Five Iron Frenzy started in the May of 1995 when Reese Roper, Micah Ortega, Scott Kerr, Keith Hoerig and Andrew (Chaka) Verdecchio all gathered together too make some noise. After a month of jammin', the band obtained their first horn player, "Wonder Brad!" in the June of ‘95. About now the band started to incorporate ska into their "electric montage" of styles. Two moths later, in August of '95, Jeff, (The Girl) and Dennis both joined in on this crazy bunch, thus creating the Band we know now as Five Iron Frenzy
Now that the whole band was assembled, they began to play more frequently in the Denver/Boulder/Ft. Collins area and have been able to play with some great bands (Secular & Christian alike) which include, Less Than Jake, MU330, Mealticket, Mephiskapheles, Goldfinger, Instatible, Johnny Socko, MxPx, Stavesacre, the Supertones, Plankeye, The Insyderz, and many, many more notables of the genre. FIF has also taken part in many Christian music festivals including “Cornerstone” and the “Tom Fest.” More recently, FIF was given the opportunity to take part in the Ska Against Racism tour.
Now disbanded, they said their final farewell with the release of a band documentary titled "The Rise And Fall of Five Iron Frenzy."