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Tinley Park loves it’s classic rock, which may be a bit of an understatement. From the amphitheater on the southern edge of town, to the village’s taverns, breweries and restaurants, to the stage of the Music in the Plaza series, it could easily be considered the backbone of our continually evolving and increasingly diverse music scene. If that flavor of music suits you, Five Guys Named Moe is not to be missed.

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Chicagoland’s Hardest Working Band

THE MOES are the ultimate party band!  Five Guys Named Moe is a 100% all-natural classic rock-n-roll band that delivers pure energy, heart and a lot of soul! No additives, no preservatives, not from concentrate, just real music performed live before your eyes. Five Guys Named Moe have shared the stage with many national touring acts as well as headlining concerts, festivals, clubs, corporate events and private parties through the Midwest. The group features four outstanding lead vocalist, magnificent harmonies, horns, percussion, and some of Chicago’s finest musicians.  Prepare for a night to remember, the Moe show is a nonstop party! Five Guys Named Moe have a diverse repertoire and each show is different from the last. The Moes, one of Chicago’s top entertainment acts, have a reputation for being on time and easy to work with. The guys love to perform and it shows!

Experience “MOE-OLOGY” for yourself and have Five Guys Named Moe at your next event!

Jose’ Rivera (BIG-MOE)

The founder / leader of the MOES. Jose’ serves as lead vocalist for the MOES, doubling on trumpet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, flute, bongos, congas, timbales and vibra-slap. Jose’s strong upper register horn playing dates back to his early days as Section Leader and Soloist for the United States Marine Corps, where he performed before Presidents and head of state between the years of 1972-1977. He traveled over 100,000 air miles a year touring the country and performing in 300 events per year. Along with sharing the stage with Trumpet greats Doc Severinsen at the Michigan State Fair and Al Hirt at the grand opening of the Superdome in New Orleans. Since coming back to Chicago, Jose’ has appeared with many local bands, from jazz bands to big bands as well as rock bands, marching bands even drum & bugle corps until he founded and formed the group Five Guys Named Moe. His natural talent on vocals, multiple trumpets, flute and percussion stems from his strong Latin Origin with a wee bit of Irish. Jose’s influences on trumpet include Arturo Sandoval, Rafael Mendez, Maynard Ferguson, Bill Chase, Al Hirt, Doc Severinsen, and Herb Alpert. On percussion his influences have been Raul Rekow, Karl Perazzo, Armando Peraza and Joe Mesello.

Bob Muraida (SLOW-MOE)

Bass & Vocals
Bob provides the band with a strong bottom end bass sound as well as strong lead and background vocals.  He has performed with various bands since 1973, first as a lead singer then doubling on bass and vocals after 1976.  Some of the bands Bob has appeared in include Badge, Union and In-Sync.  Bob has been with Five Guys Named Moe since the beginning.  Bob’s playing styles cover pop, rock to swing and heavy funk.  The main influences on Bob’s musical style are George Cassas, Tiran Porter and the always electrifying Jose’ Rivera!

Frank Capek, (FRANKEN-MOE)

Guitars & Vocals
He’s a Monster on guitar!  As an accomplished guitarist, Frank is experienced in all types of music.  Frank’s most notable contributions have been in the fields of Blues and Rock.  Frank was with a group called The Kind in the 80’s.  They had two albums which produced several hits as well as they went on tour to promote their albums.    Frank has toured with the following bands:  The Kind, Lovecraft, Lonesome City Kings and Backstreet.  Frank also has a discography consisting of six albums.  Frank has performed, toured and/or recorded with the following artists:  Freddy King, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Jimmy Rogers, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Paul Butterfield, Sam Lay, Johnny Young, Eddie Campbell, Big John Horton and of course the always inspiring Jose’ Rivera!

Paul Townsend, (MIGHTY-MOE)

Drums & Vocals
A graduate of Berklee College of Music 94′ in performance.  Paul brings over 20 years of experience in various styles of playing drums.  Including Jazz, Latin, Fusion, Progressive Metal, Death Metal, R&B, Grunge, Pop rock, Hard rock and Blues.  Paul has played with JP and the Cats, (pre-Berklee) for 6 months filling in for Jimmy Chamberlain of Smashing Pumpkins.  He has played with Deep Blue Dream, Blues Victim, The Masses, Stawhouse, Lickity Split, Nova Soul, Joel Moore Quartet, Shawn Maxwell Quartet, Agnieszka Iwanska Group and most recently Five Guys Named Moe.  Paul is influenced by the music of Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, The Who, XTC, David Berne, James Brown, John Zorn, Naked City, Masada, Bill Frisell, Yes, Rush, AC/DC, early Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Rammstein  Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Tito Puente, Opeth, Meshuggah, Porcupine Tree, Miles Davis, Tony Williams, Pat Metheny, They Might Be Giants, Steve Coleman, John Coltrane, J.S. Bach and don’t forget about the amazing Jose’ Rivera!

Joe DiGiacomo, (GIACO-MOE)

Keyboards, Hammond Organ, & Vocals
Joe brings vast keyboard experience along with strong lead and harmony vocals to the Moe’s. Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Joe started playing the accordion at the tender age of three, taking lessons at Coletta School of Music and winning first place in his age bracket at the Illinois State Fair when he was six years old. At nine years old he switched to playing the Hammond organ. Joe has played in a variety of bands over the last 40+ years. In the 80’s and early 90’s Joe was in the band Blaze playing the wedding circuit. Joe played the blues circuit with the Voodoo Jones Band and the 2004 Bluesfest with Killer Ray Allison. Joe has played with other bands including Montgomery Street, Fifty-One Lincoln, Code Blue and also enjoys sitting in with various bands including the Moe’s.  Joe’s main vocal and keyboard influences include his father, Angelo DiGiacomo, Dennis DeYoung, Mark Farner, Keith Emerson, Jon Lord, Jordan Rudess, Gregg Rolie and the always fabulous Jose’ Rivera.

6 – BUDDY & PAL’S PLACE – SCHERERVILLE
340 W. US Highway 30, Schererville, IN
219-865-8377     8:30PM Showtime 
https://www.facebook.com/events/468673707021408/ 
https://www.facebook.com/buddyandpalsschererville/

7 – SIDE STREET AMERICAN TAVERN
18401 North Creek Dr., Tinley Park, IL
708-928-8080      8:30PM Showtime
NO COVER CHARGE!!!
https://www.facebook.com/sidestreetamericantavern/

 8 – DARIEN PARK DISTRICT CONCERT IN THE PARK
7100 Clarendon Hills Rd, Darien, IL
630-968-6400      5:30PM Showtime
ALL AGES SHOW
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Darien-Park-District/210939052267283
www.darienparks.org

13 – CUZINS PUB – TINLEY PARK
17704 S. Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, IL
708-633-1144      9:00PM Showtime
“NO COVER CHARGE”
https://www.facebook.com/Cuzins-Pub-Tinley-Park-154007184632593/

14 – CHICAGO WHITE SOX PREGAME CONCERT
GUARANTEED RATE FIELD – GATE 4 STAGE
PRE-GAME CONCERT 12:00PM
333 W. 35th St. Chicago, IL, 312-647-1000 
www.whitesox.com

14th – VFW POST 450 FESTIVAL
11800 Cicero Ave, Alsip, IL
708-388-2387     5:00PM Showtime 
https://www.facebook.com/Veterans-of-Foreign-Wars-Post-450-778383842177128/
https://www.vfwpost450.org/

28 – VERNON HILLS FALL FESTIVAL
VERNON HILLS METRA STATION
75 Rout 45 Vernon Hills, IL
7:30PM Showtime      ALL AGES SHOW
https://www.vernonhills.org/

5 – ST. JOSEPH OKTOBERFEST
529 Madison Street, Lockport, IL
7:00PM Showtime        ALL AGES SHOW!! 
www.stjoeschool.com/oktoberfest

12 – WEST CHICAGO FOOD FESTIVAL
116 Galena St, West Chicago, IL  630-293-2200
12:30PM Showtime      ALL AGES SHOW
https://www.facebook.com/CityofWestChicago/
https://westchicago.org/

1 – CUZINS PUB – TINLEY PARK
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
17704 S. Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, IL
708-633-1144      9:00PM Showtime
“NO COVER CHARGE”
https://www.facebook.com/Cuzins-Pub-Tinley-Park-154007184632593/

2 – SIDE STREET AMERICAN TAVERN
18401 North Creek Dr., Tinley Park, IL 708-928-8080
8:30PM Showtime
NO COVER CHARGE!!!
https://www.facebook.com/sidestreetamericantavern/

8 – LOCKPORT MOOSE LODGE 1557
118 E 10th St, Lockport, IL,
815-838-9856      8:30PM Showtime
https://www.facebook.com/events/233231957584413/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lockport-Moose-Lodge-1557/174871135878098?sk=timeline

9 – HOLLYWOOD CASINO JOLIET
777 Hollywood Blvd Joliet, IL
888-436-7737      9:00PM Showtime
NO COVER CHARGE!
https://www.facebook.com/events/544974349331506/
https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodJoliet/
https://www.hollywoodcasinojoliet.com/entertainment

16 – BRICK TAVERN
6030 W. 111th St, Chicago Ridge, IL
708-424-7555        9:00PM Showtime 
https://www.facebook.com/events/287422258858613/ 
https://www.facebook.com/The-Brick-Tavern-189503141863416/

22 – BUDDY & PAL’S PLACE – SCHERERVILLE
340 W. US Highway 30, Schererville, IN
219-865-8377       8:30PM Showtime 
https://www.facebook.com/buddyandpalsschererville/

23 –  SLAPSHOTS SPORTS BAR & GRILL
14608 S. Cicero Ave. Midlothian, IL
708-897-9496      9:00PM Showtime
https://www.facebook.com/Slapshots-Sports-Bar-Grill-1059512200857112/

14 – SMOKEY JO’S SCRATCH KITCHEN AND ALE HOUSE
475 W. Burville Rd, Crete, IL
708-672-3383      8:00PM Showtime 
NO COVER CHARGE! 
https://www.facebook.com/events/469363890509531/

21 – CUZINS PUB – TINLEY PARK
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
17704 S. Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, IL
708-633-1144      9:00PM Showtime
“NO COVER CHARGE” 
https://www.facebook.com/Cuzins-Pub-Tinley-Park-154007184632593/  

30 – SIDE STREET AMERICAN TAVERN
THE EVE BEFORE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
18401 North Creek Dr., Tinley Park, IL
708-928-8080      8:30PM Showtime 
NO COVER CHARGE!!! 
https://www.facebook.com/sidestreetamericantavern/