The Wise Guys Story

From our beginning in the late 1970's as a four-part harmony acapella group, to our hard gigging days playing over a hundred dates a year in the 1980's and early 1990's, to the building of the refined and powerful full band sound of The Wise Guys today, you have to experience a Wise Guys performance to fully appreciate how great live vintage rock'n'roll can be.

Drawing from a repertoire of hundreds of songs from great artists like The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, The Cars, CSN, The Hollies, The Romantics,  America, Maroon 5 and dozens more, The Wise Guys put forth highly-articulated 4 and 5 part harmonized vocals over instrumentation that is period-correct.

The Wise Guys are also well-known for their high energy and humorous on-stage crowd interaction that builds a unique and fun experience into their performances. Expert musicianship + incredible vocals + high-energy stage presence + fronted by one of the most entertaining personalities anywhere... It's no wonder why The Wise Guys have been voted the market's (1.6 million person DMA) Favorite Band 5 times by the readers of the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman and are the current recipients of that award.  

Over the past few years, The Wise Guys have represented the City of Oklahoma at prestigious national events, played university stadiums, played for various cities in the state, have been twice chosen by the Oklahoma City Arts Council as the Finale' Band for Oklahoma City's largest outdoor celebration on New Year's Eve, played a concert on the infield of the state's largest horse racing track on Kentucky Derby Day, played the finale' concert of Oklahoma City's deadCenter Film Festival, played on the roof of a downtown building re-creating the infamous Let It Be final concert of The Beatles (and then repeated that show annually for the next 4 years), played dozens of charity fund raisers, weddings and a host of private and corporate events, parties and celebrations - all to crowds as small and intimate as backyard acoustic shows for private families to large events for cities with crowds up to 71,000.

100% Live! The Wise Guys do not run backing tracks to add instruments or additional vocals. Every note, of every song, in every show is 100% live and 100% real! 

The Wise Guys - Who We Are

Randy Colton - Band Leader, Guitar, Vocals

Randy is the consummate entertainer and owns every room he plays. A career actor and musician, Randy has spent his life on stage and in front of the camera, including Hollywood, making people smile and cheer.

Randy Colton - Band Leader, Guitar, Vocals

Randy is the consummate entertainer and owns every room he plays. A career actor and musician, Randy has spent his life on stage and in front of the camera, including Hollywood, making people smile and cheer.

Jeb Reid - Lead Vocals

It's been said numerous times, Jeb Reid is the best lead singer in his market, and one  of the best lead singers anywhere. One of the founding members of The Wise Guys, Jeb has spent his life on stage singing and wow'ing audiences with his perfect pitch, timbre and soul.

Jeb Reid - Lead Vocals

It's been said numerous times, Jeb Reid is the best lead singer in his market, and one of the best lead singers anywhere. One of the founding members of The Wise Guys, Jeb has spent his life on stage singing and wow'ing audiences with his perfect pitch, timbre and soul.

Mike Harris - Keys, Guitars and Vocals

Mike is a Swiss Army Knife of Talent. Keyboard, Guitars, Banjo, Arrangements and Vocals - all in Mike's quiver of talent. Mike's accomplishments as a musician are the result of years of entertaining audiences alongside his fellow Wise Guys. Mike is a founding member of The Wise Guys and is the musical anchor of every Wise Guys performance.

Mike Harris - Keys, Guitars and Vocals

Mike is a Swiss Army Knife of Talent. Keyboard, Guitars, Banjo, Arrangements and Vocals - all in Mike's quiver of talent. Mike's accomplishments as a musician are the result of years of entertaining audiences alongside his fellow Wise Guys. Mike is a founding member of The Wise Guys and is the musical anchor of every Wise Guys performance.

Jeff Curran - Lead Vocals, Guitars

Jeff came to The Wise Guys in 2010 and brought a new level of stage presence to the band. Jeff is an incredible singer and accomplished guitarist and is just brilliantly entertaining. Jeff has been in numerous excellent bands over the years and also does improv stand-up comedy, voiceovers and acting.

Jeff Curran - Lead Vocals, Guitars

Jeff came to The Wise Guys in 2010 and brought a new level of stage presence to the band. Jeff is an incredible singer and accomplished guitarist and is just brilliantly entertaining. Jeff has been in numerous excellent bands over the years and also does improv stand-up comedy, voiceovers and acting.

Brad McPherson - Lead Guitar

Brad has been a Wise Guy since 2002 and is our riff machine. Brad has been playing on stages since he was 8 and did his first "major" gig with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra at age 10. Brad brings his experience of numerous genre's of music playing with numerous bands, skills as a lead player and stage and mechanical show management to the band.  Most of the Wise Guys songs rock to one of Brad's numerous riffs or leads.

Brad McPherson - Lead Guitar

Brad has been a Wise Guy since 2002 and is our riff machine. Brad has been playing on stages since he was 8 and did his first "major" gig with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra at age 10. Brad brings his experience of numerous genre's of music playing with numerous bands, skills as a lead player and stage and mechanical show management to the band. Most of the Wise Guys songs rock to one of Brad's numerous riffs or leads.

Chris Greenley - Bass

Chris is an amazingly accomplished musician and has been a Wise Guys since 2010. Chris was the bassist for the national act, Wakeland, and makes his living in the music industry. Chris possesses a music degree and is one of the top bassists anywhere. When you hear that really solid thumping bottom and it's exactly in the tempo pocket, every single note of every single song - that's Chris. He is truly an expert at his craft.

Chris Greenley - Bass

Chris is an amazingly accomplished musician and has been a Wise Guys since 2010. Chris was the bassist for the national act, Wakeland, and makes his living in the music industry. Chris possesses a music degree and is one of the top bassists anywhere. When you hear that really solid thumping bottom and it's exactly in the tempo pocket, every single note of every single song - that's Chris. He is truly an expert at his craft.

Jeff Hanes - Drums

Jeff is the newest addition to The Wise Guys and brings to the band incredible expertise in drums and also sound effects and sequencing. Jeff has spent most of his drumming life with bands who use click tracks and Jeff has a built-in clock for amazing tempo accuracy. Jeff is known for getting his drum riffs exactly right and has been on stage wow'ing audiences in the market for years. Suffice to say that Jeff is absolutely one of the finest drummers anywhere.

Jeff Hanes - Drums

Jeff is the newest addition to The Wise Guys and brings to the band incredible expertise in drums and also sound effects and sequencing. Jeff has spent most of his drumming life with bands who use click tracks and Jeff has a built-in clock for amazing tempo accuracy. Jeff is known for getting his drum riffs exactly right and has been on stage wow'ing audiences in the market for years. Suffice to say that Jeff is absolutely one of the finest drummers anywhere.


Additional Wise Guys Team Members

Here are two of The Wise Guys extended family of band members.
You'll see this talented pair on stage with the Guys occasionally.


 
Doug Vrooman - Bass

Doug has been a Wise Guy since 2003 and is an incredibly accomplished musician, singer, songwriter and arranger.

Doug Vrooman - Bass

Doug has been a Wise Guy since 2003 and is an incredibly accomplished musician, singer, songwriter and arranger.

Jeff "Doc" Nelson

Jeff has been playing drums most of his life and has been on stage with numerous national acts. Doc has played with The Wise Guys at some of their biggest shows.

Jeff "Doc" Nelson

Jeff has been playing drums most of his life and has been on stage with numerous national acts. Doc has played with The Wise Guys at some of their biggest shows.