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Band Information:

Chez' Cheese hails from Lima, Ohio and is a good mix of fun and song for a night!  Billy and Newman perform an excellent blend of harmonies as well as guitar musicianship.  Always good for a joke or a laugh, the band performs all kinds of music from the '60s to present.  And with the assistance of Newman's one man band in a box, the band covers all genres of music from easy listening to danceable and actually sounds like a full band! 

And just ask; the band isn't afraid to try songs it has never performed before!  If Newman or Billy have heard the song before, they'll give it the old college try!  

The two band members have come from many other bands throughout the years.  Tony Newman was an original member of the Indoorfins band and has also been in many other bands including Bif Debree, Candi's-X, Against Time, Phase Nine and Worlds Apart.

Billy began his music life in the Phase Nine band.  Later he was the founder of Candi's Dirty Secret and then Candi's-X.  

Newman and Billy first got together when Candi's Dirty Secret was recording its first album.  Newman produced the album and played some guitar leads.  Later, Newman joined Billy in the Candi's-X band.  Newman and Billy became friends and teamed up in October of 2004.  They have been playing establishments, parties, weddings and festivals every since.

And thus is the cheesy story of Billy and Newman....

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     Where they play:

(Sometimes a constantly changing enigma!)

April 4, 2015 Saturday Main Street Tavern Belle Center, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
April 10, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Lodge Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
April 11, 2015 Saturday The Dutch Mill Minster, Ohio 10:00 - 2:00
April 17, 2015 Friday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 8:30
April 18, 2015 Saturday Smoke-E's Leipsic, Ohio 8:30 - 12:30
April 24, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Lodge Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
April 25, 2015 Saturday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
May 1, 2015 Friday Mulligans Lima, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
May 2, 2015 Saturday Luke's Bar & Grill Bluffton, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
May 15, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Lodge Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
May 16, 2015 Saturday Private Wedding
May 22, 2015 Friday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 8:00
May 23, 2015 Saturday Urbana Amvets Urbana, Ohio TBA
May 24, 2015 Sunday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 3:00 - 7:00
May 30, 2015 Saturday Main Street Tavern Belle Center, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
June 5, 2015 Friday Mulligans Lima, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
June 13, 2015 Saturday Main Street Tavern Belle Center, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
June 26, 2015 Friday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 8:30
June 27, 2015 Saturday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 3:00 - 7:00
July 3, 2015 Friday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 9:00
July 5, 2015 Sunday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 3:00 - 7:00
July 18, 2015 Saturday Luke's Bar & Grill Bluffton, Ohio 7:00 - 11:00
July 19, 2015 Sunday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 3:00 - 7:00
July 25, 2015 Saturday Private Party
July 31, 2015 Friday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 9:00
August 1, 2015 Saturday Private Party
August 8, 2015 Saturday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 3:00 - 7:00
August 15, 2015 Saturday Private Wedding
August 21, 2015 Friday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 9:00
September 12, 2015 Saturday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 9:00
September 19, 2015 Saturday Private Wedding
September 26, 2015 Saturday Luke's Bar & Grill Bluffton, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
October 10, 2015 Saturday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 9:00
November 7, 2015 Saturday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 8:00
November 27, 2015 Friday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 9:00
November 28, 2015 Saturday Luke's Bar & Grill Bluffton, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
December 11, 2015 Friday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 9:00


  Pictures of the Chez' Cheese Band































































  Photo: With Chez Cheese

Photo: With Chez Cheese... singin an a dancin...           





























Some of the songs Played by Chez' Cheese:












Wake Up Little Susie

Everly Brothers


All Apologies


  Hold on Loosely

38 Special



Five Man Electrical Band


Smells Like Teen Spirit


  Sweet Emotion




Florida Georgia Line

  Fishin' in the Dark

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  Walk This Way



Stacy's Mom

Fountains of Wayne

  Shattered (Turn the Car Around)


  Dirty Deeds



All Right Now



Get A Job





Bad Day


  Wagon Wheel

Old Crow Medicine Show


It's Five o' Clock Somewhere

Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffett


Hemorrhage in my Hand



My Love

Paul McCartney and Wings


Sister Golden Hair



Friends in Low Places

Garth Brooks


Last Kiss

Pearl Jam

  Can't Get Enough

Bad Company


He Stopped Lovin' Her Today

George Jones

  Do You Feel Like We Do Peter Frampton  

Feel Like Makin' Love

Bad Company


George Michael


Show Me the Way

Peter Frampton


Shooting Star

Bad Company


Carrying Your Love With Me

George Strait

  Hey You

Pink Floyd


The Weight

The Band


Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Georgia Satellites



Pink Floyd


All My Lovin'



Allison Road

Gin Blossoms


And Your Bird Can Sing



Hey Jealousy

Gin Blossoms

  Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd






Gordon Lightfoot

  Hey There Delilah

Plain White Tees


Come Together



Break Up Song

Greg Kihn Band


Crazy Love



Back in the USSR



Some Kind of Wonderful

Grand Funk Railroad


Every Rose Has Its Thorn



Dear Prudence



The Locomotion

Grand Funk Railroad


Talk Dirty to Me




Eight Days a Week



Basket Case

Green Day


De do do do De da da da

The Police


Here Comes the Sun



Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Green Day


Message in a Bottle

The Police


I Saw Her Standing There



The Time of Your Life

Green Day


Purple Rain




Norwegian Wood



When September Ends

Green Day

  I Wanna Be (500 Miles)

The Proclaimers


Nowhere Man



Family Tradition

Hank Williams Jr.

  Funky Town

Pseudo Echo/Lipps Inc.








Pure Prairie League


Rocky Raccoon


Angel is a Centerfold

J. Geils Band


Crazy Little Thing Called Love



The Long and Winding Road



Love Stinks

J. Geils Band

  Fat Bottom Girls Queen  

Twist and Shout



Bubbly Toes

Jack Johnson

  Under The Bridge

Red Hot Chili Peppers


While My Guitar Gently Weeps



One Head Light

Jacob Dylan

  Come And Get Your Love




Mony Mony

Billy Idol


Fire and Rain

James Taylor


The Refreshments



Rebel Yell

Billy Idol


My Kind of Party

Jason Aldean

  Hey Bartender




White Wedding

Billy Idol


Angel Eyes

Jeff Healy Band

  Take It On the Run

REO Speedwagon


Piano Man

Billy Joel


Put Your Sweet Lips

Jim Reeves

  Super Freak

Rick James



You May be Right

Billy Joel


Changes in Latitude

Jimmy Buffett

  Jesse's Girl

Rick Springfield


Everybody Wants You

Billy Squire


Cheeseburger in Paradise

Jimmy Buffett

  You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling

The Righteous Brothers


All The Small Things

Blink 182


Come Monday

Jimmy Buffett


What I Like About You



Burnin' For You

Blue Oyster Cult



Jimmy Buffett


Maggie May

Rod Steward


Like a Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan



Jimmy Buffett


King of the Road

Roger Miller


Night Moves

Bob Seger


Son of a Sailor

Jimmy Buffett


Honky Tonk Woman

Rolling Stones


Rock and Roll Never Forgets

Bob Seger

  Why Don't We Get Drunk...

Jimmy Buffett


Jumpin' Jack Flash

Rolling Stones


Turn the Page

Bob Seger

  The Middle

Jimmy Eats World


Closing Tme



Dead or Alive

Bon Jovi


I Love Rock and Roll

Joan Jett






Brad Paisley


Is She Really Going Out With Him

Joe Jackson

  50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Simon, Paul


Glory Days

Bruce Springstein


Life's Been Good

Joe Walsh



Simon and Garfunkel


Pink Cadillac

Bruce Springstein


Authority Song

John Cougar Mellanchamp


Me, Julio Down by the School Yard

Simon and Garfunkel


Mr. Tambourine Man

Byrds/Bob Dylan


Hurt So Good

John Cougar Mellanchamp


Mrs. Robinson

Simon and Garfunkel


  Bye Bye Love



Jack and Diane

John Cougar Mellanchamp


All For You

Sister Hazel


Let's Go



Pink Houses

John Cougar Mellanchamp


On and On

Stephen Bishop


My Best Friend's Girlfriend



Small Town

John Cougar Mellanchamp


Stuck in the Middle With You

Stealers Wheel

  You're All I Got Tonight



John Fogerty

  Rikki Don't Lose That Number

Steeley Dan


You're Just What I Needed



Boy Named Sue

Johnny Cash

  Abracadabra Steve Miller Band  

Scooby Doo


  Cocaine Blues Johnny Cash   Jet Airliner

Steve Miller Band


SpongeBob Theme


  Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash


The Joker

Steve Miller Band


I Want You to Want Me

Cheap Trick

  I Walk the Line

Johnny Cash

  (Keep on) Rockin' Me

Steve Miller Band


Johnny B. Goode/Beethoven

Chuck Berry

  Ring of Fire

Johnny Cash

  Pride and Joy

Stevie Ray Vaughan



Brick House



I Can See Clearly Now

Johnny Nash

  Scuttle Buttin'

Stevie Ray Vaughan





  Don't Stop Believin' Journey  


Stone Temple Pilots


My Sacrifice


  Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'






Down on the Corner

Credence Clearwater Revival


Breakin' the Law

Judas Priest


(Love Is) What I Got




Lookin' Out My Backdoor

Credence Clearwater Revival


Dust in the Wind



Wrong Way




Who Stops the Rain

Credence Clearwater Revival


Boogie Shoes

KC and the Sunshine Band


Every Morning

Sugar Ray



My Sacrifice



Get Down Tonight

KC and the Sunshine Band


My Girl




Southern Cross

Crosby, Stills & Nash


You Look Good in my Shirt

Keith Urban

  Semi Charmed Life

Third Eye Blind


Don't Dream its Over

Crowded House

  Blue on Black

Kenny Wayne Shephard


Never Been to Spain

Three Dog Night



Dave Mathews Band


All Summer Long

Kid Rock



Three Doors Down



You Never Call Me by my Name

David Alan Coe


Dancing in the Moonlight

King Harvest

  American Girl

Tom Petty


Space Oddity

David Bowie


You Really Got Me

Kinks/Van Halen


Tom Petty


New Age Girl

Dead Eye Dick


Beer Money

Kip Moore


Free Fallin'

Tom Petty



Def Leppard


Hey Pretty Girl

Kip Moore

  I Won't Back Down

Tom Petty


Am I the Only One

Dierks Bentley


D'yer Maker

Led Zeppelin

  Last Dance with Mary Jane

Tom Petty



American Pie

Don McClean


Led Zeppelin

  Running Down a Dream Tom Petty  


Doobie Brothers


My Own Worst Enemy


  Something in the Air

Tom Petty/Thunderclap Newman



Light My Fire



All My Friends Say

Luke Bryan  

The Waiting (is the Hardest Part)

Tom Petty



Roadhouse Blues



Take My Drunk Ass Home

Luke Bryan


You Don't Know How it Feels

Tom Petty


Cover of the Rolling Stone

Dr. Hook


Simple Man

Lynrd Skynrd


You Wreck Me

Tom Petty


Fly Me Courageous

Drivin' N' Cryin'


Sweet Home Alabama

Lynrd Skynrd


Jenny Jenny (8675309)

Tommy Tutone



Hungry Like the Wolf

Duran Duran

  What's Your Name

Lynrd Skynrd


If You Could Only See



Already Gone



Hang On Sloopy


  Just Fishin'

Trace Atkins



The Best of my Love



Enter Sandman


  Pride (In the Name of Love)




Heartache Tonight



Whiskey in the Jar



Drift Away

Uncle Kracker


Take it Easy



Say Hey (I Love You)

Michael Franti and Spearhead


Follow Me

Uncle Kracker


Tequila Sunrise


  Last Train to Clarksville



Brown Eyed Girl

Van Morrison



Eddie Money


Nights in White Satin

Moody Blues


Blisters In The Sun

Violent Femms


Think I'm in Love

Eddie Money


Porn Star Dancing

My Darkest Days


Good Hearted Woman

Waylon Jennings


Two Tickets to Paradise

Eddie Money

  Sweet Caroline

Neil Diamond


Play That Funky Music

Wild Cherry


Drivin' My Life Away

Eddie Rabbitt


Heart of Gold

Neil Young


Beverly Hills




I Love A Rainy Night

Eddie Rabbitt


Needle and the Damage Done

Neil Young

  Hash Pipe



Eric Church


Cruel To Be Kind

Nick Lowe

  Baba O' Reilly

The Who


  Sunshine of Your Love

Eric Clapton/Cream


How You Remind Me



Mustang Sally

Wilson Pickett



Wonderful Tonight

Eric Clapton



Nine Days


Chicken Fried

Zak Brown Band


Inside Out

Eve 6

    Toes Zak Brown Band  

Santa Monica










Establishments and Events where Chez Cheese has performed:

(Since October, 2004)

Agave' (Celina, Ohio) Grillers (Columbus Grove, Ohio) Players (Lima, Ohio)
Allen East 1984 Class Reunion (Lima, Ohio) Guido's (Lima, Ohio) Porter Pub (Lima, Ohio)
Barney's (Wapakoneta, Ohio) Hercules Tire Christmas Party (Findlay, Ohio) Remedies (Delphos, Ohio)
Bayview Pub (Montezuma, Ohio) Indian Lake 4th of July (Indian Lake, Ohio) The Roxy (Lima, Ohio)
Beer Barrel Pizza (Lima, Ohio) J's (Lima, Ohio) Robins Nest Campground (Lafayette, Ohio)
Beer Barrel Pizza (St. Marys, Ohio) Johnny A's (Delphos, Ohio) The Rustic (Delphos, Ohio)
Beaverdam/Richland Festival (Beaverdam, Ohio) LCC 1984 Class Reunion (Lima, Ohio) The Rustic Haven (Montezuma, Ohio)
Blackhawk Bar & Grill (Indian Lake, Ohio) Lima Eagles Lodge (Ohio) Shawnee Country Club (Lima, Ohio)
Bland Block Party (Columbus, Ohio) Lima Elks Lodge (Ohio) Silver Shamrock (Lima, Ohio)
The Bomb Shelter (Glandorf, Ohio) Lima Knights of Columbus (Ohio) Skooters (Kalida, Ohio)
Brother's Bar & Grill (Indian Lake, Ohio) Lima Moose Lodge (Ohio) Skudsy's (Newport, Ohio)
Buckeye Club (Miller City, Ohio) Lima American Legion (Ohio) Speedway Lanes (New Bremen, Ohio)
Bud's Bar (Alger, Ohio) The Liquor Box (Lima, Ohio) Springfield Eagle's Lodge (Springfield, Ohio)
Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant (Lima, Ohio) Little Mexico (Ada, Ohio) St. Peter's Festival (Upper Sandusky, Ohio)
C & C's Loft and Lounge (St. Marys, Ohio) Louie's Nite Club (Lima, Ohio) Stinky's Bar and Grill (Gilboa, Ohio)
Captain's Point (Indian Lake, Ohio) Lucky's Restaurant (Indian Lake, Ohio) Strokes Bar and Grill (Lima, Ohio)
CJ's Tavern (Lakeview, Ohio) Luke's Bar and Grill (Bluffton, Ohio) The Sugar Street Inn (Lima, Ohio)
Club Cafe' (Celina, Ohio) Main Street Tavern (New Knoxville, Ohio) Thayer Road Party (Lima, Ohio)
Columbus Grove Eagles Lodge (Ohio) McSober's Saloon (Coldwater, Ohio) Thirsty's Bar and Grill (Beaverdam, Ohio)
Convention Center (Columbus, Ohio) Mercer County Elks (Celina, Ohio) Tin Lizzy (Ottawa, Ohio)
Cowboys Bar & Grill (Botkins, Ohio) The Met (Lima, Ohio) Tuttle Party (Lima, Ohio)
CPM Tuttle Convention (Columbus, Ohio) Meyer Tavern (Botkins, Ohio) Urbana American Legion (Urbana, Ohio)
Cranberry Resort (Indian Lake, Ohio) Milano Cafe' (Lima, Ohio) Urbana Eagles Lodge (Urbana, Ohio)
Custer's Chateau (Lima, Ohio) Moon Festival (Wapakoneta, Ohio) Urbana Moose Lodge (Urbana, Ohio)
Duckfoot's Bar (Montezuma, Ohio) Mulligans Sports and Spirits (Lima, Ohio) Varsity Club (Kenton, Ohio)
Dutch Mill (Minster, Ohio) New Bremen Bowling Lanes (New Bremen, Ohio) The Village Cafe' (Cridersville, Ohio)
Elmview Pub (Lima, Ohio) New Bremen Fireman's Picnic (New Bremen, Ohio) The Waiting Room (Lima, Ohio)
The Fort (Fort Jennings, Ohio) O' Hales (Lima, Ohio) Waldo and Stiemy's (Lima, Ohio)
Friend Block Party (Indian Lake, Ohio) Oak Tree (Minster, Ohio) Westgate Lanes Fireside Lounge (Lima, Ohio)
Groundhogs (Wapakoneta, Ohio) Pappy's Lounge (Lima, Ohio) Wood County Fairgrounds (Bowling Green, Ohio)

Chez Cheese has also performed at many private parties and wedding receptions in locations including: 

Akron, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Greenville, Ohio Marion, Indiana

Arlington, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio Harrod, Ohio New Bremen, Ohio
Bascom, Ohio Delphos, Ohio Indian Lake, Ohio Shawnee, Ohio
Beaverdam, Ohio Findlay, Ohio Jenera, Ohio Springfield, Ohio
Bluffton, Ohio Genera, Ohio Lima, Ohio Troy, Ohio
Cairo, Ohio Gilboa, Ohio Lost Creek, Ohio Union City, Ohio
Carey, Ohio Gomer, Ohio Maria Stein, Ohio Worthington, Ohio