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Meet On the Fritz

After playing throughout the 1970s in various projects, Omaha, Nebraska natives Stan and Wayne Fritz formed the band “On The Fritz” in 1980. The original line-up included Stan Fritz (bass and vocals), Wayne Fritz (lead guitar), Robin Floyd (lead singer and guitar), and Mark “Earthquake” Lierly (drums).

With the additions of Turk Mully in 1986 and John Kent a year later, the foundation was set for what has become one of the area’s most sought after entertainment groups. Although various lead singers fronted the band in the late 80s and 90s, the foursome remained intact for over 20 years as Turk took on the overall lead singer role in the late 90s. In December 2007, John retired after a distinguished career with the group that spanned two decades. Shortly thereafter, Gregg Premer was announced as his successor on drums.

With a large fan base and longstanding relationships with area club owners and event coordinators, the band maintains an impressive schedule in excess of 100 shows a year.

Stan and Wayne Fritz

Stan Fritz - Bass Guitar, Vocals

Wayne Fritz - Lead Guitar

Stan & Wayne Fritz

As icons of the Omaha music scene, twin brothers Stan and Wayne Fritz started their music careers together in 1965. With matching white Fender Stratocasters their parents purchased for them in hand, they first took lessons from Dean Short, who introduced them to a diverse palate of music influences.

In 1970, the guys formed their first rock band, performing for the very popular Omaha World Herald "Show Wagon" talent show events as well as premiering at school functions. Weathering a diverse musical decade in the 70s, the Fritz's formed the band Kickin'. This group produced a debut album in 1978 entitled "Starbound Lady". Kickin' traveled extensively supporting their original music, touring the U.S. and Canada.

Seeking large market opportunities, Stan and Wayne later relocated to a vibrant Canadian music scene, living in Winnipeg and Toronto. It was not long before they found themselves opening for major acts such as Rush, The Joe Perry Project, and Bryan Adams all while doing club shows with bands whose lineups included future members of Loverboy and Saga.

Returning to Omaha, the brothers formed On The Fritz in 1980, performing upwards of 100 shows per year for the last 27 years. The Fritz brothers' following in the area is a tribute to their many friendships with fans and customers, as well as a high level of mutual respect among area musicians.

Turk Mully

Turk Mully - Lead Vocalist, Keyboards & Sax

Turk Mully

Turk Mully was raised in Ames, Iowa. He started playing music at a young age, taking classical piano lessons from Mrs. Simpson and adding tenor saxophone in elementary school band.

Shortly after graduating from Ames High School, he got his start in the music business joining the Cedar Rapids, IA based band Men Rockin in 1984.The band’s debut album, entitled “Life 2” sold well in the Midwest. They followed that up with “A Serious Song”, which received considerable radio airplay in the area. Men Rockin toured the Midwest playing college showcases and performed for the 1985 edition of TV’s Star Search show. After the band split up, Turk joined On The Fritz in 1986.

His vocal style is versatile, strong and consistent, while adding excellent keyboard musicianship and an occasional saxophone solo.

Gregg Premer

Gregg Premer - Drums

Gregg Premer

As the newest member of On The Fritz, Gregg merges influences in rock, jazz, and Latin styles to accent timeless hits in the band’s song list. His unique style accompanies an obvious love for interacting with On The Fritz’s most loyal audiences from the stage. Traditionally trained on acoustic drums, Gregg also uses the latest in electronic percussion technology on stage. This allows him to generate the thousands of realistic percussive sounds to accommodate the advances in modern music as well as classic drum kits.

Hailing from McCook Nebraska, Gregg received his formal education in the Music Merchandising program at Wayne State College. His training and professional experience in many diverse genres of music come together to maintain the band’s tradition of top shelf musicianship.