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Community Mourns the loss of Mike Little
Tuesday, June 22 2021

On June 22, 2021, the Associate of Beach and Shag Club DJ's (ABSCDJs) shared the sad news of the passing of Mike Little on their Facebook page. Their post reads: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of member Mike Little. Mike contributed to our Association as well as to the greater "shag", "music", and "dance" world for many many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends in the times ahead." Friends of Mike are sharing stories and memories on their own social media accounts and we've even read some on Mike's Facebook page. Here at Flip Flop Live, we'd like to extend our condolences to Mike's family and his friends during this time.

If service information is shared, we'll be sure to update this page with that information.
 

We found the following information on the Carolina Beach Music Academy (CBMA) website:
"Mike Little is a member of the Electric City Shag Club in Anderson, South Carolina and the Carolina Shag Club in Greenville, South Carolina. He hosted for 3-1/2 years The Saturday Morning Beach Party on WANS, 1280 AM in Anderson, which was rated by Arbitron as the highest rated AM show listened to and number three overall for that time slot. He is a regular columnist for the newsletters of the National Association of Rhythm & Blues Dee Jays and the Association of Beach & Shag Club DJ’s, as well as the web site, beachmusic45.com and Care Free Times, the official publication of Society of Stranders (SOS) and the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs. He serves on the Board as an Advisory Member of the Carolina Beach Music Awards. Mike also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Rhythm & Blues Dee Jays.

Mike resides in Anderson, South Carolina with his wife Barbara. He has three grown, married sons and four grandchildren. He is retired from Electric City Printing Company in Anderson, South Carolina where he last served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Electric City Printing Company. He served as Chairman of the Printing Industry of the Carolinas and President of the Printing Industry’s Foundation Board. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Program (EDP) of the Printing Industries of America and served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of EDP.

He is a graduate of Erskine College and is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Anderson and has served as a Deacon and an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and is a past president of the Men of the Church of Central Presbyterian Church.

Mike has served on the Advisory Board of Wachovia Bank and Bank of America in Anderson and is Advisory Board Emeritus for Anderson College. He also served on the Foundation Board of Tri-County Technical College. In addition, he has served as Chairman of The Foothills United Way and was Campaign Chairman of that organization in 1995. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Anderson, South Carolina and served as President of the organization and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He served over the years as a member and held offices in the local, state and national organizations of the Jaycees. He was local President and State President of the South Carolina JCI Senate.

He is a Master Mason in Hiram Lodge No. 68 in Anderson, South Carolina and a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Greenville, South Carolina.

Beach Party Radio Added
Sunday, June 20 2021

Beach Party Radio has been added to our station list! They broadcast in Canada and the United States twenty-four hours per day and we've been enjoying their programming. Be sure to stop by their Facebook page and visit their website for their program schedule, contact information and their streaming player. You can also listen on the Live365 app and on your Amazon echo device by saying: "Alexa, play Beach Party Radio".

Be sure your favorite stations and DJ's are listed in our directory!

Lesa Hudson Releases
Sunday, June 20 2021

On June 3, 2021 we told you about an upcoming release from Lesa Hudson titled: "Sunny Days". On June 18, 2021 they hosted a preview party at Duplin Winery early in the afternoon. At 7:00PM they presented the world premiere on the Rick Strickland Facebook page. We were tuned in during the premiere and we have to say we thoroughly enjoyed the new song and so far it looks like it's receiving a great response from those in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for SOS Spring Safari. We've included the premiere video below along with a couple of others. Congratulations Lesa!

 

Cat5 Adds New Member
Sunday, June 20 2021

On Sunday, June 20, 2021 Cat5 announced the addition of a new bassist starting July 1, 2021. We'd like to wish Billy all of the best in his future endeavors and we'd like to say congratulations to the newest member, Allan Royal, II.

Their post reads:
"Important update!

Last week we had the opportunity to audition three very talented and capable Bass Guitar players for the Cat5 Band. All three bring characteristics with them that are unique to the position. And we want to Thank each one of these guys for taking time out of their schedules to share their musicianship with us. It was an honor and a blast to play music with each one of you.Each one was very capable of filling the Bass Guitar Position with Cat5.
 
But a decision has been made.Storm Chasers, We are truly excited to welcome the newest addition to the Cat5 Band.Mr. Allan Royal II. Allan comes to us from the triad area of Winston Salem.Some of you might remember Allan from his days with Allie Privette in Midnight Allie or on stage with Gary Lowder and Smoking Hot.
His expertise in the studio and on stage brings a new dimension to Cat5 and we are very happy to have him on board. In my opinion Allan is one of the most underrated Bass Players on the East Coast and also a very talented guitarist and singer. Allan’s first show with Cat5 is July 1st so be sure to welcome him into the camp when you see him. We know you are going to love him.For more information on dates near you, check out our Website at www.cat5live.com Thank you for your continued support of the Cat5 Band. We truly appreciate you.Tim Sidden"
 
We've included the band's original post below and be sure to like/follow them on Facebook and you can also join their private Facebook group: "The Storm Chasers"
 
 

2021 Spring Safari is Here!
Wednesday, June 16 2021

Spring SOS is upon us and we know many bands, DJs and shaggers that have been waiting for this! Beautiful weather, the best music in the world and great friends. That's what Beach Music and SOS are all about. We know the information is out there for the various clubs and events but as always we try to make things a little easier for you. Just like in years past, we've created the "Flip Flop Live SOS Guide" to help you easily find the events you're interested in for various events in N. Myrtle Beach.

If you have our mobile app downloaded to your mobile device, the guide is preloaded and you'll see it as soon as you open the app. If you do not have the app and you'd like to download it, you can search your Google or Apple store for "Flip Flop Live" and download it there, and we also have the links for you here

If you'd like to download and/or print a copy, we have this available for you here, on the Spring SOS page.

We hope you will find this information helpful as others have in the past. Thank you for supporting Beach Music and we look forward to seeing everyone this summer up and down the East Coast. Be safe and we're looking forward to seeing all of your pictures and videos.

Lake Gaston Venue and Live Music!
Tuesday, June 15 2021

- The Pointe at Lake Gaston

Local restaurant and live music entertainment venue located on Lake Gaston in Littleton, North Carolina is seeking help from their patrons. If you'd like to see them continue to have events like their 2021 concert series, you'll be interested to read the notice below from the Warren County Board of Commissioners. After just six hours since their post on the venue's Facebook page, it has recieved over one hundred shares throughout Facebook and numerous comments from people voicing their opinion on the notice. The Pointe hosts various events just like their 2021 Beach Music series including: The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, the Band of Oz, The Castaways, Cat5, The Tonez, Blackwater, Jim Quick and Coastline, North Tower and this Sunday with Gary Lowder and Smokin' Hot. We support all venues that continue to bring Beach Music to the loyal fans up and down the East Coast.
 

Facebook:
On The Pointe's Facebook Page they posted earlier today, June 15, 2021: 

 


Notice from Warren County
Posted June 14, 2021 on the Warren County North Carolina website:

"NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING     
Notice is hereby given that the Warren County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6:15 p.m. at the Warren County Armory Civic Center. The purpose of this Public Hearing is: To hear citizens comments regarding an appeal filed by neighboring property owners of The Pointe Café, LLC in reference to the Permit for Temporary Variance from the Warren County Noise Ordinance previously granted by the Noise Control Board. This appeal voids the granted permit. Following the Public Hearing, the Warren County Board of Commissioners will determine if the permit should be granted or denied. Questions or comments should be directed to:      County Manager Vincent Jones at 602 W. Ridgeway Street Warrenton, NC 27589   vincentjones@warrencountync.gov   252-257-3115      

All interested citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Tare “T” Davis, Chairman     
Warren County Board of Commissioners"

 

 

 

New Music Coming from Lesa Hudson
Thursday, June 03 2021

UPDATE: June 10, 2021
Lesa posted this on the evening on June 10th: "Well it's a good sign when you're working on your new soon to be released song and your hubby walks by and says "hey I like that one!" 😁  We had a little set back this week on recording due to the cold crud this week! But I'm feeling better and definitely ready for "Sunny Days" ahead! Hopefully will have it done next week! Thanks for all the prayers!"

 

 

Lesa Hudson is scheduled to release a new song in the coming weeks titled, Sunny Days and we're looking forward to hearing it. Once an official release date has been set, we'll be sure to provide an update. Be sure to visit Lesa's Facebook page and website.

 

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