Gene Doss - LEAD GUITAR/Vocals As the founder of the band HOLD ON,  has been playing guitar since he was 15 and is a master chameleon when it comes to Rock.  Both on guitar, and vocally, he is one of the most versatile performers in the Midwest. Growing up to Classic Rock, he has a passion for The Beatles and their influence on Rock n' Roll, and embraces the current Rock artists, whom he incorporates into the variety of music the band selects.  He DELIVERS for every audience with high energy and great enthusiasm to make each show uniquely special-- once you watch, you'll see what we mean! 

Rob Godfredsen - DRUMS/Vocals   Rob has been playing drums since he was 10 years old.  An extremely talented and versatile drummer, he was inducted in to the Iowa Rock N' Roll Music Association Hall of Fame in 2017.  Rob also has a knack for a wide variety of musical styles.  While carrying on his father Al Godfredsen's legacy with his jazz band on occasion, Rob brings his awesome rythmic style to HOLD ON which is highlighted by his meticulous finish to each and every song - there is no doubt Rock runs through his veins!  Rob also adds a great high-end to the vocal mix, and has a gentle touch to the ballads.

Dan Roby -BASS GUITAR/Vocals Dan has always had a passion for music.  He began his career at age 10 playing guitar with his grandma, while she played piano and sang - by middle school he was in a band, playin' dances and local gigs. He has played guitar/bass professionally ever since.  When you catch him on those strings - you not only hear, but feel his passion and expertise!

Gary Schoonover - GUITAR/Vocals  Gary has been playing in bands for...shall we say a loooonnnng time, on a variety of instruments.  An accomplished drummer as well, Gary has played with a variety of country, rock and blues groups before joining up with his longtime buddy Gene, to add rythm guitar to the HOLD ON sound. Gary is our resident "go-to" for country tunes when the requests arise - and we love his Johnny Cash tributes! 


Sooo much more than a cover band, HOLD ON is a musical experience.  Originating out of Des Moines, IA, they perform throughout Iowa and all across the Midwest at casinos, nightclubs, festivals, weddings, corporate engagements and many other special events.   They pack the dance floor and instantly entertain with their diverse mix of Rock n' Roll from Oldies to Classic Rock to Contemporary, trading vocals and styles, they deliver classics from decades past - almost as if the songs were meant for the band.  HOLD ON brings all the elements of a great live performance together, making sure everyone has a great time and the music mix is for each occasion and each crowd.