We always try to inject a sense of spontaneity
and fun into each performance we give. We
take pride in the fact
that we are able to
freely adapt to virtually any type of venue
and audience. We honestly enjoy what we do.
How The Moes Got Started...
In 1987, founder Jimmy Sapienza was
given a cassette tape full of songs
by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
Songs with titles like "Is You Is",
"Saturday Night Fish Fry" and one
song in particular
that was titled
"Five Guys Named Moe" to name a few.
Sapienza's first thought was that
"Five Guys Named Moe" would make a
great name for a band! So without
further ado, he formed
which has gone on to become known
as one of the best bands in the
Eastern United States.
J.S. and his
F.G.N.M. have won awards year after
year for Best Jazz Combo and Male
Their first major gig was in 1989
where they opened for the Jaggerz at
the Melody Tent, a 2,000-plus
on Pittsburgh's South Shore.
Jimmy also developed a relationship
with Oldies Radio Station
and in the course of that union was
invited to open for Dion and the Belmonts
to a 4,000+ audience
Amphitheater at Station Square, Pittsburgh.
The opportunity to do the same for
premiere of Angels In The Outfield
gave Jimmy a 35000+ crowd to work to at
Three Rivers Stadium.
Brown's 70,000+ audience was yet another
feather in the cap of Sapienza and his Moes
at Three Rivers.
Since its inception in 1987,
Jimmy Sapienza's band of note has
evolved while consistently delivering
performances to audiences
of all types and sizes.