RipTide is a five-member band of seasoned entertainers from Orangeburg, South Carolina that combine non-stop excitement, outstanding showmanship, superb vocals with highly danceable songs from the 50's through today's hits. When coupled with the groups outstanding musical talent, crowd pleasing personalities, audience participation and professionalism,they produce an exciting show that pulls young and old up on the dance floor and keeps them there. RipTide will carry listeners through all the powerful cross-currents of todays most popular hits, beach music, soul, 80's retro, rock n' roll, motown, disco and hot rhythm n' blues. They also perform light jazz instrumentals and dinner music. RipTide's extensive and versatile song list allows them to tailor their show to fit any occassion. From conventions,wedding receptions, outdoor festivals, civic events and concert halls to proms, company parties,debutante balls and dance clubs RipTide has become one of the most sought after groups in the Southeast.They truly enjoy performing as much as you will enjoy their performance. The RipTide philosophy is simple."We're here to have fun,you might as well join us."
Michael "Bebo" Bedenbaugh, Lead Vocals & Frontman:
With the gift of award winning vocal talent, Michael has the ability to capture any audience young and old. He has entertained a wide range of audiences around the world. While playing with the band "The Kicks" he toured the Mediterranean, recorded several records on the Shag Power label and performed with such greats as The Spinners, The Drifters and James Brown. His 25 years performing experience, outgoing personality and unique ability to "read the people" make him one of the southeast hottest performers.
Stan Hubbard, Bass Guitar & Vocals:
Stan is also a former member of "The Kicks". He has entertained audiences around the southeast for nearly 30 years. A veteran of many "Carolina Beach Blasts", he has shared the stage with some of the top names in music including The Tams, The Embers and many others. He not only brings years of experience but adds a unique style that provides a rock solid groove for the band.
Bill Jordan, Lead Guitar & Vocals:
A guitarist since age twelve, Bill has been performing professionally for nearly 30 years. While obtaining a bachelors degree from The University of South Carolina he taught guitar at a local music store. Bill's extensive vocal range and masterful impersonations make him an instant crowd favorite.With his accomplished guitar style and musical knowledge he is able to provide the perfect sound that allows RIPTIDE to be the versatile band they are.
David Kelly, Drums:
David brings over 25 years of drumming experience to RIPTIDE along with backgrounds in jazz, fusion, rock and soul. He has a extensive knowledge of songs from the 60's through today. His versatile style and consistency have lead to him being referred to as a "musician's musician". From studio work to live performances his rhythm and solid back beat form the core of RIPTIDE'S wave.
Randy Pruett, Keyboards, Saxophone & Vocals:
Randy is very talented and extremely educated in the field of music. He earned a degree in music at The University of South Carolina and continues in education by teaching as a band director. Performing for over 30 years, he has played with such notable bands as Shoreline, Mainstreet and Mama's Home Cookin'. A very versatile musician, Randy plays Keyboards, Saxophone, Guitar and a variety of Wind Instruments.
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