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CBMA Weekend Schedule
Monday, October 18 2021

Below please find the most recent schedule of events officially released by the Carolina Beach Music Academy on October 18, 2021. Please note this is scheduled to change without notice.

 

Beach, Shag, R&B Officially Signs Off
Monday, October 18 2021

On September 29, 2021, Shaun Lamm announced on the Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues Radio Facebook page that he would officially be taking the station off the air after several successful years on the air. Nominated for CBMA Internet Station of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. We've certainly enjoyed the music and content here at Flip Flop Live and we wish Shaun continued success throughout radio, with his band and his future endeavors. Many listeners, friends and fellow industry professionals left their well wishes and comments on the post.

On October 18, 2021 the station stopped streaming and the website updated. We've included the original posts below if you'd like to read and/or comment.

 

 

DEADLINE to vote!
Tuesday, October 12 2021

The deadline to submit your ballot for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards is coming up later this week. In the email that you should've received with your link to vote it states: "All Ballots must be submitted by "Midnight" Friday Oct. 15th 2021. Anything "sent" after this date will not be counted!"

Be sure that you complete your ballot in order for your vote to count. If you have not received your email, please reach out to Bo Gilbert with Grand Strand Marketing Group and let him know. He will take care of making sure you receive the necessary information. We can't wait to see everyone in a few short weeks!

Sylvia Johns Ritchie Releases Song & Video
Tuesday, October 05 2021

Sylvia Johns Ritchie released a new single and video for "Burnin' It Up for Your Love" and we've included it for you below. Producer J.K. Loftin of Cape Fear Studios says: "Just released today and so glad to see so many people enjoying this! The video by Tony Murnahan with Stwrongtone Media finally dropped, along with the single, just after Sylvia was nominated for her talents as Female Vocalist and Rising Star for this year by the Carolina Beach Music Association. And, those are not song specific awards, just acknowledgements of her talent and it's impact. If you are preparing to vote for keep all that in mind, especially as you watch this killer video. She is truly deserving! Features R Mark Black on sax, Frank Mills on bass, Rick Murray on drums and yours truly on guitar, and as producer and engineer. Everyone involved poured it on thick, hot and heavy! You're gonna love it! You can shag or line dance to it and we hope you do!"

Great job Sylvia, we love the song and video and we'd like to also congratulate on your nominations for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards. We look forward to seeing you in November and good luck on all of your categories.

 

Community mourns the loss of Michael Jumper
Tuesday, September 28 2021

We were so sorry to read the news that many were sharing about the passing of Michael Jumper. He was well loved and created so many memories for Beach Music fans through his photography shared on the O.D. Mafia website and social media platforms. We send our condolences to Michael's family, friends and the O.D. Mafia family along with our prayers for all of you. Below the obituary you will find a link if you'd like to sign his guest book on the funeral home website.

Obituary:
COLUMBIA - Michael was born on October 18, 1955 in Columbia, SC to the late Henry Francis Jumper, Jr. and Frances VanBenthuysen Hopkins. Michael passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the age of 65. In addition to his mother, Michael is survived by his three children (David M. Jumper, Sara K. Jumper, and Amy M. Jumper), three brothers (Henry, Van, and Chris Jumper), two sisters (Heath Cathwright and Catherine Render), and a very large extended family.

Michael was a 1975 graduate of Spring Valley High School, and attended The University of South Carolina. He was employed with Rotech, providing medical equipment. He loved photography, shrimping, shag dancing, and was a Carolina Gamecock fan. Michael was a friend to all and loved the beach. In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial contributions to the Ocean Conservatory at https://oceanconservancy.org/ or Camp Kemo at https://bit.ly/2Y2x1Uu

A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2021 at the funeral home. There will also be a livestream of the service on Dunbar Funeral Home – Devine’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DunbarDevine. A private graveside funeral service for family only will follow. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfuneralhomedevine.com

Click Here to Sign the Guestbook

Congratulations to the Nominees!
Saturday, September 25 2021

On Friday, September 24, 2021 the 2021 nominees for the Carolina Beach Music Academy were announced on 94.9FM The Surf. A special party was held LIVE at HOTO's in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with Peter Carpenter, Mike Worley, Bo GIlbert, Jim Morgan, Jim Shafer, Harold Ballard and a host of special guests. We have ;listed the results for you below as listed on the Carolina Beach Music Academy website

Female Vocalist:
Deb Browning
Karen Clayton (Castaways)
Lesa Hudson (Rick Strickland Band)
Rhonda McDaniel
Sylvia Johns Ritchie (Class Act Band)
Sharon Woodruff (The Main Event Band)

Male Vocalist:
Dustin Ahkoui (Band of Oz)
Gary Lowder (Smokin’ Hot)
Rick Strickland (Rick Strickland Band)
Steve Long (Too Much Sylvia)
Glenn Tippett (Cat5 Band)
Chuck French( Band of Oz)

Rising Star
Deb Browning
Sharon Hyler Woodruff
Dana Jones & The Bruce Caldwell Project
Sylvia Johns Ritchie
The Pink Slips Band

Song of the Year
"All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” Band of Oz
“Buzzin’ & Swingin’” Jim Quick & Coastline
“I Wanna Go Back” Too Much Sylvia
" Let Me Be The One” Teri Gore
“Sunny Days” Lesa Hudson
“The Beach & The Boulevard” Cat5 Band

National Dance / Shag Song
"Cool Out Baby" Billy Vera
"Freight Train" Lomax & Koffee Black
“Get It, Get It” Ms. Jody
"I Can Change Your Mind" James Hunter
“If I Hock My Guitar” Delbert McClinton

Group Album of the Year
“Blow Away” Cat5 Band
“Change The World” Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
“Revival” Jim Quick & Coastline
“Those Summer Days” Carolina Blue Dots
“Together” The Embers ft Craig Woolard

Solo Album of the Year
“Both Sides” Billy Bazemore
“My Love Is Your Love (Forever)” Jackie Gore
“Still Dreaming’” Doyle Wood

Entertainer of the Year
Craig Woolard w/ Embers feat. Craig Woolard
Dustin Ahkoui w/ Band of Oz
Gary Lowder w/ Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Jim Quick w/ Jim Quick & Coastline
Lesa Hudson w/ Rick Strickland Band
Tim Clark w/ Tim Clark Band

Smoothie of the Year
"All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” Band of Oz
“Dream Come True” Rick Strickland
"Hello Stranger" The Main Event Band
“Just Like Falling In Love" Gary Lowder & SH
“Something Said Love” Cat5 Band

Compilation Album of the Year
“A Little More Love” Patman & Robin
“Love Never Felt So Good” KHP Music
“Pink Beach House” Sand City Prod.
“Take A Ride With Me" KHP Music
“Which Way To The Beach” KHP Music

Radio DJ (Ted Bell Award)
Andy Lucy 860 AM / WEVA Emporia, VA
Eric Bowman 99.1 FM / WDZD Monroe, NC
Fred Rouse Beach, Boogie & Blues Greenville, NC
John Barkley (Johnny B) 91.7 FM / WSGE Dallas, NC
Justin Rouse Beach, Boogie & Blues Greenville, NC
Mike Brooks 98.3 FM / WLUS Oxford, NC
Mike Worley 94.9 FM / WVCO Loris, SC
Pat Patterson 96.5 FM / WPCC Clinton, SC

Internet DJ
John Hall RIPTIDE Radio
Johnny B RIPTIDE Radio
John Williford Jukin’ Oldies
Mitch Harb Mitch Harb's Beach Party
Ray Melton On The Beach with Ray Ray
Scott Walker Beach Waves Radio

Syndicated Radio Show
"At the Beach w/ Pat Gwinn" Gwinn, Ryan & Benningfield
“Beach Music Top 40” John Hook
“On the Beach w/ Charlie Brown” Charlie Brown & Chris Beachley
"Swamp Soul" Jim Quick

Internet Show
"Beach Therapy" Scott Walker
“Carolina Beach Party” Johnny B
“Johnny’s Jukebox” John Hall
"Midday Beach Party" Pat Gwinn
“On the Beach w/ Ray Ray” Ray Melton

Club (Bill Griffin Award)
Loafers Dance Club Raleigh, NC
Lynn’s Dance Club Charlotte, NC
OD Arcade N. Myrtle Beach, SC
OD Pavilion N. Myrtle Beach, SC
TJ's Nightlife Raleigh, NC

Live Music Venue (Cecil Corbett Award)
Deckerz N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Duck's Beach Club N. Myrtle Beach, SC
HOTO's Restaurant & Beach Bar N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Scallywag’s Bar & Grill New London, NC
Spanish Galleon N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Event of the Year
Amazingly Amazing Largetime Cruise 2020 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Beach Fest 2021 at The Farm Selma, NC
King's Mountain Beach Blast 2021 King's Mountain, NC
Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival 2021 N.Myrtle Beach, SC
Virginia Beach Music Festival Virginia Beach, VA

Shag Club Event of the Year
Cabin Fever Throwdown- Raleigh Shag Club- Raleigh NC
Columbia Shag Invitational 2020 -Columbia Shag Club- Lexington, SC
OD Shag Club Golf Tournament -OD Shag Club- N. MB, SC
Shaggin’ On The Santee -Orangeburg Area Shag Club- Santee, SC
Sparkle City Celebration 2020 -R&B Shag Club- Spartanburg, SC

Group of the Year
Band of Oz
Cat5 Band
Embers ft Craig Woolard
Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
Rick Strickland Band
Too Much Sylvia

Club / Mobile DJ
Eric Bowman
Johnny B (John Barkley)
Justin Rouse
Mike Worley
Pat Patterson
Ron Teague

Radio Station
860 AM WEVA Emporia, VA
91.7 FM WSGE Dallas, NC
96.5 FM WPCC Clinton, SC
98.3 FM WLUS Oxford, NC
99.1 WDZD Monroe, NC
107.5 FM WLON Lincolnton, NC

Internet Station
Beach Waves Radio Townsend Link, Scott Walker & Ben Morris
Kool Winds Radio Katy Benningfield / Pat Gwinn
Large Time Radio Pat Patterson
RIPTIDE Radio Mr. & Mrs. Scott, Henriksen & Dennis
Sounds of The Strand Dan Williard

Producer
JK Loftin “Gonna Stop My Lookin’” Sylvia Ritchie
Keith Houston, Julian B. Fowler, Jay Jenkins “Which Way To The Beach - CD” Various Artists
Pat Patterson "A Little More Love - CD" Various Artists
Rick Lee “I Wanna Go Back” Too Much Sylvia
Rick Strickland “Dream Come True” Rick Strickland

Engineer
Buddy Strong "A Little More Love - CD" Various Artists
David Rhyne “I Wanna Go Back” Too Much Sylvia
JK Loftin “Gonna Stop My Lookin’” Sylvia Ritchie
Jon Joyner "Blown Away - CD" CAT5 Band
Keith Houston “Which Way To The Beach - CD” Various Artists
Rick Strickland “Dream Come True” Rick Strickland Band

Collaboration or Duo
“Juke Joint Jimmy’s” Martin Davis Band & Bill Lyerly
“Just Like Falling In Love” Gary Lowder & James Walsh
“Love Comes Knockin” Sylvia Richie & Doyle Wood
“Take My Heart” Craig Woolard & Molly Askins
“Who’s Gonna Baby You” Rhonda McDaniel & Phil Wilson

Songwriter(s)
Buddy Owens “The Beach & The Boulevard” CAT5 Band
Jim Quick & Casey Meyer “Buzzin & Swingin” Jim Quick & Coastline
Lesa Hudson "Sunny Days” Lesa Hudson
Rick Lee “I Wanna Go Back” Too Much Sylvia
Rick Strickland "Dream Come True" Rick Strickland
Tim Cashion “Sure’ Nuf Do” Tim Cashion

Instrumentalist
Bruce Caldwell - Sax -Dana Jones & The Bruce Caldwell Project
Camron Dudley - Drums - CAT5 Band
Chris Jennings - Guitar -Band of Oz
Harold Smith - Keys - Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Rick Strickland - Guitar - Rick Strickland Band

Live Production
Bob Blair Embers ft. Craig Woolard
Brian Dougherty Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Eddie Cogle Band of Oz
Klint Ford Blackwater Band/Southside Saints
Preston Honeycutt The Entertainers
Tracy Gentry Cat5 Band

Radio Show
Afternoon Sea Cruise Randy Davis & Terri Gore
Beat of The Beach Pat Patterson
Carolina Beach Party Johnny B
Carolina Ocean Drive Mike Brooks & Alan D
Surf Countdown Mike Worley
Wave New Beach Music Countdown Eric Bowman

Concert Series
Blackmon Amphitheatre Concert Series Mt. Airy, NC
Lake Life Clarksville, VA
Music on Main (Horseshoe) N.M. Beach, SC
North Hills Concert Series Raleigh, NC
OD Pavilion Summer Concert Series N.M. Beach, SC
Shoe Center Appreciation Days N.M. Beach, SC

Michael Branch Award
Andy Lucy & Jonathan Sharpe Flip Flop Live
Bo Gilbert Bo The Webguy
Eric Bowman Bowties Entertainment
Mack Barnhill Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Pat Patterson Beach Music 45

Music Video
“Dream Come True” Rick Strickland Band
“I Wanna Go Back” Too Much Sylvia
“Just Like Falling In Love” Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
“Stop Messin’ With My Man” Deb Browning
“Southern Girl On A Summer Night Dana Jones & The Bruce Caldwell Project
“The Beach & The Boulevard” Cat5 Band

Chase Given Releases New Single
Saturday, September 04 2021

Chase Given has released his new single "Bootyshaker" and we've included a video below that was uploaded by DJ Ray Melton if you'd like to listen. Be sure to call your favorite DJs and radio stations and request it. You can visit Chase's Facebook Page and visit his website for his calendar, music, videos and more.

 

Lesa Hudson at Darlington Raceway
Saturday, September 04 2021

Lesa Hudson will have the honor of singing the National Anthem at the Darlington Raceway on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 1:30PM for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff. You can tune in on FOX SPORTS / FS1. Way to go Lesa!

 

JD Cash Recovering from Procedure
Thursday, September 02 2021

On August 27, 2021, JD Cash shared information on his Facebook page about a procedure that he recently had and also shared a GoFundMe campaign setup to help with the medical expenses. Please read his story below and if you're able to give, you will find the link to the fundraiser page.

Original post:
"Greetings, I had quadruple heart by-pass surgery and a new heart valve in 2016.

I also had to have a Defibrillator attached to my heart to maintain a heartbeat. The Defibrillator is set on 80 Beats Per Minute. This Device is designed to shock you back into rhythm and revive the heart if it stops. There is a constant monitor in my house that my cardiologists use to monitor my heart rhythms. The surgery changed my life for good as far as not walking and breathing as well as I would like to and not being able to work very much limiting what I am physically able to do. I now suffer from Severe Heart Failure.
 
About 3 months ago , I started receiving phone calls and messages from my Doctors telling me my heart was constantly racing up down which is very dangerous and can cause a stroke or cardiac arrest leading to death. I was referred to a great surgeon, Dr. Winterfield at MUSC Hospital in Charleston. He specializes in performing High-Tech procedures inside the heart called a Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation which if successful will stop the heart from racing up and down. My heart was racing from 80 up into the 200 range and above. This surgery sometimes works but in some cases , it has to be repeated. Dr. Winterfield said he was pretty certain he solved the problem.
In Charleston, I had to have two surgeries. First they performed a left/right heart cath to check the inside of the heart for blockages, fluid & pressure to make sure it was safe to proceed. I had to wait a couple of days for the 2nd surgery due to fluid on the heart. On Aug. 19 last week I was operated on for the main procedure, a Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation. It was a very long procedure but hopefully successful.
 
When I got home, I discovered I Have Massive Blood Bruises Across Both Groans Where The Four Catheters Went In To Insert Cameras and to work inside my heart performing the Ablation. I will be moving slow for a quite a while and could some assistance while getting back
on my feet. All donations would be appreciated.
 
To Mail Your Donation Directly To Me, My Mailing Address Is: J.D. Cash, PO Box 4034, N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597."

Click Here to Donate Online!
 

Wayne Free Undergoes Surgery
Tuesday, August 31 2021

If you've noticed on various photos that were recently shared of the Embers featuring Craig Woolard, you may have noticed a difference face sitting behind the drums. On August 30, 2021, Rita Free made a post on Facebook regarding Wayne Free and his recent procedure. Wayne told us earlier today "I’m recovering great, driving Ree up the wall" and went on to talk about how supportive and understanding the band has been. He appreciates all of the messages they've received! We know he's ready to get back on the road doing what he loves and we'll continue our prayers for Wayne.


The original post reads:
"As some of you know, Wayne had to have surgery. We try to guard and protect our private lives as so much of our life is public but we wanted to do a quick update for everyone! Wayne is great and recovering, now at home. He is a hard one to keep still to recover but I'm doing my best! lol  He can not wait to get back on the road with The Embers and back to his Beach Waves Radio show "The Freeway". We would like to thank The Embers Organization for their support and encouragement throughout, everyone has been absolutely amazing! The crazy crew of DJ's at Beach Waves have provided support and laughter for both of us! We love both of our professional families ❤ We continue to be thankful for prayers and well wishes from many. We feel very blessed to have caught this "hiccup" and fixed it before there was a major problem!! The Good Lord was watching over us! Morale to the story, if you feel something is off....go get it checked!We would love to have continued prayers and continued respect for privacy. Please understand there is no way Wayne or I can respond to all of the messages but we see them ❤ Special thanks to our family circle, without my mom staying in the waiting room with me for days and my sister taking care of EVERYTHING else on the homestead, I would have truly lost my mind! We were able to to come home to a spotless, sterile house with a fridge full of food thanks to Rhonda and Stephen. Our friends and family are the best of the best! #thisishowthefunkindoodaldo"


        Photo Property of Rita Free

Update from Tim Morris
Wednesday, August 25 2021

On August 24, 2021 Tim Morris posted an update on his Facebook page. This is great news and we can't wait to see Tim back on the road full time. We will continue to keep him in our prayers. 
 

"Thank you everyone for your prayers, calls, messages and donations. You have made this terrible health setback much easier to go through. I am still recovering and have 2 more procedures that will take place in the coming weeks to months, but I am feeling so much better! I am feeling well enough to hit the stage again with BOZ this week. I will be taking it slow and it will take some time to rebuild my chops, but I am excited to do what I love once again and to see you all!! Thanks to everyone!!!♥️♥️♥️"

Battlefield Boogie Club
Monday, August 23 2021

On Sunday, August 22, 2021 the Battlefield Boogie Club posted on their Facebook page to "brush off your dancing shoes" as they begin hosting their weekly dances again. We've included their original post below with all of the details.

"WE'RE BACK  Brush off your dancing shoes.

The BBC is back to hosting our weekly dances at Moose Lodge 1655, 11917 Cherry Rd, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, starting Wed Aug. 25th from 7pm to 9:30 pm. Dance lessons are free.There are a few changes to our venue this year. We are able to dance weekly, as opposed to bi-weekly. In addition, this year, all participants need to enter by the front door. If you are not a Moose Member then one of our BBC members (who are Moose Members) will sign you in as a guest. This is a requirement of the Moose Lodge and needs to be adhered to. Hope to see everyone there.
 
 

Roanoke Valley Shag Club Dances Resume
Sunday, August 22 2021

On August 21, 2021 the Roanoke Valley Shag Club shared on their Facebook page that their monthly dances will resume in October. This will be their first dance since February of 2020. Some things have changed including the venue and having a cover charge and we've included that information below.

"Hey everybody, finally some good news to share, our monthly dance schedule will resume in October. This will be our first dance since February of 2020. As previously stated, your 2020 membership is still good for the rest of the year. 2022 membership information forthcoming.

Since losing our home base, Billy's Barn, we have been researching various locations. As most of you are aware, Billy never charged us to use his place but now we are back to the good old days of having to rent a venue.
 
With the rental, deejay fee & ABC license we are forced to have a cover charge again ($10 members, $15 non-members) We will need at least 60 members per dance just to break even. The future of our club will depend on your participation. We will be going back to BYOB & bringing a snack to share days.
We have selected to return to the American Legion on Sunday afternoons & their only Covid rule is a temperature check @ the door, no mask needed. Of course, we all know that could change but that is the current plan.
 
Mary Beth Layman & her team have come up with some exciting ideas for our 3 dances. We hope & encourage everyone to be a part of the fun. The club will have a information tent @ Party in Elmwood on Sept. 2 (Embers). We hope to pick up new members or have some former members return. Anyone joining now will be able to attend the last 3 dances of 2020 as a new 2022 member. We have selected 3 outstanding deejays for your entertainment.
 
Our schedule: Sundays 3:00-6:00
 
Party info to come:
October 17 - Tailgate Party - DJ Larry "Bigfish" Calhoun, Kingsport, TN
November 14 - RVSC "BAMMYS" Awards Party - DJ Larry & Cindy Black, Virginia Beach, VA
December 12 - Holly Days Party - DJ Frank Price, Rock Hill, SC"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nomination Deadline is Here!
Wednesday, August 11 2021

The deadline to submit your nominations for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards is Friday, August 13, 2021. You should've received your nomination ballot information and if not, we encourage you to reach out to the Carolina Beach Music Academy at: 843-280-9000 or email Bo Gilbert. Also be sure to check your junk email folders just in case. Good luck to all of the industry members and we can't wait to see everyone in November in N. Myrtle Beach.

For full information on the Carolina Beach Music Academy or to become a member, please visit: www.Cammy.org

Sea-Cruz ends after a 20 Year Run
Sunday, August 01 2021

On July 29, 2021 Dino Fair announced on his Facebook page the end of Sea-Cruz. His post reads:

"IMPORTANT!!! After twenty years I am closing the book on Sea-Cruz. I have re-injured my right arm lifting band equipment. For those that remember, I injured my neck, shoulder, elbow and hand two years ago just before “The Making Waves Cruise” with “Craig and The Embers”. I’m sure they remember me sucking on their stage. I opted not to have surgery because I was not ready to leave the stage. I dealt with my issues long and hard and now I have added a possible detached retina in my future. This decision breaks my heart. You that really know me will realize that this decision does not come easy but it is one that I alone have to make. I have had the honor of working with the best, first 19 years in “The Fantastic Shakers” and lately 20 years with “Sea-Cruz”. I will cherish my memories for the rest of my life. Thanks to Molly Askins Ford and Allie Privette this transition will be somewhat easier because they both want the best for myself and my recovery. Molly and I have been through so much together and I am going to miss backing her as well as Allie. They both “ROCK”. I want to thank all of our clients from all the past years especially “Creek Ratz” who kept us every week for twenty years. I would also like to thank all of you that came to see both bands do our thing. You included us in your families. You invited us to your homes. We played your weddings and you invited us when a loved one passed away. In other words you appreciated us not just by your presence at a performance but you included us in your lives. While I recover know that I am surrounded by friends and family but especially Debbi Bridges Fair, Megan Croft, my two Grandaughters, my Mom and my best friend “Cruz”. On a good note “Mental Case” is recovering nicely and I hope to spend more time with the company and I plan on studio time at home and at “Mental Trax” in Nashville. I feel like the luckiest guy on the planet because of my experiences with all of you and I look forward to an Incredible future with Debbi and Cruz. I love you all and wish you all the brightest of futures. Dino"

We wish him all of the best in his future endeavors as well as his health and we've included his original post below if you'd like to comment on it to send him your well wishes.

 

 

From the Sea-Cruz website:
"ProSound Entertainment proudly presents THE SEA-CRUZ BAND. This group has received numerous nominations and awards from the Carolina Beach Music Award Association.

This dynamic group features the advantages of modern technology, years of stage experience and a BOAT LOAD of personality!

SEA-CRUZ is a sequenced group, consisting of heavy keyboards and two or three lead vocalists. This combination gives you a big band sound without the big band PRICE and promises to deliver a complete and fun entertainment experience.

SEA-CRUZ musical menu includes the best of 60’s Oldies, Classic Rock, 70’s Disco, Carolina Beach and today’s hottest new songs. All of this flavored with Pop, Country, Rhythm and Blues and Standards gives you and your guests the Itinerary for a SPECTACULAR VOYAGE.

SEA-CRUZ has become one of the Southeast’s top entertainment groups so ALL ABOARD for a fun filled SEA-CRUZ. "

Little John Thompson Releases Music Video
Wednesday, July 28 2021

Little John Thompson has released a video for his new song, "No Matter (Cause Life Has Never Been Better)" that was released previously with Forevermore Music. According to the President of Forevermore (Christopher Biehler), John produced the video and what a great job he did! We've included it for you below and be sure to call your favorite DJs and stations and request the song and to view more music offerings, visit the Forevermore website.

 

 

Did you receive your ballot?
Sunday, July 25 2021

Did you receive your ballot email from the Carolina Beach Music Academy? If you didn't receive it, be sure to contact Bo Gilbert by email or by calling: 843-280-9000 and let him know. The deadline to submit your nominations is August 13, 2021.

**Please note at the bottom of this page the venues, people and/or entities listed below that are not longer eligible to be nominated"

 

Below you will find the categories available for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards along with their descriptions!

- Engineer of the Year
This award goes to a person who is responsible for engineering recording sessions that yield a specific single or album. This award is also based on final sound quality. You MUST list song title/ project, artist and engineer:

 

- Producer of the Year
This award goes to the person who is responsible for the style and/or arrangement of a specific recording, either single recording or album.
You MUST list song title/ project, artist and producer:

 

- Michael Branch Award
This award is presented to a company or individual who has made a significant contribution to the promotion and advancement of Carolina Beach Music. Recipient can be a booking agency, agent, personal manager, paid-promoter, record label, label promotions person, or music distributor

 

- Song Writer of the Year
This award goes to the person or persons who write songs targeted at the beach music industry. You MUST List writer and song title:

 

- Female Vocalist of the Year
This award goes to the individual female artist based on her recording or in-person performance.

 

- Male Vocalist of the Year
This award goes to the individual male artist based on his recording or in-person performance.

 

- Entertainer of the Year
This award goes to the individual that goes above and beyond to promote and entertain the public as best he/she can during live performances.
You MUST list artist name and group affiliation if any:

 

- Song of the Year
This award goes to a group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production and engineering.
You MUST list song and artist:

 

- Group of the Year
This award goes to a group that exudes excellence and pure love for Carolina Beach Music during performances. The group must consist of three or more persons that normally perform live or record together.

 

- Rising Star Award
This award goes to an individual or group, involved in Beach Music for “5” years or less, that has recorded a song that has been verifiably played in regular rotation “AND” charted on our Beach Music Air Force and/or individual Beach Music charts or compiled charts like Beach Music 45.com.

 

- Smoothie - Ballad
This award goes to a group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production and engineering. A smoothie is classified as a "shag" song that has a "soft" edge to it and ranges from 90-110 beats per minute (bpm), but not limited to such. A ballad is classified as a slow dance song.
You Must list Song Title & Artist:

 

- Collaboration of the Year
This award goes to the artists (male, female or group) who have collectively recorded an album or single release, featuring at least two artists that normally do not record together. This award is based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production, and engineering.
You MUST list song title and artists:

 

- Group Album of the Year
This award goes to a group of performers based on vocal and/or instrumentation, performance, song selection, production, artwork, liner notes, and engineering for a Compact Disc / DVD release of five songs or more. You MUST list title and artist:

 

- Solo Album of the Year
This award goes to an individual based on vocal and/or instrumentation, performance, song selection, production, artwork, liner notes, and engineering for a Compact Disc / DVD release of five songs or more. The primary artist must be featured individually on 60% or more of the tracks. You MUST list title and artist:

 

- Compilation Album of the Year
This award goes to the company for the release of a specific Beach Music compilation containing songs from at least three different artists or groups. You must list CD title and Production Company:

 

- National Dance Song
This award goes to the group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production and engineering. The award goes to a song that has been released nationally and received national airplay. You MUST list title and artist:

 

- Live Production Award
This award goes to the individual that shows outstanding service in the Live Performance area. This award can go to a Sound Tech, Light Tech, Road Manager or any other live support staff. You Must List Name & Band Affiliation

 

- Instrumentalist of the Year
This award goes to the individual that has perfected his or her ability to play an instrument above and beyond others in their chosen field
Please list name, instrument played and band

 

- Music Video of the Year
This award goes to a group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, video production and engineering.
You MUST List Song and Artist

 

- Event of the Year
This award goes to the promoter of a single show or concert that includes three or more acts performing live with a band or music tracks.
You must list event name & City:

 

- Shag Club Event of the Year
This award goes to the "Shag Club" or promoter of a single event dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the dance, “The Shag". Please List Event, Club & City:

 

- Concert Series of the Year
This award goes to an organization or event that presents a series of live beach music concerts. The series must consist of at least 4 concerts in a calendar year. Must List Name, Location & City of Series

 

- Club/Mobile DJ of the Year (Richard Nixon Award)
This award goes to a DJ who is known primarily for playing or supporting Carolina Beach Music in a club setting or during mobile performances.

 

- Club of the Year (Bill Griffin Award)
This award goes to the club that primarily uses and promotes Recorded Music and DJ’s throughout the year
Must list Entire Club Name and City located

 

- LIVE Music Venue of the Year (Cecil Corbett Award)
Formerly Show Club of the Year
This Award goes to the club that primarily promotes live artists and bands throughout the entire year. Must list Entire Club Name and City located:

 

- Radio Station
This award goes to the FM or AM radio station that has or is providing airplay of Carolina Beach Music in a regular rotation or with specialty programming.
You must list station frequency and City:

 

- Radio DJ (Ted Bell Award)
This award goes to the radio DJ that best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general on a daily or weekly broadcast.
**This award is for DJ’s that originates from a terrestrial broadcast, streaming of the DJ and/or Show is not a factor in consideration for this award You must list DJ name, station frequency & City

 

- Syndicated Radio Show of the Year
This award goes to the DJ that is featured weekly on more than one radio station with a single or multiple recorded or live produced program(s). Simulcasts are not eligible. You must list Name of Show and Host:

 

- Radio Show of the Year (Steve Hardy Award)
This award goes to the DJ & Radio Station for the best produced weekly terrestrial Radio Show. This show can be simulcast and streamed but must be done simultaneously on all stations. You must list show title, station and host:

 

- Internet Radio "Show"
This award goes to the “Internet Only” Individual Radio Show that runs on a schedule and best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general. This award does not apply to shows that are also broadcast terrestrially. You must list show title, host:

 

- Internet Radio "Station"
This award goes to the "Internet Only" Radio Station that streams 24/7 - 365 days a year and best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general. This award does not apply to shows that are also broadcast terrestrially. You must list full station website address:

 

- Internet Radio DJ
This award goes to the “Internet Only” DJ that best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general. This award does not apply to persons that also broadcast “terrestrially”. You must list DJ Name & Show or Station Name:

 

**The following people venues or entities are NOT ELIGIBLE for nomination due to withdrawing their names or because of a Hall of Fame induction.**

Club
Fat Harold's - Withdrew

Show Club
Fat Harold's - Withdrew

Club/Mobile DJ
Gary Bass - Hall of Fame
Chad Sain - Withdrew / HOF
Ray Scott - Withdrew / HOF

AM Radio DJ
Charlie Brown - Withdrew

FM Radio DJ
Ray Scott - Withdrew
Charlie Brown - Withdrew
Ted Bell - Withdrew

FM Radio Station
WRDX 106.5 FM - Hall of Fame
WVCO 94.9 FM The Surf - Hall of Fame
WNCT 107.9 FM - Hall of Fame

AM Radio Station
WLWL 700AM Big Waves - Hall of Fame

Event of the Year
Carolina Beach Music Awards - Withdrew 1996

Male Vocalist
Craig Woolard - Withdrew 2019

Internet Radio DJ
Ray Scott - Withdrew 2019

Internet Radio Show
Ray Scott Live - Withdrew 2019

Syndicated Radio Show
Carolina Sounds Beach Show, Butch Halpin - Withdrew 2019

 

CBMA Deadline is Here!
Tuesday, July 13 2021

if you were planning to join the Carolina Beach Music Academy and you'd like the opportunity to nominate your favorites in the various categories, time is running out. Thursday, July 15, 2021 is the final day to join in order to be eligible to nominate for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards. You can join online by visiting the CBMA website and we also have links setup on the CBMA page here on our website.

Let's make 2021 one to remember and invite your friends to join. Introduce them to the various events throughout the industry and of course the one and only Cammy Weekend in November. Last year was tough for so many within our industry so let's bring everything together for 2021 and have the largest membership to date. We look forward to seeing everyone soon and we thank you for supporting Beach Music and the Carolina Beach Music Academy.

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!

 

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