The Blitz Brothers – Mike Fereday, Tom Kammer, Bill O’Brien, Brad Hughes, and Kent Moore.
Front: Bard Hughes and Bill O’Brien, Center-Tom Kammer, Back-Dan Falck and Robbie Casey
The Blitz Brothers started in about 1983. This band started out with Brad Hughes, Tom Kammer, Robbie Casey, and Dan Falck.
Another member of the Blitz Brothers Band was UNI Theatre major, Bill O’Brien (lower right hand corner in the two band shots) from Cascade, Iowa who played keyboards and sang. O’Brien went on to a national musical and acting career, playing Buddy Holly in a touring company that traveled across the country and appearing on NBC’s West Wing during each of it’s seven seasons as the character, Kenny Thurman, doing signing for deaf actress Marlee Matlin.
Bill O’Brien as Kenny Thurman in West Wing
O’Brien also appeared in the television shows Law and Order, Gideon’s Crossing andProvidence. O’Brien previously was the Director of Theatre and Musical Theatre for the National Endowment for the Arts. He is now the Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington DC. Kammer remembers the first night O’Brien sang in front of an audience and how scared he was! Kammer still keeps in touch with him.
Brad Hughes, Dan Falck, Tom Kammer, Robbie Casey, Bill O’Brien
Blitz Brothers Live on Stage
Bill O’Brien, Mike Fereday, Kent Moore, Brad Hughes
Mike Fereday, Brad Hughes, Tom Kammer, Charlie Hallberg, Dan Falck
Tom Kammer, Brad Hughes, Kent Moore
Bill O’Brien, Mike Fereday, Tom Kammer, Brad Hughes, Kent Moore
Mike Fereday, Kent Moore
Brad Hughes, Bill O’Brien
Marc Albert and Brad Hughes
Mike Fereday, Brad Hughes, Kent Moore
Mike Fereday, Brad Hughes
Dan Falck, Brad Hughes, Rob Casey, Tom Kammer, Bill O’Brien
Blitz Brothers: In front of stage: Tom Miller, Mark Nicolay, and Kevin Gage. Band members from left to right – Dan Falck, Brad Hughes, Mike Fereday, Kent Moore and Bill O’Brien. Not pictured: Tom Kammer
Blitz Brothers were reunited with their drummer Tom Kammer on December 12, 2015 at KAMMERSTOCK. Note the special footage of Tom during “Bang the Drum” .