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SQUEEZEBOX featuring Ted Lange & Mollie B have become one of the most popular and well-known bands specializing in live dance music and entertaining stage shows. This Ohio based band performs over 100 engagements in nearly twenty states each year. The band is head-lined by Mollie B, the host of the Mollie B Polka Party; and two-time Grammy Nominee, Ted Lange. The band began in 2006 and has built a reputation with their wide variety of music and versatility. Besides being featured many times on the Mollie B Polka Party, the band has also written a song for and appeared in the latest Clint Eastwood film, “The Mule.”
SqueezeBox’s performances include multiple genres of music including polkas, waltzes, fox-trots, 2-steps, big band, swing, square dances, and figure dances. With a repertoire of over 600 songs, and solid vocals in English, Polish, German and Czech, Squeezebox is able to play "something for everyone", and easily adapts to any venue, ranging from town festivals, polka festivals, ethnic festivals including Polish, Czech, and German festivals and Oktoberfests, to weddings, anniversary parties, church festivals, state and county fairs and music festivals.
The band, as well as the unstoppable duo, Ted and Mollie, have won multiple awards for their recordings. Mollie & Ted are the first husband and wife to be both inducted into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame. She has also been named the Favorite Female Vocalist of the year eleven times by the International Polka Association and the United States Polka Association. Mollie B was the star of the Branson show the “Mollie B Christmas Special” for multiple years in Branson, Missouri. She is known to play over a dozen instruments on stage… in the same song… and sometimes more than one instrument at once. This is a show you do not want to miss.
A little more history for you....
Squeezebox began in the late 1990's under a different name, known at that time as the "Bratwurst Boys," which was a part time spin-off band consisting of members of the Grammy Nominated "Toledo Polkamotion." The band continued to evolve and in 2005, the band was comprised of Ted Lange on accordion/bass and vocals, Dave Burner on drums and vocals, and Ted's mother, Betty Lange, on 2nd accordion.
Mollie Busta added her talents to the Bratwurst Boys for the very first time on December 31, 2005, and it was evident the combination of Ted, Mollie and Dave had something unique and special. Due to popular demand, the band's number of performances doubled every year, and due to the continual evolution of the band, a decision was made in May of 2007 to change the name of the band to "Squeezebox."
To date, Squeezebox has released 3 CD's. They have performed all over the US to capacity crowds, and as of January 2019, have made over 1100 appearances in 23 states.