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T. G. I. F.
Thank God It's Friday

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Playing your favorite Carolina Beach Music Classics * Country Hits * Top Pop * Funk * Dance Music & More


The OG's Band Vintage 2023

Musicians tend to network over many years playing in various bands, orchestras, theater productions, and anything else that keeps them working and practicing their art. The OG’s is no exception to that, and the current band has taken shape over the last 3 years to include former members of The Part Time Party Time Band and select new players from our network of musician friends. Original members James Whitley, Ed Blair, David Spell, and Blaine Smith played together for over 20 years in The Part Time Party Time Band. PTPTB recorded two CDs over that time: “Don’t Turn My Music Down” and “Beach Access.” Hit songs like TGIF, Cold Women, Part Time Party Time Man, The Tams Tribute, established PTPTB as one of the premier Beach Music bands in the Carolinas and Virginia. High-energy shows across the region led to PTPTB being inducted into the Beach Music Hall of Fame in 2009. The OG’s started to reassemble original members of The Part Time Party Time Band in 2020, and the Covid pandemic slowed the process, as public gatherings were prohibited and “shelter at home” rulings nearly wiped out any live entertainment possibilities. Throughout the pandemic, the band continued rehearsing and working to rekindle the magic they enjoyed as PTPTB. Rehearsals continued as the band auditioned musicians to complete the roster that will bring their unique brand of live music and entertainment to audiences across the Carolinas once again. A few jobs in 2022 prepared the OG’s to begin booking jobs for 2023 with an exciting cast of bandmates new and old. James Whitley, David Spell, Ed Blair, and Blaine Smith have now added new members to the band. Brian Taylor on drums, Russ Gaffney on trumpet, Corky Waugh on bass, Clarice Sigsworth on trombone, and Tony Smith as a lead vocalist and round out the 2023 cast of musicians in the OG’s. The OG’s present multiple genres of musical entertainment that include beach music, country hits, top pop tunes, dance music, and medleys that are orchestrated to bring energy to every occasion. We continue to play the music that defined our success in the Part Time Party Time Band: songs like TGIF, Pick It Up Where We Left Off, Unchain My Heart, Still Diggin’ James Brown, The Tams Tribute, and more. The OG’s display an energy powered by a horn section that is featured in many rhythm and blues classics, beach music favorites, and certainly our favorite covers of “Tower of Power.” The vocal talents of Blaine, Tony, Ed & Clarice will give you a range of styles from soulful and raspy to stylistically clean and pure. The sweet spot lives somewhere between Bruno Mars, Delbert McClinton, and Kenny Chesney, but claims a more original turf that is best described as “vintage.”

Meet the Band

Our Music

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars

Delbert Medley - Delbert McClinton

Slammin' - Huey Lewis

Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan

Beer in Mexico - Kenny Chesney

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Diggin' on James Brown - Tower of Power

Does Anybody Know? - Chicago

Chairmen Medley - Chairmen of the Board

More Today than Yesterday - Spiral Staircase

Brandy - Looking Glass

Still the One - Orleans

Rockin' at Midnight - The Honeydrippers

Slip Away - Greg Allman

Shaggin' on the Boulevard - Alabama

Beer with My Friends - Chesney & Old Dominion

The Walk - Mayer Hawthorne

September & Let's Groove - EWF

Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker

Tams Medley - The Tams

I Was on a Boat That Day - Old Dominion

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

My Old School - Steely Dan

Part Time Medley - PTPTB

Hold Back the Night - The Trammps

Kiss - Prince/Tom Jones

Don't You Care - The Buckingham's

Friends - Dink Perry

Upcoming Events

December 8th - Archdale - Ticketed Event
Details on our Facebook Page

May 4th - Lake Norman - Details to Follow

May 11th - Archdale - Details to Follow

October 12th - Archdale - Details to Follow

For Booking Information

The 2023 calendar is filling up with festival dates and private events, so reach out to book your date with the OG’s right away! 

James Whitley at 336-688-5777 or David Spell at 336-687-1233

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