"About The Band"
The “Out-Of-Towners” were formed in 2001 as a result of a local backyard reunion of three former members of three well-known regional beach music bands from the upstate of South Carolina. The group consists mainly of three to four members with the assistance of state-of-the-art midi computerized back-up assistance to create a full brass sound which is needed to generate those dynamic beach sounds. For more demanding venues, other musicians may be incuded to meet desired requests. 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 each year as they span the East Coast of the US performing and promoting Carolina Beach Music and the State dance of South Carolina, "the Shag".
They have enjoyed being nominated for several awards in the CBMA, "Carolina Beach Music Association", during the past three years celebrated annually in November at the Alabama Theater in North Myrtle Beach, SC. This is an honor being one of five finalists in each category considering the many hundreds of great bands in the Shag and Beach Music circuit competing for these awards. The Band's nominations have ranged from Group of The Year to Song of The Year and Instrumentalist of The Year.
The Out-Of-Towners travel with up to an eight piece band and a four piece horn section. They have an action packed, high-energy stage presence with great entertainment.
BUT, when your budget demands are smaller, the Out-Of-Towners can adjust the size of their band to fit your budget. Most popular beach music bands that travel with (6) to(9) members generate large budgets, expenses, and demand high prices. They have focused on quality, professional entertainment, but, with a low overhead, making the group more affordable for smaller venues while continuing to provide that “large band” sound. The band has become very popular because of their ability to control costs. The band continually performs over 100 events each year.
The “Out-Of-Towners” name came from an engagement in Charleston, SC a few years ago. After arriving at the engagement, there was no name yet assigned to the newly formed group, the band found that, in their absence and for advertisement purposes, the Charleston residents had created a name for them; The Out-Of-Towners Band!!!! Thus, THE HISTORY of the group.
The group has established itself in the upper classes of beach music entertainment during the past few years by performing with well-known groups such as The Swingin' Medallions, The Chairmen Of The Board, Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs, The Embers, Billy Scott and The Prophets, Archie Bell and The Drells, The Impressions, Hack Bartley and Shuffle, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Jim Quick, and Clifford Curry just to mention a few. The Band has entertained up and down the East Coast of the US and several occassions on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for members of Congress.
During 2006, they released their second CD, consisting of several original tunes. The Endless Summer Radio Network of Myrtle Beach with DJ Fessa John Hook, rated one song, as the #1 Top Pick of the "Bubbling Under chart", and another of their original songs traveled up the "BEACH MUSIC TOP 40" Chart for over 16 weeks and became the #1 song on Chicago's Jitterbug Top 40 Charts for several weeks. It also moved well up the "The Smokin'45" Chart listed in CashBox Magazine, as well as The 94.9FM-The Surf Top 40 Chart at North Myrtle Beach.
During 2007, The Band released their third CD. It includes a new hit single called "Boogie Down Blues". This song made 94.9 The Surf's Hall of Fame due to staying on the charts for several consecutive mo nths that year. It is also included in Judy's House Of Oldies Compilation CD called "Now and Then".
In 2008, they released their fourth CD. This CD contained several songs that went straight into the Surf Hall of Fame.
In 2010, They Released a fifth CD which had songs reach the Top Ten in Cashbox Magazine's Top 40 Beach Chart.
In 2011, The Band released a new song entitled "Justify" which landed many award nominations as well as becoming a chartbuster.
The Band spends many hours in the recording studio and continues to release CD's frequently.
You won’t be disappointed by the performance of this aggressive Carolina Beach Music band. 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!!!".
Wedding receptions have become a very large market for them due to their successful ability to "jumpstart" parties.
Partying with them is just a phone call away. Have fun, cut up with them, and shag to you drop!!!!! See below for contact information:
The Out-Of-Towners Band
PHONE: 864-325-0763 Joey Werner