Ray Lines

Profile Updated: August 16, 2011
Residing In: Pleasant Grove, UT
Current Occupation: Multimedia Events Director, BYU
Spouse/Partner: Sharon
Children: Rashelle (married) Chad, 3 boys
Tiffani (married) Chris, boy and a girl
Elisse (married) Dallin, More…girl
Camille (college)
Celeste (Sr HS)
Savanna (Soph)
Makenna (7th Grd)
Bands You've Played With (list):

Pegasus
Flight
Axys
Cleanray and the Flicktones

Instrument(s) you play (and/or vocals):

bass
vocals

Current Musical Equipment:

Yamaha BB3000 Bass
Peavey Bass Head
2-15 Cabinet

Your favorite band stories:

One of our first gigs in Flight was at the Springville Arts Museum for a Provo High Formal Dance. My sister's wedding reception was the same night so I was wearing a yellow tux from the reception that didn't fit very well. During the first song I dropped my guitar pick. When I bent over to pick it up my pants completely split out in the rear! Spent the rest of the night standing up against my bass cabinet. I couldn't move.

Playing in Flight with Dave Dunkley (Drums) He was set up on top of two banquet tables up on the stage. The back leg on his drum stool got too close to the back edge of the tables. I turned around and all of a sudden no Dave, no drummer and his drum sticks went flying as he fell off the back of the tables. The next thing I see is an arm come up holding one stick that starts hitting the snare off beat. We lost it. We couldn't stop laughing the whole night.

Playing in Axys at the Spur (Lamars) the night BYU won the National Championship in football (1984). We only had to play one set because everybody wanted to watch the game. Go Cougars!

With Flight playing in a battle of the bands at the Salt Palace (1982) with Thunderbuck Ram and Union Station and a bunch of bands I had never heard of before. Thunderbuck Ram was awsome! They took first but we took second. We were shocked. Union Station was ticked.

Played a gig at Highland High School in Salt Lake in the early 80's. The gym was packed. The kids would sing the lyrics of every song we played. Then they started coming up on the stage. We couldn't get them off the whole night. When we finished they had to bring the police in to get them to leave. It was nuts.

Getting stuck on South Pass in Wyoming because we ran into a snow drift in the middle of the road. Took all day and most of the night to get pulled out.

Getting caught in a heavy snowstorm by Strawberry and watching Dave Dunkley hang out the side of our stepvan wiping the window with a sock because the wipers didn't work. We almost lost Dave.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Ray on bass with Flight in 1977 at the Utah County Court House. Left to Right: Marty Olsen (vocals) Dave Dunkley (drums) Ray Lines (bass) Daryl Sego (guitar) Not Pictured: Kimo Lewis (guitar) Brian Bradshaw (keys)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Cleanray and the Flicktones playing in 2008. Left to right: Doug Lyman (keys), Ray Lines (bass), Dave Dunkley (drums), Kimo Lewis (guitar)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
AXYS playing at the Spur (Lamars) 1984. Left to right: Doug Lyman (keys), Tim Larsen (guitar), Ray Lines (bass), Dave West (Drums), Greg Cook (guitar)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
AXYS playing at the Spur (Lamars) 1984. Left to right: Doug Lyman (keys), Ray Lines (bass) Tim Larsen (guitar), Greg Cook (guitar), Dave West (Drums)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
AXYS playing at the Spur (Lamars) 1984. Left to right: Doug Lyman (keys), Ray Lines (bass) Tim Larsen (guitar), Dave West (Drums), Greg Cook (guitar)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Flight playing at Farrer Junior High 1976. Left to Right: Kimo Lewis (guitar) Ray Lines (bass) Dave Dunkley (drums) Lynn "take a flight" Greenwood (guitar)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Ray in his yellow tux with Dave Dunkley on drums at the Springville Arts Museum 1976.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Flight 1976 Kimo Lewis (guitar) Ray Lines (bass)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Dave Dunkley 1976 playing with Flight
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Playing at the Ballroom at BYU was always a blast.