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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: www.fitzssparekeys.com.  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.  
www.wiseguystheband.com 

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! 

Thanks! 

Lenny   

 

 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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Previous events

Date Event Location
The WiseGuys outdoors at Penny Road Pub Penny Road Pub, Barrington Penny Road Pub, Barrington
The WiseGuys Play "Heirs of Odin Motorcycle Club" Mchenry Social Event Myplace Bar and Grill , Mchenry, IL Myplace Bar and Grill , Mchenry, IL
The WiseGuys Play Farmapalooza Farmapalooza , Leaf River, IL Farmapalooza , Leaf River, IL
The WiseGuys play Silvie's Lounge Silvie's Lounge, Chicago Silvie's Lounge, Chicago
The WiseGuys play Sugar Skull Sugar Skull, Franklin Park Sugar Skull, Franklin Park
The WiseGuys 2020 Show Schedule Coming Soon!  
The WiseGuys Play Arcada Theatre Arcada Theatre, St. Charles Arcada Theatre, St. Charles
The WiseGuys Play Brauer House Brauer House, Lombard, IL 60148 Brauer House, Lombard, IL 60148
The WiseGuys Play Fitz'S Spare Keys Fitz'S Spare Keys, Elmhurst Fitz'S Spare Keys, Elmhurst
The WiseGuys and American Idiots Sugar Skull, Franklin Park, IL Sugar Skull, Franklin Park, IL
The WiseGuys Live H.O.M.E. Bar H.O.M.E Bar-House of Music & Entertainment, Arlington Heights, IL. 60004 H.O.M.E Bar-House of Music & Entertainment, Arlington Heights, IL. 60004
The WiseGuys Play Brauer House Brauer House, Lombard, IL 60148 Brauer House, Lombard, IL 60148
The WiseGuys and Smells Like Dave Grohl Play Sugar Skull Sugar Skull, Franklin Park, IL Sugar Skull, Franklin Park, IL
The WiseGuys Live at Stormy's Summerfest Stormy's Summerfest, Northfield Stormy's Summerfest, Northfield
The WiseGuys Live at Brauer House Brauer House Summer Jam Showcase, Lombard Brauer House Summer Jam Showcase, Lombard
The WiseGuys George & Staci's , Northbrook George & Staci's , Northbrook
The WiseGuys Sugar Skull, Franklin Park Sugar Skull, Franklin Park
The WiseGuys PS Pub, Wheeling PS Pub, Wheeling
The WiseGuys PS Pub, Wheeling PS Pub, Wheeling
The WiseGuys PS Pub, Wheeling PS Pub, Wheeling