but you can just call me Ray.
My life is full of great experiences, made better for sharing.
Published December 26th 2016
Roger Ramjet lives in secret at Lion Hotel
Behind at least two of the greats, Adelaide free music institutions Billy Bob's BBQ at the Grace Emily on Monday nights and the Proton Pill at the Lion Hotel on Wednesday nights is our own Billy Bob. If Bill was a footballer, he would be Gary Ablett, understated, humble but always the best player on the team.
I started my devotion to this Wednesday night away from the TEEVE at least 12 years ago, and back then Billy said he had been playing there since 1996, a detail he now denies. But I remember that conversation and I am if no-one else is celebrating the 'Pills" 20 years in residence. The current line-up includes Tim Wilkison on bass, Jamie Jones on drums and Eric "Touch" Santouci on vocals and horns.
Some of the songs have changed, but some regulars over my 12 years are comfortingly the same.
If you haven't made it along then, this is the year. There is no better entertainment in Adelaide free or otherwise, and it's on every Wednesday night after Dinner until around 11. They even let me on the dance floor. Outrageous.