If you want to find out how we came to be the best biker bar in South Carolina look no further. The answer is our great staff. Get to know all of our people staff even before you come in. They are what really makes this place run, and we are proud to introduce them to you. Keep reading and get ready to say hello.
Bill Barber – General Manager
Born and raised in Kenosha Wisconsin. Graduated from Bradford High School in 1973 and attended the University of Wisconsin/Parkside and Gateway Technical School. Married to Brenda since 1973 and have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Owned and operated an Excavating, Grading and Demolition company for 31 years. Moved to Murrells Inlet, SC in 1978.
Started riding Motorcycles at the age of 10 and raced Flat Track at local Dirt Tracks for 3 years. Have owned and built numerous Motorcycles over the years such as Moto Parilla, Ducati, Maico, Harley Davidson, Yamaha, Norton, BSA and Triumphs. Started working at Suck Bang Blow in 2010 as Bike Week Events coordinator and became General Manager in 2012.
Started the “Rockabunny Rumble” in 2012, ”Cash Bash” in 2012, Food Truck Festival 2012, “Rebel Yell” in 2013 and founded the “South Carolina Biker Hall of Fame” in 2014.
Teaches the State Dance of the Carolinas “Shag” and has won the US Open Swing Dance Championships in Anaheim, California, the USA Grand National Dance Championships in Atlanta, Georgia, Swing Fling in Washington DC and the National Shag Dance Championships in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Inducted into both the Shaggers Hall of Fame and the National Living Legends of Dance in 2014.
Barbara “Barbie” Fields Sheppard – Bartender
“I was born in Johnson City Tennessee and lived there until I was 16. I moved to Tampa. FL for a couple of years. My love of the Mountains drew me back home. I reconnected with my friends and spent my free time riding dirt bikes. I pursued a career in Home Health Care and worked for years in that field and loved it. The job finally took a toll on my life and I decided to change careers. I took Fire Training and got a job with Eastman Chemical Company as a Fire Watchman. It was then that I lost my Father and Grandmother and it hurt so bad that I thought a change in my life would help. I moved to the Beach to clear my head and got together with my husband Phillip. We share the same passion of riding motorcycles and living at the beach worshipping the Sun. He builds old Triumph Choppers in his shop as a hobby. Soon after moving to the beach, I started working at the famous Suck Bang Blow. I have a great life, great friends and a wonderful husband. Life is GOOD!!!”
Rosa Bean – Bartender
Born in NY. Thrown into the biker life at 3, and have been ‘braaaaaaaaping’ ever since. My mom and step dad toted me up and down the east coast, attending Harley Rendezvous’, from NY to FL in our old school flat nose van. We moved to the Carolinas when I was 12, things were different, to say the least. After high school, I ran my own piercing business in Boone N.C. for a few years, only to feel not at home, so I packed my shit, and moved to the beach in 2005! I had a calling to be near the ocean, so I went with it!! Suck Bang Blow was one of the first places I was introduced to, I felt at home and like family immediately. I was offered a job at the Blow a few years later, and obviously I took it! They threw me behind the bar, and well, I guess the rest is history. Today I ride a 67 Triumph chopper, that was a cover feature in 2013 in The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine issue #134. Working at SBB is an experience like no other! All of our events, rallies twice a year, holidays,,,, there is ALWAYS something going on!! Come see me, I might let you buy me a shot!
D’Andrea “Andy” Amendolea – Bartender
My name is D’Andrea, and I am a Mountaineer girl through and through. I grew up along the Monongahela river in Northern West Virginia before moving to South Carolina. The only thing I rode before leaving the hills of West Virginia were Quarter Horses, now since I am a member of the SBB Family, I am learning what real riding is about. I am still very new to motorcycles but love everything about being on the back of a bike. It might be a while before you catch me in the Burn Out Pit though!!
Tanya Rayne – Bartender
Hey y’all, I am a cute little southern girl born in Rockingham NC – Home of the “Smoke Out”. I started bartending in 2005 and have loved it since. I moved to the beach in 2007 and started my Myrtle Beach Rally experience shortly after! I’ve worked for only Biker Bars during Rallies all over the country! I’ve worked here at Myrtle Beach at the Swing Bridge Saloon & Captain Poo’s, Froggy’s in Daytona Beach and the Beaver Bar in Sturgis, SD. I found my home here at Suck Bang Blow in March of 2015 and will stay here for the life of my bartending career. I LOVE working here!!! The owners, management, staff and patrons are more like family than anyone else. We have the most amazing events, bands and rallies of anywhere I’ve ever worked! Never a dull moment! Thaaatt’s Right!!! I also do a lot of modeling. I have been published by Biker Babes, Biker Beauties Magazine and FXM. I have worked with some of the best custom motorcycles builders in the country, Backyard Baggers in Winston-Salem NC, Rusty Jones Customs in Sioux Falls SD, Southeastern Customs in Supply NC and Coastal Victory in Murrells Inlet, SC. If someone asked me what my favorite event here at Suck Bang Blow was other than Rallies, its Rockabunny Rumble! I love the Cars, Motorcycles and the Rockabilly Bands and us girls dressing up like sexy bunnies! I look forward to seeing all of you here at Suck Bang Blow soon!