The Brian Holtz Band
Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar and keyboards
Lead guitar, Lead and Background vocals
Attn: Club Owners and those interested in booking The Brian Holtz Band, you will find video's at the bottom of this page and to book a date for The Brian Holtz Band please call
Brian @ 515-255-3615 or Lori VanGroningen @ 515-360-0832 but whoever you book please continue to support LIVE music and on behalf of us in The Brian Holtz Band we'd like to Thank those who provide a place for musicians to perform what they Love...and that's music
Wednesday June 24th Cancellation: For the past four years I have been playing in different configurations of the band, jam musicians and solo at the Valley Junction Farmers Market. I have always played in the same location on the sidewalk in front of Dennis Victors store "Fishlips Three". It has come time to no longer play Valley Junction due to a busy schedule but more importantly because of the health issues I've developed in the past year that have slowed me down significantly. I have to channel all my energy towards the bands performances and unfortunatly something had to go.
I want to "Thank" Dennis Victor for the opportunity over the past four years giving me and the band a place to showcase our music. I also wish to "Thank" the following musicians for giving of their time and NO pay but just showed up to play for the LOVE of the music.
Rich Snyder, Curtis Fiason, Kim Mason, Bill Jouris, Lee Bell, Cecil White and Jason Kipishky. Thanks to all.....
Welcome to The Brian Holtz Bands website we appreciate you taking a few minutes out of your day to check the band out.
This band was formed with a vision to entertain by performing music in two areas. One, cover tunes that most bands don't perform and two, original music that Brian writes. The band will sprinkle about twelve of Brian's tunes throughout
a performance and our cover tunes are all re-arranged so they have our bands sound and edge to them.
Here's what some have said about The Brian Holtz Band....
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".
Bill Clark(Facebook Oct 6th 12:pm) "Seen the band at Beaverdale Fall Fest a couple times now. Good stuff!"
Kathy McDole-Parkins (Facebook May 6th BenchWarmers Ankeny) "Some of us went to see Brian Holtz perform and he was awesome"
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".
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.
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.
To Book The Brian Holtz Band contact;
Brian Holtz @ 515-255-3615 or Lori VanGroningen@515-360-0832
or you can send an email using the below email form. You may also use the below form
to contact anyone in the band as long as you indicate who it is and your email will be forwarded.
The Brian Holtz Band can be booked for any size audience.