present a blend of music that combines pop/rock oldies, rhythm & blues/Motown, party classics, and variety. Featuring
veteran musicians and vocalists, the group can provide listening and dancing music for many different entertainment settings.
Illinois and Missouri area music lovers may be familiar with Fundamentals members' other successful groups:
Rusty Halo, the band for the 55 KUSA Roadshow w/Frank O’Pinion; or The Boomers, a dance/show band which performed at
many corporate and private events in the St. Louis metro area and throughout Central Illinois. Featuring bassist Kevin Leitheiser,
keyboardist Sandy Leitheiser, and guitarist Bob Hagler, those groups have opened shows for B. J. Thomas, The Chi-Lites, The
Shirelles, The Crystals, The Paul Robi Platters, and Bertie Higgins . Now joined by guitarist Rick Gasparin and drummer
Gary Morris, The Fundamentals continue the tradition of quality performances.
The Springfield, Illinois' weekly
social/entertainment newspaper, The Illinois Times, has selected The Fundamentals as their "IT" pick on eight