The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing
fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band
went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional
name for themselves throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and
corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way.
For several years the Band Of Oz has been a guest on most of the major beach
concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia. The band recorded their first
song, Shaggin in 1978. It has become a beach classic.
In 1982 at the Beach Music Awards, the Band of Oz was presented with an
award for Best Group, and one of their songs, Ocean Boulevard, was voted Best
Beach Record of that year. In 1984 the band released Keep Keeping It Up, their
first album. One More Step, their second album, was released in the summer of
1989. 1995 brought the release of the band's third album, Let It Roll, one of
the most successful beach music records of all time.
At the 1995 Cammy Awards, Let It Rock took Album
of the Year, and Shama Lama Ding Dong took Song of
the Year. The Band of Oz also walked away with Best Group of the Year.
At the 1996 awards, the band took home awards for Best Ballad and Best Live
Recording. The Band of Oz again received an award for Best Group and was
inducted into the Beach Music Hall of Fame at the 1997 Cammy
Awards. The band is currently working on their fourth album. The Band of Oz
is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast, and continues to get the
very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business.