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 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.

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

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 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

Alan Brantley

My Love for Soul music started in 1964 while in high school. A fellow sitting behind me in English class was tapping on his desk a lot. I asked what he was doing and he said he was in a combo and had to learn songs for a dance on Friday night at the teenage club after the football game. After the game I walked over to the teenage club and everything changed for me .The band played, Hang on Sloopy, Harlem Shuffle, the Monkey Time, etc. Good bye to Ricky Nelson, Fabian, Frankie Avalon.

As a student in William High School, I knew people who played in bands.
Walking down the hall I would see members of the Magnificents, In-men Ltd, Soul Kings, Monzas or Attractions. We always went somewhere to see them. Knowing these people opened my world to other bands in the following years.

Around New Years Eve in 1970 the Magnificents decided to take a break and stop playing. Members joined other bands and I went into the Navy, Submarine service. When I got home and looked everyone up they were everywhere…many more bands to see and party with.

Now comes Thanksgiving weekend, 1987. I was at the Ramada Inn, Burlington, NC and Band of Oz was playing. Three of the Magnificents were in the house and I spoke to each one and said, “It’s time for a reunion”. Bill Deal and Ammon Tharp had gotten back together after 10 years and it was a major success. All three sort of laughed and shook it off. Next day I got a call and one of them wanted to know if I was serious. I said YES and it began. The band got back together and started rehearsing. Next, at the Ramada Inn, Saturday night December 26, 1987, a Perfect Storm was getting ready to happen. I got the local tux shop to donate tuxes, got a new up and coming PA company and an opening band. All was in place and when the doors opened, 600 paid to get in and another 300 waited outside in the rain. It was a success. People started calling me about doing class reunions and parties. Now we had to really re-form the band and start playing. A few dates were played and on June 3, 1988 I had to run sound. I was so nervous and sweated all night. Band members said make sure the lead vocal was louder than the band. After many years watching Eddie Cogle, John Brady and Steve Davis the spotlight was on me.

In 1991 I formed the Holiday Band and we had a great run. CDs, songs, group of the year, song writer and many more Cammy awards! In 2016 I sold my part to the other members of the band. I was tired. After a little rest I began fill in work for Big John Thompson & the Rhythm Brothers and Lia & the Wave. In July, 2007, Hip Pocket was formed on my deck I left in 2014, tired of the road again. Many fill in dates came my way…Coastline, Mighty Saints of Soul, Punch, North Tower, Castaways and Blackwater
In 2015 Bounce Party Band asked me to fill in 5 dates and I’m still there after 3 years. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of mixing for the Impressions, General Johnson, Danny Woods, Clarence Carter, Donnie Weaver, Russell Tompkins Jr., Jackie Gore, Ricky Godfrey Band and many others. On June 3, 2018 it was 30 years of mixing in front of house.

I always wanted a way to share my experiences and my love of music behind the microphone and in 2005 my best friend Mike Perkinson and I started a radio show, Behind the Music with Alan B & Mikey. It ran for 3 years on WPCM 920 in Burlington, N.C. We were live every Monday from 6-8pm. When the station changed format, we had nowhere to go. In January 2018 the show was back weekly, this time on and I am honored to be joining so many of my friends this year in The CBMA Hall of Fame and look forward to spending time with them this weekend.

Freddy Tripp

Freddy Tripp was born in Raleigh and grew up in Eastern North Carolina. In the early sixties, Freddy and his family often vacationed in Atlantic Beach and since he and his cousins were not old enough to get into places like the Pavilion at night, they imagined what went on there after dark. One night after a round of Putt Putt, Freddy wandered over toward the wonderful sounds coming from the open windows. He stood on a cement block and peered inside where he a saw a stage lit by colored lights and a dance floor filled with teenagers dancing to the music of Little Anthony and the Imperials. FREDDY WAS HOOKED from that moment on! He knew he wanted to be an entertainer.
He did go to college at ECU where he earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration, but Freddy has put his degree to work using a different kind of keyboard along with his trumpet. Like many other musicians, Freddy is equally at home in the studio and he has produced four CBMA award winning CDs for the Fantastic Shakers and is nominated this year.
Freddy Tripp and Pat Carpenter performed together in the 90’s as Tripp and Carpenter and over the years, Freddy has been a member of the Band of Oz, the Poor Souls, the Breeze Band, the Embers and of course his current and longest association is with the Fantastic Shakers. He has enjoyed the wonderful associations over the years with many fine entertainers and is extremely appreciative for their friendship and for what they have allowed him to learn from them. Most notable of these of course is Bo Schronce, but there are also many others too numerous to mention. Freddy is grateful for the continuous support of his wife Berne , and his daughter, Rachel. Freddy is currently working on new material for the Shakers and he is assisting with a production team in Nashville on a CD for a teen pop group featuring Rachel who has also had success with her two beach music releases, “Sweet Charlie Babe” and “Love Makes A Woman”.
Freddy Tripp is living his dream and hopes he never wakes up from it.

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