Original Pop & Roll

ABOUT
The High Bidders is a Pop and Roll band from Des Moines, Iowa that performs all original music. Everybody writes and lyrics reference everything from the English Civil War to necrophilia to bottisatva's, agricultural price supports, Socialism, and even salt and pepper shakers. This is the third incarnation of the band which first performed at a fundraiser for the Montessori school that several member's kids attended.  

Dave O'Connor

Guitar, mandolin and vocals

Dave learned his chops on the Iowa City music scene playing with Scott Cochran. He played on the first Muckrockers record.

Mac Stanfield

Bass, guitar and vocals

Mac was a member of the seminal 80's roots rock band Scruffy The Cat, a Boston-based college radio favorite that released several albums for Relativity Records. Before Scruffy, he was a founding member of The Law--one of Iowa's first Punk bands.

Brian Sund

Drums, percussion, occasional guitar and witty repartee

Brian was a member of the central Iowa alt-country band the Monday Mourners. He knows everything there is to know about Uncle Tupelo and House of Large Sizes.

Rich Webster

Guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals

Rich is a two-time inductee to the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and founding member of the legendary Eastern Iowa band Dogs on Skis. He also plays with The Rich Webster Band and the Dogfathers.

 

The Greenwood Lounge--3707 Ingersoll Ave

The Bidders make their first appearance at the legendary Greenwood Lounge from 9 to midnight. Don't miss this one!

5/31/2024
 

515 Brewing Company with Special Guests Run Dog

The Bidders return to 515 Brewing Company from 6-9 pm with Special Guests Run Dog from Cedar Falls performing an opening set. Check out Run Dog's recently released EP "The Big Room" on Spotify and other streaming services.

6/8/2024
 

Biergarten at Water Works Park

The Bidders return to the Biergarten at Water Works Park from 1-3 pm.

7/7/2024
 

The Greenwood Lounge--3707 Ingersoll

The Bidders return to the legendary Greenwood Lounge for an end of Summer Pop & Roll explosion from 8-11 p.m.

8/31/2024

My Dead Friend Barbara's Art--Webster, Val Air Ballroom, Des Moines, IA., February 25, 2024  

  • West Des Moines, Iowa, United States

For booking, contact Mac Stanfield at the number or email provided above Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/highbidders/

Tumbling Down-O'Connor

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Make it Right (Emma's Song)-O'Connor

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Millersburg and Ladora-O'Connor

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Sedition Caucus-O'Connor

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The Beer Song-Webster

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By My Side-Webster

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About the Days-Stanfield

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Four Minutes-Stanfield

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Van Gogh in the Middle-Stanfield

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St. Margaret at the Lilac Gate-Stanfield

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Forget About That-O'Connor

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Cool Kids-Webster

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Willie Nelson's Kid-O'Connor

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Goodbye Fairlane-Stanfield

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Toured it Too Far-Stanfield

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Covid Killed The Commune-Webster

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Love is the Only Thing-Webster

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My Dead Friend Barbara's Art-Webster

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Mall Walker-O'Connor

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Fascist USA-O'Connor

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Let Me Embalm You-Webster

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Collectibles-Stanfield/Webster

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A Glass of Red Wine-Webster

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Happy Birthday Again-Janik/Stanfield

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Fade To Blue-Stanfield

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You Come Through-Webster

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Turn Up the Organ (Al Kooper Revisited)-O'Connor

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The High Tones-Stanfield

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The River-Webster

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October Weather-O'Connor

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A Beard and a Hat-O'Connor/Stanfield

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Beam Me Up Scotty-O'Connor

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Bottle of Youth-Stanfield

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Someone to Marry-O'Connor

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Once-Webster

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Because I Said So-Webster

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Don't Bring It Up Again-Stanfield *Rated R for Mature Audiences

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Ripples on the Water-Stanfield

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Shimmer and Shine-O'Connor

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The Family Band-O'Connor

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