Ratz Tuner, photo courtesy of Brad Cyrier
Gary Hoyt, Brad Cyrier, Ben Alvers , Bill Boughter, and Jamie Reno.
Evolved into Argus
Edgewood, Washington
1972 - 1973


Ben Alvers ~ Guitar
Bill Boughter ~ Bass
Brad Cyrier ~ Vocals
Gary Hoyt ~ Guitar
Jamie Reno ~ Drums

In Memory of

Ben Alvers

RatzTuner was put together in approximately 1972 - 1973.  We began playing at the Black Night in Puyallup and Port Townsend and other places that would have us.

Ben Alvers came into the band a little later and absolutely hated the name.  That’s when it was changed to Argus.

RatzTuner by the way, if I remember, was coined by Boughter, Hoyt and Don Golden as a name for ketch up, as in, please pass the ketchup.

Brad Cyrier, December 2006

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Last Update:  5 December 2011
Credits:  Brad Cyrier
Band # 2085