The Hesitations were first formed in the late sixties. They recorded four albums which included hits such as Soul Superman, Born Free, The Impossible Dream, I'm Not Built That Way and She Won't Come Back, but when tragedy struck the group, they disbanded.
In 2006, Art Blakey, the lead singer on most of the hit songs, was asked to put the group back together for a show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After having no success with trying to get the original members to join him, he called on some of his friends who were part of a group that he first started singing with as a teenager, the group The Sahibs, was one of Cleveland, Ohio's well respected groups. After putting a show together and performing for a very responsive crowd, they decided to make a comeback as The New Hesitations, since then they have been playing Casino's,Country Clubs, Arenas and various other venues. They have also been featured on TV and Radio shows all over the world and in March of 2010, they performed before thousands of fans in the United Kingdom at the Prestatyn Soul Weekender. Their new single Dance With My Father, a remake of Luther Vandross' hit, is the first cut from their soon to be released CD. On September 21, 2013 they will be incucted into the R&B Hall of Fame at The Detroit Opera House.
Members consist of Art Blakey, George Hendricks, Joyce Blakey and William Carter on Vocals, Garey Harbour, Keyboards, Ronnie Wilson Jr., Drummer,Ric Kerr, Guitar, Eric Spearman Bass and Roger Maple on Sax. Come see The Hesitations when they come to your town, you will have a great time, be watching for bigger and better things from The Hesitations.