Tuesday, November 29 2022
On Sunday, November 27, 2022, David Hicks from the Band of Oz shared a message on his Facebook page that read: "I would like to quell a rumor before it gets spread. Rumor has it that we fired Dustin. This is completely false. Dustin has decided to pursue other interests in the coming year and we all remain good friends. We wish nothing but the best for Dustin and I am sure he wishes the same for the band."
Dustin also provided an update on his Facebook page which reads: "Some of you may have seen the news of my departure from Band Of Oz…I wanted to share from my heart about it for all the wonderful Carolina Beach Music family members I have met along the way… My decision to leave is one I sat on for months…it is not one I made hastily or easily…Read the full post below!
On Tuesday, November 29, 2022 David Franks also shared on his Facebook page about his retirement from the band. "Good morning beach music fans and friends of the Band Of Oz. I feel I must make a statement about my retirement and explain a few things. Let me say first that no, the band is not falling apart. It was quite a coincidence that Dustin and I both gave a notice to quit at the same time. We both will play till New Year's Eve. I cannot state Dustin's reasons for leaving, only mine. Over the last few years, I have started developing problems with my hands." Read the full post below!
We'd like to wish Dustin and David all of the best and we will certainly miss seeing them both on stage with BOZ. So much talent between the two and we know their band family will miss having them on stage and on the road. We had the pleasure of enjoying the band this past Sunday, November 27, 2022 at the Sunday after Thanksgiving Beach Music Festival where the Band of Oz closed out the show after the Feature Attraction Band and Blackwater. We know the Band of Oz will continue to do what they do best with the new additions to the band lineup and we can't wait to catch another show soon!
From David Hicks - I would like to quell a rumor before it gets spread. Rumor has it that we fired Dustin. This is completely false. Dustin has decided to pursue other interests in the coming year and we all remain good friends. We wish nothing but the best for Dustin and I am sure he wishes the same for the band.
I admire and respect how BOZ took a dream as teenagers in the 60s and turned it into a Carolina musical institution now in the NC Music Hall of Fame. I smile thinking about the joy BOZ has been bringing to so many people night in and night out. I will still be in North Carolina, and will not be a stranger. ￼ I hope to run into some of you at a future show I am attending in the crowd! ￼ I’m looking forward to this last handful of performances I have with the boys leading up to the end of the year. Thanks to all who have shown me love as well as my family. Sending Shama Lama love back to all of you…be good to yourselves and others…I’ll see you again somewhere over the rainbow
Thursday, November 24 2022
On Thursday, November 24, 2022 Rivermist announced the release of their newest single featuring Terri Gore and Doyle Wood titled: "Ocean Drive Christmas" on Daxwood Records. Be sure to check out the video release below and call your favorite djs and request the new single.
Rivermist feat. Terri Gore & Doyle Wood
Ocean Drive Christmas
Daxwood Publishing BMI
Produced by Doyle Wood for Daxwood Productions
Daxwood Records is very happy to release this fun Christmas song written by Allen Pier
(Pucker Up, Beach Life, Lucky Man) This was such a fun project! The best part is the friendship between Rivermist, Terri and Doyle! We all truly care about each other and our Families!
We also know and realize the true meaning of Christmas!
Allen Pier-Keys, Orchestration and Vocals
Greg Adair-Drums, Percussion and Vocals
Tony Harrison-Bass Guitar
Rick Starling-Percussion and Vocals
Tate Philips-Recording Terri's vocals at Red Radio Productions
Tuesday, November 22 2022
too MUCH SyLviA has released their newest single and it's a great song! We heard it during the 2022 Carolina Beach Music Awards show in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Sunday, November 13, 2022 along with the video that you will find below. Great job guys and we wish you all the best with this release!
Green Dot Records Presents…
Friday, November 18 2022
The beach music community continues to send prayers to guitarist for the Catalinas and everybody's friend, Donald Jordan. On November 9, 2022 Donald suffered a serious heart attack and his wife Beth has kept his friends and beach music family updated on his condition thanks to his Facebook page. On November 11, 2022 Beth shared that Donald was moved out of CICU and into a regular room.
Earlier today, Friday, November 18, 2022 Beth shared: "Please continue to pray for Donald. We are back at the hospital. They are doing some tests to see what’s going on." and she provided another update that reads: "He is stabilized and being admitted back into the hospital. Donald has wanted to respond to all of your messages, kind words, posts and prayers but he just has not had the energy to do so. I have assured him that all of you would understand that he is unable to reply. He and I are both eternally grateful for the massive outpouring of love and prayers. We would appreciate it if you would continue them, they have made all the difference.May God richly bless you all for your kindness. We love you all"
Thank you Beth for keeping everyone updated and we will continue to send our love and prayers to you both.
The Catalinas shared the following post at 8:40PM on Friday, November 18, 2022 on their Facebook page: "We are asking for prayers for our guitarist Donald Jordan tonight. As he is back in the hospital and struggling with pneumonia.
Thursday, November 17 2022
As hard as it is to believe, the holiday season is upon us and we've added numerous events from shag clubs, bands, DJ's and venues. Be sure to stop by our calendar and see all of the upcoming events and make plans to enjoy great beach music throughout the holidays. Several of the events have ticket policies that require tickets are purchased in advance so be sure to read the details and don't miss out. The listed events are in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and we're adding more daily so be sure to check back often.
If you're hosting an upcoming event and it's not included in the largest calendar dedicated to the beach music community you're missing out. Submit all of your events to us and let us help spread the word. You can view and submit your events here!
Tuesday, November 15 2022
ring the 28th Annual Carolina Beach Music Awards weekend, Charlie's Place was the first building to ever be inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame. We've compiled coverage from several news sources on the induction and you will find that information below.
Early Motown performers brought their music to Charlie’s Place in the days before integration. It provided a place for African-American artists of the day to perform, including Dizzy Gillespie, Little Richard, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and many others.
Cookie Goings and April Johnson of Myrtle Beach's Neighborhood Services Department will be present at the 28th Annual Carolina Beach Music Awards on Friday, November 11, as Charlie's Place is inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Monday, November 14 2022
The following memorial video was played during the 2022 Carolina Beach Music Awards show on Sunday, November 13, 2022. Thanks to the Carolina Beach Music Academy (CBMA), the video is made available from their website in which we've embedded for you below. Please take a moment to watch this touching tribute!
Monday, November 14 2022
What a great time we had this past weekend in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the 2022 Carolina Beach Music Awards Weekend. So many friends, smiling facing and awesome music all weekend long. We'd like to congratulate all of the winners announced over the weekend and we've included the list for you in it's entirety below. The list was provided by the Carolina Beach Music Academy (CBMA) website.
Song of the Year
Radio DJ (Larry Crockett Award)
Syndicated Radio Show
Internet Radio DJ
Sunday, November 13 2022
Starting at 3:00PM today you can listen to the results as they happen right here thanks to our friends Mike Brooks and Big Allan D. from WLUS 98.3FM during their weekly show "Carolina Ocean Drive". Click here to listen and click on the 98.3 player.
Friday, November 11 2022
The 2022 Carolina Beach Music Industry Awards show will be held, Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 3:00PM at the Spanish Galleon in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you're unable to attend in person you'll be able to listen live online thanks to Riptide Radio. You can listen on their website and we'll also have it streaming here on Flip Flop Live at this link and via the player below. Good luck to all of the nominees!
Thursday, November 10 2022
We hope that you'll be able to attend the Carolina Beach Music Awards in person but if you're unable to make it you can catch the results LIVE on Sunday. Mike Brooks and Big Allan D. will be broadcasting backstage at the Alabama Theatre during their weekly show "Carolina Ocean Drive" on WLUS 98.3FM beginning at 3:00PM. Allan D. says "this is the 20th year in a row from back stage at the Alabama Theater as they are announced".You will be able to listen on their website, on the tune-in and IHeartRadio apps and we'll also have it streaming on the Flip Flop Live website and app. Good luck to all of the nominees!
Wednesday, November 09 2022
Cammy weekend is here! Thousands are headed to N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the annual Carolina Beach Music Awards Weekend and we cannot wait to see everyone. The Carolina Beach Music Academy updates their weekend schedule on November 7, 2022 and we updated and released our 2022 Cammy Guide that includes the official CBMA events as well as a few others. You can view and/or download the guide on the Flip Flop Live mobile app and here on our website.
We hope to see you this weekend!
Saturday, November 05 2022
Cammy weekend is quickly approaching and we're ready to head down to N. Myrtle Beach for the biggest Beach Music party of the year. Starting Thursday, November 10, 2022 you can get your Daily Cammy Report direct from N. Myrtle every evening through Sunday, November 13, 2022. You can catch the update at 5:00PM by listening on the Flip Flop Live mobile app, on the Flip Flop Live Radio website, on your Amazon Echo devices and on the LIVE365 radio platform. We look forward to seeing everyone and if you will be travelling in the coming days, we wish you safe travels. Whoo...CAMMY WEEKEND 2022