It is with a very heavy heart that we have to announce that we are having to cancel the rest of our gig’s for this year due to the spike with covid. It’s killing us to do this but we have no choice. We hope you all understand. Please stay tuned as we hope to be back after the first of the year. Most likely in March of 2021… It’s killing us to have to do this… We never thought we would ever see this happen… Thank you all for your continue support and we’ll see you next year God willing… We love you guys! Be safe out there Moe Heads!
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!
Jim Lundsford, (GIMMIE-MOE)
Keyboards & Vocals
Jim started playing music when he was 9 years old in Arizona and has been performing throughout Chicago for the past 25 years. Jim has a BA in Music Theory and Composition and an MM in Conducting. Jim has been teaching High School and College Music for the past 25 years. Jim also works as a studio and album keyboardist and has performed throughout the US, Europe, New Zealand and Mexico. Jim is currently an Instructor / Director at the award-winning School of Rock in Oak Park, IL. Jim’s styles of music are Rock, Blues, Latin, Swing and R&B. Jim has shared the stage with Bonnie Raitt, The Four Tops, Bo Diddley, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Delbert McClinton, Clarence “Gatormouth” Brown, Bill Champlin and Luther Allison. Jim has also opened for John Mayall, Maria Muldaur, The Cars and Vince Neal. Jim’s influences are The Beatles, Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt, Stax / Volt (Memphis), Chuck Leavell, Bruce Hornsby, Dr. John and the always entertaining Jose’ Rivera!
• MOE MUSIC
Sunshine of Your Love
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
PERFORMING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
It’s My Life
Oye Como Va
Roll With The Changes