Formed in Sioux Falls in 1973, Felix was a polished rock band that had a large following. They featured a massive PA and lighting system. Felix had about 175 songs that they could perform, from Grateful Dead, Todd Rundgren, Ramones, and Beatles. They played the regional ballrooms and consisted of guitar/vocalists Jon Sympson, Luther Loftesness and Ray Roder, keyboard player Ray Pearson, bassist Eric Peterson, and Brad Rensberger on drums and vocals.