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Pop/Rock Oldies, R&B/Motown, Party Classics, Variety

Booking Information:
(217)-532-2126 Kevin Leitheiser
(217)-789-4637 Rick Gasparin

kleitheiser@hotmail.com

 srick@att.net

The Fundamentals 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 and keyboardist Sandy Leitheiser, those groups 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 different occasions.

 

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Rick Gasparin
                                           
Lead and Harmony Vocals, Lead Guitar

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 Sandy Leitheiser
          Lead and Harmony Vocals, Keyboards 

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                                   Kevin Leitheiser                         

                     Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar

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Gary Morris

       Drums, Percussion

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2016-2017

PERFORMANCE DATES

      

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016-HILLSBORO, ILLINOIS- MOOSE CLUB(as COUNTRY COOKIN'/Classic Country Music 7-10 P.M.)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016-SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS-STOCKYARDS VFW(Classic Country/Oldies 7:30 -10:30 P.M.)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016-SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS-PRIVATE PARTY (2-3 P.M.)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016-HILLSBORO, ILLINOIS- MOOSE CLUB(as COUNTRY COOKIN'/Classic Country Music 7-10 P.M.)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2016/NEW YEAR'S EVE-SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS-STOCKYARDS VFW(Classic Country/Oldies TBA )

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017-SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS-STOCKYARDS VFW(Classic Country/Oldies 7:30 -10:30 P.M.)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017-SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS-STOCKYARDS VFW(Classic Country/Oldies 7:30 -10:30 P.M.)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017-RAYMOND, ILLINOIS-K.C.HALL(FIRE DEPT./AMERICAN LEGION dinner dance 8 p.m.-12 tentative)

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017-SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS-STOCKYARDS VFW(Classic Country/Oldies 7:30 -10:30 P.M.)

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017-SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS-STOCKYARDS VFW(Classic Country/Oldies 7:30 -10:30 P.M.)

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017-SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS-STOCKYARDS VFW(Classic Country/Oldies 7:30 -10:30 P.M.)

TUESDAY, JUNE TBA, 2017-BENLD, ILLINOIS-COAL COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONCERT SERIES(7-8:30 P.M tentative.)

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017-SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS-STOCKYARDS VFW(Classic Country/Oldies 7:30 -10:30 P.M.)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017-CLINTON, ILLINOIS-APPLE & PORK FESTIVAL(10 A.M.- NOON tentative)

TURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017-MT. OLIVE, ILLINOIS-FALL FESTIVAL/CITY PARK(as COUNTRY COOKIN' 11 A.M.-2 P.M.) 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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 Performance Credits


Springfield, Illinois-Route 66 Mother Road Festival

Clinton, Illinois-Apple and Pork Festival

Alton, Illinois-St. Mary's Oktoberfest

Springfield, Illinois-Lime Street Cafe

Springfield, Illinois-Illini Country Club

Litchfield, Illinois-Park District Summer Concert Series

East Alton, Illinois-High Flyers Grille

Mt. Olive, Illinois-Fall Festival

Godfrey, Illinois-Shivers Frozen Custard Friday Night Concert Series

Springfield, Illinois-Stockyards VFW

Coffeen, Illinois-Fall Festival

Pawnee, Illinois-PrairieDays Homecoming

Springfield, Illinois-The Committee Holiday Ball

Springfield, Illinois-Prairie Art Alliance

Springfield, Illinois-Panther Creek Country Club

Taylorville, Illinois-The County Seat

Hillsboro, Illinois-Old Settlers Homecoming Car Show 

Springfield, Illinois-Trading Post Saloon

Benld, Illinois-Coal Country Chamber Of Commerce Concert Series

Farmersville, Illinois-Irish Days Homecoming

 Springfield, Illinois-Griffin/Ursuline/Sacred Heart H.S.Class Of 1964 Reunion

Springfield, Illinois-Griffin/Ursuline/Sacred Heart H.S.Class Of 1965 Reunion

Fairview Heights, Illinois-Rotary International District #6510 Convention

Springfield, Illinois-Eagles Club

Jacksonville, Illinois-Jacksonville Country Club

Springfield, Illinois-Brookhills Golf Course

Pana, Illinois-PlaMor Danceland

Staunton, Illinois-The Concordia Hall

Springfield, Illinois-Town and Country Financial

Springfield, Illinois-Ski and Boat Club

Greenville, Illinois-Farm Heritage Museum Hall

Singles In Agriculture

Oakford, Illinois-Hill Prairie Winery

Springfield, Illinois-Island Bay Yacht Club

Springfield, Illinois-Montvale Estates

Raymond, Illinois-Fire Dept./American Legion Fundraiser

Pana, Illinois-Pana Community Hospital Foundation

Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association

Edwardsville, Illinois-Sunset Hills Country Club

Pawnee, Illinois-The Stable/Harness Room

Springfield, Illinois-Maldener's

Illinois Society Of Professional Engineers

Carlinville, Illinois-Carlinville Area Hospital

Jacksonville, Illinois-Jacksonville Art Association Beaux Arts Ball

Springfield, Illinois-Southend Reunion Party

Litchfield, Illinois-Party In The Park 

Gibson City, Illinois-WGCY/Kruse Center

Augusta, Missouri-Klondike Park(St. Charles County Parks)

Hillsboro, Illinois-Area Hospital Health Foundation

Litchfield, Illinois-Route 66 Festival

Springfield, Illinois-Uptown Friday Night Concert Series at Robbie's/Springfield Arts' Council

Chapin, Illinois-Buena Vista Farms

Litchfield, Illinois-July 4th Celebration at Lake Lou Yaeger 

Springfield, Illinois-Springfield Art Association Beaux Arts Ball

Shelbyville, Illinois-Willow Ridge Winery

Raymond, Illinois-Park District Fundraiser

Vandalia, Illinois-Vandalia Country Club

Auburn, Illinois-Oasis Bar and Restaurant

Decatur, Illinois-Timbuktu Saloon

Litchfield, Illinois-Bass Anglers

Springfield, Illinois-Memorial Hospital Festival Of Trees Gala Event

Central Illinois Livestock Association 

Springfield, Illinois-Illinois Times “IT” Pick (8 Dates)

Springfield, Illinois-TRN Club

Springfield, Illinois-Firefighters'and Postal Club

Arenzville, Illinois-Burgoo Festival 

Saint Louis, Missouri-Sysco Foods Awards Banquet

Hillsboro, Illinois-Independence Day Celebration At The Lake

McClean County, Illinois Orthopedic Association 

Saint Louis, Missouri-Frontenac Hilton

Springfield, Illinois-President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center

Springfield, Illinois-Hilton Hotel

Springfield, Illinois-Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

Bloomington, Illinois-Radisson (Doubletree)Hotel and Conference Center

Fairview Heights, Illinois-Four Points Sheraton Convention Center

Pana, Illinois-Oak Terrace Resort Conference Center

Litchfield, Illinois-Chamber Of Commerce

Litchfield, Illinois-St. Francis Hospital Fundraiser

Taylorville, Illinois-Moose Club

Staunton, Illinois-Crystal Ballroom

Pawnee, Illinois-H.S. Class Of 1976

Springfield, Illinois-AM 1450 Adult Prom

Hillsboro, Illinois-Moose Club

Hillsboro, Illinois-St. Agnes Parish Mardi Gras Party

Raymond, Illinois-Broad Street Pub

Nokomis, Illinois-Lions Club Homecoming

Nokomis, Illinois-Athletic Club Fundraiser

Witt, Illinois-Lions Club Fundraiser

Litchfield, Illinois-Sierra Manufacturing

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Love Shack

I Feel Good

Route 66

Mustang Sally

Memphis

 

Tuxedo Junction

Honky Tonk Woman

     
     

THE FUNDAMENTALS (Pop Rock Oldies Songlist)


AIN'T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT
ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT
BARBARA ANN
BEST OF MY LOVE
BLUE BAYOU
BORN TO BE WILD
BRICK HOUSE
BROWN EYED GIRL
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
CHANGES IN LATITUDES,CHANGES IN ATTITUDES
CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE
CHERRY CHERRY
CRAZY LOVE
DANCIN' IN THE STREETS
DIFFERENT DRUM
DON'T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE
DOWN ON THE CORNER
FIRE
FOOTLOOSE 
FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
GET READY
GIMME SOME LOVIN'
GIMME THREE STEPS
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY
HEAT WAVE
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT
HOLD ON, I'M COMIN' 
HONKY TONK WOMAN
HURTS SO GOOD
I'M A BELIEVER
I FEEL GOOD
JIM DANDY
JOHNNY B. GOODE/ROLLOVER BEETHOVEN medley
JUMP JIVE AND WAIL
KANSAS CITY
KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF 
KISS AND SAY GOODBYE
KNOCK ON WOOD
KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR
KOKOMO
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
LOVE ME TENDER
LOVE SHACK
LOVE WILL KEEP US ALIVE
MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE
MAMA LET HIM PLAY
MEMPHIS
MERCY MERCY MERCY
MONY MONY
MUSTANG SALLY
OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL
OOH BABY BABY
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC
POLK SALAD ANNIE
PRETTY WOMAN
PROUD MARY
RIGHT TIME OF THE NIGHT
ROCKIN' ROBIN
ROUTE 66
RUNAWAY
SATIN DOLL
SECRET AGENT MAN
SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL
SHARP DRESSED MAN
SLEEPWALK
SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
SOUL MAN
STAND BY ME
THE STROLL
SWEET CAROLINE 
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
SWEET HOME CHICAGO
TELL IT LIKE IT IS
THIS MAGIC MOMENT
THRILL IS GONE
TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW
TUXEDO JUNCTION
TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY
UNCHAINED MELODY
UNDER THE BOARDWALK
WALK OF LIFE
WALKING ON SUNSHINE
WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO
WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
WIPE OUT
WONDERFUL TONIGHT
WOOLY BULLY
YMCA

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