THE FACTS O'LIFE everything you ever wanted to know...and more!
The Fact's at the Casaloma Ballroom.
A Bit of History...
Fred, Al, Clark & Terry; the first names of the original members of the Facts O' Life. The initials of the first names spell FACT.They wanted a LIFE of music. The Facts O' Life band was born. Since the name was chosen they have performed in more than half (28) states of the Union. Performing from California to Florida, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico they have logged millions of miles on the road. These minstrels have entertained on the stages of great show-biz centers like Lake Tahoe, Miami Beach, New Orleans, Chicago, Nashville, Branson, Memphis, Dallas and most cities in between.The band has also played some not so famous places like Licking, MO., Goose Bay, Labrador, and Sonderstrom, Greenland. Ask them about an unusual event as they performed their “Jesus Christ Superstar” medley in Sonderstrom, Greenland.
The Facts O' Life have performed across America at State and County fairs, music festivals, concerts in the park, major hotels, national corporate conventions for law enforcement, Realtor and union associations, political fundraisers, weddings, and private parties.They have also performed for the casino crowds at Cal-Neva, Harrah's, Ameristar, River City, Alton Belle and Casino Queen. Ask the FACTS about their month long engagement at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN.
The group has shared the stage with such great acts as Three Dog Night, B.B. King, Bob Hope, Sam and Dave, The Platters, The Inkspots, The Drifters and The Coasters: from the Country field; Jeanie C. Riley and Carlene Carter. Ask the FACTS about the show they did on the 4th of July with Mickey Carroll, the mayor of munchkin land from the movie Wizard Of Oz; what a surprise!
Terry and the Facts O' Life have recorded music in Nashville, Detroit, St. Louis, and Europe. They have 5 albums and their latest recordings are available on CD.
Fast Forward to Today!
Five more talented, versatile, experienced musicians have never been assembled in one quintet. The basic FACTS have 5 musicians and each has his own unique singing style. All five vocalize both lead and harmony. One never tires of hearing the same lead singer over and over when listening to the FACTS. Between them they play 20 different musical instruments, equally at home with 2 guitars on a ZZ Top rocker or a flute trio playing "Pomp and Circumstance" for a wedding march. The instrumental accompaniment like the voices is constantly changing; a fresh sound on every song.And, they have a unique sound when Terry plays his two saxophones (Tenor and Alto) at the same time.
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