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!

Gerry Burns, (GERONA-MOE)

Piano, Organ, Vocals
Gerry started performing at the age of 16 at nightclubs throughout the south side of Chicago. The bands Streetwise, Side Effects, Third Floor and the Burns Brothers Band.  Were just a few of the early groups that he and his brother Tim Burns developed.  Gerry studied music theory and classical piano with Professor Ted Berg of Daley College and continued his education at DePaul University under the direction of the Chicago Symphony pianist Mary Sauer.  Shortly after the conception of Five Guys Named Moe Gerry joined the band and for eight years the Moe-Heads (our fans) knew him as KEY-MOE.  He then took a sabbatical from the Moe’s to form a traveling group called 215West.  The group toured the United States, South America, Asia and Europe.  Fourteen years later Gerry returns to the Moe’s as GERONA-MOE.  Gerry’s influences are varied and still growing.  Not to mention the always entertaining, 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!

 

1 – TASTE OF WHEATON 
Memorial Park    208 W. Union Ave, Wheaton, IL
630-690-4880       5:30PM Showtime
ALL AGES SHOW
https://www.facebook.com/events/1906992166288193/
https://www.facebook.com/wheatonparkdistrict/

2 – LEROY’S HOT STUFF
333 W. U.S. HWY 20, Porter, IN
219-926-6211     9:00PM Showtime
https://www.facebook.com/leroyshotstuff

5 – BLOOMINGDALE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Old Town Park   111 Third St., Bloomingdale, IL
630-529-3650      7:00PM Showtime
ALL AGES SHOW
https://www.facebook.com/BloomingdaleParkDistrict/
www.bloomingdaleparks.org

9 – 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 – KONOWS CORN MAZE  
Summer Family Fun Night
16849 Cedar Road, Homer Glen, IL 708-301-8845
7:30PM Showtime     ALL AGES SHOW
https://www.facebook.com/KonowsCornMazeHomerGlen/     
www.konowscornmaze.com

15 – SOUTHSIDE CHICAGO LEGENDS SHOW   @ CD&ME
3 Legendary Bands – All Southside Favorites – On One Stage
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOETHE DANCING NOODLES – M & R RUSH
23320 S La Grange Rd, Frankfort, IL           815-469-7315
This is going to be one party that you do not want to miss!
7:00PM Showtime Sharp!     This will be a Rain or Shine event!
http://cdandme.com/concerts/index.php

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/

26 – MORTON GROVE PARK DISTRICT CONCERT
Harrer Park,   6250 Dempster St. Morton Grove, IL     847-965-1200
ALL AGES SHOW          7:00PM Showtime
https://www.facebook.com/MGParkDistrict/
www.mortongroveparks.com

29 – THUNDER OVER MIDLOTHIAN FESTIVAL
Memorial Park, 144th Street and Homan Ave Midlothian, IL
708-371-6191       ALL AGES SHOW!
6:30PM Showtime!  Fireworks at 9:30PM!
https://www.facebook.com/midlothian.parkdistrict/

 

1 – ST MARY’S ANNUAL PICNIC
St Joe’s Park   1500 N. Raynor Ave. Joliet, IL.
815-726-4031     5:00PM Showtime
“ALL AGES SHOW”
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
FREE ADMISSION
http://www.stmarynativity.com/

4 – BROOKFIELD 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION
Kiwanis Park       8820 Brookfield Ave, Brookfield, IL 
888-326-2726       ALL AGES SHOW
TBA Showtime
www.brookfieldchamber.net

6 –  COOPER’S CORNER
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield, IL
630-690-2668       7:30PM showtime
https://www.facebook.com/cooperscornerwinfield/

7 – MUSIC IN THE PLAZA
Downtown Tinley Park – Train Station Parking lot
 17375 S. Oak Park Avenue7:00PM Showtime
“ALL AGES SHOW”
http://www.tinleypark.org/index.aspx

22 – OAK LAWN CONCERT IN THE PARK
IN THE GAZEBO       7:00PM Showtime     “ALL AGES SHOW”
5300 W. 95TH St. Oak Lawn, IL
http://www.oaklawn-il.gov/

27 – SMOKEY JO’S SCRATCH KITCHEN & ALE HOUSE
475 W Burville RdCrete, IL
708-672-3383        8:30pm Showtime
https://www.facebook.com/SmokeyJosCrete/

28 – YOGI BEAR’S JELLYSTONE PARK 
Christmas in July Concert
5300 Old Porter Rd Portage, IN
219-762-7757       8:00PM Showtime
ALL AGES SHOW!
https://www.facebook.com/PortageJellystone/ 
www.campjellystone-portage.com

9 – CONCERT AT THE BAND SHELL
TONY BETTENHAUSEN RECREATION CENTER / TINLEY PARK, PARK DISTRICT
8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200        7:00PM Showtime       ALL AGES SHOW!
https://www.facebook.com/tinleyparkFUN/
www.tinleyparkdistrict.org

12 – Family Fun Night at George Dunne Golf Course
George Dunne Golf Course
16310 S. Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 
708-429-6886      7:30PM Showtime     “ALL AGES SHOW”
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=george%20dunne%20national%20golf%20course
www.georgedunne.forestpreservegolf.com

18 – LUPA-PALOOZA – PRIVATE PARTY
Homer Glen, IL     7:00PM Showtime

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

25 – ST ALBERT THE GREAT SUMMER FESTIVAL
79th & Harlem Ave, Burbank, IL. 708-423-0321
8:30PM Showtime     “ALL AGES SHOW”
https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Albert-The-Great-Church/100871199957732?fref=ts

26 – GLENN MAKERS AMERICAN LEGION POST 1160
ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC
10739 Ridgeland Ave, Chicago Ridge, IL      708-422-5675
1:00 PM Showtime       “ALL AGES SHOW
https://www.facebook.com/Glenn-Maker-American-Legion-Post-1160-799308843552157/

1 – LEROY’S HOT STUFF
333 W. U.S. HWY 20, Porter, IN 219-926-6211
9:00PM Showtime
https://www.facebook.com/leroyshotstuff

2 – LEISURE LAKE CAMPGROUND CONCERT
21900 S.W. Frontage Rd, Joliet, IL 
815-741-9405       7:00PM Showtime
ALL AGES SHOW
https://www.facebook.com/LeisureLakeMembershipResort/ 
www.leisurelakeresort.com

7 –  COOPER CORNER
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield, IL
630-690-2668      7:30PM showtime
https://www.facebook.com/cooperscornerwinfield/

14 – 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/

15 – AUTUMN IN THE PARK FESTIVAL
PALOS PARK RECREATION CENTER
8901 W. 123rd St. in Palos Park, IL
708-671-3770         5:30PM Showtime
ALL AGES SHOW
http://www.palospark.org/248/2017-Autumn-In-The-Park-Festival

29 – BOLINGBROOK CONCERT IN THE PARK
6:00PM Showtime       ALL AGES SHOW

 

 

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

MOE-VEMBER

3 – LEROY’S HOT STUFF
333 W. U.S. HWY 20, Porter, IN 219-926-6211
9:00PM Showtime
https://www.facebook.com/leroyshotstuff

16 – BUDDY & PALS PLACE
1206 E Summit St. Crown Point, IN
8:30PM Showtime       219-662-0088
https://www.facebook.com/buddyandpalsplace

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

15 – 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 – THE EVE BEFORE NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
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/