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, they have performed over 6,000 engagements including over 400 wedding receptions, 700 conventions, and clubs too numerous to mention.
The Holiday Band was formed in 1991 in Burlington, NC. The band played only part time and mostly for private events for several years. Blending soul, blues, funk, and Carolina Beach music, Holiday established itself as a premier entertainment package. Due to the success of the recordings made by the band the appearances increased to where the band now plays 175 plus dates each year.
Timmy Hord is an artist... an impressive multifaceted artist who paints in oils, plays with pastels and most recently with clay. This former professional photographer restores photographs and performs on her bagpipe when she is not painting, throwing clay or teaching.
Jackie Gore When you ask Beach Music fans for their opinions, it is likely that their answers will be many and varied. However, there are two issues on which everyone agrees: The greatest of the seminal “Carolina Beach Music” bands? The Embers……. The finest, most influential voice of that era…. (or any era)? Jackie Gore…….. Without a doubt!
Bobbie Underhill is a long-time resident of Charlotte, NC, who began painting in 2003 after successful careers in journalism, freelance writing and editing, and the legal profession. Art has been an interest since childhood, but family and career did not leave time for serious pursuit.
Aerial View began in 1993 when songwriters Aaron MacMillan, Dwayne Stearns, and drummer Jerry Ward reorganized the band “Oracle” with bassist Radu Filip. The style of music in early Aerial View retained the metal edge from the Oracle era and leaned toward a sound described by one writer as “Arena Rock”.