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The Shakes

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Me, Myself, and I
Since forming in June 2005 The Shake's have become an essential band to see on the ever growing live scene in Glasgow. A fine summer in 2006 was brought to a close with The Shakes been crowned 'best unsigned live act in Britain' after winning Carling's Undiscovered Live 06' at the prestigious Islington Carling Academy, hosted by Colin Murray, who has since quoted "The Shakes have definite top ten potential."

Led by Iain Gillies' distinctive gravely tones, The Shakes have drawn on many different Indie, rock, pop and ska influence's to create a unique and fresh sound. Powerful drumming linked with clever bass lines and raw, edgy guitars have won The Shakes’ a strong and loyal fan base.

Continuing on from the success of 2006, 2007 saw The Shakes take their game to a whole new level. Playing at major festivals such as Live @ Loch Lomond, The Wickerman and Feugh Festival. And supporting top acts such as Reverend and The Makers, Yeti and Tiny Dancers.

With an ever improving sound and performance level 2008 has already brought many trips to cities over Britain. Highlights of an incredible summer saw The Shakes headline and sell out arguably Britain’s finest club venue, King Tuts. They then returned to Live @ Loch Lomond to play the Main Stage. Recent weeks have also seen them play to a massive crowd at ‘The Next Big Thing’ held in Glasgow’s Carling Academy. Combine all this with new songs like Sid’s’ Wall and Little Romancer is surely signs that The Shakes are one of Scotland’s hottest new acts.

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  • VOTE.. www.rockagainstracism.info .. VOTE..!!

    Rally the troops..!!

    The SHAKES have been selected in Clyde 1s Final 5 for the chance of a slot at the next 'Rock Against Racism' gig in Aberdeen..

    Vote for us at www.rockagainstracism.info

    Get invovled.. VOTE.. Shake The World..!!

    Jonesy x

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    Troops..!! How are we all..?? Its been a while since i last posted a blog, so ill fill you all in on the general banter of whats been going down..

    First up Phunky Philbo broke his collarbone at Crimbo time. Says he slipped on the ice, but really we all know he was just mocket..!! So that's why we aint be giggin for a few months. We've had to let the tubthumper get a proper rest and recover properly.

    As of yesterday he got the all clear, so he's fully healed now its all systems go again.

    Some really exciting new songs are in the mix just now, one in particular, 'The Pharaoh' is going to be a bumper. Also Iain has came to the band with a cracking new acoutic number, that'll be getting shaped up to enter the set shortly.

    Saturday 4th April see's us returning to the 02 Arena to play 'The Next Big Thing'. Tickets are a tenner and theres a bus going from the Vale, so anyone who wants involved get in touch.

    Plenty more going on which ill bring you all up to speed on in my next blog.
    Stay Cool. Jones x

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  • The Shakes + Get Gone.. Tonight.. Loch Lomond Studios..

    Tis' the season to be jolly...!!! Damn tottin it is... the one time of year when you can get right oot yer wig, and no one bats an eyelid.

    Had a good weekend there..was on it weds, thurs, friday.. then had a wicked night at Crows party on Saturday. A good few of the lads down and we were all up jammin... was good banter and a good sound. It something we probably don’t do enough, getting up and playing with the lads out other bands... because we're all good musicians and good entertainers.. and going by the reaction we were getting from the crowd everyone was diggin it.

    So tonight it’s the Under 18s gig at the studio. Doors are going to open at 7pm and tickets will be £5. Get Gone will be supporting us. Really looking forward to seeing the young warriors playing live.. should be a good night. Id probably advise getting there pretty early as I think its gona be rammed..!!

    Then Saturday 3rd of January we're back in Fenton’s. Hopefully no ones liver has packed in by that point. That should all be kicking off around 9pm and it’s free in. So get involved..!!

    Well I wonder what Santa will bring me this year... hopefully some new patter. I’ve been asking him for a while, but ne never seems to deliver. Maybe it’s because I never really behave...

    I know for one thing tho, that we've all agreed to really have a big push this coming year at propelling the band as a whole on to a bigger stage. This means living and breathing The Shakes 24/7... It'll be hard work at times.. but the rewards are so great I for one defo think it'll be worth all our efforts...

    Im off for some scran. Have a wicked Crimbo and a Happy New Year. No doubt ill see most of you on the skite in the coming days..

    Stay cool.. Uncle Jones x

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  • R.A.C.H.EL

    hav ma luv whoo hoo man

  • Joycey

    awritey ma man voted for you's mate.good luck T A L

  • Ashleigh.X

    hey guys!!! voted:) :) would be cool if u guys could text n vote for me in the open mic uk live finals so i get to go perform in the live big finals in manchester! get a chance to win a record deal...u text "wildcard256" to 84222 thaaaanks!:) let me know how it goes with the roar thing! xxx

  • Lisa Thompson
    Lisa Thompson

    thats me done it..... lisa x

  • Wee Ailz

    way ahead of you pal did it 3 times :)

  • Crispin

    Im a bit of a dipshit with these things mate, but i cant find you's to vote! where the hell do you vote??????????????

  • James Cuthill

    no problem

  • Ricky Anton
    luv Ricky Anton

    alrite lad aye i voted the other day lol as soon as it was on le bebo! yous are defo the best out of the bands mn that johnny jack isnt too bad either xxx

  • Ashleigh.X

    done!!!!! x

  • Rubber Soul.
    Rubber Soul.

    voted :) x.

  • Nikola

    been on that website for ages noo....canny work oot how to vote for u's??? help!! xxx

  • Rubber Soul.
    Rubber Soul.

    The burgh hall is still standing :O :L x.

  • Wee Nat
    Wee Nat

    How much are the tickets for the support Nite?? X x

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  • Andy Paterson
    Andy Paterson

    newcastle this weeekeeend yasss!! lets have it!!

  • Ashleigh.X

    thanks!!:) haha i will do:P x

  • Mick The Iceman Mcconnachie
    Mick The Iceman Mcconnachie

    jonesy is a legend lol

  • Ashleigh.X

    gutted i cant make the 15th guys! got an audition half3-half4 let me know how it goes:) xxx

  • Louise McFarlane
    Louise McFarlane

    Really Enjoyed getting to hear you guys do your stuff at the charity do ....you were shit hot!! Fantastic o_O Big SHAKES fan now LouXXX

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    excellent as always, last nite @ charity gig guys ! well dun !!!!!!!!!!!!! xxx