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Updated 6/16/2009

Sad news: my beloved dog, Harvey, has died.
There's a little tribute page here.

Updated 11/20/2007

The Partytime Band now has a page on MySpace!
(Thanks to PTB drummer, Randy McElroy.)
It's still under construction, but please check it out!

Updated 11/5/2007

It's always a thrill to jam with talented musicians.
Here's a pic from a recent Jam Session at Gil Bray's house featuring
Mickey Bragg (Fender Precision Bass), Tony Singletary (Gibson Les Paul),
and Gil (Ragsdale Custom).
Click on the pic for a full-sized image (with sound!)

Updated 9/16/2007

September Smash has come an gone and a good time was had by all!

(Photo by Sheila Marshall, Griffin Daily News)
"The crowd at September Smash was entertained
by The Partytime Band including, from left,
Ira Polk on saxophone, Robbie James, who was sitting in
with the band for the evening on flute,
and lead guitarist Gil Bray."

Photo by Sandra Bray
Here's a photo of Gil with his wonderful Ragsdale guitar.

Milner Slim sez: "Don't know about Randy's singing
but [I] do know that Gil is awesome."
(Click on the thumbnail for a full-sized image.)

The next chance to see The Partytime Band:
The Fall meeting of the Georgia Elks Association, October 20th
at the Griffin Elks' Lodge.

Updated 8/26/2007

Don't miss The Partytime Band at the 2nd annual
September Smash in downtown Griffin, GA,
Saturday evening, September 8th, with special guest 4U2C from Barnesville, GA.

For more information, here's the flyer. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Meanwhile, Here's a picture of PTB guitarist Gil Bray
surrounded by a small collection of Fender Stratocasters.
Gil was recently invited to demo a new (concept) system
developed by Panasonic and Fender and unveiled at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show
(where the same system was demonstrated by Joey Gaydos). More about Joey here.

Updated 7/28/2007

Here's the Partytime Band performing at GTO's Event Center
in Griffin, GA, July 14th, 2007.
Photograph is © by Denise Gray Photography.
(Please do not use without permission.)
Click on the thumbnail to view a full-sized image.

For a limited time, Partytime Band photos are available
for purchase from the photographer's gallery.

Updated 7/15/2007

I've been tagged by Roger The Lumberjack Thomas!
If you find yourself subsequently "tagged" by me:

  • 1. Let others know who tagged you.
  • 2. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
  • 3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
  • 4. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.
  • 5. If none of the rules say, "don't change the rules," feel free to add 3 rules your own.
  • 6. These extra rules don't count however.
  • 7. d'oh!

See my random facts page here.

Updated 6/2/2007

The Partytime Band is shown above in a rare public appearance,
"Groovin' in the Grove" in Locust Grove, GA,
May 5, 2007 - Cinco de Mayo!
Photo courtesy of the Henry County Times.

Updated 4/15/2007

The Partytime Band is about to launch into a busy month of gigs
beginning with the Griffin Country Club on Friday, April 27th, followed by
Groovin' in the Grove at Locust Grove, GA, on May 5th.

Drummer Rex Butner is scheduled to join us on May 12 in McDonough, GA.

More gigs to follow through the summer.
Check back here for updates...

Updated 2/12/2007


"Each defendant agreed that the dance got out of control..."

A blast-from-the-past: Rock & Roll news from Malden, MO, 1978.

(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Updated 1/13/2007

Pictures from the Governor's Inauguration Party are here.

Updated 12/29/2006

It's official! The Partytime Band will be playing
for Governor Sonny Perdue's inauguration ball to be held
at the Georgia World Congress Center, January 8, 2007.

Also appearing: The Drifters, The Atlanta Tams,
The Swingin' Medallions, and Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz.

Meanwhile, we will be rocking in the New Year at
the Griffin Elks' Club, 9PM 'til 1AM, New Year's Eve.
Here's the flyer.

(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Updated 10/22/2006

Okay, I've sold out...I'm now a bona fide wedding singer.
Well, actually, I don't sing much
but I played a gig in a tux: October 14 in Valdosta, GA.
Here's the proof.

June 10th the Partytime Band played for a wedding near
Indian Springs, GA. (Those folks knew how to party!)
On this occasion, Rex Butner filled in for PTB's usual drummer.
(Rex is an excellent musician and did a solid job.)
The highlight of the night: the men from the wedding party
joined us onstage to sing "Double-Shot of My Baby's Love."
What a hoot!

Updated 6/4/2006

May 20th: The Partytime Band played for the
"19th Annual Plantation Dinner Dance and Auction"
in support of the Joseph Sams School
"Serving Children with Special Needs."

Here is a photo of the venue, pre-show.

Updated 5/6/2006

Sad news: my beloved dog, Smokey, has died.
His obituary is here
and there's a little tribute page here.

Updated 3/16/2006

Party Time Band photos are here...
(Click on the thumbnails for full-sized images.)

Here's the Party Time Band in action
at the Griffin Elks Club.
Left to right: Bill Duggan (Bass), Randy Howell (Lead Vocals),
Randy McElroy (Drums), Ira Polk (Sax), Dallas Hickerson (Keyboards).
Not shown (behind Ira): Gil Bray (Guitar).

On the left: Gil Bray, a most excellent guitarist.
On the right: D.Hickerson, a seasoned keyboardist.

Here are a couple of individual shots of Ira and Gil.

Click here for some more info regarding Ira
and other local talent.

Updated 2/01/2006

Vintage SEMO Rock: Hustutler and Violet Ashe MP3s are here!

Side A: You'll Feel Better When You Know"
Side B: "Complications"

Violet Ashe,
Side A: "Across the Brink"
Side B: "Wither the Stone"

Updated 12/26/2005.

Finally, here's a shot of the old keyboard player
outside the Panasonic facility in Yokohama...
a long, long way from home!

Friends and fellow rockers, feel free to email me.
Otherwise, go home!