Dubstep/Drum N Bass
Hometown: North Myrtle Beach
Cleveland, Ohio, native Tyler Hinkleman is a graphic artist, fine artist and DJ who had previously made a name for himself in the Midwest as a Drum N Bass DJ known as Surora.
Upon moving to Myrtle Beach where he graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School in 2005, Hinkelman had some life-changing experiences and emerged with a new focus and a new sound, redubbing himself Jestah (aka Jest*R or Jestar).
He has continued to produce DNB, Dubstep, Downtempo and Electro tunes with and make mixes of all types awhile also being involved with organizing and supporting art and music events in the area.
Hometown: Myrtle Beach
Members: Josh Brannon (lead vocals/guitar/mandolin), Worth King (fiddle) Jeff Watson (lead guitar/vocals), Chip Harrelson (bass/vocals) and Greg Griste (drums/lap steel)
The five-piece Josh Brannon Band is known for its unique brand of country and rock and its high-energy live performances.
Strong lead vocals, three-part vocal harmonies and cleverly-arranged fiddle and guitar instrumentation are all part of the appeal for this group, which is currently serving as the house band at the Rodeo Bar & Grill at Broadway at the Beach.
Blues/Folk Rock/Acoustic Rock
This singer-songwriter is self-described “Good Ole’ Boy, Back Porch Jammin’ Machine.” His blues inspired lyrics, at times, could be called unorthodox and possibly even offensive.
But songrwriting aside the energy Gause emits is proof that that if you are having fun with the music you make you will pull it off.
Hometown: Myrtle Beach
Members: Jim Quick (vocals), Sam Bryant (Drums, Percussion) Casey Meyer (Guitar, Vocals) Albert Rogers (Bass, Vocals) Glen Tippett (Keyboards, Sax, Vocals)
Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band — a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out — this group pushed the charismatic Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick & Coastline.
Jim Quick has been touring the Southeast for more than 15 years, playing nearly 300 shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his newest, the country-tinged “Down South” in 2011.
Known for his all-out performances and deliberate, off-the-cuff wisecracks, Jim has been a gracious recipient of the Carolina Music Awards “Entertainer Of The Year Award” nine times.