The Cheap Shots

Based in Brown Deer WI

The Cheap Shots is a four piece part-rock-show, part-dance-party cover band that has played all major festivals and music events in and around southeast Wisconsin and into Illinois for nearly 15 years.

In 2022, we played multiple major festivals including the Budweiser Pavilion at the Wisconsin State Fair and Summerfest at the Jojo’s Martini Lounge. In 2019, we took honors with the annual Shepherd Express “Best of Milwaukee” vote as the live music category’s only triple finalists:

“Best Vocalist” - 1st Runner Up

“Best Guitarist” - Finalist (top 4)

“Best Cover Band” - Finalist (top 4)


The Cheap Shots uses wireless instruments for maximum audience participation. We have one of the most diverse set lists among Wisconsin cover bands (we like to say “from Rush to Usher”) so EVERYONE will enjoy the show. Typically, we play for 3.5 hours straight through with no break to make sure people keep partying and buying drinks. We’re always high-energy and entertaining on stage, and for the price we bring great value. We also bring our full festival-sized production team for the best possible sound and lighting experience, guaranteeing a real rock show!

The Cheap Shots Official Promo Video