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The Five Card Studs

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 Holding the title of ‘the hardest working lounge band in the Midwest’ is no easy task…unless you are the 5 Card Studs. Many things can be said about the 5 Card Studs – that they ‘spread their aural pleasure like jelly all over your biscuits’, they aim to ‘have a good time – ALL THE TIME’, that when they perform it’s an experience that is ‘so big it’s ALIVE!’. One thing is certain, though. The 5 Card Studs aren’t so much a cover band as much as they are an entertainment experience. Formed in 1995 for a one-off New Years Eve show, the five ‘studs’ – Mr. Reno Nevada (bass/vocals), Mr. Blake ‘the Lake’ Tahoe (guitar/vocals), Mr. Les Vegas (keys/vocals), Mr. Asti Spumanti (drums/charm) and Mr. Cesar Palace (vocals/moxie/chutzpah) – decided that it was simply too much fun to put down. 11 years and hundreds of shows later, the 5 Card Studs show absolutely no signs of slowing down. The 5 Card Studs live show is a unique blend of big-time Las Vegas attitude and ‘70’s TV game show schmaltz, all glossed over with a ‘washed-up lounge/wedding singer’ veneer. It may sound like a strange brew at first, but it’s a winning combination that truly works, whether it’s at a wedding, corporate event, in front of a few thousand people at a summer festival or a few hundred in an intimate lounge. Musically their performances feature many recognizable ‘60’s & ‘70’s ‘AM Gold’ classics - hits from artists such as Neil Diamond, Engelbert Humperdink, Tom Jones, Santana; soul classics from Al Green, Smokey Robinson, The Spinners, Wilson Pickett; one-hit wonders like ‘Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)’, ‘Hooked On A Feeling’, ‘Green Eyed Lady’, ‘Hot Child In The City’, ‘The Love Boat’; disco hits by the Bee Gees, The Ohio Players, ELO…the list is almost too huge to mention. All of this is delivered by the expert musicianship of the five seasoned veterans in the 5 Card Studs, making for an unforgettable experience in entertainment. To celebrate their 10th year in ‘the biz’, the 5 Card Studs released their first DVD, ‘So Big It’s Alive – the 5 Card Studs LIVE!’, which features a full length live concert as well as footage of numerous television appearances, outtakes and a ‘promo montage’ reel. Also available is the now classic holiday album, ‘5 Card Studs Christmas Wishes’, featuring their hilarious versions of ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’, ‘The Christmas Song’ and the Julie Andrews-via-Cesar Palace hit ‘My Favorite 

Song List

After the Lovin’                                     • Engelbert Humperdinck
Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)                 • Looking Glass
Call Me                                                    • Chris Montez
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You           • Frankie Vallie
Cherry Hill Park                                    • Billy Joe Royal
Crazy Little Thing Called Love            • Queen
Dancing in the Moonlight                      • King Harvest
Delilah                                                      • Tom Jones
Don't Pull Your Love                             • Hamilton,Frank,Reynolds
Do Ya Think I’m Sexy                           • Rod Stewart
Dream Weaver                                       • Gary Wright
Easy                                                         • Commodores
Every Breath You Take                        • Police
Evil Woman                                            • ELO
Fly Me to the Moon                               • Frank Sinatra
From Russia With Love                        • Matt Monro
Georgia                                                    • Ray Charles
Girl from Ipanema                                 • Antonio Carlos Jobin
Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon               • Neil Diamond
Green Eyed Lady                                   • Sugarloaf
Hard to Handle                                       • Otis Redding
Hava Negilliah                                         • Traditional
Here I Am (Come and Take Me)          • Al Green
Hooked on a Feeling                               • Blue Swede
Hot Child in the City                               • Nick Gilder
I am I Said                                               • Neil Diamond
I Got a Line on You                                • Spirit
I'll Be Around                                          • Spinners
I Think I Love You                                 • The Partridge Family
It’s Not Unusual                                      • Tom Jones
James Bond Theme                                • John Barry
Just My Imagination                              • Smokie Robinson
Kiss                                                           • Prince
Knock on Wood                                       • Sam & Dave
Lady Marmalade                                    • LaBelle
Let’s Get it On                                         • Marvin Gaye
Let’s Stay Together                                • Al Green
Lights                                                        • Journey
Live and Let Die                                      • Paul McCartney
Look of Love                                            • Burt Bacharach
Love Boat                                                 • Jack Jones
Love is the Drug                                      • Roxy Music
Love Rollercoaster                                  • Ohio Players
Magnet & Steel                                        • Walter Egan
Mama Told Me Not To Come                • Three Dog Night
Maybe I'm Amazed                                 • McCartney
Moonlight Feels Right                             • Starbuck
Music to Watch Girls By                         • Andy Williams
Mustang Sally                                           • Wilson Picket
My Funky Valentine                                • Rodgers & Hart
Natural Man                                              • Lou Rawls
Polk Salad Annie                                       • Tonny Joe White
Rhinestone Cowboy                                  • Glen Campbell
Ride Captain Ride                                     • Blues Image
Right Place, Wrong Time                         • Dr. John
Secret Agent Man                                     • Johnny Rivers

Contact Info

Phone: 414-550-2988 

mail: jim@milwaukeelivebands.com