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“get wise to the guise”



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To define the music of THE GUISE in a few brief sentences is not an easy thing to do.  Like most bands, our sound has been shaped from many various musical influences over the years.  The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles, and, of course, the Ozark Mountain Dare Devils, to name just a few, are favorites of ours.  We like to rock, but we’re not just an acoustic rock band.  We do some country tunes, some folk, and now and then even some Pink Floyd.  We enjoy covering songs and adding our own elements to them, just to drive you crazy.  And you can be sure that all our songs, whether covers or originals, will have those tight vocal harmonies you’ve come to expect in our performances.


Over the past 6 plus years we have performed at many places in and around Springfield including: Ophelia's, Lindberg's, St. Michael's, Tommy Leo's, Rasta Grill, Cartoons, Trolleys, Arris’s Pizza, Ebbett’s Field, Galloway Station, Remington’s, The Shrine Mosque, Adobe’s Café, the House Concert Series at Marshfield’s Jubilee Theatre and the Phelps Helps 2006 Summer Concert Series.  And we’ve done our fair share of private parties, political fund-raisers, and weddings as well.  Check the newspaper for upcoming performances!


We just released our first CD of original songs!!!  The name of the CD is, The Dream, The Reality, The Guise.   Look for it online or in your local music store!