Are you ready for the return of The Brian Holtz Band? The guys have been taking a short break, but they are getting ready to perform soon at a venue near you! I’m excited to share with you that their much-anticipated new CD is ready to be released. I’ve been listening to it, and it’s fantastic! Please mark your calendars and join us for The Brian Holtz Band CD RELEASE PARTY on Saturday, March 28, at The Hull Avenue Tap. John Burns will open from 9 pm – 9:45 pm, then The Brian Holtz Band will grace the stage at 10. You don’t want to miss this special night of music, and the return of The Brian Holtz Band!!

If you’d like to book The Brian Holtz Band for your venue or event, please email me at

They are READY!!

Lori Van Groningen
MusicMama Entertainment

( We apologize but several of our website pages are being re-constructed) 

Welcome everybody to The Brian Holtz Band website. Thanks for taking an few minutes out of your day to check our band out. The BhB is currently taking January, February and March off from playing shows so a couple of us in the band can deal with some much put off health issues. Nothing serious just a minor tune-up for a couple of us older cats. *
During this short layoff don't think we're sitting around we have just completed our second album and plans our underway for it's release and a cd release party to be held sometime in April 2015.

The band has also taken on a management company, Music Mama Entertainment who will for the most part be scheduling our performances. If you, club, venue or organization is interested in booking The BhB please contact Lori Vangroningen at Music Mama Entertainment 515-360-0832 or email at;  The band is very excited to have Lori and her organization as a part of this band.

These next three months will also allow us to bring up to speed the newest member of The BhB Grover Kirkman.
Grover and the bands current lead guitarist Chris Moon have been friends and
guitar mates for a number of years and to have them both on stage together will give The BhB another dimension and afford me the opportunity to play some keyboards to enhance the bands already unique sound.
Welcome Grover.

As I mentioned above The BhB has just finished recording our second CD and you will find one of our new songs "What's it gonna be like" available to you to download for free on this site. Thanks to Steve Capps of Capp Audio Productions for his recording,editing and mastering of our new CD and Thanks also to Rodger Routh of  Rodger Routh Video Productions for the shooting of a video which will be released with the CD.
Here is a link to a little preview of our latest recording.   and

    *  For those of you who are wondering how Chris is doing after his surgery, all is well but moving a little slow but he's going to physical therapy and should be back on stage in several weeks. If you would like to send him get well wishes email to; and we'll see that he gets them. 

    "Cheatin Man Blues"
      (Words and music by Brian Holtz)

    Tonights the night
    and the moons shining bright
    Another night...of playing the fool
    She's bangin on the door
    She's calling out his name
    After tonight...The girl will never be the same...

    She caught him again
    She'll win then she'll lose
    Ain't nothin like um
    Ain't nothing like.........The Cheatin man blues

    Well the word on the street
    Is the boy's playin again
    She heard the news
    From a trusted old friend.......

    The Brian Holtz Band is a part of the Iowa Music Scene (Based out of Des Moines), but its impact where ever we play is growing and evident. Our customer base for the music we play is adults 30 years old and up. Our music is R & B, Blues and 60's & 70's and all within our arrangements to make every song rhythmic and danceable.
    In the summer of 2005 Brian retired from a career in Law Enforcement. Fulfilling his dream to be a musician was the first order of business. He began teaching himself several instruments and going to every open mic and jam session he could find and during those years he became aquinted with and played with such notable Des Moines musicians as  Janey Hooper, Bob Pace, Doug Johnson, Del Jones, Steve George and George  & Gil Davis (Sumpin Do). These musicians saw a passion and strong desire in Brian and mentored him to where he is today, as the leader of his own band, The Brian Holtz Band. Brian also developed a musical relationship with Lee Bell owner of Wolfer Sound who also took on the mentor role in teaching Brian recording techniques as well as  the business side of music.

    The band was very busy during 2013 and heading into December from the phone calls and e mails that we're receiving it looks like 2014's  spring, summer and fall will be a busy one for The BHB. So, if you have an event planned and your interested in our band I would suggest you book immediately to lock in a date.  

    To Book The Brian Holtz Band contact Lori Vangroningen of Music Mama Entertainment at 515-360-0832 or via email at; 

    The band has been very busy since spring 2013 and is one of the most musically sound and tight groups in Iowa.. 

    The bands members are Brian Holtz guitar and lead vocals, lead guitarist/background vocals Chris Moon, bass guitar Rich Snyder, Grover Kirkman lead guitar and Brandon Smith drums,  


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    What they said....          

    Jim Parker (Drummer for Tony Valdez & Sumpin Do)(Facebook Oct 5th 10:27pm) 
    "Went to the Longest Yard in WDM had a late dinner. Watched the Brian Holtz Band. Really a very good band. Go see them. Brian's a funny bastard".

    B. John Burns (Singer/Songwriter)(Facebook Oct 5th 11:17pm) "I love Brian's band. He's got his own style of music".

    Bill Clark(Facebook Oct 6th 12:pm) "Seen him at Beaverdale Fall Fest a couple times now. Good stuff!"

    Barb Baker-Miller (FaceBook March 31st Summerset Winery) "Thank you for today, You guys sounded great and please give all the guys in the band my sincere Thanks".

    Kathy McDole-Parkins (Facebook May 6th BenchWarmers Ankeny) "Some of us went to see Brian Holtz perform and he was awesome"

    Tammy Rude (Facebook May 16th/ West Des Moines Farmers Market)  "My buddy Brian Holtz and his band are entertainng the Valley Junction area today with special guest Chris Curry Harter on harmonica...Head out and catch these guys!" 

    Laurie Flemming (Facebook May 26th/Greenwood show) "I had a great time last night...WOW Go Brian! The band sounds GREAT"

    Scott Edward Davis (Facebook May 26th/Greenwood Show) "Nice job last night-enjoyed-will hear more"

    Marigene Swingen of waterloo (Facebook comment about our new CD)  "I am SO enjoying the CD. First thought Runaway Knife was my fav. And I do LOVE that one,but Baby I'm Gone Is IT for me. They are all good and I love the beat to all of them, but Here's a new rule for you, don't treat me like a fool! put it over the top for me.


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