Craig Maltby and Gary Bland, the boys of Federal Cheese, have been entertaining Central Iowa bar and event crowds for years, playing a unique blend of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop instrumentals that no one else has matched.
Gary, a data analyst by day, and Craig, a marketing guy, started jamming together in the basement years ago. Gary had played in various rock and country bands in eastern Iowa and northern California for many years. Craig played for revelers at New Year's Eve parties in his home. One day, they decided to see if they might be able to book some actual paying gigs around Des Moines. The rest is music history! (And yes, they did book gigs).
Inspired by the music of their formative years (which may still be under way!) such as Jackson Browne, Steely Dan, Carole King, Traffic, The Allman Brothers, Elton John and, of course, the Beatles, Federal Cheese provides great ambiance and dynamics that complement most venues. Loud, soft, sing-along, mellow, we can fit the atmosphere you want.