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, for example. One thing is certain, the 5 Card Studs are an entertainment experience.
Formed in 1995 for a one-time New Years Eve show, the five STUDS decided that it was simply too much fun to put down. Twelve 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 60s & 70s 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, and The Love Boat; disco hits by the Bee Gees, The Ohio Players, ELO…the list is 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.