Members: Rick Strickland (vocals), Art Benton (keys, vocals), Debbie Anderson (bass, vocals), Lesa Hudson (vocals, keys), Don Hamrick (drums)
Well known for penning some of beach music's most beloved hits including “Something Smooth”, “One Step Closer”, “Nice While It Lasted”, and “My Heart Belongs To You”, vocalist Rick Strickland is considered one of the best voices in Beach music.
His soaring vocals, smooth harmonies and high energy performances have delighted music fans young and old for decades.
During his career, Rick has performed with some of music's giants including Band of Oz and Shag Time and served as musical director for three national tours for Billy Joe Royal.
In 2009, this award-winning artist realized a lifelong dream by forming his first full band, The Rick Strickland Band.
Their debut performances at SOS Fall Migration Fun Monday, the Spanish Galleon, OD Beach Club, The Charleston Beach & Shag Festival, Fat Harold's and TJs Nightlife have brought down the house every time and have quickly created buzz about the band’s high energy live performances, pristine harmonies and musical expertise.
In April 2012, the band released its first full-length album together “Hangin’ Out.”