"We take ALL requests ...and do the ones scribbled on $20 bills without delay."

Tres Rich
"The Round Mound 'O Sound"


For bookings:

Ed Kelly


or e-mail









For over 20 years, FreeStyle has performed for thousands of Central Iowans with the best in musical entertainment at weddings, anniversaries, reunions, conventions and festivals.
We take pride in providing everything a client requires, right down to the last detail, ensuring a fun, worry-free event.

Check out these opinions...

"...I wanted to say 'Thanks, thanks, thanks!' Our reception at DM Golf was wonderful. The song selection was right on, and I think everyone was dancing from the moment you guys hit the first downbeat. You made our special day a great success with our guests, and you provided us a lifetime of memories." Ryan Basham, Chicago, IL


Melissa Clarke
Director of Food & Beverage
WDM Marriott


It has been my pleasure to both recommend and work with Ed Kelly and FreeStyle for many years, at both Glen Oaks Country Club and here at the Marriott. Their professionalism and music variety assists me in making every event complete. FreeStyle is my #1 recommendation to all of my clients for live music in the Des Moines area. They keep the evening "rockin'" all night long.

"...David and I want to thank you for doing such a wonderful job last night. Our wedding was so important to us and we wanted everything to go just right. So many people commented on how good the band was.
Everyone had a fun time!" 

Debra Townsend Lind
Des Moines, IA

"I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed the wedding dance last weekend at the ISU Memorial Union. The celebration was just perfect -- exactly as we had envisioned -- and you were a major part of that success! How do you know so many songs!"  

Deb Parker / Ames, IA

"...just wanted to thank you ...for the lovely music Saturday night. The kids thought 'A Little Trip to Heaven' was fabulous. They couldn't believe that special touch. Thanks for helping make a special day even better!" 

Barb Toot, Mother of the Bride


"My wife and I have enjoyed the music of FreeStyle for many years. The band has played for many years at our firm's holiday party and they annually host a benefit dance for Hospice of Central IA. We can't wait to have them play for the wedding of our daughter. The group is the best we have heard for people
who love to dance.
Great guys! Great sound! Great dancing!

John Hintze
Ahlers Law Firm
100 Court Ave., DM

"...Thank you for being a special part of our wedding. We have had so many comments on how great you guys are. Meredith especially wanted to thank you for 'customizing' the words in her song and making the father/daughter dance one of the most memorable parts of the evening."

Bob & Meredith Dohmen

Judy Flapan
Event Planner/Coordinator
Des Moines, IA

I believe a good band is the most important element of successful events -- weddings or other celebrations. Whether your guests prefer to dance "cheek to cheek" or move to the beat of a salsa, and everything in between, this band delivers the best sound. They are fine-tuned to the needs of the guests, knowing when to change the tempo and vary the music. FreeStyle always entices partygoers to the dance floor, ever-eager for the next set.

Amy Cummings
Blaser Photography
Wedding Consultant
Valley Junction

As a portrait and wedding photographer, I have been to countless events. It is clear to me that the music is key to an entertaining party, and I will always pick a live band over a dj. Also clear is that FreeStyle is this area's premier event band for two simple reasons: Talent (very important), Crowd Friendliness (even Grandma will get up and dance). They appeal to all age groups, keep the party alive, and are a must for any elegant affair.

Bobbi Asarch
Bridal Consulting & Party Planning
Austin, TX

"It was a terrific reception; your band kept them out there having a great time. You are great to work with and I appreciated all your efforts to be cooperative and so easy-going! It makes my life easier knowing you can be so flexible. Thanks for everything!"

Patty Lendt
Senior Communications Consultant
Principal Financial Group


"When assigned to throw a recognition party for 250 employees working on a special project, I immediately thought of FreeStyle. I assumed they would draw many attendees already familiar with the group's upbeat sound. I received numerous thank-you's for having such a fun band. And it was clear they were having fun. Lead singer Ed Kelly even surprised us by 'Principalizing' some songs with company-relevant lyrics. I'd gladly book FreeStyle again... and again."

"...thanks again for the incredible job you did in playing for our wedding reception. Your sound, appearance, and entire performance were completely first-class, and our guests are still talking about how much fun it was. Thank you for making our reception truly memorable."

Eric & Molly Weber
Chicago, IL

Thomas & Rodie Gibson
West Des Moines, IA

"We've heard band music at weddings that was so far out or quiet that people just drifted home early. FreeStyle pulled the crowd together with fun, classy tunes and really set the stage for fun. We kept them for an extra hour at the club because everyone was having so much fun. Our daughter Jenny still runs into friends who tell her they had a terrific time partying that night."

Ron Pearson
Former CEO/Hy-Vee

West Des Moines, IA

"FreeStyle is the most fun, lively, exciting band I know. We have enjoyed their music for many years at our annual Hy-Vee managers' 'Spring Fling' party. And my wife and I dance to the wee hours when they play at Glen Oaks functions. They play great dance music & keep the crowd entertained."


"My husband and I annually host a party for our friends and we always call FreeStyle a year in advance to guarantee they can be there. Their music adds just the right touch to
a summer event."

Suzie Burt

Marshal Badgley
Clubhouse Manager
Hyperion Field Club
Johnston, IA




Jane Foreman
Marketing Director
Terrus Real Estate Group


" ...thank you so much for your great music at our reception! We heard nothing but envious praise. Your enthusiasm and variety of selections was just what we had hoped for!"

Ben & Anna Greta Taylor
Iowa City, I

FreeStyle Rules! A band with their great sound and rhythm can't miss. For many years they have never failed to provide an ideal atmosphere for every occasion here at the Hyperion Club. We get pretty intimate here in our banquet room and their infectious humor and banter with the dance crowds are legendary. Corporate crowds usually book the next year's date on the spot. Party on!

"In my work in marketing and special events planning for Principal Financial Group, Terrus Real Estate Group, Valley Junction merchants and Merle Hay Mall I have been pleased to work with FreeStyle for several years. They truly care about making the atmosphere fun and work hard to create value for their clients, accommodating everyone's needs."

"...Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful music at our reception. We appreciate all the special things you did...it was perfect! You were great to work with and you made it easy & worry-free. Thank you!"

Tom & Michelle Rodemyer

"Thank you so much! Everyone RAVED about your band and music... you picked perfect dance songs for everyone to dance the night away. I appreciate all the help and support you gave John and I over the past year during the planning process and we couldn't have been happier with you guys! Thanks again!

Lindsey & John Mills

Lori Ross
Clubhouse Manager

DSM Golf & Country Club
West Des Moines, IA

"They are a wonderful, versatile band and can play anything. People hear a smooth Sinatra tune and before they know it, a Van Morrison party tune gets everyone on their feet. Over the many years they've played here at the country club, I've seen them perform at everything from a private Christmas event to a Bar Mitzvah to our Club Invitational and everyone always leaves happy."

"Comments from a (Hotel) Savery bartender said it all -- 'I've been working weddings for eight years and this is the most fun I've ever had.' We agree. Your music was great -- excellent selections! You set and maintained just the right tone and spirit all evening. There were so many rave comments from our new family and friends about the music (we had a lot of visiting 'talent' -- so they
would know).
Many thanks for your part in making it a memorable night...."

Dr. Robert Galligan,
Des Moines, IA

Tom Brown
Des Moines, IA

"Talk ab
out spirit! As a professional photographer, I go to a lot of wedding receptions and can tell you that this band brings a "musical spirit" with them. I have known Ed and his band for many years and if you want great variety, a fun time and all done with professionalism, then this is the band for you."

Saley Nong
Special Event Planning
Saley Nong, Inc.
& Divine Flowers

"You have the most excellent music... always danceable. FreeStyle is an event planner's dream come true for a wedding. A group couldn't be more professional, reliable, cooperative and flexible -- and you always get people onto the dance floor!"

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and the rest of the group for your part in making Kelli and Bill's day extraordinary! It takes a team effort to not only meet but exceed the hearts' desires of a client and I'd gladly have you on my team again ANYTIME! I have a great appreciation for flexibility in vendors... thank you for yours."

Sonya Jennings
SOZO Event Planning

We think we're the band for you, too!
Let us make YOUR next event a memorable one.

Call Ed Kelly for bookings at 515.577.3843

or e-mail

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