515.577.3843... or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
is an energetic quintet of talented professional
musicians from the Des Moines area. Each member's experience contributes
to the group's broad musical background performing in dance and night
club groups, cabaret
jazz, show bands
and appearing in shows with national concert artists
from Dionne Warwick to
country's Sawyer Brown
to rock legends Bobby Vee & Little Richard...we've done it all!
Our SHOWMANSHIP and
VERSATILITY has been on display
at hundreds of weddings, conventions, corporate and private parties,
festivals and school events in the Midwest for over 25 years.
as a professional comes from knowing you have
met the needs of the customer. Our pride is the versatility in musical
styles we can present to your listening and dancing audience, aged 9
We tailor music to your needs!
Ed Kelly / Bass, vocals
Scott Davis / Trumpet, harmonica,
Tommy Doggett/ Sax, flute,
Jay Alcorn / Guitar, vocals
Dave Merrill / Drums, vocals
Have you heard us and already know
we're the band for you?
Then contact Ed Kelly for bookings at:
or call 515.577.3843
Check out our "FreeStyle Variety Band" Facebook
& become a "fan"!
If you're shopping around for live music,
may we give you some advice ...
start with what you should look for in a band...
• Ask about the
types of songs they play and
the audiences they play for...
If the band's styles suit you,
fine. If not, look for a group with the instruments and vocalists
that can deliver the kind of music you want your audience to hear.
Be realistic: a cool band you heard in a bar may not be able to
do party tunes for people over 30 or Big Band favorites for a
more mature audience.
the band to the venue...
For example, it might be unwise
to hire the Rolling Stones or an 8-piece rock band for a wedding
at a small Legion Hall in Urbandale.
Make sure the band and its equipment can adapt to the audience
and location where your event will be held.
• Look for a professional
Be sure to clarify, in a contract,
your expectations for the clothes the band will wear, the type
of music to be played,
the number of breaks taken,
and when equipment set-up and tear-down will take place.
Check that the physical stage and power needs
of the band are
These are practical things YOU can direct
and they are as important
as the music in making your event a quality experience!
a company event or wedding reception? Call us for:
worked with many quality people in the Midwest. Here are some links
to sites for some professionals we highly recommend:
you are planning a company party or dinner...
•We can musically enhance
your open house,
cocktail/reception time, dinner hour or dance.
•Need a floor show? We have
audience-participation comedy routines
and lighting to add a real crowd-pleasing touch to any program.
may be of interest to you (?) in planning a party or wedding:
•DSM Caterer John Maher brought
to our attention a company offering an inexpensive $1,000,000 liability
policy for receptions and parties, with or without alcohol. It can
be purchased by whoever is hosting the event.
Go to www.wedsafe.com
contact FreeStyle, go to the Bookings page
for more information and a form to e-mail us.