He has also won several awards through the years from the USPA. In May 2016, the band announced two concerts to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Prepare The Masses, the first show which took place on July 30, 2016 at The Pressroom in Phoenix, AZ and the second show took place at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA on August 6, 2016. While a member of the Marv Herzog Band, Ted took over the bandleader responsibilities and filled in for Marv while Marv took some time off due to illness, and continued performing at all the band’s commitments, keeping that “Herzog Sound” alive with his interpretation of Marv’s unique Cordovox playing and rich German vocals. Andy works at Atlas Cold Storage in shipping/receiving. While a member of TPM, Ted appeared in the Warner Brothers movie entitled "Welcome to Collinwood", (2000), and appears on the movie soundtrack. Half comedy. Filmed at Conn-Weissenberger Hall in Toledo, OH on 11-19-06. He was leader of the renowned Polka band, “The Sounds” who were nominated twice for the Grammy awards. Brian is the youngest member of the group. When they perform the song “Take Care”, somehow they transform this room from a 600 capacity venue into an arena with the huge sounding drums that they use and the sound that the audience manages to make. He is also a past president of the Ohio Polka Boosters, and organized dances and special events for the membership and the general public. He currently performs over 130 dates a year, sometimes covering as many as 20 states a year, covering all areas from the West Coast to East Coast and from Florida to Canada. On Christmas Day 2011, A Change Of Pace was asked to reunite with Torry Jasper and play the ‘South By So What’ festival in Dallas, Texas on March 17 of 2012. The band was on both the 2005 and 2006 Warped Tours. He has been playing polkas professionally for 25 years. On their Trollhammaren EP they combined elements of both Polka and Metal, to create a Folk-Metal-Polka sounding album.) He attributes his success to his mentors in the business such as Marion Lush, Eddie Blazonczyk Sr., Richie Bernier, Richie Tokarz, and “Al Al Al” Piatkowski. Beginning in 2011, co-produced the "Mollie B Polka Party" on RFD-TV with his wife "Mollie B", broadcast into over 60 million households, as well as the "Mollie B Polka Party Radio Show" on Sirius/XM Satellite radio. [7] Reviews have cited them as showing influence from a variety of rock genres including: pop punk,[6][7][8] alternative rock,[7] post-hardcore,[8] screamo,[7][8] melodic hardcore,[9] pop rock,[7][8] hard rock,[6] punk rock[6] and indie rock. The “Mollie B Polka Party” airs on RFD-TV on Wednesday at 6:30 pm EST, Saturday at 10:00 pm EST, and Monday at 4:00 am EST. All Night Long ~ Toledo Polkamotion Compilation CD ~ 2003 Over the course of his career, Jimmy has also played with bands such as The Brass Connection (TBC), The Dynasticks and The Trel Tones. For two years, Ted broadcasted polkas every Sunday morning from 11am-1pm, often needing to pre-record the show due to his scheduled performances. He has remained a member of the United States Polka Association and the International Polka Association, in addition to countless other polka related organizations and publications. [2][3] The band later revealed they would be headlining the first "Pop Punk Nite" at The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ on June 22.[2]. Raising The Bar ~ Change Of Pace ~ 2006. Brian has already claimed musical achievement in his short, but busy polka career as the recipient of the 2004 USPA New Horizon Award. 1K likes. A resident of West Seneca, Brian currently works at Fisher-Price. He occasionally fills in with The Polka Family as well. Change of Pace Polka : Play Me a Polka : Life in America Polka : You Like Me Too Much Polka : Walking With Mary Polka : Different Drum Polka : Rocks and Stones Polka : I'm Telling You Now Polka : Fiddler on the Loose Polka : Flisiak Krakowiak : Springtime Polka : Closing Polka Tom’s band resume includes The New-Tones, Scrubby and Sunshine, The Dynatones, Big Steve and the Bellares, Phocus, and The Knewz. Get your tour dates seen by one billion fans. Ted also co-produces the “Mollie B Christmas Special” at RFD-TV the Theatre in Branson, Missouri every November since 2011. Opening bands included Greeley Estates, Desole, It's Like Love, and In It for Storms. In addition to performing, Ted also has arranged several of the pieces on the show each year. In February 2019, the band posted a cryptic date June 22 to their social media pages. Jonathan Kelley graduated from medical school at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona and is currently completing an emergency medicine residency at Maricopa Medical Center.[4]. Powerbox Studio, PO Box 1, Ridgeville Corners, OH 43555.  ted@tedlange.com   Proudly created with Wix.com. As a member of the Dynatones, he was nominated for a Grammy as “Best Polka Album” in 1991, for the recording, “When The Band Plays A Polka.” Tom’s hobbies and interests include golf and bowling, as well as polka music. In the late 1990's, Ted formed the band "The Bratwurst Boys" with other members of Toledo Polkamotion, which later became the band now known as "Squeezebox". This showed is aired on RFD-TV, and has been available on DVD and CD. For people who aren`t getting anywhere with their exercise bicycles and think aerobics is some kind of germ -- there`s Polkarobics. In 2003, after a few years of jamming and playing small local shows, bassist Johnny Abdullah and guitarist Adam Rodgers joined the band. “Take care of you and I’ll take care of me, we’re just lonely hearts looking for better things” is the hookline that I am singing all the way home. Dan Parker currently works as a record producer. The list of bands he has played with consist of PhoCus, City Side, and the Buffalo Concertina All-Stars. [5] The band however cites their major influence as alternative rock band Third Eye Blind. Pangora's Box ~ John Gora & Gorale' ~ 2004 **Grammy nominated** Peggy's Pie Parlor ~ Ralph's World, Ralph Covert ~ 2003 ~ Guest Artist on Accordion. In his free time, Brian enjoys watching the Sabres, Bills and NASCAR and also enjoys playing golf. They also announced the release of their EP, Just No Better Way. After TPM, Ted performed 2 years with previous Grammy Award Winner Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones, (Chicago, IL), and the following year joined another Grammy Nominated Polka Band, "John Gora and Gorale' " (Burlington Ontario, Canada). A Change of Pace formed in 2001 when singer Torry Jasper and drummer Jonathan Kelly began playing together in freshmen year of high school (while attending Centennial High School). Andy has been playing drums professionally since 2001. "[6], AllMusic commented on how all members of the band shared a love for pop punk and Third Eye Blind leading to A Change of Pace's style being described as "explosive, pop-edged alternative rock". Since 2005, the dynamic duo of Ted Lange and Mollie B have taken Squeezebox from 8 local engagements a year, to as many as 100 performances a year all over the United States with thousands of fans and supporters reaching every corner of the U.S. and beyond. John was nominated twice for the Grammy award in 1993 and 1994, with Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones. Find information on all of A Change of Pace’s upcoming concerts, tour dates and ticket information for 2020-2021. He respects them for who they are and what they’ve accomplished in their lives. He was inducted into the International Polka Association Polka Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Butterfly - John Gora & Gorale - 2013 - Ted Co-Engineered this recording in addition to performing on it. Tom and his wife Katy live in Lancaster, NY. The show had its first taping in June of 2011 and the show aired for the first time on July 2, 2011 showcasing a variety of polka bands from all over the United States. "Getting Better with Age - 20th Anniversary" - Czech and Then Some - 2017 - Ted performed as a guest musician on this recording in addition to co-engineering and co-mixing this recording. Their last show, "A Change of Pace Farewell Show", took place on April 22, at The Clubhouse in Tempe. With new singer Micah Bentley they have adopted a lighter tone to their music, contrasting drastically with their previous singer Torry Jasper who screamed vocals in the older material. You'll Be Back ~ Change of Pace ~ 2004 . He started playing the accordion when he was 8 and was a full time member of his Father’s band, The Kavaliers, by the age of 10.