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Freewheelers Cello Band


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Freedom, blues, guitar, bass and a cello. With these ingredients, the Freewheelers started touring Europe in 2007.
This culminated in a string of hundreds of gigs in just a few years.
Ilene McHolland, cellist-singer-keyboards-guitar
Ilene was born in Sacramento and started playing the Hammond when she was 3, and cello when she was 12. Age 6 her dad put her in a musicshop were she liked to break in the Hammonds, thus helping to sell them. She played in many professional orchestras, including the Brian Farnon Orchestra, where she had the lucky opportunity to play with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Cher, The Beach Boys, etc. In 1981 she moved to Nashville, where she played on the Grand Ole Opry, The Nasville Symphony, Vanderbilt University Orchestra, Belmont Symphonic Orchestra, Cookville Orchestra, and she worked as a studio musician, where she recorded over 500 songs. She also was in several television commercials, and appeared on Entertainment Tonite, a popular American television program, with the Williams Brothers . She was in a rock band Plain James, with Charlie Adams, the drummer from Cameleon and Yanni, where they were an opening band for Yes, Molli Hatchett, Rush, and others, at Starwood Amphit heater, and also was the director of The Music School in Nashville. In that period she jammed and worked with the (Victor) Wooten family, and many other celebrities.
Ilene has always taken the cello into new scenes, like blues, and more.
Bas Vossen is the Dutch bass player


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