BandCountryClassic Rock

Recently named as the Best Corporate Band in America by the Fortune 500/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Battle of the Corporate Bands Strat5 is a collection of talented and versatile musicians playing everything from Classic Rock to Modern Country to your favorite Party Music.


Strat5 got its start in 2005 when a small group of colleagues at Healthways, a Nashville-based health management organization, discovered their mutual love for music and started discussing plans to form a band. The company’s CEO, Ben Leedle, Jr., soon learned of the plans and commissioned the band for Healthways’ annual company meeting.

Since that inaugural performance, Strat5 has performed at numerous events including school picnics and corporate ribbon cutting ceremonies; at local venues like the General Jackson showboat, the Sommet Center and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center; and represents Music City at Healthways-sponsored events in Austin, TX and Washington, DC. Strat5 has been honored the last three years with an invitation to compete in the Fortune 500 Battle of the Corporate Bands at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, taking home the title of Best Corporate Rock Band in the 2009 finals.

Playing primarily Top-40 from a number of different genres, over the past few years the band has also added originals written by some of its members. Working with a core group of electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals, Start5 has enjoyed incorporating the talents of additional colleagues on harmonica, mandolin, banjo and horns rounding out the band’s rock-and-roll, country and soul-influenced sounds, and giving them tremendous flexibility to adapt to particular conditions or performance requirements.

By adopting more traditional careers, the members of Strat5 have dodged many of the risks inherent in the music industry in Nashville while continuing to enjoy their rock-and-roll dreams.

Set List

Strat5 plays a variety of Classic Rock, Modern County and Party favorites. We can play 1-4 show/dance sets. We also can provide light jazz music for dinner sets.

Sample Song List:
China Grove - Doobie Brothers
Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
It's Only Love - Bryan Adams/Tina Turner
Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
Refugee - Tom Petty
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Domino - Van Morrison
I Run To You - Lady Antebellum
Seven Year Ache - Rossanne Cash
Settlin - Sugarland
All Right Now - Free
Wild Night - John Mellencamp
Already Gone - Eagles
Knock on Wood - Otis Redding
Long Train Runnin - Doobie Brothers
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Take It Easy - Eagles
Leave the Pieces - The Wreckers
Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp
When Will I Be Loved - Linda Rondstat
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Small Town - John Mellencamp
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
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