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ALL AGES - FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW at The Sundance Saloon! CHILI COOK-OFF! Saturday September 18th, 3:00 PM-TO 6:00PM - $15 includes both bands and all you can eat Chili! Only $5 after 6:00pm. Come on out and Rock the Saloon with us! The WiseGuys are live on the outdoor stage from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. The Boy Band Night 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  Doors open at 3pm.  The Sundance Saloon is located at 2061 W Maple Ave, Mundelein, IL.  We hope to see you!


Chicago Loop Sports Bar Presents The WiseGuys with Special Guests Mizz-Construed.  Come on out and Rock the Loop with us! Doors open at 7:00pm - Tickets $7 at the door - Showtimes Mizz Construed 8:30pm to 10:00pm - The WiseGuys 10:00pm to Midnight. Chicago Loop Sports Bar is located in Streamwood, IL.  Address: 7 W Streamwood Blvd, Streamwood, IL 60107.

Showtime!  Sunday Funday! The WiseGuys live at Brauer House. Don't miss this "Biker Brunch & Car Meet Up" on Sunday August 22nd. Live Music from The WiseGuys 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  Brauer House is located at 1000 N Rohlwing rd #13,  Lombard, IL 60148. We hope you can make it! 

Next Up! Northwest Side 2021 Outdoor Picnic, July 24th, and All Day Show! Everyone reading this post is invited! The WiseGuys will be one of the "Five" bands performing at the Northwest Side Reunion Picnic 2021. This event will be held at the Schiller Woods on Irving Park Rd & Cumberland Ave in Chicago, IL at Grove #2.  The Picnic starts at 10:00am and ends at 7:00pm. Band Schedule is as follows. Be ready to Rock! We hope to see you!   

Kevin Lee & The Kings 12:30pm-1:15pm 
The Danny James & Jim Irwin Show 1:35pm-2:15pm 
Audiobon 2:35pm-3:20pm 
The WiseGuys 3:40pm-4:30pm      
Diver Down 4:50pm-6:00pm

Sunday Funday August 22nd!! The WiseGuys live at “Brauer House" in Lombard, IL Come on out for this 3 hour Day Time Rock & Roll Show! Showtime 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Doors open 10:00am. Get there early so we can hang out. 

This Saturday Night, June 26th! The WiseGuys return to the Northwest Side of Chicago to play Foundation Tavern at 5007 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641. Doors open early! Showtime 9:00 pm to Midnight. We hope you can join us!

Farmapalooza 2021 is on! The WiseGuys return to play Farmapalooza. This will be an all day event held on Saturday July 3rd, kicking off around noon with lots of recreational activities, including live music later in the early evening followed by a Fireworks show.  We Hope to see you! 

Outdoor Picnic July 24th, and All Day Show! Everyone reading this post is invited! The WiseGuys will be one of the "Five" bands performing at the Northwest Side Reunion Picnic 2021. This event will be held at the Schiller Woods on Irving Park Rd & Cumberland Ave in Chicago, IL at Grove #2.  The Picnic starts at 10:00am and ends at 7:00pm. Band Schedule is as follows. Be ready to Rock! We hope to see you!  

Kevin Lee & The Kings 12:30pm-1:15pm
The Danny James & Jim Irwin Show 1:35pm-2:15pm
Audiobon 2:35pm-3:20pm
The WiseGuys 3:40pm-4:30pm
Diver Down 4:50pm-6:00pm


Next Up! The Chicago Loop Sports Bar! The WiseGuys along with Valius Band will take the stage at Chicago Loop Sports Bar & Grill on Saturday May 22nd. Showtime 8:30 pm to 12:00 am. Doors open early. $7 cover. We hope to see you!  Chicago Loop Sports Bar is located at 7 W. Streamwood Blvd, Streamwood, IL 60107.

It's Showtime this Saturday at Q Bar! - 8109 S. Cass Ave, Darien, IL. Don't miss this Three Band Rock Show! Angry Elf Promotions presents "The WiseGuys", "Tough Ombre'", "Rachel's Bully" for a night of everything from Alternative and Classic Rock to some Southern Rock influences and even some Originals! 

Saturday, May 8th! 

AGES // 21+...DOORS // 7PM...SHOW // 8PM 

Tickets available on Eventbrite. 

Next up! Sugar Skull. Saturday April 24th.  Don’t miss this 3 hour show! Showtime 9:00pm to 12:00am.  Get there early so we can hangout. We hope to see you! - $5 cover.  

Show Alert! Coming Friday April 9th, The WiseGuys appearing live at famed RocHaus in West Dundee, IL, with special guest, Rebel Souls and Matt Shukin Trio. Doors open at 7:00pm. Showtimes: Rebel Souls 8:00pm - Matt Shukin Trio 9:00pm - The WiseGuys 10:00pm.  We hope to see you! 


More show announcements coming soon!  Click on the "Shows" tab to see the updated events schedule.  We hope to see you soon! 

We've added another show to get 2021 started back up!  The WiseGuys return to “Rock the Sugar Skull” in Franklin Park, IL, Saturday April 24th.  Don’t miss this 3 hour show! Get there early so we can hangout. We hope to see you! - $5 cover. 

The WiseGuys will play their first show of 2021.  The show will be at Penny Road Pub in Barrington, IL, on Saturday March 20th. Showtime 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm - Doors open early - Come and enjoy live music, food and drinks - $8 cover.  

Shows update: We are currently working on scheduling shows for 2021.  We should have a preliminary show list posted here and on social media sites soon, and we'll be able to add shows to it going forward.   Thanks and we hope to see you soon!

 Press release: We recently released Part (1) and Part (2) of (5) short videos.  You can view them on this site by selecting the "Press Kit" tab above or through various social media sites, for example; Facebook: @TheWiseGuysChicago or our You Tube Channel: The WiseGuys - Chicago Rock Cover Band.    

Quick Notes: The WiseGuys will be working on some original music for 2021.   We will also be participating in a "Tribute to Eddie Van Halen" show. Details coming soon.  

Latest news,  we are currently working with a music venue (TBA) in putting together a live stream show that will also feature some other bands. Show details to follow soon! 

Wow what a great show at Richie's Restaurant and Sports Lounge!  It was awesome!  Everyone was dancing and singing from the very first song we played until the very last song we played.  We even had some crowd participation, like the girl that came up on stage and sang and danced for a good five songs with us. We also had a musician in the crowd that came up on stage and one of our band members handed him a guitar and he just started shredding.  It seemed like we fed off the energy from the crowd.  Fun Night!   

The WiseGuys added a last minute show for 2020. The show details: December 19th, at Richie's Restaurant and Sports Lounge in Schiller Park, IL.  Doors open early-Show Time-9:00 pm to Midnight.  

 Latest News! Our new video production we previously mentioned is currently in the works and should be released soon.  We'll be able to share it on this website as well as on social media, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Stay Tuned!

The WiseGuys will go into the recording studio in December for a new promotional video.  Stay tuned!

Wow! Great night at Penny Road Pub on Friday the 13th.  Lots of good music and dancing.  James & Friends opened the night with an acoustic set followed by The WiseGuys upbeat two hour rock set.   The crowd was rockin'! You could tell the crowd was really in to it by the dancing and singing that went on the for the whole two hours that The WiseGuys played.   It was awesome to see.  


The WiseGuys Head West! West Chicago that is! We're loading up the gear and heading to WC. Come on by and lets have some fun! Enjoy the awesome stage, lighting and sound system at the WC Social Club at 920 W Roosevelt Rd, West Chicago, IL 60185. $8 cover. Show starts at 7:30pm. We hope to see you!

New and exciting! The WiseGuys will be one of the bands performing a live show on a Rooftop in the "Salt District" in Chicago. The time and date have not been set yet but its looking like it will happen this October! Stay Tuned!

Saturday evening outdoor show! The WiseGuys travel to Walworth County, Wisconsin to do an outdoor show! The event will be on the outdoor stage on September26th, 2020.  Show starts at 7:00pm. The WiseGuys will play a 2.5 hour set from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  Let's keep rockin' the outdoors! 

Live Music! Outdoor afternoon show! Come on out and rock the outdoors with The WiseGuys. Doors open 11:00am / $5 cover / The WiseGuys rock from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Music-Food-Drinks-should be fun! We hope to see you!     

The WiseGuys would like to thank everyone that came out to the 'Heirs Of Odin" Motorcycle Club Show. It was a big turnout and lots of fun of course!  The WiseGuys band along with the Whiskey Angel band played the show! We will be posting some of our upcoming shows and we hope to see you soon! 

 Band news & notes,

The WiseGuys would like to welcome Bass Player Jim Petti to the band. Jim will take over for DJ Arrigo on Bass, and DJ will  then move to lead guitar along with JT (Jeff Cernek) and will become part of the "dueling leads duo". "Tommy D" (Tom Dolson) will remain on rythm guitar and drummer Chris Arrigo will continue lighting it up on drums.  Lenny continues to front the band as the lead singer.  It should be fun! We hope to see you soon at some shows! 

Live Music-Outdoor Event coming Saturday August 1st, “The WiseGuys” along “Whiskey Angel” will be playing in the “Heirs Of Odin Motorcycle Club” Mchenry Social event. 
The event starts @3:00pm/ The WiseGuys 6:00pm to 8:00pm followed by Whiskey Angel. 
Venue: Myplace Bar & Grill, 4621 W. Elm Street, Mchenry, IL

Hello everyone! The WiseGuys would like to thank all of you that came out to Farmapalooza show on the 4th of July.  It was a very entertaining event and an awesome day spent on the farm. We would also like to thank Keith Semple and the Semple Band for sharing the stage with The WiseGuys.  We will be posting some pictures and videos of the event shortly.   

Show Alert! 

The WiseGuys come out of quarantine and head right to the farm to play an outdoor Farmapalooza show on the 4th of July in Leaf River, IL.  More outdoor shows to come. We'll keep you posted! We hope to see you at one of our shows soon! 

We remain quarantined, but please check out our Facebook page for our upcoming shows which will probably be on Facebook live from our own rehearsal studio due to "stopping the spread".  

 The Wiseguys would like to thank all the front line Doctors, Nurses, Aids, First Responders, as well as the Government and all the companies that have stepped up in helping the fight against this COVID-19 Virus.  

Hi Everyone! it's pretty obvious but we have to note it. Due to the extenuating circumstance's of the COVID-19 Pandemic all of our upcoming shows are postponed and will be rescheduled.  Stay safe everyone. We hope to see you soon! 


The WiseGuys are going to finally make it back into Chicago to play a show on Friday, April 17th at Silvie's Lounge located at 1902 W Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60613. Also performing will be "Titty Citty" from Chicago and "Civil Strife" Band from Knoxville, TN. Doors open @ 7:00pm/show starts at 9:30 pm/$10 cover. We hope to see you!


The WiseGuys return to Franklin Park! Come on out to Sugar Skull Friday March 20th and let’s have some fun! 

The WiseGuys - Chicago Rock Cover Band with special guest Scam Artist **Doors 6:30PM Show 8PM $5 Cover 21+Open Until 3am** $4 Pints of 805 Beer 
9743 Franklin Ave Franklin Park IL across from the post office. We hope to see you!


Happy 2020 Everyone! The WiseGuys have been hard at work rehearsing new music for our upcoming shows in 2020.  We will be posting our show dates soon!  


Seasons Greetings Everyone! The WiseGuys  would like to wish everyone a joyful and Happy Holiday season.  We are currently working on our show schedule for 2020.  We will be releasing the show dates and venues in the upcoming weeks. We hope to see you soon! 

 The WiseGuys will make their first appearance at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL on Wednesday December 11th. Other bands playing that night also will be announced soon. Free show, all ages, show starts at 6:30 pm.  We hope you can make it out to this awsome venue!

Great show at Sugar Skull. The WiseGuys would like to thank everyone who came out along with American Idiots and Sugar Skull for putting on the event.  

The WiseGuys return to Sugar Skull this Saturday November 9th and will open for Green Day tribute American Idiots.  Come check out the show! Doors at 6:30 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm, $5 cover.   

Wow!  Fun night and what a great show at H.O.M.E. Bar! We loved the venue! We would like to thank all the hundreds of patrons that came to the show.  We will be posting pictures and we hope to see you again soon! 

The Wiseguys  recently competed in the Rock Fight "Battle of The Bands" at The Brauer House Live.  The WiseGuys were recemtly picked to advance to the Final Round.  We'll keep you posted! We hope to see you at future shows!  

New Show added! The WiseGuys will play Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst on Friday November 22nd. This is a great Venue to see a show. There is lots of activities going on plus food and drinks! Check out their website:  Fitz's Spare Keys is located at 119 N. York St, Elmhurst, Il 60126.  Doors open 8:30 pm show starts at 9:00 pm.  


The WiseGuys have added more shows that will take us through the rest of this year, but we're really excited to play this one! We will play at the H.O.M.E. Bar in Arlington Heights, IL. on Friday October 18th. This is a beautiful venue that has three bars with great wine, beers and drinks, and a restaurant with great food, We hope you and lots of friends can make it. Let's enjoy the evening! Doors at 7:00pm. Show starts at 8:00pm.   


The WiseGuys will play a one hour set at Brauer House Live in Lombard, 1000 N. Rohlwing Rd, Lombard IL., 60148 on Wednesday October 9th. 8:45pm. 

Show alert!  The WiseGuys will open for Smells Like Dave Grohl on Saturday September 14th at Sugar Skull in Franklin Park, 9743 Franklin Ave, Franklin Park, IL.  Doors open 6:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm.  It's sure to be a fun night when these two bands get together! Enjoy! 


The WiseGuys would like to thank everyone that came out to Stormy's Summerfest in Northfield on Saturday.  Once again big crowds for both, The WiseGuys and Dick Holiday And The Bamboo Gang.  We have uploaded some pictures from the event on this site. You can view them in the Photos section.  We hope to see you at future shows.! Thanks! 


Wow, what a venue! Big stage! Big crowd! The WiseGuys want to thank everyone that came out to our Brauer House Live Show! We had a great time on the big stage while playing in front of a big crowd.  From the stage it was nice to see all the wiseguys T-shirts roaming around.  We will soon be posting and adding more crowd photos from the show on this website.  We hope to see you at our next show Saturday August 10th at Stormy's Summerfest in Northfield. The WiseGuys featuring "Marcus Rezak" will have the opening slot for Dick Holiday and The Bamboo Gang.  Show starts at 4:30pm.


Come on out to The Brauer House Live in Lombard this Wednesday night July 24th! The WiseGuys take the big stage at 7:30 pm to kick off the show! Also appearing American Idiots-Green Day tribute and Invisible Sun-Police tribute. Doors open 6:30 pm Show starts 7:30 pm. 

Brauer House  

1000 N. Rohlwing Rd 

Lombard, IL. 60148


Show Alert! "The WiseGuys" and "Smells Like Dave Grohl"  will get together and Play Sugar Skull in Franklin Park. Guaranteed to be a fun night when these two bands get together!  Enjoy!

The WiseGuys have added another show for this summer! We will be opening for Dick Holiday And The Bamboo Gang on Saturday August 10th at Stormy's Outdoor Summerfest in Northfield. 

Great time once again at "The Backyard Summerbash". What a Party! The WiseGuys want to thank all the musicians that came out to play. Special thanks to the band "Smells Like Dave Grohl".  It was fun intermixing and Jammin with different bands and musicians!.


Great Show at Sugar Skull. Wow! We had great time playing and hangin' out with you fans! Another great turnout for an event and we just want to thank everyone that came out.

The Wiseguys have added another show! We will be playing at Sugar Skull  in Franklin Park, 9743 Franklin Avenue 60176, on Saturday June 15th. We have the early show at 9:00pm followed by the Rock Band American Throwbacks.  It should be a fun night with both bands playing a similar type of rock music.  Come on out and lets "Keep on Rockin!"


Great Show and great turnout! The WiseGuys would like to thank everyone that came out and had to trek through the snow storm this past Saturday April 27th. Wow! What great time and great crowd!  You helped us "Rock the Pub!" We hope to see you at future shows!  

The WiseGuys band will be going back to play PS Pub in Wheeling at 771 W. Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL.  Come on out and help us "Rock the Pub" Saturday April 27th, 8:30pm to 12:30am. 

The WiseGuys band will be playing a short set on Wednesday Night March 20th at PS Pub in Wheeling. The Wind Gypsy's will be the opening band taking the stage at 8:00pm followed by the Wiseguys and then a host of musicians. Come on out and enjoy the music!


Great Show and great turnout at Marcello's Father & Son in Northbrook this past Friday January 18th! We want to thank everyone who came out to see us! We had an estimated 200 guest that filled the table clothed round tables, in that classy room.  From the stage we could see that the bar had plenty of visitors, the dance floor had its usual partakers and people in general enjoying themselves while wearing their "WiseGuys T-shirts".  The sound engineers ( Jeremy & Eric ) did a great job with the sound along with some key lighting and Francesca did a great job with photography. We hope to see you at future events. We'll keep you posted! Enjoy!


Recording Studio

The WiseGuys, have still been hard at work rehearsing for their upcoming shows.  We recently recorded two thirds of our "Set List" in the Million Yen Recording Studios, in Chicago. Wow what an experience! Although is was a lot of work trying to perfect our songs while we played them over and over, we really had a great time doing so in the studio. We are excited about being able to share some of our music with our fans via website or through our links from our recordings . We will soon be adding them. We will keep you posted! 




 The WiseGuys play The Landmark Inn recently!  at 1352 Shermer Rd, Northbrook, IL.  It was a full house! We really enjoyed ourselves and want to thank all the fans for coming out and joining us. We hope to see you at future shows.

The WiseGuys continue to add new songs to our "Set List".  In our quest to play a variety of rock music for all listeners to enjoy, we've recently added some more songs: "It's My Life" and "Livin' On a Prayer" by Bon Jovi, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, "Rock You like a Hurricane" by the Scorpions, "My Own Worst Enemy" By Lit, "Islands in the Sun" by Weezer,  "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes, "Last Night" by The Strokes, "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger and "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith. Some of these new songs were inspired by some of our fans at our recent shows.  We do encourage our fans to email us some new song suggestions by going to the "Contact Us Page" on this website and writing the suggested song name and band name.  



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