Archive for Beach Music – Page 3

Johnny Cobb

Johnny is a Grammy Nominated Recording Artist / Songwriter / Producer / Musician. His current 2011 release is “Soul Provider”. “Straight From The Heart” is Johnny’s 2010 Cashbox Magazine’s hit release. Written/Produced/Performed by Cobb. Johnny originally wrote the song for the legendary Allman Brothers Band. Their version was a Billboard hit in the 80’s and the featured track on The Brothers Of The Road cd (Arista). Johnny produced, sang background vocals, and played keyboards on The Allman Brothers Band only ever Grammy nominated Arista cd titled Reach For The Sky (Arista). Johnny also penned The Allman Brothers hit single “Angeline”. Johnny wrote/produced/perform “My Great Escape”, which appeared in The ABC Movie Of The Week titled The Natalie Wood Story. “Jump Into My Fire” (Written, Produced, Performed by J. Cobb). Cobb originally wrote the song for the blues icon Etta James. Her version appeared on the Grammy nominated cd titled Seven Year Itch (Island Records). Johnny’s elf-penned and produced Elektra/Asylum Records album titled Lawler & Cobb / Men From Nowhere was nominated for a Grammy. The title track “Love At First Sight” received a Grammy nomination. Cobb toured the world and recorded (vocals & bass player) with RCA Records superstar Ronnie Milsap for five years. Johnny recorded three platinum CMA Albums Of The Year, and two Grammy award winning singles with Ronnie. During his association with Milsap, Cobb appeared on many national and international tv shows. Johnny performed back-up vocals on the Garth Brooks cd The Chase, which includes the award winning single and video “We Shall Be Free”. Cobb also sang background vocals on Garth Brook’s Beyond The Season, The Magic Of Christmas, and Garth Brooks Greatest Hits (Capitol Records, all are multi-platinum). Johnny’s Carolina music history appears within the best seller book by author Greg Haynes titled “The Heeey Baby Days Of Beach Music”. Cobb performed the official fund raiser song “You Can’t Break America’s Heart”, and was the featured singer in the song’s video to help the Oklahoma City Mayor’s Relief Fund For Bombing Victims. He received a letter of recognition and a honor guard presentation of an American flag that had flown over the White House from then vice-president., Al Gore, for his contribution to this cause.

Jim Quick & Coastline

Artist or in person, Jim Quick is the kind of guy you genuinely want to call a friend. With the charm only a true Southerner can possess, he brings his talent to the stage with a quick-witted, knee-slapping sense of humor coupled with the clear sincerity of his love for his craft.

“As a child, I was real mischievous. Playin’ pranks and makin’ jokes; doin’ stupid stuff you do as a kid. People would laugh; the more they laughed, the more I’d act a fool! It was like applause for more, more, more. I loved being the center of attention. Still do. Add music and, well, that’s spice to the concoction! That’s how I roll.”

And “roll” he does. Quick’s been touring the Southeast US for more than 15 years, playing nearly 300 shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his newest, DOWN SOUTH. Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band—a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out—the group pushed Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick & Coastline. Known for his all-out performances and deliberate, off-the-cuff wisecracks, Jim has been a gracious recipient of the Carolina Music Awards “Entertainer Of The Year Award” – ten times.

Hip Pocket

If you are looking for fun, entertainment and all the songs you love. Hip Pocket is it! When Hip Pocket shows up a party is sure to break out and the fun begins. We love to perform, and make your event one that everyone will remember and be talking about for years to come. Hip Pocket has been compared to the Band of OZ in the 1980’s & Bill Deal & The Rhondels in the 70’s, (Party Bands) we love the comparison. Just ask anyone who has been to a Hip Pocket show and you will know what we are talking about. Check us out and get the party started…………

 What a party 2010 was for the 2009 CBMA favorite new artist of the year Hip Pocket. We had the pleasure of performing at every major Beach Music Festival in North and South Carolina, S.O.S. Fun Monday, Flem Whitt, The Triangle Beach Music Festival and The Pirate Beach Blast. Hip Pocket was met with rave reviews from our peers, DJ’s, fans old and new. If you haven’t seen us yet Get Ready because here we come.

Hip Pocket” song list. 
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Good To Be Me(South River Rd. Version) – Uncle Kracker & Kid Rock
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Domino – Van Morrison
Lazy Day–Bruno Mars
Sarah Smile – Jimmy Wayne
Booty Call–BlackStreet
Ignition Re-Mix–R. Kelly
Carolina Love/Circles–Dr. Dre-B. Preston
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Why Don’t We Just Dance – Josh Turner
Cupid Shuffle–Sir Cupid
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy–Tams
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band 
Higher an Higher – Jackie Wilson
Faith – George Michael
Word Up – Cameo
My Girl – Temptations
Hot Child in the City–Nick Gilder
Just Got Started Lovin’ You – James Otto 
 I Want You Back – Jackson 5
She’s A Bad Mama Jamma – Carl Carlton
When A Man Loves A Woman – Richard Elliot
Roll The Dice – Delbert McClinton
With This Ring – Platters
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Southbound–Allman Brothers
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Home – Michael Buble
Love Train – O’Jays
Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love – Barry White
Free–Zac Brown Band
Carolina Girls – Chairmen of the Board
Hold Back The Night – The Tramps
Back To Louisanna – Delbert McClinton
Easy – Commodores
Sing a Song – Earth Wind & fire
Easy Coming Out – Band of Oz
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Part Time Party Time Man – The Futures
Mustang Sally – Wilson Picket
Gone Fishin’ – Chairmen of the Board
Summertime’s Calling Me – Catalinas
Boogie Shoes – KC & The Sunshine Band
These Arms of Mine–Otis Redding
Strokin’/Shout – Hip Pocket Style(By request only)
Brick House – Commodores
Electric Slide Medley – Hip Pocket-Request Only
Get Ready – Rare Earth
Purple Rain – Prince
Jungle Love/Billy Jean – Morris Day & The Time/Michael Jackson
Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band
I’m Your Boogie Man – KC & The Sunshine Band
and more…. 
We are always updating our song list


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’


Influenced heavily by the Rocking Country of the 90’s and today Eastbound is a 5 Piece rolling out of Wilmington NC. Fronted by Jason Jackson on Lead vocals, Mike Gardner on lead guitar, Danny McLeod on rhythm guitar, Bill Warren on Drums, and Chris Candler on bass. Eastbound has all the bases covered. From Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Dwight, Cash, Hank, even Delbert, Black Crows, and The Stones to name a few. Their Job is to throw a party and DRIVE BAR SALES!

Craig Woolard Band

The Craig Woolard Band wows their audience with one of the most diverse repertoires and original crowd participation shows in the industry. It is no wonder they have become one of the most highly recommended and sought after bands for Weddings and Private Parties, Corporate events, Concerts, and Festivals all over the southeastern United States.

Woolard’s classy and riveting stage presence offers audiences non -stop entertainment. With his distinctive vocal style, he continually delivers the tunes just the way the crowd loves them.

And what soul!!! You WILL be amazed at this man!

As for Woolard’s new band, The Craig Woolard Band, they are the “hottest band this side of the Mississippi!” Their first year out in 2005, they were honored as ‘GROUP OF THE YEAR”, while Craig and the band walked away with ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR, MALE VOCALIST, BEST SMOOTHIE, and SONG OF THE YEAR. The band is always energetic, spontaneous and fresh!

Their arrangements are exciting and ever so danceable. Of course, The Craig Woolard Band is the master of SOUL, MOTOWN, & BEACH MUSIC, but the band also does a vast variety of music to include R&B, CLASSIC ROCK, a little COUNTRY, and ROCK & ROLL, Songs from the 70′s, 80′s and 90′s, TOP 40, plus Party and Dance Music – from THE TEMPATIONS to THE FOUR TOPS, ROD STEWART to JOURNEY, RAY CHARLES & OTIS REDDING, SAM COOK to MICHAEL BLUBLE, RAY LAMONTANGE to BLACK EYE PEAS – all ages and all styles can be covered; from 2- 92, they all love him!

All shows with THE CRAIG WOOLARD BAND are 100% live – LIVE MUSICIANS playing WITHOUT the aid of backing vocal tracks, MIDI sequencing or pre-recorded music tracks. CWB is one of the few bands in the area that is comprised of highly skilled and multi-talented musicians who have a passion for all styles of music, but more importantly, are ABLE to bring awesome LIVE TALENT to every performance.

But what really separates The CWB from other Carolina-based “beach” groups?

The phenomenal front man, Craig Woolard, that’s what!

Craig is, without a doubt, recognized as one of the finest singer-entertainers to ever hit the stage. Craig constantly works the crowd with his witty personality, relentless energy, unique finesse, and powerful voice. His ability to read the audience and give them just what they want is unsurpassed.