About Us

The Attraxxion

Wayne Stuczynski -  Guitar / Vocals
  Wayne has been playing guitar for over 30 years! That's about 210 in "dog years". Wayne has performed with some of the best bands in the Greater Cleveland area, with genres including but not limited to 60s and 70s Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Country and yes..........our favorite of all...the 80s! 

Wayne performs with:  a Carvin Custom Califonia; Fender Stratocaster; Gibson Les Paul; and a Line 6 Variax guitar along with Carvin V3M amplifiers and Seismic speaker cabinets.

Among other rockin' guitarists, some of Wayne's influences are:  Eric Clapton; Jeff Beck; Eddie Van Halen; and Alex Lifeson.


  Ross Mesnick - Bass Guitar / Lead Vocals


                                                                              Ross started playing guitar in 3rd grade, and bass guitar in 5th grade.  Ross grew up in a very musical family and thanks to three older siblings, was exposed to a ton of incredible music
(The Beatles, The Who, Jackson Browne, CSN, The Eagles).  When the 80's hit
he was drawn to the new wave sound.  Ross has been performing with bands in
Northeast Ohio since the late 80's and has had the privilege of sharing the stage
with some of Ohio's best musicians.

Ross's influences include:  Paul McCartney; James Jamerson; Timothy B. Schmidt;
John Entwhistle; John Taylor; and a few hundred more.  Says Ross, "I am having a
ball performing with the other members of The Attraxxion, all of whom are so
very talented.   

  Ross performs with Gallien Krueger amplifiers, a Fender Precision Bass,
  a  Kiesel V49K custom shop bass, and an Ibanez SR Premium 1400E Custom.


Tommy Amato  - Drums, Percussion



Tommy grew up playing drums in the clubs and studios of Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Los Angeles, California in 1984 to further his career in studio work and touring. While living in L.A. (27 years) Tommy has had the pleasure of working with KISS, Doro Pesch, Silent Rage, Warrant, Lita Ford, Neil Giraldo, Billy Steinberg, Gene Simmons (RCA / SIMMONS Records), Paul Sabu, Tony Kishman, Only Child, Claudia Scott, Erik Norlander, Gary McGrath, Lana Lane, Vicky Peterson (The Bangles), Rocket Scientists, Jennifer Rush and Tim Scott to name a few. In addition to song writing, recording and touring Tommy is featured in numerous videos, television shows and films.
Stricken with cancer in 2001 and again in 2003 Tommy took a year off for treatment. On March 28, 2004 at The Cleveland Agora Tommy Amato Rock Relief was born - an annual benefit concert in Cleveland paying it forward to one local musician each year dealing with cancer. In remission and ready to rock Tommy moved back to Cleveland in 2011, working with recording artists Robin Stone, Anne E. DeChant, Bob Gatewood, Billy Morris (Warrant), Frank Amato (Beau Coup) and many others.
Over four decades of performing has taught Tommy the love of life and the love of the backbeat.
Tommy performs with:
DRUMS : Pearl Masters Custom 
                Mapex Meridian Maple
                Gretch Catalina Club
CYMBALS: Zildjian
                          Vic Firth


Ida DiCenso Amos (pronounced EEEda)  Vocals

Ida realized her passion for singing at age 16.......after one cassette recorded at  "SuperStar Studios" at Cedar Point Amusement Park, she was hooked!

Since the late '90s Ida has performed with several popular bands including both original and cover bands, and a nine piece show band.

Her favorite genre of music? Ask Anyone that knows her, "80s all the way!". You couldn't ask for a more perfect fit than Ida singing with The Attraxxion !

Ida's vocal influences include K.D.Lang, Ann Wilson, Cyndi Lauper, and Madonna.

When not singing, Ida is a proud blessed momma of two beautiful boys and happily married, chasing great laughs and great wine wit
h her partner in crime, Scott.
Tom McBride  -   Keyboards / Vocals
   Tom heard his first song by Depeche Mode back in the early 80s and has been addicted to synthesizers ever since. He took an Intro to Electronic Music course freshman year of college and by his senior year he was running the college's electronic music studio.
  While in college, he got the performing bug and decided to take his knowledge of synths to the stage, performing in bands junior and senior years. He returned home to Cleveland in 1990 and helped form the band Charlie In The Box (CITB). After an all too short 28 year run, CITB played their farewell show in 2018.
  In 2019, in a perfect example of "timing is everything" a certain former CITB singer, Ida DiCenso Amos (you may have heard of her!) informed him that The Attraxxion's keyboard player was going to retire from the band and the band was looking for a new keyboard player. "I've always been a big 80s music fan and considering The Attraxxion's song list, it was a perfect fit". Also, the band is full of great musicians and getting to perform with Ida again was an added bonus.
  Tom's musical influences include: Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, Duran Duran, The Cure, The Cult, REM, INXS, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, The Cars, Gary Numan, and many others.
  Tom performs onstage with a mix of hardware ans software synths. He uses a Roland A-33 MIDI controller along with a Roland Alpha Juno-1 and a Kawai K5 synth. The hardware synths are blended together with software synths from MainStage, allowing him to create virtually any sound he would ever need...except bagpipes....those he just plays live!
Past Member:  Carol Mesnick is a founding member of the band, after more than 340 live performances she  has retired from The Attraxxion to allow more time to  focus on family and her business.
Carol Mesnick - Keyboards / Vocals

Because both of her parents are
professional musicians, Carol grew
up surrounded by music and started
teaching herself songs on the piano
when she was 8 or 9.  Although only
briefly classically trained on piano, she's played it off and
on for years.  Carol has performed in bands since elementary school, and,
in addition to keyboards, she plays the trumpet and flute.  Carol's interest in
rock & roll began in 4th grade when she attended her first concert. 
"I saw Shaun Cassidy at the Playhouse Theater and have loved rock and
pop music ever since."

  Carol performs with two Yamaha MM6 keyboards.  She also owns a flute and saxophone.

  Carol's musical influences/idols include:  Suzi Quatro; Heart; Joan Jett;
Karen Carpenter; Duran Duran; The Who; INXS; The Pretenders; Rick Springfield;
Blondie; and, of course, Shaun Cassidy.  She's also a big fan of her husband,
The Attraxxion's lead singer/bass player.