Kick Ass Dirty Boogie and Garage Rock N Roll
Bred and fed out of Dorset.
Reeking of smokey bars and beer drenched floors.
A true force to be reckoned with live and what the term 'Power Trio' was meant to represent.
THE ELECTRIC SHAKES - If the MC5 had a baby, raised it on Bon Scott's AC/DC and some downtuned Heavy Boogie, and let it run feral looking for a party.
SHAKE 'EM UP!!!
GUITARS/VOCALS - STEVE (LYNCHBURG)
DRUMS - MARK (BASHA)
BASS/VOCALS - ERIC (THUNDERBEARD)
Born in 2015, after a slogging it away for years with various other bands
in and around the U.K and beyond,
The Electric Shakes burst onto the scene with all guns blazing and a
mission to stamp out boring, pretentious saturated rock music and
breath some old school high voltage energy back into what seemed
to be a dying genre.
Sharing a mutual respect for hard working, primal music from the soul.
All 3 members have clocked up an approximate of a 1,000,000,000 hours
worth of playing music in some way shape or form.
Done all the things you're meant to and not meant to do.
Got signed, mimed. Toured. Got bored. Lived. Loved. Laughed.
Grafted. Got shafted. Made sweet sweet music.
Used it. Abused it, and had a bloody laugh doing it.
Steve, Mark and Eric have all have toured in various bands and been
signed to various small independent labels and been on numerous releases,
Mark notably on Virgin Records and a stint with Dorset songstress
PJ Harvey and John Parish.
The band have played up and down the U.K and across the pond
at various venues and festivals including O2 Academy - Bournemouth
supporting Stiff Little Fingers.
Dublin Castle, The Black Heart, Hope & Anchor, Fighting Cocks in London
and the Pyramid Centre, Southsea supporting Aussie headbangers Airbourne just to name a few.
They have also appeared numerous times in Classic Rock magazine
where their track 'Shot Me Down' was featured on the cover mount CD
and also receiving an 8/10 for their debut album 'Electrohypnosis'
They have also been featured in Vive Le Rock magazine where their self titled E.P
was given rave reviews and a track of the month feature
plus another 8/10 score for their '2019' E.P.
Add to this a healthy amount of online reviews from the likes of RPM online and Uber Rock.
Classic Rock Magazine issue 242- Album review - 8/10
"This three piece from Dorset rustle up a fuzzy, hairy,
sweaty racket redolent of an age
when you could still get electrocuted by your amplifier.
There's a satisfyingly organic Garage rumble
to a sound that just keeps on gut-punching"
Vive Le Rock's Alison Bateman Issue 47 - Album Review.
"Plugging into the gritty Garage - Blues charge led by the likes of the MC5,
Jon Spencer and Black Moses, Bournemouth's Electric Shakes deliver juddering
stoner riffs, surges of high voltage punk energy and psychedelic grooves,
sweeping you up in a frenzied, sweaty Garage - Punk cyclone and leaving dust in it's wake"