Joe Roman & The White Angels in Beach Nuts
In a board room, Frank Brandis called a meeting
with his band members (except Eric).
"Guys," Frank said in a serious tone, "I just got
word that Channel 44 joined up as a network affiliate
for Hollywood TV (or HTV). This means our monthly
series has been canceled. We tape our last show
The band was shocked. Frank decided that each
band member could do their favorite number. Just
then, Eric arrived back from his honeymoon with Tina.
"Guess what guys?" asked Eric, "I just got back
from my honeymoon and..."
"Big deal." interrupted Frank, "Our show's
"But guys..." pleaded Eric, but the band wouldn't
listen to Eric's news.
That Friday night, the band taped their last
show. Frank played a trumpet solo on a number. Then
Jason got to sing & play a bass solo. Another song
had Bart & Ralph playing the blues. Ralph sang &
played organ as Bart played tenor sax. Then Bart
played a tenor sax solo followed by Ralph's organ
solo, & ended with Bart playing a guitar solo. Then
the percussion had a turn. Eric, Ben & Fred were
featured. Ben played a vibes solo, then Fred a
marimba solo. When Eric played a drum solo, Ben &
Fred switched instruments. Joe & Frank sang a song
about friendship, then Joe played a guitar solo
followed by Frank's trumpet solo. The next to last
song had Joe playing heroic music on his electric
guitar with Eric playing tympani.
Before the final number, Frank made a speech
thanking the Channel 44 crew, staff & viewers for
tuning in. Then the band played & sang together one
When taping was over, they had a small party.
The band said their good-byes because that would be
the end of the band.
"Eric," said Frank, "I'm gonna miss your
enthusiasm when you play tympani."
"You mean you're quitting The White Angels?"
asked Eric, "What about our gig @ Jersey Beach?"
"What gig?" they all asked.
"ROCK-TV wants us to appear on their spring break
coverage! We're the musical guests on the Hottie
Hunk/Coolest Babe Pageant! That's what I was trying
to tell you earlier!"
The band was excited about their upcoming gig as
"Just think, bikini babes screaming over our
music & seeing us play in Guts Swim Briefs!"
The band turned to Eric & yelled,
"Hey! We'd be too hot wearing our tuxedoes
outside." explained Eric.
"Eric Hunter," said Frank, "It may be cool for
you to wear Guts, but were a swim trunks band. I'd
disown any other member if they played music wearing
To Frank's disbelief, Ben told the band that when
he was a street musician in California, he wore Guts
to attract babes while playing the vibes. Ben even
met Joe when he & his brothers vacationed one
"Guts is paying us $80,000 to shoot an online
commercial. The band plays together & we each get a
minute solo." explained Eric.
"That's a 9 minute commercial." said Joe.
"No." said Eric, "Guts website will have our
names for babes to click to check us out!"
"OK, we'll do it.", said Frank, "But all of us
are wearing muscle shirts."
A few days before spring break, the band's
loading their instruments & equipment in a U-Hall
truck. They packed their clothes & suitcases in the
trunk of Eric's sports car. Frank had Michael along
while Joe took Scott (both age 7).
Down I-76 East from Philadelphia, Ben, Fred & Joe
drove motorcycles (with Scott hanging on to Joe) while
Jason, Ralph & Bart rode with Eric driving his sports
car & behind was Frank & Michael in the U-Hall truck
heading to Jersey Beach.
When they arrived, they stayed @ a nice hotel
ROCK-TV arranged for them to stay. Uptown Sally
greeted them & Eric introduced the other band members
After rehearsing & relaxing, Joe & Frank took
their sons to an amusement park just to spend quality
time with them. They rode on bumper cars, a ferris
wheel & a log ride. They even played games of skill
even though they thought it's for suckers. Michael
won a stuffed horse & duckling in a ring toss while
Scott got a flamingo Joe won in a skill contest to
move the motorcycle racer up. Scott would give his
flamingo to Liz when Michael gave Scott the duckling.
The day before Spring Break, the band shot their
Guts commercial playing together as a band. Then they
sang the slogan,
"It takes a real man to have & wear Guts!"
Then they shot their individual spots as each
band member played a minute solo (for Bart, he played
tenor sax & guitar 30 seconds each. Eric played a 50
second drum solo & a 10 second tympani solo).
The day of ROCK-TV's Spring Break came. Again,
ROCK-TV had coverage from Jersey Beach, Daytona Beach,
Galveston Island & Malibu. That Saturday, Galveston &
Jersey beach had Hottie Hunk/Coolest Babe Pageants,
while Daytona & Malibu had theirs Sunday. Each hunk &
babe winner of each location would go to Hawaii for
the super finals.
At Jersey Beach, Uptown Sally hosted the Hottie
Hunk portion while Ray Walters (Florida Beach 35410)
did Coolest Babe & The White Angels were musical
guests. Each contest had 10 participants who posed in
swimwear & would show their talent. The band had
their instruments on stage as they were in a tent
getting ready. They had a tv monitor watching the
Hottie Hunks go @ it.
One black contestant borrowed Bart's guitar &
played a jazz solo, then started singing.
"This is your fault Eric!" said Bart, "You caused
a trend for that contest when you borrowed The Beach
"Chill out, the guy is good!" said Eric, "He's
probably the only musical contestant."
In fact, three more Hottie Hunks borrowed their
instruments. One played on Ben's vibes & Fred's
marimba, another played Eric's tympani & the third
played Joe's guitar & sang a Ray Walters tune. Ray
thought that was cool.
During commercial, the band went to their
instruments. Uptown Sally & a cameraman were in front
of Eric's tympanis. ROCK-TV showed a flashback of
Eric playing tympani in the contest as Uptown Sally
"Remember this Hottie Hunk years ago? The high
school hunk who borrowed The Beach Dudes' tympani?"
Now they show Eric today as Eric plays tympani as
Uptown Sally announced,
"Now Eric Hunter plays in a Philadelphia band.
For the 1st time on ROCK-TV, meet The White Angels!"
"White Angels rule!" yelled Eric as he stopped
playing & went to his drums. The band did a tropical
beach number as the band sang in unison. The girls
screamed over the band because they wore muscle shirts
& swim briefs.
Frank played a trumpet solo, Ralph an organ solo,
Bart & Joe dueled on a guitar solo, Jason a bass solo,
Fred a marimba solo, Ben a vibes solo & Eric a drum
solo. The band was a big hit! When they left, Frank
encountered Ray who told him to meet him @ the hotel
restaurant that night.
The Hottie Hunk winner's the black dude who
played Bart's guitar. The band watched the Coolest
Babe Pageant from backstage. 10 babes in bikinis
competed. In talent, one babe played Ralph's organ.
Ralph was amazed that a good looking babe could play
as he stared @ her & drooled.
"Ralph," said Jason snapping his fingers,
"Remember, you're a married man."
Then, another Cool Babe borrowed Frank's trumpet.
She removed his mouthpiece & inserted her own. Then
she played a cool tune.
"Who's playing my trumpet?" yelled Frank coming
from the bathroom. Frank went over to look on stage &
saw a beautiful girl play his trumpet.
"She's a talented babe!" he sighed, "Man, I like
to score with her."
Joe looked @ Frank staring @ her. She finished
as she removed her mouthpiece & inserted Frank's back
in. Then Joe huddled with the other band members as
"Frank's in love!"
"Shut up!" he yelled.
Frank was in love. In their next performance,
they did a jazz instrumental featuring soloes form
Frank, Bart (on sax), Ralph & Joe. Ben & Fred played
a percussion duet. Then the Coolest Babe winner was
crowned. Frank's girl lost to the organist who was
Frank went to meet with the contestants. He
spotted the girl who played his trumpet & got
acquainted with her.
"Sorry you lost." he said, "You're a bodacious
babe who can play the trumpet!"
"You're Frank Brandis, leader of The White
Angels!" she said excitedly, "I'm Victoria Lufkin."
"Victoria." said Frank asking, "Why that name?"
"My dad's a truck driver in Texas & he named me
after that town. In fact U.S. 59 goes to Lufkin &
Victoria, Texas 250 miles with Houston in between."
"She's smart." sighed Frank, "How about a dinner
date @ the restaurant hotel we're staying at?" she
accepted as Frank wrote the address down. She's
amazed because she's staying @ that hotel.
That night @ the restaurant, Frank got acquainted
with Victoria & talked about how they got started
playing trumpet. They learned they had a lot in
common. Afterwards, they danced as Ray Walters played
the guitar & sang a love song.
Later, they settled down having fried chicken
strips & fries for dinner. Ray arrived with a
briefcase & sat down with them.
"Frank Brandis." said Ray, "You guys are awesome!
It took a lot of guts to wear Guts playing music."
"Blame Eric." said Frank, "His idea. We normally
wear our tuxedoes."
"Frank," Ray explained, "It's not easy doing
thing you don't want to do. When 35410 creator Erin
Arithmetic asked me to join the show, her daughter
Teri insisted that I wear Guts for my 1st episode."
"I remember that episode." said Vicki, "You were
@ a beach party trying to win her love. So you went
to her pool, wearing Guts & serenaded her with a song
playing guitar & singing."
"Right." said Ray, "Her & I were going together,
had a singing career & made a couple of albums. I
didn't like what I had to do, but it did keep my
acting & singing career alive." then he switched
subjects, "You have a unique band. But I don't
understand why you have a marimba, vibes & tympani?"
"Eric's trademark is the tympani." explained
Frank, "Ben & Fred are really gifted musicians. They
write their own soloes & arrangements to fit in
playing with the band."
Ray got into his briefcase & took out some
papers. Then he said,
"Frank, I have a lot of clout @ Pacific Records.
I had 35410's other musical star, David Lubbock Brian,
cut a CD. And now, I want to sign you guys to a
recording contract. I thought your tv show's awesome,
your 1st CD's ok, but you deserve some national
Frank was surprised, "Ray, I think my 9-piece
band would like it." He turns to Victoria saying,
"Will you be my 9th White Angel?"
"Would you excuse us Ray." she said as they left
"Frank Brandis, I got to finish my college
education, understand. I want something to fall back
on. However, I don't want to break up the band. They
would be jealous of having a female in the band. I
can't sing either."
"I don't care." he said, "Except for Fred,
everyone's married. I love you & want you in my band.
I'll teach you to sing, then you can be lead singer &
I'll knock Joe off."
"No!" said Victoria, "You guys sound good just as
you are. Joe's a great lead vocalist & so is everyone
else, even you. Please wait till I finish college in
May. Then you & I can be together."
"You promise?" asked Frank as he Victoria kissed
long & hard.
The next day, Frank & the band gathered @ the
restaurant as they signed a recording contract with
Pacific Records. Then Frank tells the band that
Victoria will be the 9th & 1st female White Angel.
"Looks like you'll have a mommy soon, Michael."
said Scott to Michael.