The PTPTB Members

Mike Freeman (lead vocals, trumpet) since the age of seventeen, after answering an ad in the paper for a trumpet player in an R&B group, has played music for 40 years. The first group being Calvin Lindsey & The Hysterics, who played in such clubs as The Jokers 3, The Castaways, The Cellar, Coachmen 4 Club & The Beach Club at Myrtle Beach.

After leaving The Hysterics he went on to play with bands such as The Marlboros, Flagstone, Due South, Pieces of Eight with Johnny Cox.

Finally in 1982 joined PTPTB where he has been ever since. Known for his Joe Pope impression, Mike still loves playing Beach Music and gives thanks for each member's God-given talents.
Garry Gahagan (bass) has enjoyed performing and recording with regional and national acts. He has performed throughout the eastern seaboard and internationally. Garry has appeared with acts that varied in venues from Leroy Parnell or Diamond Rio to The Four Tops or Willie Tee.

Garry started at the age of 13 as a guitar player with local Rock n Roll bands and then regional Rhythm n Blues groups. Some years later, he worked as a keyboard player (with Beach Music groups like the original Hysterics). Then, while serving in the US Army during the Viet Nam war, he played drums, keyboards and finally the bass guitar with the Army Entertainment Team.

After the service, Garry continued to enjoy playing bass guitar and worked closer to home with regional groups ranging from old school horn bands like Flagstone to smaller blues bands like the Klondike Phillips Band.

Garry couldn't resist the big R&B Soul sound of a real horn band so - in January, 1997 - he joined the Part Time Party Time Band. Since then, his varied musical background and unique bass guitar style have helped create and develop the tight rhythm section for which the PTPTB is so well known.

Charlie Carter (guitar) joined PTPTB in 1985 after playing in the Tapestry Band (formerly Ish and the Charms) for 10 years.In 1993, Charlie split bass and guitar duties. With the addition of Garry Gahagan on bass, he played guitar all the time.

"I have been very fortunate to have been in this band this long and to have played with some of the best musicians around.”

Sharing the stage with the other great bands in beach music and also major acts past and present, has been and continues to be a thrill.
Dustin Jennings (trumpet) is a native of High Point, North Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from North Carolina A&T State University. While in school, Dustin played lead trumpet in the A&T Jazz Band, holding the solo chair for all 4 years. He was selected to perform in the African American Jazz Caucus All Star Big Band. This group toured to Toronto, Ontario for the International Association of Jazz Educators as well as the University of Notre Dame. In addition to playing with the Part Time Party Time Band, Dustin leads his own jazz group, The Dustin Jennings Trio, and plays classical music for churches and weddings.
Danny Pierce (lead vocals, sax, BMI Songwriter) In 45 years Danny has shared the stage with many soul and rock music greats - from Little Anthony to ZZ Top.

His credits include lead vocals and sax with: The Part Time Party Time Band, The Catalinas, Bob Collins and the Fabulous Five, The Collegiates, Flagstone, and the original Cannonball Band.

Danny loves to get involved and entertain the crowd. His favorite old school artist is Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions!
Warren Phillips (lead vocals, guitar) at a young age, seventeen to be exact,a time span of nearly forty years.In that time he has played all types of music from Country, to blues, to Classic Rock. In the mid to late seventies he played with Willie Boy, a top 40 cover band touring all over the east coast. In the 80's he ventured into Classic Rock with Late Show, covering mostly NC. From '85 to '88, he joined "Rockin' Horse", a country-country rock band. They traveled the Carolina's, Georgia, and Virginia. Here he shared the stage with such names as Keith Whitley, Mel McDaniel, The Bama Band, and T. Graham Brown.

In 1990 he formed The Klondike Phillips Band, winning the Piedmont Blues contest in Greensboro, NC, and placed 4th in the national contest in Memphis, TN. This brought the opportunity to open for such acts as Delbert McClinton, Johnny Clyde Copeland, and B.B. King.
After a ten year run with KPB, there was a brief hiatus, and in the summer of 2001 he joined PTPTB, getting back to the basic blues and soul he has always enjoyed performing. Warren's bluesy guitar and soulful vocals add a unique blend to PTPTB's sound.
Brian Barfield (trombone) has been performing professionally on trombone since the age of 17. Before moving to North Carolina, he completed a 5 year stint with The Time Bandits, an R&B Rock and Roll band in Northern California. He has also previously performed with the Frank Bigoski Big Band, the Delbert Bump Big Band, the Barney Graves Big Band, as well many other performing groups. He has also performed with the likes of Michael Brecker, George Bohanon, Louis Bellson, Ron Carter, Rex Richardson, Joe Henderson, Tom Harrell, Bobby Shew, Jim Snidero, Conrad Herwig, Bill Watrous, Willie T, Nicholas Payton, Steve Turre, and Jeff Narell.
Brian has earned an A.A. in Music from Solano Community College and a B.A. in Music Performance from California State University, Hayward. While attending CSUH, he studied conducting and music education with Mr. Timothy Smith and Dr. Ann Porter. He also studied under the Director of Jazz Studies, Mr. Dave Eshelman. While at CSUH he studied privately with David Ridge, and also with Frank Bigoski Jr. He was a part of CSUH's first overseas jazz tour to the Montreaux Jazz Festival, and was a part of the award winning Jazz Ensemble.

He has recorded with California State University Jazz Band, as well as the Time Bandits, and Part Time Party Time Band.