SLY JOE & THE SMOOTH OPERATORS

Classycal Piano

Did you know, long before forming the Smooth Operators, Sly Joe was just a little Joey who played classycal piano? Once in a while, you can still catch him doing it around the Fox Valley at fantastic restaurants like Cannovas and Manila.

Take a listen to a recording session from June 2014 filled with Chopin and Schumann: HERE

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 Catch us on ABC's Mixology!

Wanna hear us playing on National TV?! Tune in Wednesday, April 23 at 8:30pm (CST) for the latest episode of "Mixology" on ABC. The show follows 10 single people trying to find love during one crazy night at a fancypants Manhattan bar, and at some point they will be playing our discofunk anthem, "Hot Sauce".

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 Album Review

Thanks to all of you who've purchased our new album, "Miles and Miles to Go". Your support and kindhearted comments are rocket fuel for our merry-music-making-machine, and we deeply appreciate it.

Have you seen the latest issue of SCENE Newspaper yet? There's a pretty nice review of the album by George Halas. You can read it online: here

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"I dare anyone to listen to this without cracking a smile."
- Zack 'The Mothman' Daggy

"Full of emotion-fueled hooks that seem instantly timeless...there's medical evidence proving his music truly does lift the spirit and the soul."
-Jason Verstegen, SCENE Newspaper

"Sly Joe and the Smooth Operators have entered a new territory in soul, funk and roots music...creating a wholesome yet breathtaking live performance...nothing short of being marvelous and organic!"
- TJ Dewey, GB Nightlife

"Outstanding...Sly Joe & the Smooth Operators play with passion and a very accessible sense of fun and good times...grabs and holds in a soul-funk groove...just right."
-George Halas, SCENE Newspaper