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From the group's beginning, the goal of THE ENTERTAINERS has been to create an unmatched sound, coupled with high-energy choreography rarely seen in the Carolinas. Added to this fine-tuned precision unit were the ultimate in sound system technology, concert lighting effects, and quality wardrobe design.

In 1980, THE ENTERTAINERS scored their first regional smash hit with LIVING FOR THE SUMMER, a song that propelled the group to the forefront of beach music, and which led to their playing the finest clubs along the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach and other clubs, from Virginia to Florida.

The group's years of performing experience culminated in the release of their first album, simply titled, THE ENTERTAINERS. Highlighting the group's incredible vocal harmonies and full bodied sound, this album is still played up and down the east coast.

At the Third Annual Beach Music Awards in 1988, THE ENTERTAINERS were nominated for both the Group of the Year and Single of the Year. The group's second album, DON'T LET YOUR LOVE GROW COLD, won Album of the Year honors.

In 1991, after 16 years with the Catalinas and 11 years with the Embers, Johnny Barker, on keyboard and vocals, joined partnership with Earl Dawkins as co-owner of the group. Barker, a noted musician and writer in the beach music industry, lists credits such as: Love Me, Always In Love, Facts of Love, and the fourth most popular beach music song of all time, Summertime's Calling Me, a song that spawned a new generation of beach music dance styles and tempo changes. Barker also co-produced the last six Embers albums.

Dawkins, founder of The Entertainers, as well as lead singer/front man, co-wrote the groups first regional hit, "Livin for The Summer." He appeared as a Male Vocalist contestant in1985 on "Star Search."

On sax and vocals is Beaver Robinette, a graduate from Appalachian State University with a degree in music. Beaver also plays trumpet and flute and teaches in the North Carolina school system. His energy and soulful sax solos are always present.

Eddie Brooks on drums, has been singing and playing drums for over twenty years. His strong vocals, easy to dance to beat, and spectacular solo ability sets him apart from the rest.

On guitar and vocals is Benjie Weaver. Benjie's guitar playing, unique vocal talents and friendly stage presence make him one of the most popular musicians around.

 

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SONG LIST

Beach Music

Barry White - Can't Get Enough of Your Love Baby
Barry White - First, Last, My Everything
Billy Ward and Dominoes - 60 Minute Man
Billy Ward and The Dominos - 60 Minute Man
Boz Scaggs - Sick And Tired
Chairmen Of The Board - Carolina Girls
Chairmen Of The Board - Gone Fishin
Chairmen Of The Board - On The Beach
Clarence Carter - Strokin'
Cornelius Brothers - To Late To Turn Back Now
Delbert McClinton - Leap Of Faith
Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Lovin
Four Tops - It's The Same Ole Song
Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
Four Tops - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is
Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
Lou Prima - Just A Gigolo
Lou Rawls - Miss My Lovin
Lou Rawls - Sit Down And Talk To Me
Love Committe - Cheaters Never Win
Mel And Tim - Backfield In Motion
O.C. Smith - Brenda
Shape-Showmen - 39-21-40
Tams - Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy
Tams - Tams Medly
Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Temptations - Can't Get Next To You
Temptations - Get Ready
Temptations - I'm Losin You
Temptations - My Girl
Temptations - My Lady Soul
The Drifters - Dance With Me
The Drifters - Little Red Book
The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
The Embers - I Love Beach Music
The Entertainers - Ten Ways of Lovin You
The Entertainers - Who Knows How To Make Love Stay
The Platters - With This Ring
The Spinners - I'll Be Around
The Trammps - Hold Back The Night
Tower Of Power - This Time Is Real

Country

Big and Rich - Save A Hoarse
Billy Currington - Love Done Gone
Brooks And Dunn - Neon Moon
Brooks And Dunn - Play Something Country
Confederate Railroad - Trashy Women
Dirks Bentley - How Am I Doin
Heartland - I Loved Her First
John Michael Montgomery - Be My Baby Tonite
Keith Urban - You'll Think Of Me
Kieth Urban - Somebody Like You
Lee Greenwood - God Bless The USA
Osborne Brothers - Rocky Top
The Tractors - Boogie Woogie Choo Choo
Tim McGraw - Watch The Wind Blow by
Trace Adkins - Honky Tonk Badonkadonk
Travis Tritt - Trouble
Uncle Kracker - In Between Disasters
Zach Brown Band - Overnite

Dance and Party Music

Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffett - It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feelin
Blake Shelton - Some Beach
Calloway - I Want To Be Rich
Cameo - Word Up
Carl Carlton - Bad Mama Jama
Chic - Good Times
Commodores - Brick House
Daft Punk w Pharrel Williams - Get Lucky
Danny And The Juniors - At The Hop
Dion - Run Around Sue
Dion - Sea Cruise
Earth Wind And Fire - September
Earth Wind And Fire - Sing A Song
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
Hall and Oates - I Can't Go For That
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is
Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
Justin Timberlake - Suit and Tie
KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
KC & The Sunshine Band - Shake Your Booty
KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The Way I like It
Kool And The Gang - Celebration
Kool And The Gang - Fresh
Kool And The Gang - Hollywood Swingin
Kool and The Gang - Ladies Night
Kool AndThe Gang - Get Down On It
L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
Lisa Marie Presley - Dirty Laundry
Lou Prima - Just A Gigolo
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Marcia Griffiths - Electric Slide
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
McFadden and Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin Us Now
Michael McDonald - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Midnight Star - No Parking On The Dance Floor
Natilie Cole - Pink Cadillac
Otis Day And The Nights - Shout
Pharrel Williams - Happy
Prince - Kiss
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
The Ohio Players - Fire
The Silhouettes - Get A Job
The Tractors - Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train
The Trammps - Disco Inferno
Usher - Something Special
Village People - YMCA
War - Low Rider
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett - Stagger Lee

Standards, Swing, and Jazz

Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac
Standards - A Foggy Day In London Town
Standards - All Of Me
Standards - Come Fly With Me
Standards - Could Have Danced All Night
Standards - Crazy
Standards - Girl From Ipanema
Standards - I've Got You Under My Skin
Standards - In The Mood
Standards - New York New York
Standards - Night and Day
Standards - One Note Sam
Standards - Our Day Will Come
Standards - Perdido
Standards - Satin Doll
Standards - September Rain
Standards - String Of Pearls
Standards - Tequila
Standards - The Summer Wind
Standards - The Way You Look Tonight

Wedding Songs

Bette Miller - Wind Beneath My Wings
Cupid - Cupid's Shuffle
Elvis - Can't Help Falling In Love
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonite
Etta James - At Last
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonite
Heartland - I Loved Her First
Heatwave - Always And Forever
Honey Drippers - Sea Of Love
John Mayer - Daughters
Kenny Rodgers - Through The Years
Larry Graham - One In A Million
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Rod Stewart - Have I Told You Lately
The Four Tops - I Believe
The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
The Temptations - My Girl
Van Morrison - Someone Like You

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