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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!)

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 10, 2015 Friday Mulligan's Lima, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
July 11, 2015 Saturday Lima Knights of Columbus Lima, Ohio 6:30 - 10:30
July 17, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Club (Open to the Public) Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
July 18, 2015 Saturday Private Wedding Reception
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 7, 2015 Friday Pappy's Lounge Lima, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
August 8, 2015 Saturday Aaron Ehrsberger Benefit Bean Town Saloon, Lima 12:00-12:45 PM
August 8, 2015 Saturday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 3:00 - 7:00
August 14, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Club (Open to the Public) Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
August 15, 2015 Saturday Private Party
August 21, 2015 Friday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 9:00
August 22, 2015 Saturday Main Street Tavern Belle Center, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
September 4, 2015 Friday Mulligan's Lima, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
September 5, 2015 Saturday Luke's Bar & Grill Bluffton, Ohio 7:00 - 11:00
September 11, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Club (Open to the Public) Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
September 12, 2015 Saturday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 9:00
September 13, 2015 Sunday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 3:00 - 7:00
September 19, 2015 Saturday Private Wedding Reception
September 26, 2015 Saturday Stan Hunt Benefit Bluffton, Ohio TBA
October 9, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Club (Open to the Public) Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
October 10, 2015 Saturday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 9:00
October 16, 2015 Friday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
October 24, 2015 Saturday Mulligan's Lima, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
November 7, 2015 Saturday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 8:00
November 9, 2015 Monday Touchstone CPM Party, Columbus Convention Center Columbus, Ohio 7:00 - 11:00
November 13, 2015 Friday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
November 14, 2015 Saturday The Dutch Mill Minster, Ohio 10:00 - 2:00
November 20, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Club (Open to the Public) Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
November 25, 2015 Wednesday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
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 4, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Club (Open to the Public) Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
December 11, 2015 Friday Sycamore Lake Wine Company Columbus Grove, Ohio 5:00 - 9:00
December 26, 2015 Saturday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
December 31, 2015 Thursday Lima Elks Club (New Year's Eve) Lima, Ohio TBA
January 16, 2015 Saturday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
January 22, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Club (Open to the Public) Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
February 13, 2015 Saturday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
February 19, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Club (Open to the Public) Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
March 5, 2015 Saturday Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
March 18, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Club (Open to the Public) Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
April 15, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Club (Open to the Public) Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
May 27, 2015 Friday Lima Elks Club (Open to the Public) Lima, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00


  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

  Heat of the Moment



He Stopped Lovin' Her Today

George Jones

  Do You Feel Like We Do Peter Frampton  
  Can't Get Enough

Bad Company


George Michael


Show Me the Way

Peter Frampton


Feel Like Makin' Love

Bad Company


Carrying Your Love With Me

George Strait

  Hey You

Pink Floyd


Shooting Star

Bad Company


Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Georgia Satellites



Pink Floyd


The Weight

The Band


Allison Road

Gin Blossoms


All My Lovin'



Hey Jealousy

Gin Blossoms

  Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd


And Your Bird Can Sing




Gordon Lightfoot

  Hey There Delilah

Plain White Tees





Break Up Song

Greg Kihn Band


Crazy Love



Come Together



Some Kind of Wonderful

Grand Funk Railroad


Every Rose Has Its Thorn



Back in the USSR



The Locomotion

Grand Funk Railroad


Talk Dirty to Me




Dear Prudence



Basket Case

Green Day


De do do do De da da da

The Police


Eight Days a Week



Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Green Day


Message in a Bottle

The Police


Here Comes the Sun



The Time of Your Life

Green Day


Purple Rain




I Saw Her Standing There



When September Ends

Green Day

  I Wanna Be (500 Miles)

The Proclaimers


Norwegian Wood



Family Tradition

Hank Williams Jr.

  Funky Town

Pseudo Echo/Lipps Inc.


Nowhere Man



Wish I Had a Girl/Walked like That

Henry Lee Summer



Pure Prairie League







Crazy Little Thing Called Love



Rocky Raccoon


Angel is a Centerfold

J. Geils Band

  Fat Bottom Girls Queen  

The Long and Winding Road



Love Stinks

J. Geils Band

  Under The Bridge

Red Hot Chili Peppers


Twist and Shout



Bubbly Toes

Jack Johnson

  Come And Get Your Love




While My Guitar Gently Weeps



One Head Light

Jacob Dylan


The Refreshments



Mony Mony

Billy Idol


Fire and Rain

James Taylor

  Hey Bartender




Rebel Yell

Billy Idol


My Kind of Party

Jason Aldean

  Take It On the Run

REO Speedwagon


White Wedding

Billy Idol


Angel Eyes

Jeff Healy Band

  Super Freak

Rick James



Piano Man

Billy Joel


Put Your Sweet Lips

Jim Reeves

  I've Done Everything For You

Rick Springfield


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


Summer of '69

Brian Adams


Life's Been Good

Joe Walsh



Simon and Garfunkel



Glory Days

Bruce Springstein


Authority Song

John Cougar Mellanchamp


Me, Julio Down by the School Yard

Simon and Garfunkel


Pink Cadillac

Bruce Springstein


Hurt So Good

John Cougar Mellanchamp


Mrs. Robinson

Simon and Garfunkel



Mr. Tambourine Man

Byrds/Bob Dylan


Jack and Diane

John Cougar Mellanchamp


All For You

Sister Hazel

  Bye Bye Love



Pink Houses

John Cougar Mellanchamp


On and On

Stephen Bishop


Let's Go



Small Town

John Cougar Mellanchamp


Stuck in the Middle With You

Stealers Wheel


My Best Friend's Girlfriend



John Fogerty

  Rikki Don't Lose That Number

Steeley Dan

  You're All I Got Tonight



Boy Named Sue

Johnny Cash

  Abracadabra Steve Miller Band  

You're Just What I Needed


  Cocaine Blues Johnny Cash   Jet Airliner

Steve Miller Band


Scooby Doo


  Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash


The Joker

Steve Miller Band


SpongeBob Theme


  I Walk the Line

Johnny Cash

  (Keep on) Rockin' Me

Steve Miller Band


I Want You to Want Me

Cheap Trick

  Ring of Fire

Johnny Cash

  Pride and Joy

Stevie Ray Vaughan



Johnny B. Goode/Beethoven

Chuck Berry


I Can See Clearly Now

Johnny Nash

  Scuttle Buttin'

Stevie Ray Vaughan



Brick House


  Don't Stop Believin' Journey  


Stone Temple Pilots




  Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'


  Too Much Time on My Hands



My Sacrifice


  Breakin' the Law

Judas Priest





Down on the Corner

Credence Clearwater Revival


Dust in the Wind



(Love Is) What I Got




Lookin' Out My Backdoor

Credence Clearwater Revival


Boogie Shoes

KC and the Sunshine Band


Wrong Way




Who Stops the Rain

Credence Clearwater Revival


Get Down Tonight

KC and the Sunshine Band


Every Morning

Sugar Ray



My Sacrifice



You Look Good in my Shirt

Keith Urban


My Girl




Southern Cross

Crosby, Stills & Nash

  Blue on Black

Kenny Wayne Shephard

  Semi Charmed Life

Third Eye Blind


Don't Dream its Over

Crowded House


All Summer Long

Kid Rock


Never Been to Spain

Three Dog Night



Dave Mathews Band


Dancing in the Moonlight

King Harvest



Three Doors Down



You Never Call Me by my Name

David Alan Coe


You Really Got Me

Kinks/Van Halen

  American Girl

Tom Petty


Space Oddity

David Bowie


Beer Money

Kip Moore


Tom Petty


New Age Girl

Dead Eye Dick


Hey Pretty Girl

Kip Moore


Free Fallin'

Tom Petty



Def Leppard

  D'yer Maker

Led Zeppelin

  I Won't Back Down

Tom Petty


Am I the Only One

Dierks Bentley



Led Zeppelin

  Last Dance with Mary Jane

Tom Petty



American Pie

Don McClean


My Own Worst Enemy


  Running Down a Dream Tom Petty  


Doobie Brothers


All My Friends Say

Luke Bryan   Something in the Air

Tom Petty/Thunderclap Newman



Light My Fire



Take My Drunk Ass Home

Luke Bryan


The Waiting (is the Hardest Part)

Tom Petty



Roadhouse Blues



Simple Man

Lynrd Skynrd


You Don't Know How it Feels

Tom Petty


Cover of the Rolling Stone

Dr. Hook

  Sweet Home Alabama

Lynrd Skynrd


You Wreck Me

Tom Petty


Fly Me Courageous

Drivin' N' Cryin'


What's Your Name

Lynrd Skynrd


Jenny Jenny (8675309)

Tommy Tutone



Hungry Like the Wolf

Duran Duran


Hang On Sloopy



If You Could Only See



Already Gone



Enter Sandman


  Just Fishin'

Trace Atkins



The Best of my Love



Whiskey in the Jar


  Pride (In the Name of Love)




Heartache Tonight



Say Hey (I Love You)

Michael Franti and Spearhead


Drift Away

Uncle Kracker


Take it Easy



Follow Me

Uncle Kracker


Tequila Sunrise


  Last Train to Clarksville



Van Halen



Eddie Money


Nights in White Satin

Moody Blues


Brown Eyed Girl

Van Morrison


Think I'm in Love

Eddie Money


Porn Star Dancing

My Darkest Days


Blisters In The Sun

Violent Femms


Two Tickets to Paradise

Eddie Money

  Sweet Caroline

Neil Diamond


Good Hearted Woman

Waylon Jennings


Drivin' My Life Away

Eddie Rabbitt


Heart of Gold

Neil Young


Play That Funky Music

Wild Cherry


I Love A Rainy Night

Eddie Rabbitt


Needle and the Damage Done

Neil Young


Beverly Hills




Eric Church

  Cruel To Be Kind

Nick Lowe

  Hash Pipe


  Sunshine of Your Love

Eric Clapton/Cream


How You Remind Me


  Baba O' Reilly

The Who



Wonderful Tonight

Eric Clapton



Nine Days


Mustang Sally

Wilson Pickett



Inside Out

Eve 6


Chicken Fried

Zak Brown Band


Santa Monica


    Toes Zak Brown Band  








Establishments and Events where Chez Cheese has performed:

(Since October, 2004)

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