5 Guys Named Moe's rhythm section will groove you all night long. With over 100 years of combined musical experience these guys will "lock it in" and get you on the dance floor!

One of the Pacific Northwest's most versatile bassists, Gary Fountaine has recorded andGary Fountaine performed with such diverse artists as legendary jazz/rock drummer Bernard Purdy (Aretha Franklin & Steely Dan), innovative blues guitarist Joe Lewis Walker (BB King, James Cotton) and hard rock greats CC Deville (Poison) and Bobby Borg (Warrant).

Bassist Gary Fountaine first rose to fame in the mid eighties with the band Nu Shooz. Nominated for the "Best New Artist" Grammy in 1986, New Shooz went on to earn a gold record the following year for their Atlantic Records release "Poolside". While the album's hit single,"I Can't Wait," climbed to number two on the R&B charts and number three on the pop charts, the band toured the world and made several television appearances including MTV, American Bandstand, and Solid Gold.

Gary's vast playing experience means there's no style of music we can't cover. From jazz standards to seventies and eighties funk and everything in between, Gary can do it all!

Drummer Marty Higgins was an original member of the band "Nu Shooz", who had a #1 hit in 1986 with grammy nominated "I Just Can't Wait". As a member of Nu Shooz (alongside Gary),Marty toured the U.S. and Europe. The band also made numerous TV appearences including, the Johnny Carson Show, Merv Griffin and American Bandstand. As well as playing with 5 Guys Named Moe, Marty is a sought after teacher in the Portland area. Along with Gary, Marty is the "driving force" behind 5 Guys Named Moe!

Fred Stickley As a keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter, Fred Stickley has accrued credits as a composer for radio and Tv production along with two CDs of his own original music. A third CD is on the way. Some credits include: "Dateline NBC, The Tyra Banks Show, NFL Videos, numerous infomercials, along with music for Canadian and Australian TV.

Fred studied composition and arranging with notable TV and film composers at Dick Groves Music School then in Studio City, California. Also during this period he studied the Bel Canto technique of voice training with prominent vocal coach Ron Anderson.

Fred was keyboardist/vocalist with John Haitt, musical director for The Coasters and has done studio dates at American Recording with a variety of Rock's elite.

With 5 Guys Named Moe, listen for Fred's lead vocals on tunes such as Huey Lewis' "Power of Love", Van Morrison's "Crazy Love", Average White Band's "Work To Do", Ides of March "Vehicle" and Stevie Winwood's "Gimme Some Lovin" to name a few. For that dinner set or wedding dance Fred also sings standards by Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra such as "The Best is Yet to Come" and "Fly Me to the Moon".


Brian Pelky learned to play guitar, banjo and the bass from his father when he was 12 years old and by listening to his father’s folk and bluegrass records. He’s beenBrian Pelky playing ever since. He also plays drums, keyboards, and the pedal steel guitar. After receiving “most outstanding musician” award in high school, Brian went on to the University of Washington where he enjoyed playing trumpet for the Husky Marching Band. In 1988 he joined the Portland-based show band, 5 Guys Named Moe. He has played with various other artists, such as Jay Bird Koder, Jamie’s Rock n’ Roll Legends, Marilee Rush, The Stellar Fellars, Jetset Dance Band, and 2012 PMA nominee for best local country band, Flexor T. Brian’s rhythmic style of guitar playing and vocal talent contribute to the big sound of 5 Guys Named Moe!