The Hipnotix is a unique classic rock band from Lima, Ohio. You will love their impeccable re-creations of your favorite 80’s and 90’s hits. Let the Hipnotix take you back to the greatest era in the history of rock!

Jimi Goare

Guitars, Vocals

Since the early ‘80’s, Jimi has been known for his unique style and command of the electric guitar. He has mentored over 1,000 aspiring players. At age 17, Jimi began touring with regional band Shyster. They played with national acts, including Cheap Trick, Night Ranger, Eddie Money and B.T.O.  In 2002, Jimi released a CD of original music titled Jimi Goare, Age of Grace. The drummer on the CD was none other than David Breaston. In 2003, Goare and Breaston would go on to lay the foundations for The Hipnotix.

David “Suga” Breaston

Drums, Vocals, Sequences

David "Brown Suga" Breaston was introduced to music by his mother and father at the age of 3. He loved all genres of music. Eventually, drums became his passion. He has played in many bands, including Exodus, Black Eyed Susan, The Affair, and Sucker Punch. In 2003, he and Jimi started the band The Lima All-Stars, which later became The Hipnotix.


Rachel Wheaton

Lead Vocals

RachelWe are so excited to announce our new lead singer: Rachel Wheaton! She is a fabulous singer and a welcome addition to our family!! Keep watching for Rachel's bio - coming soon. Meanwhile, come out to our shows and check out her awesome pipes!

Sue Alt

Bass Guitar

Sue grew up in a musical family, and was exposed to a lot of different instruments. She has played with local jazz bands, church bands, and orchestras. Eventually, she found her way to the bass. Sue joined the Hipnotix family in 2010 and is having a blast playing her favorite type of music - classic rock!

Dean Altstaetter

Keyboards, Vocals

Dean Altstaetter is a classically trained, jazz and blues-inspired keyboard player who is a rock enthusiast. Dean has played with many groups, including Hepcat Revival, Vernon Neeley Jazz Quartet and Broken Yoke. He loves the variety of tunes that The Hipnotix play. Dean would like to say 'Thank you' to all our amazing fans!!!


We are booking gigs into 2018, so if you have a live music venue, festival,
party or corporate event, let us know and the Hipnotix will come to you.

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Monday – Friday 10 AM – 8 PM