SQUEEZEBOX is a collaboration of three exceptional musicians with extensive performance backgrounds: Ted Lange, Mollie Busta, and Dave Burner. Based in NW Ohio, this live band specializes in multiple genres of music including polkas, waltzes, fox-trots, 2-steps, big band, swing, country, rock and roll, square dances, and figure dances. With over 60 years combined experience between the core members of the band, they're able to accommodate requests that bridge generations, nationalities, and musical styles. Their receptivity to audiences makes clear that their primary goal is to keep the masses happy, whether on or off the dance floor—and invariably they do!
With an eclectic play list featuring over 500 selections, and impressive vocal fluency in English, Czech, German, and Polish, they are able to adapt to any venue. The result, which is never lost in translation, is that everyone has loads of fun!!!!
The core of SQUEEZEBOX first coalesced as a band in the late 1990's under the moniker "The Bratwurst Boys." The band included members from Grammy Nominated, "Toledo Polkamotion." As the band evolved and added new material to their ever-expanding repertoire, concern grew that their name might pigeon-hole them as a "polka only" band... thus Squeezebox was born. That said, don't for a moment delude yourself into thinking that Squeezebox has squeezed polkas out of their play list. They play polkas with the best of them, and love playing polkas. The band's name change was just a nod to the fact that their range of material has become as expansive as, well... a squeezebox!