Carolina Coast Band Press Release
The Carolina Coast Band evolved in 2013 from the efforts of three former members of The Out-Of-Towners Band as well as other well-known regional beach music bands from the upstate of South Carolina. The band delivers a combined 90 years of experience in Beach, Motown, R&B, and Oldies music to satisfy the demands of today’s party requests. Their popularity continues to grow as they span the East Coast of the US performing and promoting Carolina Beach Music, Rhythm and Blues, and Party Music.
The band is a member of the Carolina Beach Music Association, (CBMA), and members of the band have previously won or have been nominated for several awards by the association during the past years, joining the ranks of the many great Beach Music bands in their industry. Look for them in November of 2017 at The CBMA awards Weekend Celebration at North Myrtle Beach.
Joey Werner is the band manager and plays keyboards and is a lead vocalist having performed with many regional artists, including The Out-of-Towners Band throughout the years.
Frank Wilkie is bass guitarist and toured nationally with The Marshall Tucker Band, Rickey Godfrey Band, and Garfeel Ruff Band, where they landed in a movie.
Kym McKinnon is lead guitarist and lead vocalist and toured nationally for 15 years with Nappy Brown, famous blues artist.
Big Tez Sherard is on drums and lead vocals and tours frequently with National Artist, Edwin McCain, and has worked with other artists such as Darius Rucker, and The Tams.
Tony Kennedy is on sax, harmonica, keyboards, and lead vocals. He has toured with The Rickey Godfrey Band, The Out-of-Towners Band, and a worked with regional artists such as Billy Scott in the past.
Rich Parlier is on Trumpet and vocals and has toured nationally in the past with many groups as well as with Bill Gaither in the gospel music arena.
Rhonda McDaniel, Nine Time and current CBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and recording artist with several #1 Hits, joined the band in 2016 and has added her talents of both vocals and keyboards to give the band a great show of shag and beach music.
Greg Gallashaw, formerly a lead and backup vocalist with The Tams from Atlanta, Ga, has recently joined the group on vocals and trumpet to bring that good old beach music from the past, as well as a flavor of Motown music.
The Band travels the US from Myrtle Beach, Edisto Beach, Hilton Head Island, Washington, DC, Jacksonville, Fl, Panama City, Florida, and all throughout the Carolinas, and Georgia, sharing their fun with their many fans throughout the east coast.
The Taxslayer Gator Bowl, a nationally televised New Year’s Day College Football Game in Jacksonville, Florida, featured The Carolina Coast Band for their 2014 New Year’s Eve Party during pre-game activities. See photos in our photo album for some action shots.
Several news publications have referred to them as "Not just your average band. These guys are outstanding showmen and entertain as well as provide great music!!!”
They are just one phone call away, so book them today. Call 864-325-0763 or visit them on Facebook.