LIVEwire brings you a variety of sounds, fusing polkas with country rock and oldies appealing to people of all ages.  LIVEwire is a Polish Push Style Polka band with a twist of good time Rock ‘N’ Roll and Country. LIVEwire is a six piece band. The members of the band consist of: 

​Pat Maroszek on trumpet and vocals
​Arthur Gajewski on trumpet, clarinet, saxophone and vocals
Rick Buechler on bass guitar, guitar and vocals
Brian Smith on accordion and bass guitar
Aaron Socha on concertina and saxophone
Tommy Bulanda on drums and vocals
Helping the band out many times, Melissa Socha on keyboard.

​The summer of 2018 will mark LIVEwire’s 20th year anniversary as a band that has been performing at festivals, weddings and church picnics throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. 

​ LIVEwire started out strictly as a polka band but thru the years, evolved it’s genre to include polka’s, waltzes, obereks, oldies, country and rock. From the chicken dance to Johnny Cash, from Elvis to Skinnard, LIVEwire has something up its sleeve that’s just your style.

About Our Band

Upcoming Shows

Photo Gallery  --


Photos curtesy of Tyler Gajewski


  • Friday February 9th at St John's Catholic Church, Janesville, WI; 5:30 -8 will be rock/cover songs, 10-midnight will be polkas. 
  • Sunday March 18th-Shake Your Shamrocks-Townline Pub & Grill, Suamico, WI 1-5 pm
  • Sunday June 10th 11:30-2. Copperfest in Oconto, WI
  • July 19-21 Pulaski Polka Days, Pulaski, WI. Times TBD
  • Saturday September 15th, Noon - 5 pm at Pigeon River Brewery, Marion, WI.