Modern Day Romeos

Modern Day Romeos

 Algonquin, Illinois, USA

Over nine years and close to 500 shows ago, the Modern Day Romeos formed to become the quintessential party band. Based out of Chicago's Northwest Suburbs, all five members came together from different backgrounds to create a brand new band, with a brand new style and continue to do so to this day. Modern Day Romeos will provide you with a high energy show, and take you on a musical journey...playing past and present hits with that strong backbeat you just can't miss. MDR continues to play befo


What exactly is a Modern Day Romeo? By definition it is a male living in the current era using ideals and characteristics shown in older forms of romance and applying to his current state. The Modern Day Romeos use this same ideology and apply it to MUSIC. The Modern Day Romeos take rock, disco, pop, rap, and alternative music from all era’s (60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s.) and blend it together making the music sound fresh and new while not comprising a truly amazing stage show. What sets the Modern Day Romeos apart is their commitment to FANS. Listening to what they want to hear and say, and paying attention to the vibe of the crowd so to be sure that they have spent their hard earned money and gotten something of value in return. Modern Day Romoes believe crowd participation is a key ingredient in the success for any band. Nearly every song performed during the night includes some form of crowd singing or crowd dancing on stage. Not to mention the antics of the band themselves, including Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Axl Rose, & Neil Diamond impersonations, cow bell solos, kazoo solos, song segways, over-the-head-guitar solos, there is nothing the band won’t consider to do to please the most important element of any show, THE CROWD. In return the Romeos shower the crowd with free t-shirts, key chains, stickers from their official sponsors, CityBeverage and Bud Light.

One of the bands strength is its diversity. The band consists of 2 members Jim and Justin Wojdyla who were both brought listening to hip hop, rap and modern alternative, 2 members Chris Perfect and Mike Zaitz who have a strong “hair metal” and harder alternative presence and 1 member Steve Gill whom is a classic rock guitarist in its truest sense. With this much diversity the band is comfortable with playing ANYTHING, priding themselves on playing what others dare not to.

All together the Modern Day Romeos have over 50 years of musical experience between them bringing all styles of music to ONE band.

But don't take it from us some quotes of what our fans think:

"my teenage son loved you guys! thanks for another fun night and for just being so great with the all the kids! watching that was as much fun as listening to you play!"

"AND THIS IS WHAT FUN IS ALL ABOUT!! You always put on a great show!!! Never a dull moment and you keep the entire crowd going!! You rocked Wauconda Fest!! Something for everyone and your band plays so well together!! Great talent you all have and keep your originals going!! Thanks guys, just wanted to show some appreciation!! xoxox"

"it was the first time i ever saw your group and you guys were awesome,best show of any local band i have ever seen!! look forward to seeing you guys again,,awesome job!!!!!!"

"you guys are definatly the jam to my peanut butter! I hope you all know how fun you are and how happy you make your fans. take care and keep rocking!"

Set List

Aint Too Proud To beg
Billie Jean
Don't Stop Believin
Forget You
Get Down Tonight
Home Sweet Home
Just What I Needed
Lets Go Crazy
Little Lion Man
Magic Carpet Ride
One Week
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Home Alabama
Take Me Home Tonight
Whole Lotta Zep
99 Red Balloons
All Along The Watchtower
All For You
All Right Now
All Summer Long
American Girl
Another Brick In The Wall
Ants Marching
Baba O'Reily
Ballroom Blitz
Beautiful Disaster
Better Dazy
Beverly Brooklyn
Big Balls
Black Betty
Black or White
Blister In The Sun
Blue On Black
Born To Run
Boys are Back In Town
Buddy Holly
Build Me Up Buttercup
Caress Me Down
Chelsea Dagger
Chicken Fried
Cold Hard Bitch
Come Together
Crazy Bitch
Crazy Game Of Poker
Crazy Train
Cuts Like a Knife
Dancing Sedate
Day Tripper
Enter Sandman
Feel Like Makin Love
Friends In Low Place
Glcerine Medley
Go Your Own Way
Got You Where