The Class of '65 Band is fast becoming one of the premier show and dance bands in the southeast, playing tunes from the 60's and 70's era, that will sure bring you back to the good old days and get the crowd on their feet in no time.
The band was founded in 1990 by current drummer, Terrell Hattaway, along with current lead vocalist, Big Ben Atkins, and started out to be just what it is today: a large format band, including a four piece horn section, five piece rhythm section, and female vocalist to enhance the entire group. The lead singer, Big Ben Atkins, performed at the legendary Southernaire Club in Columbus, MS, from 1963 to 1971, along with the "Nomads". The legend continues today wherever you hear the 'classof65band' perform, and people are all talking about the good ol' days of the 'Southernaire' and 'There's a party going on....Come on Over'!!
The band has performed for many different functions, from weddings, private parties, festivals, class reunions, corporate functions, etc., and they continue to play the hits from the Motown era, along with some tunes from the 80's and 90's as well!What Our Clients Are Saying...
We loved the music and appreciated allowing some of the talented guests on stage to sing with you. Overall, I thought the group was great. All the musicians and Big Ben were great. I would rate the band on a scale from 1 to ten ... a 10!! It was a pleasure to be so close to some music legends and those who have played with music history's greats. We appreciate you and would recommend you to anyone. The band made the event. We would not have been able to afford you without your flexibility to work within our limited budget. I continue to receive positive comments about the banquet and the "Class of '65 Band". Even our younger crowd, whom were very skeptical about an "Oldies" band, loved the music and entertainment you provided. I guess that goes to say, some music NEVER gets old!!!
Capt. Eric J. Zihmer, USAF
CAFB Annual Awards Banquet
Riverwalk w/ Percy SledgeColumbus, MS|
added on January 11, 2011
New Year's Eve 2010 - 2Columbus, MS|
added on January 6, 2011
New Year's Eve 2010 - 1Columbus, MS|
added on January 6, 2011
|Class of '65 Videoadded on August 2, 2010|
Market Street 2009 PhotosColumbus, MS|
added on June 8, 2010
Class of '65 T-shirt
This is our classic black t-shirt. Features small logo on chest and large logo on black. 50/50 blend is available in S-XXL.