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Fantastic Shakers

The third week of September, 1978, was marked the beginning of an era, the formation of THE FANTASTIC SHAKERS, known as the “South’s Finest Show Band.” Since the inception of the band, the have performed over 6,000 engagements including over 400 wedding receptions, 700 conventions, and clubs too numerous to mention.  They have performed from New York to Florida and all throughout the Southeast. South Carolina’s Grand Strand has become the band’s summer home and their hit single “Myrtle Beach Days” catapulted The Shakers to the top of the Carolinas musical groups.

This combination of experience and longevity has allowed THE FANTASTIC SHAKERS to possess a level of versatility few other groups can match. With five lead vocalists and up to three horns, they can perform almost any style of music from up-tempo dance and rock to the smooth easy listening for the more subdued occasions.  The music is GREAT but what sets THE FANTASTIC SHAKERS apart is the personality of the group.  From start to finish every performance becomes a PARTY!  The fun starts at the first note and doesn’t stop until the last.  A performance by THE FANTASTIC SHAKERS is not just a party, it is an EVENT!

Through these years, there have been many memorable engagements, including featured performances at the Grand National Dance Championships in Atlanta, GA on three occasions, the Lincoln Center in New York City (Hot Summer Nights Dance Fest), and the American Bop Association Convention in Cincinnati, OH on two occasions. This exhibits their appeal outside the Carolinas. Also, there have been performances with many national artists including the Beach Boys (for WBT Radio’s 50th anniversary), the Kingsport, TN Funfest with KC and the Sunshine Band and appearances also with the Four Tops, Jan and Dean and many more.  WBTV was proud to host Spring Fest with The Shakers three different years with over 70,000 people in attendance. Forty thousand fans have attended the Carolina Beach Blast in Carolina Beach Festival with THE FANTASTIC SHAKERS as headliners. The Shakers were host to the grand opening of the Men’s Apparel Mart in Charlotte with Vice President George Bush as special guest. There have been many other special appearances such as the gubernatorial inauguration with SC Governor Carroll Campbell. The list goes on and on…

The Shakers have won many awards through the various beach music awards associations through the years. This list includes two-time show group of the year, three time album of the year, and lead singer Bo Schronce has been named male vocalist of the year on four different occasions as well as induction into the Hall of Fame.

This Shakers’ carry a state of the art JBL P.A. that is powered by over 16,000 watts of QSC amplifiers. The lighting system features 16,000 watts of power controlled by NEL multiplex controllers. An ultraquartz spotlight is used to highlight the floorshow. This flexibility allows them to accommodate any size event from a small reception to a large outdoor event.

So, you say “what makes The Shakers different?” Personality! Fun! Charisma! From start to finish, an engagement with THE FANTASTIC SHAKERS is one big party. Don’t misunderstand, the music is great, but The Shakers are here for you to have a good time. The boys will keep you entertained from start to finish.

Special attention is given to appearance, with over $80,000 spent on custom-made wardrobing. Tuxedos are always available for the formal occasion.

What really separates The Shakers from other Carolina-based “beach” groups? The “daddy” frontman. Bo Schronce, without a doubt, is recognized as one of the finest singer-entertainers to ever hit the stage. Bo constantly works the crowd with his zany personality and powerful voice.

Partial Song List:


Myrtle Beach Days Shakin’ the Shack
I Ain’t Giving Up Nothing I Need You
Jitterbug Boogie Where Do I Go
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby My Babe
Little Red Book Shake That Thing
Penny Lover Walk With Me, Talk With Me
Walk Away From Love Nobody But You
Hot Nights Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore


Al Green Let’s Stay Together Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music
Bad Company Young Blood Barry White Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love
Beatles I Saw Her Standing There Barry White You’re My First, My Last, My Everything
Bee Gees Happy Ever After Ben E. King Stand By Me
Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen Billy Idol Mony Mony
Billy Ocean Suddenly Billy Idol You May Be Right
Billy Ward and the Dominoes Sixty Minute Man Bob Seger Old Time Rock and Roll
Brian Setzer Jump Jive and Wail Brooks And Dunn Boot Scoot Boogie
Bruce Channel Hey Baby BTO Takin’ Care Of Business
Buster Poindexter Hot, Hot, Hot BTO Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
Cameo Word Up Carl Carlton Bad Mamma Jamma
Carl Wilson What You Do To Me Catalinas Summertime’s Calling Me
Chairmen Of The Board Down At The Beach Club Chubby Checker Let’s Twist Again
Chairmen Of The Board Beach Fever Chubby Checker The Twist
Chairmen Of The Board Carolina Girls Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode
Club Nouveay Lean On Me Chuck Berry Memphis
Commodores Brickhouse Contours Do You Love Me
Cornelius Bros & Sister Rose Too Late To Turn Back Now
Delbert Mcclinton Givin’ It Up For Your Love Drifters Under The Boardwalk
Delbert Mcclinton Back To Louisiana Drifters Little Red Book
Delbert Mcclinton Sandy Beaches
Delbert Mcclinton Livin’ It Up
Delbert Mcclinton Old Weakness  
Eagles Hotel California Earth,Wind & Fire September
Eagles Love Will Keep Us Alive Earth,Wind & Fire Sing A Song
Eddie Floyd Knock On Wood Elton John Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elvin Bishop Fooled Around And Fell In Love Elvis Presley Return To Sender
Englebert Humperdink After the Loving Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Elvis Presley Burning Love
Elvis Presley Trilogy
Foreigner I Want To Know What Love Is Franki Valli Oh What A Night
Futures Part Time Party Time Man
Grand Funk Railroad Some Kind Of Wonderful Gap Band You Dropped A Bomb On Me
Heatwave Boogie Nights Huey Lewis We’re Here For A Good Time
Impressions Something Said Love Isley Brothers Twist And Shout
Impressions Its Alright Isley Brothers Shout
Impressions People Get Ready Isley Brothers The Old Heart Of Mine
James Taylor You’ve Got A Friend Jerry Butler He Will Break Your Heart
James Taylor How Sweet It Is Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville
Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls Of Fire Johnny Gill My My  My
Jr. Walker And The All Stars What Does It Take
KC & The Sunshine Band Shake Your Booty Keb Mo Stand Up
KC & The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight Keisha Brown Some Bridges Need Burning Down
KC & The Sunshine Band That’s The Way Kool And The Gang Celebrate
Kool And The Gang Ladies Night
Lamont Dozier Cool Me Out Lee Michaels Do You Know What I Mean
Lee Roy Parnell Hearts Desire Loggins And Messina Your Mamma Don’t Dance
Looking Glass Brandy Lou Rawls Sit Down and Talk To Me
Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World Love Committee Cheaters Never Win
Marcia Griffith Electric Slide Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing
Midnight Star No Parking On The Dance Floor Marvin Gaye What’s Going On
Mitch Ryder Devil With the Blue Dress Marvin Gaye Come Get To This
Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Nat King Cole Unforgettable Natalie Cole Pink Cadillac
O.C. Smith Brenda Orleans Still The One
O.C. Smith Save The Last Dance For Me O”Jays Used To Be My Girl
Otis Day And The Nights Shout
Patsy Cline Crazy Paul Simon Late In The Evening
Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman Platters With This Ring
Percy Sledge Love Come Knocking Platters Washed Ashore
Prince 1999 Platters Only You
Platters The Great Pretender
Rick James Super Freak Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
Rick James Give It To Me Baby Righteous Brothers You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
Robert Cray I Guess I Showed Her Rod Stewart The Motown Song
Rolling Stones Satisfaction Rod Stewart Havin’ A Party
Rolling Stones Honky Tonky Women Rod Stewart Have I Told You Lately
Rolling Stones Brown Sugar Romantics Talking In  Your Sleep
Rolling Stones Satisfaction  
Rolling Stones Start Me Up
Rolling Stones Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Sam  & Dave Soothe Me Sam  Cooke You Send Me
Sanford/Townsend Band Smoke From A Distant Fire Sam  Cooke Another Saturday Night
Santana Smooth Showmen 39-21-40 Shape
Santana Game Of Love Sly & The Family Stone Dance To The Music
Santana Evil Ways Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People
Smokey Robinson Ooh Baby, Baby Sly & The Family Stone I Want To Take You Higher
Spinners It’s A Shame Spiral Staircase More Today Than Yesterday
Spinners I’ll Be Around Standards Satin Doll
Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild Standards All Of Me
Swinging Medallions Double Shot Standards I Can’t Get Started
Standards Fever
Standards Misty
Standards Summertime
Standards The Way You Look Tonight
The Tams I’ve Been Hurt The Temptations Treat Her Like A Lady
The Tams Be Young Be Foolish The Temptations Lady Soul
The Tams What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am The Temptations Get Ready
Teddy Pendergrass I Don’t Love You Anymore The Temptations My Girl
The Showmen 39-21-40 Shape The Temptations The Way You Do The Things You Do
The Stylistics Betcha By Golly Wow The Temptations Beauty’s Only Skin Deep
The Stylistics Disco Inferno The Temptations Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
The Trammps Hold Back The Night The Temptations Just My Imagination
The Tymes Miss Grace Tina Turner Proud Mary
Tony Rich Nobody Knows Tina Turner Simply The Best
Traditional Rocky Top Tina Turner Better Be Good To Me
Tina Turner What’s Love Got To Do With It
Tina Turner Typical Male
Van Morrison Wild Nights Van Morrison Domino
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music Willie Tee Thank You, John
Wilson Pickett Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally
Young Rascals Good Lovin’