Big Daddy and Company

These guys really get the crowd moving. I saw them take a club and turn it completely upside down......The night began with a decent sized crowd, and within 30 minutes, the dance floor was full people were groovin' away.

Paul (Big Daddy) Carreker knows how to get the crowd hoppin'. He picks the right songs at the right time. He lifts them up with the dance grooves and let's them rest with the slow jams. He keeps this combination going all night long, and unlike many frontmen, he'll get out there and dance too!

He can belt out the soul like a man twice his age, and he'll pull rock, blues, or funk out of his backpocket like a surgeon selecting a scalpel. It's on, people; It's ON.

The band has the skills to back him up and everyone walks away spent. They put their heart and soul into all they do and the crowd eats it up. It's no wonder the venues love 'em. They get the crowd sweating and folks have to replenish those liquids somehow. OH. There's a waitress ready to get you hydrated.
What more could you want?

From their facebook bio: We are a hot new Dynamic Variety Band, We play many different types of music. We have a little something for all music likes, and tastes. All the members comprise a wealth of years of music and experience and knowledge on the local music scene.


Lead Singer, Band Leader Paul Carreker "aka" Big Daddy, Percussion, James Hayes, Lead Guitar, Eddie Stevens, Bass Guitar, Vocals Eric MaGouirk, and Keyboards, Mike Harrell.

For booking contact Big Daddy himself at 478-297-1035.....and tell him I sent ya!


Keith Patterson

Great lead guitar player with band experience, but is just as much of a showman onstage alone with his acoustic.

Big Mike & The Booty Papas

From the FB page:
 "Whether you’re carrying the world on your shoulders or primed for a good time Big Mike and the Booty Papas know exactly what to do to get you up and moving. One thing is certain, you won’t leave the show the same way you came in. Chances are with Big Mike and the Booty Papas in the house you’ll be shakin’ what your moma gave you before the night is through…dancin’, laughin’ and lovin’ your worries away."

There's not much I could add to that. These guys really know how it's supposed to be done.

I saw him perform at a blues club probably 12 years ago. He had me chuckling at his witicisms and his observations. Early in the night he announced:  "Don't waste yer money on the bubble gum machine in the bathroom! The gum has gone bad ......but it makes one hell of a bubble." Later, I ended up in the bathroom and looking around, I wondered where the bubble gum machine was...and why would anyone put a bubble gum machine in a men's room in the first place? I had given up my search when I saw the condom machine and realized what he was talking about. I laughed so hard that night.....and I still crack up everytime that memory strikes me.

THAT'S what Big Mike does, and does better than anyone else in Middle Ga.: He gives you memories. Every show is special. The music is authentic. The banter is fresh, creative, and hilarious. You leave with a story to tell the next day or a silly comment to talk about 12 years later.

I got the honor of meeting Big Mike a few years ago. Back then, he certainly fit the moniker, BIG Mike, and it appeared to me his heart was even bigger than he was. Everyone I talk to who knows him will pretty much say the same thing -"He is the kindest guy you could hope to find."

Check him out and ask around. You won't find  better live entertainment in these parts than Big Mike and the Booty Papa's.

Big Mike and the Booty Papa's on FB

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