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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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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..!!
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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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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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- (demo) The Pharaoh Download
- Little Romancer ( Demo ) Download
- Sid's Wall Download
- Driffic Download
- RacyRachel Download
- Sting Got Stung Download
- WhenYouComeAlive.mp3 Download
- Love in the Dark Download
- Wang Attack Download
- Going to where she's gone Download
- Sitting Down Here With You Download
- From Hollywood to Bellsmyre (Live Maggies) Download
- Sids Wall (Live Maggies) Download
- Sting Got Stung (Live Maggies) Download
- Every Time I Go Away (Live Maggies) Download
- Little Romancer (Live Maggies) Download
- Racy Rachel (Live Maggies) Download
- Sit Down Here With You (Live Maggies) Download
- Driffic (Live Maggies) Download
- Going to Where Shes Gone (Live Maggies) Download
- Wang Attack (Live Maggies) Download