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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!)

April 18, 2014 Friday The Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
April 19, 2014 Saturday The Dutch Mill Minster, Ohio 10:00 - 2:00
April 26, 2014 Saturday Pappy's Lima, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
May 3, 2014 Saturday CJ's Lakeside Tavern (Formerly Mustangs) Lakeview, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
May 10, 2014 Saturday Private Wedding
May 17, 2014 Saturday The Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
May 18, 2014 Sunday St. Rose Festival Lima, Ohio 4:00 - 8:00
May 23, 2014 Friday Mulligans Lima, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
May 31, 2014 Saturday Luke's Bar & Grill Bluffton, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
June 7, 2014 Saturday Indian Lake Eagles Lakeview, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
June 8, 2014 Sunday The Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 2:00 - 6:00
June 14, 2014 Saturday Private Wedding
June 29, 2014 Sunday Indian Lake Eagles Lakeview, Ohio 4:00 - 8:00
July 4, 2014 Friday Private Party
July 5, 2014 Saturday Luke's Bar & Grill Bluffton, Ohio 7:00 - 11:00
July 6, 2014 Sunday The Bayview Pub Montezuma, Ohio 2:00 - 6:00
July 11, 2014 Friday Mulligans Lima, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
July 19, 2014 Saturday Indian Lake Eagles Lakeview, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
July 27, 2014 Sunday Indian Lake Eagles Lakeview, Ohio 4:00 - 8:00
August 2, 2014 Saturday LCC 30 Year Class Reunion
August 9, 2014 Saturday Beaverdam-Richland Festival Beaverdam, Ohio 5:30 - 9:30
August 16, 2014 Saturday Luke's Bar & Grill Bluffton, Ohio 7:00 - 11:00
August 23, 2014 Saturday Indian Lake Eagles Lakeview, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
August 29, 2014 Friday Mulligans Lima, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
August 31, 2014 Sunday Indian Lake Eagles Lakeview, Ohio 4:00 - 8:00
September 6, 2014 Saturday CJ's Lakeside Tavern (Formerly Mustangs) Lakeview, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
September 13, 2014 Saturday Luke's Bar & Grill Bluffton, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00
October 4, 2014 Saturday Private Wedding Reception
November 1, 2014 Saturday Private Wedding Reception
November 8, 2014 Saturday CJ's Lakeside Tavern (Formerly Mustangs) Lakeview, Ohio 8:00 - 12:00
November 22, 2014 Saturday Luke's Bar & Grill Bluffton, Ohio 9:00 - 1:00


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  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

  Fishin' in the Dark

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  Hold on Loosely

38 Special



Five Man Electrical Band

  Shattered (Turn the Car Around)


  Sweet Emotion




Florida Georgia Line


Get A Job


  Walk This Way



Stacy's Mom

Fountains of Wayne

  Wagon Wheel

Old Crow Medicine Show

  Dirty Deeds



All Right Now



My Love

Paul McCartney and Wings




Bad Day



Last Kiss

Pearl Jam


It's Five o' Clock Somewhere

Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffett


Hemorrhage in my Hand


  Do You Feel Like We Do Peter Frampton  

Sister Golden Hair



Friends in Low Places

Garth Brooks


Show Me the Way

Peter Frampton

  Can't Get Enough

Bad Company


He Stopped Lovin' Her Today

George Jones

  Hey You

Pink Floyd


Feel Like Makin' Love

Bad Company


George Michael



Pink Floyd


Shooting Star

Bad Company


Carrying Your Love With Me

George Strait


The Weight

The Band


Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Georgia Satellites

  Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd


All My Lovin'



Allison Road

Gin Blossoms

  Hey There Delilah

Plain White Tees


And Your Bird Can Sing



Hey Jealousy

Gin Blossoms


Crazy Love







Gordon Lightfoot


Every Rose Has Its Thorn



Come Together



Break Up Song

Greg Kihn Band


Talk Dirty to Me



Back in the USSR



Some Kind of Wonderful

Grand Funk Railroad


De do do do De da da da

The Police


Dear Prudence



The Locomotion

Grand Funk Railroad


Message in a Bottle

The Police



Eight Days a Week



Basket Case

Green Day


Purple Rain



Here Comes the Sun



Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Green Day

  I Wanna Be (500 Miles)

The Proclaimers


I Saw Her Standing There



The Time of Your Life

Green Day

  Funky Town

Pseudo Echo/Lipps Inc.



Norwegian Wood



When September Ends

Green Day



Pure Prairie League


Nowhere Man



Family Tradition

Hank Williams Jr.


Crazy Little Thing Called Love







  Fat Bottom Girls Queen  

Rocky Raccoon


Angel is a Centerfold

J. Geils Band

  Under The Bridge

Red Hot Chili Peppers


Twist and Shout



Love Stinks

J. Geils Band

  Come And Get Your Love



While My Guitar Gently Weeps



Bubbly Toes

Jack Johnson


The Refreshments


Mony Mony

Billy Idol


One Head Light

Jacob Dylan

  Hey Bartender




Rebel Yell

Billy Idol


Fire and Rain

James Taylor

  Take It On the Run

REO Speedwagon



White Wedding

Billy Idol


My Kind of Party

Jason Aldean

  Super Freak

Rick James



Piano Man

Billy Joel


Angel Eyes

Jeff Healy Band

  Jesse's Girl

Rick Springfield


You May be Right

Billy Joel


Put Your Sweet Lips

Jim Reeves

  You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling

The Righteous Brothers



Everybody Wants You

Billy Squire


Changes in Latitude

Jimmy Buffett


What I Like About You



All The Small Things

Blink 182


Cheeseburger in Paradise

Jimmy Buffett


Maggie May

Rod Steward


Burnin' For You

Blue Oyster Cult


Come Monday

Jimmy Buffett


King of the Road

Roger Miller


Like a Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan



Jimmy Buffett


Honky Tonk Woman

Rolling Stones


Night Moves

Bob Seger



Jimmy Buffett


Jumpin' Jack Flash

Rolling Stones


Rock and Roll Never Forgets

Bob Seger


Son of a Sailor

Jimmy Buffett


Closing Tme



Turn the Page

Bob Seger

  Why Don't We Get Drunk...

Jimmy Buffett





Dead or Alive

Bon Jovi

  The Middle

Jimmy Eats World

  50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Simon, Paul



Brad Paisley


I Love Rock and Roll

Joan Jett



Simon and Garfunkel


Glory Days

Bruce Springstein


Is She Really Going Out With Him

Joe Jackson


Me, Julio Down by the School Yard

Simon and Garfunkel


Pink Cadillac

Bruce Springstein


Life's Been Good

Joe Walsh


Mrs. Robinson

Simon and Garfunkel


Mr. Tambourine Man

Byrds/Bob Dylan


Authority Song

John Cougar Mellanchamp


All For You

Sister Hazel

  Bye Bye Love



Hurt So Good

John Cougar Mellanchamp


On and On

Stephen Bishop



Let's Go



Jack and Diane

John Cougar Mellanchamp


Stuck in the Middle With You

Stealers Wheel


My Best Friend's Girlfriend



Pink Houses

John Cougar Mellanchamp

  Rikki Don't Lose That Number

Steeley Dan

  You're All I Got Tonight



Small Town

John Cougar Mellanchamp

  Abracadabra Steve Miller Band  

You're Just What I Needed



John Fogerty

  Jet Airliner

Steve Miller Band


Scooby Doo



Boy Named Sue

Johnny Cash


The Joker

Steve Miller Band


SpongeBob Theme


  Cocaine Blues Johnny Cash   (Keep on) Rockin' Me

Steve Miller Band


I Want You to Want Me

Cheap Trick

  Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash

  Pride and Joy

Stevie Ray Vaughan


Johnny B. Goode/Beethoven

Chuck Berry

  I Walk the Line

Johnny Cash

  Scuttle Buttin'

Stevie Ray Vaughan


Brick House


  Ring of Fire

Johnny Cash



Stone Temple Pilots






I Can See Clearly Now

Johnny Nash






My Sacrifice


  Don't Stop Believin' Journey  

(Love Is) What I Got



Down on the Corner

Credence Clearwater Revival

  Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'



Wrong Way



Lookin' Out My Backdoor

Credence Clearwater Revival


Breakin' the Law

Judas Priest


Every Morning

Sugar Ray



Who Stops the Rain

Credence Clearwater Revival


Dust in the Wind



My Girl




My Sacrifice



Boogie Shoes

KC and the Sunshine Band

  Semi Charmed Life

Third Eye Blind



Southern Cross

Crosby, Stills & Nash


Get Down Tonight

KC and the Sunshine Band


Never Been to Spain

Three Dog Night



Don't Dream its Over

Crowded House


You Look Good in my Shirt

Keith Urban



Three Doors Down



Dave Mathews Band

  Blue on Black

Kenny Wayne Shephard

  American Girl

Tom Petty


You Never Call Me by my Name

David Alan Coe


All Summer Long

Kid Rock


Tom Petty



Space Oddity

David Bowie


Dancing in the Moonlight

King Harvest


Free Fallin'

Tom Petty


New Age Girl

Dead Eye Dick


You Really Got Me

Kinks/Van Halen

  I Won't Back Down

Tom Petty



Def Leppard


Beer Money

Kip Moore

  Last Dance with Mary Jane

Tom Petty


Am I the Only One

Dierks Bentley

  D'yer Maker

Led Zeppelin

  Running Down a Dream Tom Petty  

American Pie

Don McClean



Led Zeppelin

  Something in the Air

Tom Petty/Thunderclap Newman




Doobie Brothers


My Own Worst Enemy



The Waiting (is the Hardest Part)

Tom Petty


Light My Fire



All My Friends Say

Luke Bryan  

You Don't Know How it Feels

Tom Petty



Roadhouse Blues



Take My Drunk Ass Home

Luke Bryan


You Wreck Me

Tom Petty



Cover of the Rolling Stone

Dr. Hook


Simple Man

Lynrd Skynrd


Jenny Jenny (8675309)

Tommy Tutone


Fly Me Courageous

Drivin' N' Cryin'

  Sweet Home Alabama

Lynrd Skynrd


If You Could Only See



Hungry Like the Wolf

Duran Duran


What's Your Name

Lynrd Skynrd

  Just Fishin'

Trace Atkins



Already Gone



Hang On Sloopy


  Pride (In the Name of Love)



The Best of my Love



Enter Sandman



Drift Away

Uncle Kracker



Heartache Tonight



Whiskey in the Jar



Follow Me

Uncle Kracker



Take it Easy



Say Hey (I Love You)

Michael Franti and Spearhead


Brown Eyed Girl

Van Morrison


Tequila Sunrise


  Last Train to Clarksville



Blisters In The Sun

Violent Femms



Eddie Money


Nights in White Satin

Moody Blues


Good Hearted Woman

Waylon Jennings


Think I'm in Love

Eddie Money


Porn Star Dancing

My Darkest Days


Play That Funky Music

Wild Cherry


Two Tickets to Paradise

Eddie Money

  Sweet Caroline

Neil Diamond


Beverly Hills



Drivin' My Life Away

Eddie Rabbitt


Heart of Gold

Neil Young

  Hash Pipe



I Love A Rainy Night

Eddie Rabbitt


Needle and the Damage Done

Neil Young

  Baba O' Reilly

The Who



Eric Church

  Cruel To Be Kind

Nick Lowe


Mustang Sally

Wilson Pickett

  Sunshine of Your Love

Eric Clapton/Cream


How You Remind Me



Chicken Fried

Zak Brown Band



Wonderful Tonight

Eric Clapton



Nine Days

  Toes Zak Brown Band



Inside Out

Eve 6


All Apologies



Santa Monica



Smells Like Teen Spirit










Establishments and Events where Chez Cheese has performed:

(Since October, 2004)

Agave' (Celina, Ohio) Guido's (Lima, Ohio) Porter Pub (Lima, Ohio)
Allen East 1984 Class Reunion (Lima, Ohio) Hercules Tire Christmas Party (Findlay, Ohio) Remedies (Delphos, Ohio)
Barney's (Wapakoneta, Ohio) Indian Lake 4th of July (Indian Lake, Ohio) The Roxy (Lima, Ohio)
Bayview Pub (Montezuma, Ohio) J's (Lima, Ohio) Robins Nest Campground (Lafayette, Ohio)
Beer Barrel Pizza (Lima, Ohio) Johnny A's (Delphos, Ohio) The Rustic (Delphos, Ohio)
Beer Barrel Pizza (St. Marys, Ohio) LCC 1984 Class Reunion (Lima, Ohio) The Rustic Haven (Montezuma, Ohio)
Beaverdam/Richland Festival (Beaverdam, Ohio) Lima Eagles Lodge (Ohio) Shawnee Country Club (Lima, Ohio)
Blackhawk Bar & Grill (Indian Lake, Ohio) Lima Elks Lodge (Ohio) Silver Shamrock (Lima, Ohio)
Bland Block Party (Columbus, Ohio) Lima Knights of Columbus (Ohio) Skooters (Kalida, Ohio)
The Bomb Shelter (Glandorf, Ohio) Lima Moose Lodge (Ohio) Skudsy's (Newport, Ohio)
Brother's Bar & Grill (Indian Lake, Ohio) Lima American Legion (Ohio) Speedway Lanes (New Bremen, Ohio)
Buckeye Club (Miller City, Ohio) The Liquor Box (Lima, Ohio) Springfield Eagle's Lodge (Springfield, Ohio)
Bud's Bar (Alger, Ohio) Little Mexico (Ada, Ohio) St. Peter's Festival (Upper Sandusky, Ohio)
Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant (Lima, Ohio) Louie's Nite Club (Lima, Ohio) Stinky's Bar and Grill (Gilboa, Ohio)
C & C's Loft and Lounge (St. Marys, Ohio) Lucky's Restaurant (Indian Lake, Ohio) Strokes Bar and Grill (Lima, Ohio)
Captain's Point (Indian Lake, 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)
Grillers (Columbus Grove, Ohio) Players (Lima, 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