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Tony Stevens first came to prominence when he joined the Savoy Brown Blues Band in 1968. After 5 major tours and a couple of dues paying years, he and most of the band left to stay true to their blues roots and formed mufti-platinum blues rock band Foghat.
After leaving Foghat in the late 1970’s Tony recorded and performed with a virtual who’s who in rock history. He has also worked on several hit TV and film projects including the soundtrack for The Who’s “Tommy” and “Evita” Tony decided to delve into acting when he got a part in “Rock Follies”, a hit Engish TV show . He enjoyed two years in the show after which he formed the band “Nobody’s Business”.
They recorded an LP in Nice, France, which was released in Japan. The band went to Ibiza, Spain in 1977 to play the opening of a new venue. Tony fell in love with the island and still lives there to this day.
After “Nobody’s Business” Tony formed a band with Scottish blues singer Maggie Bell named “Midnight Flyer”, managed by Peter Grant (Led Zeppelin’s manager). The band recorded an album at Ringo Starr’s studio (John Lennon’s old house) which was produced by Mick Ralphs of Bad Company. The band toured Europe with Bob Seger and then toured Europe and the U.S. with AC/DC.
In 1984, Tony was asked to join Roger Chapman, the former lead singer with “Family” and a major force in Europe. They played together for nearly four years at major festivals in Western Europe and the Eastern block countries.
After Roger Chapman, Tony returned to acting, enrolled in acting school and signed with an agent. He landed small parts in major soaps in the UK such as “The Bill” and “East Enders”.
5 Guys Named Moe
5 Guys Named Moe is a fabulous 13-piece horn-driven show band.
Why “5 Guys Named Moe”? … there’s 13 people in the band!
With lyrics like “who’s the greatest band around?” and “who makes the cats jump up and down?” 5 Guys Named Moe was originally named after the 1943 hit song by Louis Jordan and started out as a 5-piece in 1984. Over the last twenty-seven years however, the band has grown into a slammin’ 11-piece show band that is as much fun to watch as it is to listen and dance to! 5 Guys Named Moe is patterned after the larger, visually creative bands of the 1960’s which used horn sections and back-up vocalists. The resulting full sound—combined with a variety of dynamic lead vocalists and their unique visual energy—sets 5 Guys Named Moe apart from other dance bands and can best be described as the “Ultimate Dance and Show Band”.
Highlights of our shows feature rock and soul hits from the ’60s…dance to hits by Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The O’Jays, The Temptations and more! Later, it’s back to the 70’s for a funky retro soul and disco set with hits by Al Green, Donna Summer, KC & The Sunshine Band and many more! Also featured are some of your favorite ’60s, ’70s, ’80s rock, funk and horn band hits by groups like The Jackson 5, Chicago, Tower of Power, Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Enjoy Longview’s best karaoke at the 2nd annual Squirrel Fest Karaoke Contest. Feel like you got the chops to take the crown? Call one of the sponsors and audition for a spot in the finals. They will be able to tell when they are doing the preliminary events. You might even have time to kick back and buy a drink and some tasty food.
Wet your whistle while you enjoy the show. We will have an outstanding beer selection again this year located right next to the main stage so you won’t miss a single song.