I began DJ'ing in 1976 after graduating from high school, working for others. In 1989, I struck out on my own with The Carolina Sounds Beach Show, playing the best in Beach Music, Oldies, Motown, Country, Big Band and Top 40/Dance Music. (I decline to play music with offensive and vulgar lyrics) For over 5 years, I hosted a Beach Music show on radio and currently have a Beach Music show 24/7/365 on
I will take my show anywhere in North Carolina, South Carolina, Southern Virginia and Eastern Tennessee. A current member of the Carolina Beach Music Awards Academy, I have been honored with being one of the DJ's selected to play for many CBMA Weekends at North Myrtle Beach, SC. A ten-time nominee for "Club & Mobile DJ of the Year", I received the CBM Award for this category in 2001. I have had the pleasure of opening up shows for and working with many of the top artists in Beach Music like: The Band of Oz, The Entertainers, The Catalinas, Magnificents Band, Holiday Band, Bill Pinkney & The Original Drifters, The Tams, Men of Distinction, Jim Quick & The Coastline Band, SummerDaze Band, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, Clifford Curry and many others.
In additon to just "spinning the tunes" and "MC'ing" events, I also perform songs in my shows, paying tribute to artists like BB King, Elvis Presley, Ricky Van Shelton, Conway Twitty, The Showmen and others. Some of the bands I've had the pleasure of "sitting in with" on stage include: The Holiday Band, Coco Loco Party Band, Men of Distinction, Coastline Band, Embers, Big Daddy Rhythm & The Heavyweights and several more.
Audience participation is always encouraged (unless the client requests a "low key" event) and having fun is a requirement when you have Butch Halpin & The Carolina Sounds Beach Show perform for your event. You never know when YOU may be a star in the show!