Fritz's Polka Band

Fritz's Polka Band


Jagermeister-sponsored, Fritz's Polka Band (FPB) breaks the "polka" stereotype and appeals to all ages. FPB is the first polka band to perform at a Woodstock Festival, B.B. King's Club in NYC, The China Club in NYC, and the Metropolitan Club in NYC.


Jagermeister-sponsored, Fritz's Polka Band (FPB) was formed in 1978 by lead accordionist, Fred Scherz Sr., and his eight-year old son, Fritz, for whom the band was named. FPB performs an eclectic mix of musical styles, including modern polka, country, fox-trot, waltz, and more! Fritz's Polka Band is NOT an oompa pa band or the stereotypical "polka" band. In fact, FPB is known for breaking the stereotype regarding "polka" music. FPB is the first polka band to perform at: a Woodstock Festival (Woodstock ’99); B.B. King’s Club in New York City (2003); The China Club in New York City (2006); and just in September 2007, the first polka band to perform at The Metropolitan Club in New York City!

Fritz’s Polka Band has made 16 recordings, which have achieved international airplay. Individuals of the band, and the band itself, have received some prestigious honors. As a group, FPB has performed on stage with "Canada's Polka King," Walter Ostanek (Grammy winner), "America's Polka King," the late Frank Yankovic (Grammy winner), LynnMarie Rink (Grammy nominee), and Glen Burtnik. Individually, Fritz has performed on-stage with Steve Augeri (former lead singer of Journey). FPB even appears on "The Manchurian Candidate" DVD, from Paramount Pictures!

Additionally, Fritz's Polka Band has opened up shows for Walt Ostanek, the late Frank Yankovic, Jimmy Sturr (Grammy winner), and BeauSoleil (Grammy winner). FPB has played at: Woodstock '99, the New York State Fair, regional and county fairs, ethnic events, colleges, concerts, social occasions, corporate events, weddings, anniversaries, and benefits.

FPB has a unique sound that sets it apart from other polka bands.


Album---"Fritz's Polka Band," 1982
Single---'Frankie's Polka' & 'Happy Birthday Polka,' 1985
Album---"10 Years of Fritz's Polka Band," 1988
Album---"Give Polka Music A Chance," 1996
Album---"Can't Get Enough of Polka Music," 1997
Album---"For All Our Friends," 1998
Album---"Polka With All Your Might!," 1999
Album---"The Party's Just Begun," 2000
Album---"The Party Continues," 2001
Album---"A Taste of Switzerland," 2003
Single---"Jagermeister presents FRITZ'S POLKA BAND," 2003
Album---"FPB On Tap," 2005
Album---"Live at the New York State Fair," 2006
Album---"It's Christmas Time," 2006
Single---"Jagermeister presents FRITZ'S POLKA BAND," 2007
Album---"Reflections," 2008
You can listen to some of our tunes on our website at:

Set List

FPB has no "typical" set list, as each show is different. Drawing from well over 200 songs, FPB makes each show unique, ranging from FPB originals to covers such as "All Along The Watchtower" to "Folsom Prison Blues" to "Old Time Rock and Roll" and many more. FPB set times vary by venue. While FPB has usually played gigs with set times of 45-75 minutes, some gigs have stretched over a weekend with multiple sets and various times.