In 1965 a group of teenagers from Burlington, NC formed a local band in the basement of Hatley Music Store. In a very short time the band received an invitation to audition for Ted Hall at Hit Attractions booking agency in Charlotte, NC. The following weekend the local band became THE ATTRACTIONS.
One of the biggest jobs starting out was a performance in Charlotte on stage with Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions. In a very short time the group was on stage at all the local colleges and clubs. A favorite club in Greensboro was The Castaways. During the summer months the band headed to Myrtle Beach to perform at Donnie's and The Beach Club.
THE ATTRACTIONS opened for and were the backup band for well known performers such as The Tams, Clifford Curry, Jimmy Ruffin, The Fifth Dimension and The Platters along with numerous other top recording artists of the day.
Years went by as the original members were busy building their careers. But the love for playing music was still a part of them. A few of the members kept playing on weekends with different groups and the other members were still holding onto the dream of being on stage once again.
In November of 1999, after 30 years, a reunion was put together. Some of the original members, Wayne Church, Ronnie Lee and Keevin Smith, along with the help from some local talent, Tony Hall went from rehearsing once a month to once a week. Now we are keeping busy playing almost every weekend!
To add to his talent we brought in David Baysden to play bass guitar and sing. Howard Eaton, original member of the famous "Inmen Ltd" is now playing trumpet and vocal and Terry Batson from Batson & Chase (they won "New Band Of The Year" at the 2004 Cammy Award Show) is now singing lead vocal. Garth Hutson, original member of the Inmen Ltd, he will be on stage playing trumpet and backup vocals. He is an "Award Winner Of The Brass" along with Ronnie, Howard & Wayne, The Attactions Band are proud to say we have the best of the best horn section! On drums is Mitch Hensdale. Mitch also runs his own recording studio, New Horizon Recording Studio.