The Imitations got their start back in the summer of 1995.
Three friends — Mike Merritt, Mike Miller and George “Buster” Hobbs — were just having fun and showing off their musical skills.
Within months, they added a fourth member, George Willetts.
Tony Creech joined the group, adding expertise on soundboard.
Many shows later, The Imitations have entertained thousands and recorded three CDs — “Back to Carolina,” “Starrin’ ” and “For Real.”