Attraction (formerly BS&M)

Genre: 70’s Bands, 80’s Bands, 90’s Bands, Beach Bands, Cover Bands, Dance Bands, Disco Bands, Funk Bands, Motown Bands, Oldies Bands, R&B Bands, Show Bands, Soul Bands, Top 40 Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: Richmond, VA
Price Range: $5000-$7500
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About The Band

Attraction (formerly BS&M Band) Let's face it. The goal of every party, celebration & special occasion is to have a great time. Finding a band that can complement and create that exciting, energetic & fun atmosphere is easy when you choose Attraction (formerly BS&M Band). Crisp harmonies, a dynamic stage show, a packed dance floor, attention to detail...this eight member band performs EVERYTHING: Top 40, Motown, Beach, Soul, Classic Rock, Oldies, Retro 70's & 80's, Jazz & Cocktail music, Country and even a little Reggae!

Not only is Attraction extremely entertaining and engaging, they're easy to work with, too. Their band leader David Barton will happily work with you to ensure you're happy with the song selection prior to your event - including special requests or if someone wants to sit in with the band. He's exceptionally detail-oriented and will work with you or your event coordinator to ensure a good flow & momentum and maximize the most music during the course of your event. Their state-of-the-art sound system is always at the volume level that suits you, and you can always count on the band looking great in sharp, stylish black or tux attire. Want a larger band? BS&M Band can add a horn section, too!

Weddings often require a band that can easily move between light background music to high-energy, raise the roof dance music; from romantic ballads to get-everyone-on-the-floor party hits. BS&M provides top quality fun, music and attention to detail. BS&M can announce your wedding party as the enter the reception. Attraction will take breaks when you are cutting your cake or taking pictures to play as much music as possible. Attraction will perform fun tunes for your bouquet toss and garter traditions and BS&M will happily make any announcements you may require during the course of the reception.

No breaks, no problem! BS&M offers a non-stop, high-energy 3 hour show. Ask your agent for more information.

"Attraction (formerly BS&M) has developed a strong following on the East Coast owing
as much to their showmanship as to their song craft."

-The Washington Post

"BS&M have long been a favorite on the music scene owing with their tight
ensemble work, sincere lyrics, and sing along harmonies."

-Style Weekly, Richmond, VA

"BS&M have generated a legion of fans with their gentle rifts and insightful lyrics."

-The Virginia Pilot, Norfolk, VA

"One top notch group. You really made our wedding day!"

-Alan & Debra Page, Washington, DC

Thank you for being a wonderful part of a very special evening for the Harris and Chalet families.
Your work on the lyrics for the first dance and for the energy you created throughout the evening was
beyond excellend and exceeded our every expectation.
The performance you delivered on the occasion of my daughter's reception
ranks at the very top of my list of outstanding performances and will be fondly remembered.

- William C. Harris General Manager, Country Club of Virginia

" Dave was great to work with throughout the planning process.
We felt comfortable and even overly prepared for the big day. We were able to enjoy the day and
celebrate with with all of our guests. It was a blast! Thanks again..."

-Bill and Karen Halsey, Baltimore, MD

" When Tom sang Rocky Top with you guys I thought I'd die!
Thank you for making our wedding. We can't wait for the pictures and video!"

-Lisa Pryor, Washington, DC

Thank you (and the rest of BS&M) for a great performance.
Every guest I talked to told me how much they were enjoying the band.
I also really appreciated the fact that you were so easy to work with- I never once felt like
I had to tell you all how to dress, what to play, where to be -
it was one less thing I had to worry about.
Tom and I really enjoyed the evening.

"...after brief remarks to the crowd (Governor) Allen and his wife danced
to the music of BS&M.."

-Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA

" Thanks so much for learning the
Marc Cohn song for our first dance and
sorry for crying so much! You really made our reception."

-Candace Williams

"You did such a wonderful job on our wedding day...What a performance."

-Cammie Olson

"Great band pick for this fund raiser."

-Pat Buchanan, presidential candidate

"Everyone was impressed."

- Sandra Ellsworth, event planner, Major League Soccer Final,

RFK Stadium, Washington, DC

"Nothing but good comments from the crowd. You really were the best choice."

-Andrew Swanson, Washington Historical Society

"The impersonations were killer. We really enjoyed having you."

-Karen Banks, Event Planner, Baltimore, MD.

"...Richmond's favorite...

Peter Bell, Richmond Music Journal

I wanted to write you and tell you how wonderful I thought the band was.
You were better than I could have ever imagined and I feel horrible that I
never got a chance to talk to you and thank you in person. I had the best
time dancing and I know everyone else did too. I guess that was kind of
obvious given the dance floor always being full! Everybody raved about you
and I heard so many people say that they have never heard such a great band.
You all were so great to work with and really made things so much easier.
I've sent a few pictures from the wedding. Please e-mail me your mailing
address, I'd like to send you something. Thanks so much!

-Tia Mahoney, Glenmore Country Club Wedding

"I would like to thank you for the wonderful music you and
your band played on February 1
Everyone remarked how great your music was."

-Deborah Wayland, Professional Event Coordination.
Available to contact by phone for referrals.

(To booking agent)
They were wonderful! They learned "Up on Cripple Creek" by the Band
for our unusual first dance song - and it was fantastic! The dance floor
was packed all night long and everyone has been talking about how great they were.
Thanks so much for everything that you guys did -
we really appreciated it! -

-Jill Hayek "bride", Charle City, Va

I had never heard BS&M before. I was just going on the recommendations of
others, so I was a little apprehensive about them. I have to tell you that
they were awesome! They were way better than I had even hoped. So many
people at the reception told us that BS&M was the best band they had ever
heard at a wedding. Everyone danced. People didn't want to leave when the
reception was over! I was very worried that I didn't get our first song to
Dave in time. I just mailed a CD to him about a week before the reception
with no sheet music, no lyrics, no nothing. I figured they wouldn't have
time even to learn it, but when they started playing it, it was amazing.
They nailed it perfectly. I could not have asked for better music.
Everything was just right. I would highly recommend BS&M to anyone having a
reception, or party, or any other function requiring music. They were great!

-John Sims "groom"

Available For:

College Bands, Corporate Events, National Artists, Private Parties, Wedding Bands


TOp 40 & Modern

Beyonce - Single Ladies
Jennifer Hudson- Spotlight
Dave Matthews Band - Crash
Estelle & Kanye West - American Boy
I Got a Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Neo - Closer
Dave Matthews Band - Jimi Thing
Justin Timberlake Sexy Back
Jennifer Lopez - Waiting For Tonight
Huey Lewis & Gweneth Paltrow- Cruisin'
John Mayer - Wonderland
Kid Rock - All Summer Long
Shaggy -Angel
Sublime -What I Got
Beyonce- Crazy In Love
Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
Jack Johnson - Flake
John Mayer - Daughters
Gnarls Barkley -Crazy
Los Lonely Boys - Heaven
No Doubt - Underneath It All
Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Lenny Kravitz - Fly
Alicia Keys - No One
Ben Harper - Steal My Kisses
Ciara- 1, 2 Step
Lonestar- Amazed
Mary J. Blige -Just Fine
E.U. - Da Butt
Maroon 5 - The Love
John Mayer - Waiting On The World To Change
UB40 - Red Red Wine
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Pink - Get This Party Started
Rihanna - Please Don't Stop The Music
Bare Naked Ladies - Million Dollars
Santana W/ Rob Thomas - Maria
Usher - Yeah
R Kelly - Step In The Name of Love
Sugar Ray - Fly
Black Crowes - Hard To Handle
Widespread Panic - Coconuts

Motown Beach & Soul

Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Archie Bell - Do The Tighten Up
Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman
Tammy Terrell- Ain't No Mountain High
Diana Ross/Supremes - Medley
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Barry White - Can't Get Enough
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
Blues Brothers - Soul Man
Bruce Chanel - Hey Baby
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
Chubby Checker - The Twist
Clarence Carter - Strokin'
Commodores - Brick House
Etta James - At Last
Everly Brothers - Dream
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Gen. Johnson- Carolina Girls
Gladys Knight - Midnight Train To Ga.
Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
Jackie Wilson - Twistin'
Jackson Five - I Want You Back
James Brown - I Feel Good
James Brown - Sex Machine
Martha and the Vandellas - Dancing in The Street
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Neil Diamond - Cherry Cherry
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
OJays - Love Train
Otis Day & The Knights - Shout!
Otis Redding - Dock Of The Bay
Sam Cooke - Cupid
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Smokey Robinson - Second That Emotion
The Spinners - I'll Be Around
Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Temptations - Get Ready
Temptations - My Girl
The Catalinas - I Love Beach Music
The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
The Platters - With This Ring
The Tams - Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally

RETRO & 80's

Bodeans - Closer to Free
Aretha Franklin- Freeway of Love
Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something Good
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
English Beat - Save It For Later
George Michael - Faith
Frankie Valli - Oh What A Night!
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
John Mellencamp - Jack & Diane
Kool And The Gang - Ladies Night
The Time - Jungle Love
LaBelle - Lady Marmalade
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Shake Your Body
Modern English - Melt With You
Ohio Players - Fire
Ohio Players - Skin Tight
Pointer Sisters - Fire
Prince - Kiss
Prince- Purple Rain
REM - Man On The Moon
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
Romantics - What I Like About You
Rose Royce - Car Wash
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
The Police - Message In a Bottle
The Time - Jungle Love
Todd Rundgren - Bang The Drum All Day
Tommy Tutone - 867-5309
Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun

Classic Rock

Allman Brothers - Ramblin' Man
Beatles - Twist And Shout
Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
Bill Haley - Rock Around The Clock
Bob Marley - One Love
Bob Marley - Stir It Up
Bob Seger - Old Time Rock & Roll
Cat Stevens - Wild World
Creedence - Looking Out My Back Door
Crosby Stills & Nash - Love The One You're With
Crosby Stills & Nash - Southern Cross
Dire Straits - Romeo And Juliette
Don McLean - American Pie
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
Eric Clapton - You Look Wonderful Tonight
Grateful Dead - Friend Of The Devil
Grateful Dead - Bertha
Grateful Dead - Uncle John's Band
Grateful Dead - Women Are Smarter
James Taylor - Carolina In My Mind
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett - Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
Jimmy Buffett - Why Don't We Get Drunk
Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now
Joe Cocker - Feelin' Alright
Loggins And Messina - Your Mama Don't Dance
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Pure Prairie League - Aimee
Rod Stewart - Have I Told You Lately
Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
Simon & Garfunkel - Me And Julio (Down By The Schoolyard)
Steve Miller - The Joker
Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
The Kingsman - Louie Louie
The Ventures - Wipeout
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Domino
Van Morrison - Into The Mystic

Cocktail Jazz & Latin

Jobim - Girl From Impanema
Barbara Streisand - My Funny Valentine
Billie Holiday - All Of Me
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Santana - Oye Coma Va (Latin)
Ricky Martin- La Copa De La Vida (Latin)
Sade - Smooth Operator
Billie Holiday - Crazy
Errol Garner - Misty
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
George Benson - On Broadway
George Benson - This Masquerade
Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Song (Weem -A -Way)
Harry Connick Jr. - It Had To Be You
Horace Silver - Song For My Father
Irving Berlin - Autumn Leaves
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Michael Buble - Save The Last Dance For Me
Miles Davis - All Blues
Natalie Cole - Route Sixty-Six
Sade- Sweetest Taboo

Country & BlueGrass

Alabama - Mountain Music
Alison Krauss - When You Say Nothing At All
John Denver - Country Roads
Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance
Osborne Brothers - Rocky Top
Randy Travis - Forever & Ever