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Pink Slips Welcome New Drummer
Saturday, January 21 2023

On Monday, January 16, 2023 the Pink Slips Band announced their new drummer Frankie Burney. If you were at the 2022 Carolina Beach Music Awards in November, you had the pleasure of hearing Frankie on stage with the guys. We've included the band's official release below and we'd like to congratulate Frankie and we look forward to seeing the guys on the road soon.

“RE”introducing FRANKIE BURNEY!
The Pink Slips Band is proud to “re”introduce you to Frankie Burney! Frankie is a very familiar face in the band as he has been our front of house sound engineer for the past 4 years. Recently our drummer, Billy Prease, decided to bid farewell to the band in order to spend more time with his grandchildren and travel with his lovely bride. With Billy’s departure, Frankie stepped up with interest in filling the spot of drummer with the band.
Frankie started showing signs of rhythm at a very young age, tapping on the dashboard, counter top, or anything else he was near while listening to music. His parents bought his first drum set when he was in the fourth grade. Frankie's inspiration as a child was Peter Criss, the drummer of the band Kiss. He liked Peter because he played drums and sang. Frankie played with too many bands to count from ages 15 to 30 including Catch 22, Scott Free, Atlantic Spotlight, several young garage bands, and was the original drummer for The Blackwater Band. In 2008, Frankie was in an auto accident that took half of his right arm. The loss of his arm hindered his drumming. With unmatched dedication, perseverance, and practice, he has developed a method of drumming that you would never know he doesn’t have 2 arms! After many years of not playing drums full time Frankie has stepped up to the plate, shown what he has to offer, and blown people away with his growth and abilities. We are beyond proud to announce that he is the new drummer for The Pink Slips Band.
Frankie worked as a specialist with autistic children, contracting with Whiteville City Schools, for 15 years until being forced into retirement in 2009 by the accident. He is a walking miracle and living proof that life can knock you down but as long as you're determined you'll come back swinging (or drumming) stronger than ever. When not with the band Frankie breeds and sells ball pythons, he is also the District Director for Dixie Youth Baseball in Bladen and Columbus County. Frankie and his wife, Christy, have 2 grown children, Whitney and husband BJ, and Sky. They have 3 amazing grandchildren, Riley Grace, Hunter and Aubree.
With this transition we will miss having Billy on the backline. Billy was essential in the formation of The Pink Slips Band and contributed in more ways than we can count. At the same time we know that Frankie is the perfect person to fill those shoes and we are beyond excited where he will take us in 2023 and beyond. Show Frankie some love and next time you see him at a gig make sure to say hey!"

2023 Second Saturday Concerts Announced
Wednesday, January 11 2023

The town of Hillsville, Virginia has announced their 2023 Second Saturday Concert schedule and as always, admission is free! The concerts are located at Courthouse Square (corner of Court & Pine Street) and cruise-in on N. Main Street.

May 13, 2023 - Cat5
June 10, 2023 - Robby Danison Band
July 8, 2023 - Too Much Sylvia
August 12, 2023 - The Tonez
September 9, 2023 - Camel City Yacht Club

From the Town of Hillsville, Virginia - 2023 is going to be a great year of music and cars for Hillsville! Friends of Hillsville Inc. and the Town of Hillsville, VA present Second Saturdays beginning in May. Concerts are held at Courthouse Square (corner of Court & Pine St.) and start at 7:00 p.m. Admission is FREE. At 5:00 p.m. on N. Main St., Blue Ridge Summer Thunder - Carroll Cruisers has their cruise-in. Hot rods, antiques,'ll see them in historic downtown.

Celebration of Life for Charlie Brown Update
Saturday, December 24 2022

On December 12, 2022 we shared information about the celebration of life for Charlie Brown (Ed Weiss) and we promised to update everyone once we had more information. The following photos were shared by Suz Weiss that contains information for both events.

Sunday, January 22, 2023
Loafers Beach Club
605 Creekside Drive
Raleigh North Carolina
1:00PM until 4:00PM

Sunday, January 29, 2023
Racks and Rolls
1243 Plaza Drive
Burlington, North Carolina
1:00PM until 4:00PM


Also if you're looking for a special gift for a beach music fan, A Life "On The Beach" would be an awesome gift.

A Life "On the Beach" The Charlie Brown Story
What a special keepsake and tribute to such a wonderful person and his story. If you have any questions regarding the book, please email:


Last Minute Gift Ideas!
Saturday, December 17 2022

Are you still on the hunt for that special gift for the person that has everything? We may be able to help with some ideas from the Beach Music community and they're sure to love it.

Carolina Beach Music Academy Membership
Whether they're a lifelong fan or brand new to industry you would be giving them a membership in the greatest music family in the world along with having the ability to nominate and/or vote and make your voice heard. You're able to purchase your membership for next year right now on the CBMA website. Be sure to visit the information page to find out about the perks of being a member and cardholder.

CBMA Awards Show Tickets
What a great stocking stuffer to give tickets to the Carolina Beach Music Awards show at the Alabama Theatre in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at 3:00PM on Sunday, November 12, 2023. Tickets are available now on the Alabama Theatre website. Celebrate the southern tradition that we all love, Beach Music!

Shag Club and/or SOS Membership
Do you have friends already associated with a shag club, someone that attends the SOS events or would you like to introduce someone new? This would make a great gift or stocking stuffer to have their membership for 2023 paid in full.

Artist / Band / Industry Merchandise
Know someone that loves a particular artist or group or maybe you love a certain radio station or DJ? Many of them have merchandise available on their websites and of course at the live events. Pickup a t-shirt, flag, hat or CD among all of the other items available from the various groups and organizations. Visit the band and radio pages here on Flip Flop Live for links to all of the websites.

Shag Lessons
Online or in person there's a variety of places to take shag lessons and classes to fit any experience level. Maybe you know someone looking to learn or they want to freshen up their steps, either way you can find someone in your area or online ready to help.

Thank you for supporting the Beach Music industry in 2022. No matter if you just love to listen, you keep the dance floor hot or you're an industry professional, it takes all of us to keep it going and anything you can do to encourage growth in the industry is a wonderful thing. We're honored to be in an industry with so many friends and we look forward to its growth in the years to come.

We'd like to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year!
Andy Lucy and Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe
Flip Flop Live / Flip Flop Live Radio Owners

Deb Browning and Jim Quick's Single Release
Friday, December 16 2022

Deb Browning and Jim Quick released a Christmas single "Santa Claus is Back in Town" and it debuted on 94.9FM The Surf. Deb' also has a full Christmas cd, "Here Comes Christmas" that can be purchased directly from her website. The cd features ten songs including; Here Comes Christmas, All Over the World, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Jingle Bells, Winter Wonderland, Go Tell it on the Mountain, Blue Christmas, Santa Claus is Back in Town, Jingle Bell Rock and Slient Night.

We've included the YouTube video for you below but you can also hear the new song with Jim Quick on your favorite beach music stations so call your dj's and request it.


Keepers of the Dance Contest 2023
Wednesday, December 14 2022

The 2023 Keepers of the Dance contest is coming to Fat Harold's Beach Club on Friday, February 3, 2023 and Saturday, February 4, 2023 with total prize money of $5,000 +.  On Friday it will be the qualifying contest for the Junior, Senior and Open Divisions. All sign up by 7:00PM and the Junior Division will begin at 8:00PM. Friday will cut to six in each division and pay the top three.

Saturday will be the finals contest and it will begin at 8:00PM. This will pay all six in each division with plaques to the top three.

In a recent post by Bob Myrick on the SOS Facebook group he advised: " Sponsor's needed for the best Boogie Woogie contest on the beach!!" To become a sponsor you can contact Bob at: 1203 Tarpon Pond Rd., N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582. Make checks payable to: Keepers of the Dance

There will be a Saturday afternoon party for sponsors, participants, judges and Keepers of the Dance from 2:00PM until 4:00PM. The Dewey Kennedy Eddie Monsour scholarship will be announced Saturday night.

For full details on this event and Keepers of the Dance, visit their official website here!



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Charlie Brown Celebration of Life Planned
Monday, December 12 2022

A Celebration of Life Party for DJ Charlie Brown (Ed Weiss) is currently being planned for January 22, 2022 in Raleigh North Carolina and another at 333 in Burlington, North Carolina on January 29, 2022. When more information is released on these two events, we'll be sure to update this news article. Also if you're looking for a special gift for a beach music fan, A Life "On The Beach" would be an awesome gift.

A Life "On the Beach" The Charlie Brown Story
What a special keepsake and tribute to such a wonderful person and his story. If you have any questions regarding the book, please email:

Cat5 Releases Christmas Single
Sunday, December 11 2022

On November 21, 2022, Cat5 announced their upcoming Christmas release, "Little Drummer Boy". The band shared an update on Saturday, December 10, 2022 that the single is now available for download on their website.

From the Cat5 Website:
"Cat5 is excited to announce the release of our new Christmas single,The Little Drummer Boy.
The "Little Drummer Boy" is the first Christmas song recorded by cat5. It features the Vocals of Glen Tippet and Jerry Thomas West  and the Drums of Camron Dudley with a majestic feel. Be sure to call your Favorite Radio Station and/or DJ and request it. Thank You Cat5"

Great job guys and we've included a YouTube link for you below as well.

Doug Winstead's Departure from Blackwater
Thursday, December 08 2022

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, Doug Winstead announced on his facebook page, his departure from Blackwater. His post read: "I would like to thank Dale Edwards and the rest of the Blackwater Band, family, friends, & fans for putting up with me & my antics for the last 4 and 1/2 years! We made it through a lot of changes and also the pandemic. It is with mixed emotions and sadness that I'm announcing that I'm no longer in the Blackwater Band. Playing music & singing with these guys & cutting up on stage with Dale and everybody else has brought me much happiness and I wish nothing but the best and continued success in the future! I will still be available for a few remaining shows if needed. Thanks everybody!"

We wish you all the best Doug! You're always such a huge talent and fun to watch on stage while being the nicest guy off stage. We know your Blackwater family will certainly miss you.

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Tim Clark Announces Final Show with TCB
Wednesday, December 07 2022

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, TIm Clark of the Tim Clark Band announced on the band Facebook page that his final performance with the band will be December 31, 2022 at 3001 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We wish Tim all of the best in his future endeavors and we'll miss seeing the band. You will find his original post below:

Original Post:
"It is with a heavy heart that I announce my final performance with The Tim Clark Band in the state of South Carolina on December 31st at 3001 in Myrtle Beach. It's hard to believe that 28 years has passed since I started a little project called the TCB. It started out as just a little weekend band playing local bars and restaurants. It quickly grew into one of the most sought after and popular acts in the southeast. Doing festivals, weddings, corporate and private events. Performing from Connecticut to Hawai. Cruise Ships to Superspeedways.

Of course, I did not accomplish all of the above by myself. I have had the privilege of playing with some of the finest musicians on
the east coast. For several years now I have had my amazing son
Brandon in my band. His incredible talent and stage presence cannot be denied. He is truly a special talent on guitar. As well as the supporting cast Mark Grillo on Drums., Ruddy Ferreira on base
With Daved Kroll on Keys. Kathy Davey on vocals & Erik Davey Road Manager & Sound Engineer Awesome Group
You will be missed,
Sincerely, 😛

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