The Foolz are a four-piece, female fronted rocking, soulful R&B band out of Rochester, NY bound to win your heart.
Lead singer Mary Ellen Hayden, starred as the singing Janis Joplin in the touring production of "Love,Janis," a Pink Floydette in the "Dark Side Of The Moon" has tracked vocals for Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), Russell Thompkin's Jr (Stylistics), Jay Proctor (Jay and the Techniques), Chris Beard and toured the country with many musical acts and voiced hundreds of national radio and television commercials.
Supporting Mary Ellen are Mickey Ames on guitar, Willie Lopez on Bass and Ken Kahler on drums.
Guitarist Mickey Ames graduated from GIT in Hollywood, CA and has played with Stony Creek, Heritage & The Kid Kurry Band. His songwriting took 3rd place in a Billboard National songwriting competition. Also a singer/songwriter, Ames plays electric and acoustic guitar, bottleneck slide, pedal steel guitar and piano in the band.
Owning the drum chair is Kenny Kahler who attended The Eastman School of Music and is a graduate of Percussion Institute of Hollywood and has toured with a variety of blues/rock outfits including The Chris Beard Band.
Say hello to our newest band member, on bass, Mr. Willie Lopez. Willie has played with the best, including the rockin' band "Avalon." His funky, slappin', spot on style will make you wanna get up and get down .... You'll see! ; )
This powerful unit has previously performed shows with Shemekia Copeland, Little Feat, Commander Cody and The Campbell Brothers among others.