Carolina Beach Music
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Members: Keith Houston (bass/guitar), David Hicks (drums), Chuck French (trumpet, vocals), David Franks (keys, harmonica, vocals), Jerry West (guitar, vocals), Scott Fine (Trombone, vocals), Tim Morris (trumpet, vocals), Daniel Morris (Sax, vocals)
The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 in Grifton, N.C., as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South.
In 1977, the band went on the road full time and never looked back.
Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way.
For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia. The band, which has been through many members over the years, now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group.
Even having celebrated 45 years as a group, the band still performs more than 200 shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events.