Jeff Scheible

My career in the music industry began in Pittsburgh, PA in 1967 and spent the next 15 years working in different cities for both Universal/MCA Records and Warner Brothers. In 1981, I opened Rock Bottom Distribution in Atlanta, GA along with a retail store in Fayetteville, NC called Paradise Records & Tapes.
I retired in 2008.

I had served on the CBMA Board from 2000-2015 and had the privilege of working with some of the best Beach Music entertainers around. In 2016, I decided to step down from the CBMA Board of Advisory to focus on my retirement(Golf). In May of 2016, I returned to fill the board seat of my dear friend Andy Smith that passed away un-expectantly in April. I have decided to continue on the board in his honor.

Currently I am helping small record labels and new distributors getting their businesses off the ground. My goal is to help expand and strengthen CBMA.


Donny Trexler

Donny Trexler began performing when he was only 9 years old in Summerfield, NC near Greensboro. His first band was formed when he was 14 and was called "Donny and the Blue Jets." In early 1959 his group, "The Six Teens," began and evolved into "Bob Collins and the Fabulous Five" in 1961. This group went on to become one of the hottest beach bands in the Southeast in the middle and late 60's. They recorded what became a beach classic, "If I Didn't Have a Dime" (aka "Jukebox") with Donny singing lead vocals. They also recorded a well-remembered song that was written by Donny, "Inventory on Heartaches." In early 1968 he joined "The Music Era." Later that year, at Bill Griffin's insistence, he joined "The O'Kaysions" as their guitar player and became their lead singer when Donnie Weaver left the group. He appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson, "American Bandstand" with Dick Clark, and "The Midnight Special" with Wolfman Jack singing their top five hit "I'm a Girlwatcher." Donny was given the CAMMY Award for "Lifetime Achievement" in November 2000. He was inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in the field of music at the "OD Beach Party 2001" in November, 2001, and received the Palmetto Award from Governor Hodges.

Judie Walters

My love for music started at a very early age around 10 years of age, when most girls were still asking for dolls at Christmas, I wanted a record player. As a teen, my love for beach music continued along with the shag dance. I was like every other teenager that went to the beach with family as a teenager, going near all the spots along the beach that had arcades and pavilions with games and shag dancing to this beach music. So I grew up loving the music and dance.

I was brought on the CBMA Board Advisors to help grow the Membership by spreading the word to the many shag clubs throughout the Southeast. I have been known to travel near and far with shagging and great music. Live music and DJ’s. Cruise the oceans, travels from Cinn. OH, to Panama City Beach, Atlanta, GA, and more. attending many SPA and CSA contest. So when I was asked to join the Board and tell about CBMA, I was honored to do so. To help this wonderful organization grow and one day become a part of the Grammy’s would be a dream come true.

JLW PROMOTIONS

JLW Promotions is an event services company that specializes in event promotion and music entertainment by booking talented beach bands or DJs. Judie Walters, owner for JLW Promotions, has been a Board Advisor for the Carolina Beach Music Awards since 2005, which gives her the opportunity to refer a band she knows and trusts for your event. Besides Carolina beach music, Judie promotes southern rock & roll, jazz and blues bands as well.

JLW Promotions aka Judie's Patio Parties and held in various locations. Originating in Charlotte, NC at the Legendary Old Cellar, with the closing ot Morehead Street Tavern, the restaurant part of the Dance Hall, Old Cellar, Judie then moved her parties to Lynn's Dance Club In Charlotte, NC, then later with a new opportunity in Ocean Drive Beach, NMB, as Entertainment Director at another legendary club, the Spanish Galleon, Judie also hosted Judie's Patio Party at Spanish Galleon and the OD Beach Club.

If you want to make sure everyone at your event has a great time and gets on the dance floor, contact us today!

Judie Walters

Andy Lucy

Andy has been a DJ since he was 16 years old. He has been on the radio at WEVA in Emporia, VA since 1997 and started playing beach music not long after. In 2002, he started his own mobile DJ business. Lucy has introduced and brought national acts on stage such as Josh Turner, The Beach Boys, Leann Rimes, The Gatlin Brothers, and Ronnie Milsap. In 2019, he co-founded the website Flip Flop Live, a website designed to promote Beach Music and those within the industry. If he's not on the radio or playing gigs, you’ll find him in the crowd supporting beach music bands, spending time with his nephews, or rooting on his favorite sports teams.

Charlie Brown

When Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records wanted to do a Beach Music album in 1967, he worked with Charlie Brown.

Charlie has played and/or followed Beach Music and Rhythm & Blues music all his life. He hosted the popular evening time slot on WKIX in Raleigh from 1964 to 1970 where he regularly hosted dances and emceed concerts with the other KIX "Men of Music" in the Triangle area. He has also worked in radio sales and became the General Manager of WKIX.

Charlie was partners with his friend Larry Crockett and Barrie Bergman of the Record Bar in Beach Beat Records, the first company to sell Beach Music albums and tapes using television advertising.

In 1996, Charlie was first deejay inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame!  

In July 0f 2003, Charlie teamed up with Chris Beachley to produce and distribute the syndicated radio program, On the Beach with Charlie Brown, which is heard on over 40 stations and cable systems in six states and on the internet.

Stan Ashley

Stan Ashley- A life long beach music supporter and former Beach Music DJ in the Charlotte area. Stan brings to the CBMA Advisory Board over 25 years of Hospitality Business experience and event planning knowledge. Stan is a partner at Quality Sales & Marketing based in Cornelius NC.

Butch Halpin

Butch grew up on Southern Gospel, Doo Wop, Country and Rock n Roll music. He began DJ’ing in clubs and for private events in 1976. In 1989 he bought out his business partner and formed Carolina Sounds Entertainment. That same year he started his radio career with the Carolina Sounds Beach Show. Today the show is syndicated on stations in NC & SC and has been nominated several times at the CBMA’s for “Syndicated Radio Show Of The Year”. He is still playing for various events all over NC, SC and VA. He was an original Advisory Board member of the CBMA’s and served from 1995 – 2003 and again from 2012 to the present. Butch co-produced Billy Scott’s 1995 “Cammy Awards” winning Line Dance Song of the Year, “Don’t Let Go” and sang background vocals on it. He was later a member of the Shama Lama Choir, providing background vocals on the Bill Lyerly Band – Griff collaboration, “Banging In The Dunes”. In 2014, what was supposed to be a one-time fill in gig, turned into a six-month stint touring and singing with The Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band. Before withdrawing from the category several years ago, he had been nominated several times for the CBMA Club/Mobile DJ Of The Year and won in 2001. 2012 saw him being inducted into the Beach Music Radio Hall of Fame and in 2013 he was inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame. In 2010, by a chance performance, he started doing shows as an Elvis Presley Tribute Artist. “Blue Suede Memories” has taken him in various places in NC & SC to perform. Butch’s “paying job” is with the Dunn Police Department where he is a Crime Scene Investigator. Since 1998, he has been on the web at www.carolinasounds.com.


Abby Lee Carter

Abby has been around the music industry since she was born... literally, she was toddling around festivals while her dad’s band performed! Her passion for music directly correlates with her deep love for special events, festivals, and weddings. In 2011, she earned a Certificate in Meeting & Event Planning from UNC Charlotte.

After graduating from UNC Charlotte with a B.A. in Communications in May of 2012, Abby joined Green Dot Music as an Entertainment Consultant and the Social Media Director. Those roles transferred over when she and Rick started brioLIVE Entertainment in the Summer of 2016. She enjoys booking both regional and national acts and has worked with artists such as Brothers Osborne, Delbert McClinton, Smash Mouth, Loverboy, Rick Springfield, 38 Special, and Joe Diffie, just to name a handful.

Abby has been an active member of the Carolina Beach Music Association since 2009, where she was one of the first CBMA Scholarship recipients. Abby loves meeting new people and will always greet you with a big smile and a passion for LIVE entertainment. She has a special place in her heart for creative, well thought-out, original tunes… especially ones that fill the dance floor with shaggers!


Bo "The Web Guy" Gilbert

Bo graduated from North Carolina State University with a Civil Engineering Construction degree back in 1994. At the end of 1998, he started selling advertising on the Internet to Homebuilders, Real Estate Professionals and land developers.

Bo started building websites and a pretty big email list for the beach music industry back in 2002. He launched BeachMusicOnline.com that Summer. That website has sent thousands and thousands of clicks to the local bands in Beach Music over the last 17 years.

Through the years, Bo has helped promote some of the biggest events in Beach Music. He has provided Internet marketing support to many of the top acts that perform in our industry.

Living in North Myrtle Beach since 2010, Bo continues to support the Beach Music Industry selling tickets online, promoting shows, bands and major events through social media and email updates. If you have email, you have probably received a few emails from Bo the Webguy over the years.


Jim Hern

Jim coordinates the amateur shag contests during the CBMA weekend

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