CLASSIC/CURRENT ROCK-N-ROLL

Tommy Biondo Tribute

It is with deep sorrow to announce the passing ofIt is with deep sorrow sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of our best buddy and bass guitarist extraordinaire, Tommy Biondo.   Tommy suffered a heart attack on September 6, 2020, and he peacefully passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.   He was loved by all and will be deeply missed.   Rest In peace our brother and friend.   You will be playing with some real stars now.   See our two tributes here, Tommy Biondo Tributeand Tommy Biondo Tribute 2.

*** Special Announcements ***

Don't miss this 2020 holiday tribute video recorded by Tommy's good friend, Bill Rohde, Christmastime.  The soundtrack song is the Band's perennial holiday favorite, It's Christmas Time (Around the World).  It's an original song written by Tommy and recorded by the band in 2005, at Star Trax Studios. 

Also, we recently added a new page above titled Mister B.  It contains songs and projects from both Tommy and Steve pre-Wrong Boys, circa 2000-2002.  We also revamped the format of our other song pages along with adding many more tunes  All in, there are over 250 songs recorded as the Wrongs Boys, including some individual projects, covering the past 20 years.   

*New* Wrong Boys Radio Show

Now featuring the Wrong Boys non-stop radio show.  Just select the play arrow/button on the right.  

Current Events/2020 Update

Check out these stay-at-home, covid lockdown video projects; Joe's Intro/Homeward BoundSteve's Intro/Guitar Riffs2020 Slideshow, 8 Days a WeekJoe/Put It There, Steve's Ghost Riders Mashupand Steve's Piano Tunes

In Memory of ...

Albert D. Caiafa:  It's been six years now since he passed away (12/24/14).  Few words can express our sadness at the loss of our friend.  He loved the band and we loved him. Check out our personal tribute to Al, altribute.

ABOUT THE BAND

The Wrong Boys are a veteran Chicago area rock-n-roll band with related roots throughout the family tree of Chicago rock-n-roll.  Their song list includes a variety of over 100 standard rock-n-roll covers from the 60s to present day.    All are songs you heard on the radio at some time in your life.

Go to "Club Songs" (songs you might hear live) or "Studio Songs" (special studio-only projects that you won't hear live - but fun anyway) for a sampling of recently recorded tunes.  Next, go to the Holidays Songs page for your favorite Christmas and other holiday songs.  Then, check out a new page titled Mister B.  That page features early recording projects by Tommy and Steve pre-Wrong Boys.

Or if photos are your thing, go to "Band Photos" for some cool pictures - special thanks to Lenny Daukus, the official photographer and video/DVD producer of the Wrong Boys.  Don't miss "Fan Photos", either.   You may see yourself!

Also, don't forget to check the "Calendar" and "Band Updates" buttons for upcoming gig and band news. Plus, check the "Videos/Links" section for some Wrong Boys videos and links to other related sites.   And for a real blast from the past, check out the "Past Bands" section - it includes recordings (some quite raw) from bands preceding the Wrong Boys such as The Ants, Scraps, and the Theatre Band.

Also, special thanks to DJ Mike McKenna for playing our songs on the Mike McKenna Radio Show on WCEV 1450 AM. And an extra extra special thanks to Nancy Staszak who is so understanding and patient when the Boys take over her house for rehearsal!   Can't forget a big THANKS to Bill Rohde for his video work on the Promotional DVD and on Guitars vs. Terror.   Thanks Bill!

And now, we are pleased to announce, the Wrong Boys are on Facebook. Yes indeed. Check 'em out at the link up above.  Be a friend.  Rock on!
 

Band Members

Tommy "Moe" Biondo - Bass Guitar, Vocals. Joe "1220" Izzo - Vocals, Guitar. Rob "RPM" Martin - Drums, Vocals. Steve "Goose" Staszak - Guitars, Production.

Rehearsals are every Friday night with lots of friends, beer, and fun!  Special guests who have played and recorded with the band include Al Gattone, vocals and guitar, Larry Roppolo, guitar and vocals, Diane Fligiel, vocals, and Frank Wiencek, guitar and vocals. All songs are recorded live to two track stereo - with some 'lite' editing and dubbing afterwards.

Band Studio

The studio is a typical Windows PC based DAW (digital audio workstation).  Software includes Sonar Platinum Pro as the midi/digital audio sequencer and recorder, and WaveLab Pro 9 as the audio editor and master production mixer (all just upgraded to WIN10).  Hardware includes a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB 2 audio interface, a Roland JV1080 synthesizer, an Alesis Q49 midi controller keyboard, and a Mackie 1202 mixer. Plus an assortment of amplifiers, microphones, Fender guitars, and a Slingerland drum set. It's a simple setup but very functional and efficient. Listen or download a song and see for yourself. 

Yours truly,

"The Webmaster"

 

 

 

 

Facebook Page/Link

Wrong Boys Radio

Featured YouTube Video Links

It's Christmas Time Live 2021 Mix

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Last Rehearsal with Tommy 2020

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I Need a Lover Live 2019

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Two Tickets to Paradise Live 2019

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Live Set at City Winery 2018

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Live Set at Buddy Guy's 2018

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Rocktoberfest Clips 2017

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Live Set at Buddy Guy's 2017

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Military Tribute Memorial Day 2016

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Live Set at City Winery 2016

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New Christmas Medley Live 2016

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Go Cubs Go

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Christmas Medley Live 2015

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Subterranean Set Live 09/10/15

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Band Promotional Video

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Guitars vs. Terror (a Bill Rohde Production)

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Pics: At House of Blues

At Durbin's