Foreman’s 5, commonly and affectionately referred to as ‘F5’ is Foreman Productions first baby, and the Foreman Family could not be more proud. Foreman Productions was built on the foundation of the values and techniques developed by Brett Foreman and Mitch Rossell while producing entertainment and events. As such, their first project, Foreman’s 5, was purpose built to exemplify these traits and become the first extension of the Foreman Productions Family of bands.
Shortly after becoming licensed agents and creating Foreman Productions Brett and Mitch were looking for musicians that were ‘just right’ for representing their brand. The story goes that one night they were having dinner, together with their wives, in a Naples restaurant, when they heard the beginning of one of the most incredible musical performances that either of them had heard in recent memory. They looked at each other, to the stage, and back to each other in wide-eyed amazement! This was the night that the incredibly talented Brendon McDonnell was introduced to the family, and a few short days later, he was a part of it.
Brendon’s skill on lead guitar can only be matched by his pitch perfect vocals and commanding stage presence. The partners now had the makings of an ideal bandleader. Time to assemble the team! The first decision was easy. Brendon’s lifelong best friend T.J. Jones, also happens to be one the most talented bass players on the planet, and together, they play as one. Through networking the grapevine, auditions, trials and tribulations the rest of the team was assembled and trained one by one. On female vocals there is the lovely and talented Andrea Aguayo. Andrea is truly a powerful presence on the mic. On keys, the multitalented Jordon Henrique, arguably the most beloved young musician in SWFL. On drums, the beat is held down with metronomic perfection by half man half robot Ed Lopes. On backup vocals we have the Lovely Kimberly Pruneau who doubles as DJ during breaks and afterglow parties.
Together, this amazing pool of talent has taken Foreman’s 5 to the highest level of special event entertainment. They’ve played nearly every Country Club in SWFL and typically rebooked immediately. The diversity of their repertoire makes them perfectly suited to events of all kinds. From weddings, to corporate events to rock festivals Foreman’s 5 will exceed the highest expectations. They show up early, setup quietly and professionally and deliver the party of your life. It is not uncommon for this band to be booked on dates 2 years out, so call today for the ultimate party band.
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As a Wedding Planner, I get to work with a variety of Bands and Musicians for Entertainment options. We booked F5 for a March 22, 2014 Wedding at Miromar Lakes Beach Club – and the guests couldn’t have been happier! They were very good about playing the variety of songs the Bride & Groom loved (specifically the Beatles for him and Country for her). At the end of the night, the daughters of the Bride came up to me and made it a point to have me let the Band know how happy they were.. and what a wonderful time was had by all! They had a great range, and were a big hit!
Carrie · married on 06/13/2015
A Magical and Memorable Evening. Foreman 5 were fantastic! Everyone was on the dance floor having a ball! The band sang Happy Birthday to my niece, played the Clemson Marching Song in preparation for the Big Game, and played several of our favorite songs and artists. It was a fairytale evening and didn’t want it to end!
Celeste · married on 01/04/2019
Amazing band! We were lucky enough to have Foreman 5 for our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier. They were so professional, fun, and TALENTED! Even the DJ set during the break was fantastic. We had the best time at our reception and that is largely due in part to Foreman 5. Jim Kerwin, the band’s manager, couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating. He was super responsive and checked in regularly to make sure we had everything we needed from them. Hire them if you can!
Elizabeth · married on 11/17/2018
The foreman’s 5 band was outstanding and made our day so special with everyone on the dance floor ALL NIGHT!! Brendon was fantastic performing during our ceremony on the beach as well as our dinner, the experience was amazing and we couldn’t have asked for anything more! They definitely exceeded all our expectations and our guests LOVED them as much as we did! The process was so simple and easy an everything always seemed very organized, thank you so much for making our day the best day of our lives! Kelly & Tim.
Kelly · married on 07/20/2018
If you can get this band, get them! I have been to a lot of weddings, and this band is head and shoulders above any other band that I have seen. Even offstage, they are professional, courteous, and go the extra mile to take care of your every request. You WILL NOT be disappointed!
Travis · married on 05/26/2018
This was my first wedding to plan. Our daughter said she wanted a church service and a party! Well, this band brought the house down. We decided to put money towards a band over other things and it was so worth it! I cannot wait until my other daughter gets married so I can have them again. This entire company is fun to work with and delivers what is promised and then some! Thank you for blessing us with a night to remember!
Jody · married on 04/14/2018
We cannot say enough amazing things about Foreman 5. We had Brendon as our lead singer and he was nothing short of amazing. They played at the ceremony, cocktail hour, and we had 6 piece at the reception. Our friends and family are still raving weeks later about how amazing they were. They really know how to read the crowd and played the perfect mix of music. It’s safe to say our dance floor was packed and everyone loved them. We highly recommend them for any event. Thank you!
Kelsey · married on 11/18/2017
The short version of the review is this: the Foreman 5 is outstanding. There is no better way to put it. They took our reception to a whole new level and exceeded all of our expectations. When we talk to our guests about our wedding – it is the first question that comes up, “How did you find that band? They were awesome!” We do not anticipate getting married again, but if we got married another 99 times, I would hire the Foreman 5 to play at our wedding all 99 of those times.
For a bit more detail, I believe we found the Foreman 5 via a recommendation from our venue, the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Being a bit particular about music, my fiancé and I went to go see lead singer Brendon McDonnell perform a solo set in Naples. We were instant fans. After talking with him and meeting his wife and family we immediately hired Brendon. From there, I am not clear who is a permanent member of the Foreman 5 or if there are permanent members. In any event, I added a saxophone player and was deliver a group of six excellent artists who made the reception.
We have been to a number of weddings and seen almost as many wedding bands. I can say without bias, the Foreman 5 was the best wedding band I have experienced. The Foreman 5 learned the song for our first dance (which I have never seen done at any wedding) and executed it flawlessly – even extending the song on my request so that all of our guests would join us on the dance floor. From there, my guests stayed on the dance floor until the band stopped playing 3 hours later. I don’t remember the band taking a break because my guests never left the dance floor.
We are life-long Brendon fans and hope we can enjoy another performance sometime. Hire this band. You absolutely will not regret it.
Dave · married on 06/10/2017
This band crushed it!!! Everyone can not stop talking about how much they loved the band!! Could not recommend them more! If you want everyone to dance all night long then have them at your wedding!!! BEST BAND EVER! Thanks y’all!!!
Charleigh · married on 04/14/2017
We got married this January and had F5 play at our reception. If you want your guest to be in awe during dinner and on the dance floor all night following dinner AND talking about the “band at your wedding” for weeks (or maybe months) to follow, this is the band you want to book. We are BEYOND pleased with the band, definitely exceeded our expectations. They were all a pleasure to work with. They made the timeline planning very easy and helped me plan things that I didn’t even think about! If you choose to have them at your wedding, you will NOT be disappointed! They are all so talented and enjoy what they do, and believe me, your guests will feel it. Brendon was a joy to work with and super professional, you can tell he has a lot of experience. They. Are. The Best. !!!
Elyse · married on 01/07/2017
This band played at my daughter’s wedding and exceeded our expectations. They have a great way of bringing all ages to the dance floor. The are truly a professional group that has mastered their craft. Thank your part in our special day. The music was nothing short of great!
Julie · married on 12/10/2016
The Foreman’s 5 band was everything and more you could ever want from live entertainment especially on your wedding night. They blew us and all our guests away with their talent, the level of fun and energy they brought to the evening. People who are known to hate dancing and refuse to at most functions, did not sit down once. We feel truly lucky to have landed this band to play at our wedding. They even brought 7 members instead of their usual 5! They went above and beyond with everything, even kept playing until the resort closed it down!
We had a few random and special requests, some coming last minute and they handled all perfectly. Brendon learned a remake to a song and performed it flawlessly for our ceremony. We also changed our first dance song last minute and that was played and performed more beautifully than the original. This group is beyond talented and truly love what they do, it shows and is contagious. It is impossible to have this band performing and not be having an unbelievable time.
Mitch, the owner was truly wonderful to work with as well. He is vested in getting everything done correctly the first time around and always gives you an answer quickly. No question is too small or silly, he is patient, happy to help and get you answers. He set us up with our florist, the Pink Tangerine another division of the company that was absolutely a joy to work with as well. We plan on making an effort to check out their schedule when we’re back in Naples, we cannot wait to hear them play again! Overall, this company offers pure talent and is a breeze and pleasure to do business with–with the most enthusiasm we recommend hiring this band and using this company for your wedding.
Cindy and Mikey · married on 11/12/2016
I highly recommend Foreman’s 5. They are extremely talented and they made our wedding reception the perfect party celebration. All of our guests were up dancing the entire night and we continue to get compliments on how great the band was. They are worth every penny and are absolutely amazing!
Alyssa · married on 10/22/2016
Our wedding was 5/21 at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Wow were we impressed with this band! We were uncertain what to expect when planning a wedding from Pittsburgh and not getting a chance to hear the band live in person before committing but they exceeded our expectations. They provided entertainment for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They sounded amazing the entire night. We had people on the dance floor until 12:30, begging the band to stay longer. We received several compliments throughout the night. It’s not what we would have expected from a local band–we were very pleasantly surprised. We highly recommend Foreman’s 5 for anyone looking for a live band!
User5014733 · 2+ years ago
We were told bands make wedding receptions. So once our daughter’s wedding date and venue were set, the band was the first vendor I booked. Our selected venue gave us names of bands that they have dealt with and then the process of viewing band videos began. We migrated towards Foreman Productions. They have a wonderful reputation in Southwest Florida, and represent several bands. When I called them and began dealing with Co-Owner, Mitch Rossell, I immediately knew why. On our first conversation, Mitch asked all the right questions; we discussed budget, availability, vision, instruments we like, etc. He directed us to his Foreman’s 5 band, lead by the marvelously talented Brendon McDonnell. My husband and I went to listen to Brendon one night in Naples. His acoustic guitar was soothing, and from his vocals and overall range and sound, you knew just how talented he was. However, what struck me that night was his interaction with his audience and one physically challenged individual in particular. You could just see Brendon was a good and kind person. I left convinced we found a band.
The contract process and payment process with Mitch was easy. The contract was simple; signing and payment was online, making it very convenient. Surveys were sent asking about song choices, and timelines. Everything was very organized and professional. Mitch was responsive and promptly answered many, many questions. The band on the wedding day – from ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner to the party – was excellent. The reception party was fun and vibrant. Guests danced ALL night long. We also engaged Foreman Productions for lighting to help create an ambiance that felt warm and inviting. Mitch’s attention to detail and his intentions for flawless execution were evident with this component as well. We were thrilled with our decision of booking F5. Thank you to Brendon and your talented band members! You made it a fun, memorable and amazing night.
A · married on 05/14/2016
Foreman 5 was amazing. We had an outdoor wedding and unfortunately it was windy with torrential downpours for the wedding and reception. We were lucky to have a tent, and the band made the reception in spite of the weather. Guests were wet and cold, but stayed and danced because the band was so fun and the music was so good. They were great at reading the crowd and adjusting the music as needed. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a fun live band.
Mark · married on 01/02/2016
Foreman 5 was one of the best choices we made for our wedding! Mitch – their manager – was always prompt in his responses (even to the silliest of questions). The band was on time setting up the day of the wedding and really handled everything perfectly and stuck to the timeline – so that there was not a delay in our reception. The band members were professional and beyond talented! They put together set lists that kept our guests having a great time the ENTIRE time. They accommodated special requests to play happy birthday to a member of our bridal party and even let my dad live out his “dream” of playing electric guitar with the band. I highly recommend the Foreman 5 to anyone!!
Emily · married on 12/12/2015
Brendon and the rest of Foreman’s 5 absolutely killed it! From the start of the ceremony to the tail end of the reception, they played the perfect music throughout every part of the night. My brother who plays guitar said that Brendon is the best guitar player he’s ever seen. During the dance section after dinner, I felt like they had the energy of a rock concert while still keeping attention on my husband and me. They played music my friends could rock out to, and also music for my grandparents to dance to as well – they really are the total package. Brendon MCed the reception and made sure everything moved by so smoothly – it couldn’t have gone any better. I would recommend Foreman’s 5 to anybody looking for a wedding band.
Laura · married on 10/17/2015
I literally cannot express enough how amazing this band is. From our ceremony, through cocktail hour and the reception they delivered way beyond our expectations. These are amazingly talented musicians and if you have any hesitation at all – don’t. I was admittedly nervous because I had never heard any live music from them, but any doubt I had vanished the second the first note was played. They delivered on every request I asked of them. I’ve had countless guests tell me they are the best entertainment they’ve ever seen at a wedding. We didn’t stop dancing the entire evening and we didn’t want the night to end. If you book this band you will not be disappointed. Brendon went out of his way to make sure we had the best day of our lives and I would book them again in a heartbeat
Brittany · married on 05/09/2015
Great Band, with a great management team. At first, we weren’t sure about hiring a DJ or band because we had a small wedding guest list. But we thought it was worth hiring a professional wedding band to perform for us. I found Jim Kerwin to be highly responsive and helpful with setting up the performance. The band was excellent and we received a lot of compliments on Foreman 5. They are truly talented. They performed the whole night without breaks and kept the party going! They had everyone out on the dance floor most of the time. I never danced so hard in my life. I highly recommend them! They are extremely flexible and cooperative.
Dolores · married on 03/16/2019
The foreman’s 5 band was outstanding and made our day so special with everyone on the dance floor ALL NIGHT!! Brendon was fantastic performing during our ceremony on the beach as well as our dinner, the experience was amazing and we couldn’t have asked for anything more! They definitely exceeded all our expectations and our guests LOVED them as much as we did! The process was so simple and easy an everything always seemed very organized, thank you so much for making our day the best day of our lives!
Kelly · married on 07/20/2018
Foreman Productions handled our wedding flawlessly. Jim was the main organizer for all things music. From the early planning stage to the day of the wedding, Foreman Productions was flexible and there to handle all of our needs and requests. On the wedding day they delivered perfect music for our cocktail hour (Jordan), perfect DJ services for our dinner, and an outstanding band for our reception (the Foreman 5). Working with them was simple and efficient and they met and exceeded all expectations. I would not hesitate to work with them again. It was a great experience and they did a fantastic job. You will not regret working with them.
Dave · married on 06/10/2017
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