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!"
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
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, classics...you'll see them in historic downtown.
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
Sunday, January 29, 2023
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
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
CBMA Awards Show Tickets
Shag Club and/or SOS Membership
Artist / Band / Industry Merchandise
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.
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!
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
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:
Great job guys and we've included a YouTube link for you below as well.
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.
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:
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,
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