Every band has a story. And every good story is born out of balance. As much as we’re reluctant to admit it, the challenge of the valley is what makes the victory of the mountaintop truly rewarding.
For Midwestern pop-rock outfit Attaboy, this has been the ebb and flow of their career. Highs and lows. Ups and downs. This is the tension that shapes a story worth telling. It’s a story bigger than a band. And they’re inviting you to be a part of it.
In spite of undergoing two lead singer changes since their 2004 inception, Attaboy stands on the edge of a new frontier with ambition and excitement. Early in 2014, a refining fire of sorts was sparked for the band. After weeks of sifting through some hard decisions and an uncertain road ahead, guitarist Jeff Edgel finalized conversations with new front man Ryan Payne about joining the band.
“Over the years, it’s become clear that the band itself is far greater than any individual member. While the faces have changed, the potential to share our music and message with listeners remains as strong as ever,” Edgel explains.
Through it all, the common thread of Attaboy’s mission has stayed true: to create honest music that instills hope and inspires action. It’s the same passionate focus that has shaped an immensely moving and captivating concert experience. Thousands of performances over ten years of touring have taken a random collection of songs and transformed them into an engaging encounter. Somewhere between the collision of sound and lights, audiences are confronted with the unmistakable message of hope Attaboy strives to convey through their music. Hope that there’s more to life than just going through the motions. Hope for a purpose beyond just breathing.
And what’s more, everything that happens on stage is anchored in honest, fresh, and creative songwriting. Not only have multiple Attaboy songs garnered national radio airplay, their singles “Unshaken” and “Wait On You” both landed on the Billboard Top 30 Charts.
Despite gaining such substantial national recognition, the band is fiercely committed to remaining relatable and accessible to their audiences. Real people going through real life. Just like you.
With four album releases and miles of experience behind them, Attaboy’s future is theirs to create. And while the future will always hold some question marks, the present finds them focused, refreshed, and more purpose-driven than ever.
This is a story you don’t want to miss.