MOE: Nickname for a Pittsburgh based swing band, established in 1988 by Jimmy Sapienza, playing mostly in the Eastern United States. With all due respect to the moe. band out of NY State. (and they DO rock!) However. There is another band inspired by and named for the Louis Jordan song entitled "Five Guys Named Moe". This band is officially called, Jimmy Sapienza's Five Guys Named MOE (TM). Singer/Songwriter and Front man, Sapienza, is backed by gifted, blind, jazz men. These highly musical guys communicate via Radar! No sheet music here! World class performers, all. MOE repertoire includes several Louis Jordan songs, plus Louie Prima, Satchmo Armstrong, Sinatra, Martin, and Tony Bennett covers. Sapienza Originals ie: "I Love Pittsburgh" (see this video on youtube), "Short Brunettes" "Critical Condition" 'n' MOE great tunes round out their sets.. MOE is a "Cocktail Nation" type swing dance band that is as tight as a gnats bum streched over a 50 gallon drum! They appear "loose" and "at ease" playing in all types of venues.
Tell everybody that MOE's in town!
We got a dollar forty seven cents, that we're gonna throw down. Now, don't you play us like chumps that's cheap. 'Cause we got 96 cents MOE that we plan to keep!!!
Hey Flo! Roscoe! Joe! Let's go see MOE! They put on a fun show!
There's a Pittsburgh band with only Four Guys that call themselves Jimmy Sapienza's Five Guys Named MOE! But you all can just call 'em MOE for short!