Sunday, May 24 2020
On May 18, 2020 it was announced that Sammy O'Banion was releasing a new song titled "Ring-a-Ling" and it will be featured on the 25th Anniversary release of "Walk That Walk" (video below). Great song Sammy and if you haven't heard it, be sure to request it with your favorite DJ's and Stations. We're excited for Sammy on the release and for Chris Biehler from Forevermore Records.
Tuesday, May 19 2020
May 18, 2020
The Pink Slips Band announced the release of their new single: "Time and Place" which is an orginal and written by their keyboardist, David Howard Faircloth. They will debut the song Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:40PM on the Edge Radio Show with DJ Mike Worley on 94.9FM The Surf when frontman, Townsend Link will join Mike on the air. The song was produced by KHP Music and it will be included on an upcoming compilation.
You can stream the show here!
Tuesday, May 19 2020
It was just announced that the 2020 Fun Sunday and Fun Monday events have been canceled. The two dates originally scheduled this year were Sunday, September 20, 2020 and Monday, September 21, 2020 in N. Myrtle Beach. Due to issues beyond their control, they've announced the cancellation of the two day event and we've included that for you below!
"It is with a heavy heart that we must write this note, as SOS Fun Sunday / Fun Monday has been cancelled for 2020. Due to projected revenue of our event being compromised due to Covid 19, a decision was made and agreed upon by the SOS Enhancement Committee in conjunction with SOS and the ACSC. Approximately 85% of our revenue comes from shag club raffle sales and since they are not currently allowed to hold meetings or socials and no time line as to when clubs will be able to meet, a decision had to be made, at this time. We are so sorry to have to cancel this great event but due to circumstances beyond our control, it is our only option. We appreciate all of your support in the last 20 plus years and are looking forward to 2021! - The SOS Enhancement Committee
SOS Logo property of the Society of Stranders
Tuesday, May 19 2020
Do we see a new addition to Cammy Weekend for 2020 on the horizon, "Beach Music's Next Top Model"? Highly doubtful but that's not stopping the glamorous Andy Swindell of The Embers featuring Craig Woolard from strutting his stuff while locked away during the Covid-19 pandemic. We're not sure what's next on his video adventures but we can assure you that we're paying close attention to his youtube channel and we'll be sure to keep you updated on the latest. Somebody better get him out of the house before it's too late! :)
Photo property of Andy Swindell ;)
Sunday, May 17 2020
On May 15, 2020 the Catalinas released their latest original "Stranded" which was written by Dwight Nichols and Johnny Barker and the release features Dwight on lead vocals. Never a doubt for anything the band releases, it's true Beach Music and we think it's a great song. Be sure to call your favorite DJ's and stations to request the new song. Great job!
Sunday, May 17 2020
Chase Given has released his new single titled "Let's Dance" which comes to us with a 70's type soft rock or "Yacht Rock" originally known as the West Coast sound or adult-oriented rock which is becoming more and more popular. Growing up in Eastern North Carolina in which he started performing at a very early age. On his website he notes that he has performed with numerous bands including the Holiday Band and has been associated with the Band of Oz, the Embers and the Drifters among many others. Throughout his career he's had the opportunity to share the stage with national acts including: Nsync, Rascal Flatts, SheDaisy, Darius Rucker, John Mayer Gavin Degraw, Train and others.
Chase now resides in Salt Lake City, UT, and is performing regularly throughout UT, Idaho, Nevada, & California. You will find links to his website and social media below. We'd like to congratulate Chase on the release and the great job on the cut. We certainly appreciate you sending us a copy of the track! Be sure to call your favorite DJ's and stations and request his new song!
Stream "Let's Dance" below:
Saturday, May 16 2020
The next time you catch a live show from the Castaways you may notice a few new faces on stage. Known widely for their music since 1961 and based out of Durham, North Carolina, they always deliver a professional show with their blend of Beach, Soul and and Rock n' Roll. It's no wonder they're Carolina Beach Music Award recipients in: 2006 for Brand New Artist, 2009 for Collaboration or Duo for "Your Love Looks Good on Me" with Bo Schronce and in 2012 for "Blues Album - I'm Just Sayin". "With 8 members on stage, The Castaways bring a full sound that includes live horns and versatile vocals covering a variety of music. Don't be surprised if you hear some current country, Top-40, or a little southern-rock as well! No tricks or gadgets - what you see is what you hear!"
We'd like to welcome the new members and we look forward to seeing you on the road soon and we're thinking about all of you during this time. We'll all be back on the road soon attending live events.
Friday, May 15 2020
Thanks to Jim Quick for sharing the post below:
" The future of our music industry is in dire straits. I understand that there are a lot of serious issues at hand today. However, when this is all over we may have a crisis in the music world. Small music venues are the foundation of live performing artists. Without them there is no musical expression. From small clubs to amphitheaters, they complete the circle that is the relationship between the artist and the music lover. We as the writers, singers, and performers have been most creative during these insane and most unusual times. But, we need to be mindful of the dormant structures that we all call home for the healing with sounds of soul. Please go to saveourstages.com and write a letter to legislators asking them to save our independent music venues.
Friday, May 15 2020
Wayne Kessinger has released a new single "The Older I Get" and we're told that it was written and recorded in memory of Ammon Tharp. Wayne has played with many bands over the last thirty years including; Bill Deal & The Rhondels, Mainstream, Elite, Fat Ammons Band, Bill Deal, Ammon Tharp & The Shieks Of Shag, Ferguson, Boomerang, Catalinas, Coolin’ Out and Ammon and the Allstars. Check out the new song below!
Photo property of Wayne Kessinger
Tuesday, May 12 2020
On May 11, 2020 Andy Swindell posted a link on his Facebook page for his new song "When My Baby Talks" and it sounds great and he did a great job on it. His post reads: "When My Baby Talks" is a song I just finished. I came up with the hook while playing drums and just started adding stuff until it was finished. It's all me. The silly videos allow me to post to Facebook, since you can't post mp3s. What I lack in knowledge I try to make up for with enthusiasm! I hope it lightens your day! Please feel free to share!!!!"
Check out the video below and be sure to visit his website!
Sunday, May 10 2020
In a Facebook post this morning, Tim Sidden of Cat5 posted that he will go live on Facebook tonight at 7:00 for a major announcement. If you'd like to watch you can do so by visiting his Facebook page around 6:50PM and watch for the live stream.
Thursday, May 07 2020
On April 22, 2020 we told you about the new single from the Randy Clay Band, "That that hat". Well the dance for the new single has been released and we have it for you below. " Dance choreographed by Bubba Carl Williams and Joy Williams featuring the Top Hat Dancers". Watch the video and comment below and let us know what you think about the song and new dance.
Wednesday, May 06 2020
Distributed to our mailing list on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
Blackwater Band / Too Much Sylvia
Bands/Artists Perform Live Online
Swingin’ into a New Website
Rick, Lesa and Mike Debut New Music
Randy Clay Band Release New Song
Good News Anyone?
Highway 17 with Ben Morris
Online Shag Lessons
Sunday, May 03 2020
In a Facebook post on Sunday, May 3, 2020 Steve Owens posted a live video showcasing the beauty of the American flag flying proudly at the end of his driveway. During his video he mentioned a new song to be released this coming week so be on the lookout and we can't wait hear it. We've included the video for you!