steve started his career in the Entertainment Industry
at the age of 12. He joined The Nomads out of North
Carolina in 1965. He has performed in and recorded
with a number of different groups through the years
covering all genres of music. As an accomplished jazz
bassist, Steve has performed with the Bill Hanna
Quartet, Willie Gillian Quartet, Loonis McGlohan Trio,
Ziggy Hurwitz, Milton Clapp, Alan Kaufman, Jerry
Lambert and many others through the years. Steve
toured the east coast several years with Music Machine
out of Atlanta Georgia. Returning from the road, Steve
joined Charlotte's own Sugarcreek in 1976. Randy and
Steve worked together in the late 1980s in the variety
band Station To Station and in 2015 with Atlantic
Groove. Steve is an experienced, professional musician
now bringing his talent in keys, guitar, bass and soulful
vocals to the Randy Clay Band. Steve is a hoot on stage
and has "no bad days"!

BOZ Adds Two New Members
Saturday, May 11 2019

**Photos and Logos property of the Band of Oz**

Several changes have happened recently within some of the most popular bands in the Beach Music industry and the latest was confirmed by David Hicks with the Band of Oz. In a Facebook post earlier this morning, May 11, 2019 David announced the addition of two new members; Chris Jennings and Dustin Ahkuoi.

Last month it was announced that guitarist, Jerry West would be leaving BOZ to pursue the formation of the newest band in Beach Music, "Cat 5". We had the opportunity to attend the Beach Music Cruise-in last night at the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia with BOZ including Jerry and as always, they did not disappoint. (Videos coming soon!)

David's Facebook post:

"Change is the only constant in life. I didn't come up with that. Some Greek guy from 2500 years ago did. They were called philosophers.They sat around all day in a bathrobe and came up with stuff like that to avoid getting a real job or going into battle like all the other men. Never the less the quote is very true.There are changes that we create and there are changes that are thrust upon us. We have to deal with change in the most positive way possible and I believe we have done that..As many of you that follow The Band of Oz have heard that change is coming to our band.Chris Jennings will be joining our band at the end of the month. I had to talk Chris into coming out of retirement.He is without a doubt one of the best players in the business. More to follow about Chris.

I met Dustin Ahkuoi about a year ago. I have stayed in touch with him trying to put something together in one way or another. We have finally made that work.. Dustin came out of the Atlanta show band circuit.. He is the most versatile singer I have ever worked with.. More about Dustin to follow. There is also more change coming to our business and that is the formation of the new group Cat 5. I have known some of those guys for over 30 years and I wish them much success.

Chris began playing guitar in his teens after being inspired by a friend's rock music collection. After moving through the ranks within the local band scene he landed the guitar position with a signed recording act and moved to Florida.Over the next 10 years Chris traveled all over the US and abroad with various acts before moving back home to the Carolinas. Throughout his his career Chris performed and recorded with many notable artists including Paul Davis,Nigel Olssen and The Righteous Brothers.Chris spent several years performing with The Fantastic Shakers..

Dustin was born and raised in Chapel Hill NC. From a very early age music and art have been a huge part of his life.His father who is from the island of American Samoa played instruments and sang in bands as well as in the home with Dustin almost everyday of his childhood.His mother is a poet and comes from a family of poets,painters.authors and musicians.

In 2003 Dustin moved to Atlanta to pursue his musical dreams and called Atlanta home for 15 years. While in Atlanta Dustin worked full time in the music industry for over a decade. He has traveled the US and internationally with successful bands that have opened for acts such as Usher. Pitbull,Sister Sledge. Jason Derulo,Blondie and many more. He has been honored to perform for former first lady Michelle Obama and share the stage with Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys.He has also released viral comedic videos that have amassed millions of views on You Tube and Facebook.

Dustin recently moved back to Chapel Hill to be nearer to his family and has loved reconnecting with his North Carolina roots.He is beyond excited and deeply honored to join the legendary Band of Oz.Dustin spent every one of his childhood summers in the Outer Banks of NC so the Carolina beach is embedded deep in his heart. He is looking forward to sharing the stage with BOZ and connecting with all of you through the gift of music!"


We will of course update you with any new information released by the band. Be sure to like us on Facebook and join our mailing for the latest in Beach Music news and events.

Tim Clark Adds New Member!
Wednesday, May 08 2019

Earlier tonight on their Facebook page, the Tim Clark Band
announced the addition of their newest member, Jonathan
Kuehling of Florence, South Carolina on keyboards.

Jonathan will make his debut appearance with the TCB in the
Myrtle Beach area this Friday, May 10, 2019 at Maxwell's Lounge
located at 3438 Highway 9E, Little River, South Carolina. According
to the venue's calendar the band starts at: 9:00 PM.

The band posted: " Lets all show Jonathan a warm welcome and
some TCB love as he begins his musical journey with us!"

Flip Flop Live would like to welcome Jonathan to the band and from
the samples we've heard  online, he's going to be a great addition.
We can't wait to hear you live!  

You can view the video below:

 

New member of SOaS
Tuesday, May 07 2019

**Photo property of Steve Owens and Summertime**

Earlier today, Steve Owens and Summertime announced the addition of their newest
member, Ben Shaw on trumpet. Ben performed previously during the first year after
the formation of SOaS as well as filling in at various events throughout the years
according to the Facebook post from the band. Their post also mentioned that Ben
was previously a member of: "The Fanstastic Shakers, Castaways, Legends of Beach,
Holiday Band and others". In a statement Ben said: "It feels good to be back with
Steve Owens and Summertime ... it feels like family".

We were able to see Ben in action this past weekend at The Pointe at Lake Gaston as
the band opened the 2019 Summer Beach Music Series on May 5, 2019. We'd like to
officially welcome Ben and we look forward to seeing a lot more of you in the coming
months.

In April the Beach Music community was saddened to learn of the passing of longtime
member, Alex Almasy. The band suffered a huge loss and even inspired Steve to write a
song: "A Song for Alex". Listen to the song here!  Condolences can still be sent to the
family. To send your condolences, please click here!

JMB Band Releases New Single!
Tuesday, May 07 2019

**Photo property of the James Michael Brown Band**

The James Michael Brown Band has released a new single titled: "A Love Thang". It's
currently available on iTunes as well as their online store. Also available on various
stations you can request the song with your favorite DJ's and radio stations. You can
take a listen on the WDZD 99.1 FM Facebook page with Eric Bowman!

Click Here to listen on WDZD



On a recent post by Michael Roberts on his page "I'll Go Where the Music Takes Me"
he says: "This track is a solid groove with an awesomely smooth flavor that just reaches
out and says “Let’s Party”. Contemporary in sound and production. The lyric has a natural
hook with the repetition of the title which just pulls you in. Pair this with a strong rhythm
and vocal track and you have a winner.

Technical engineering involves the use of vocal stacking, a little reverb, a voice box and
several other very nice techniques which makes this one a winner. Plus Instead of having
the typical instrumental bridge the instrumentation ( a great Sax) is positioned in the last
30 or so seconds and it just rocks.

On The “Ole Give It To Mikey, He’ll Play It Rating Scale” This one is way up there. That’s
right it is a solid A+. The reason being it’s a contemporary sound that works for multiple
levels of dancers. It is very well engineered and produced with its multiple levels and lastly,
the performance is exceptional. High energy paired with vocal clarity makes this one the
winner it is.

I believe this one you will want to add to your collection. It should be available on CDBaby,
Itunes and other retail sources. Be sure to check it out.

Until Next Time…..
Keep On Dancin’…"

" You can visit Michael's page for all of his reviews here!

You can download your copy today on iTunes or on the Band's Store!

 

 
Patman & Robin Release New Compilation
Sunday, May 05 2019

**Photo property of Patman and Robin Records**

Patman and Robin Records release a new compilation titled, "I Count the Tears".
The seventeen song album features songs from:

- Rick Strickland
- Jimbo Durham and Shag Attack
- Phil Evans & Jimbo Chapman
- Vance Kennedy
and Barksdale Station
- Bubba D. Liverance
& The Corn Hole Prophets
- The Embers
feat. Craig Woolard w/ Matt Thomas of Parmalee
- Lesa Hudson
- Dana Jones & The Bruce Caldwell Project
- Sylvia Ritchie

- The Gold Standard Band
- Feature Attraction Band
- Clyde Sanders & The Reunion Band
- LGB
- The Shag Doctorz

- East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band
- Seabreeze featuring Sherry Laughlin
- Dip Ferrell and the Truetones
feat. Rick Blackwell


The album was released during the official release party on May 3, 2019 at
Deckerz in N. Myrtle Beach, SC. The album is available for purchase on their
online store by CLICKING HERE!

2019 CBMA Hall of Fame Inductees
Friday, May 03 2019

We'd like to congratulate the 2019 CBMA Hall of Fame Inductees that were
announced earlier today on 94.9 The Surf.

  • Andy Swindell
  • Chad Sain
  • Dee Clark
  • Don Quisenberry
  • John G. Franklin
  • Kip Anderson
  • Ray Scott
  • Susan Trexler
  • Ted Bell
  • Too Much Sylvia (Rick, Eddy, Don and Steve)


Each inductee have given so much to the industry and we're looking forward
to the induction ceremony in November.

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