The eponymous disc; a timeless soundtrack of rebellious youth. The last ones about after the squares got called home; Shook Boys’ stompin’ grounds are the Streets of Toronto. Infamous in the city, their names painted on walls, carved in trees besides those of long forgotten conquests. Unhinged with instruments in hand, they indulge the nasty rhythms that boil primitive urges to the surface. Vocals fixated on the grit of street life, showcasing a rebellious spirit that defies conventional norms.
The self-titled album, “Shook Boys” is a reflection of the boys’ lifestyle. A soundtrack to juvenile delinquency and reckless living. Inspired by the no-holds-barred ethos of the 1950s rock’n’roll era, the band stays true to the roots of rockabilly while fearlessly pushing its boundaries with sounds of garage, doo wop and rhythm & blues. The band consists of Murry Robe lead vocals, Big Mark on guitar, Mack Black on bass and Rockin Paddy on drums. The album also features Jesse Whiteley on piano. All 7 tracks on the album were part of a Ganaraska Recording Co. session with Jimmy Bowskill mixing the board and produced by Ian Robertson and the Shook Boys.
The band’s explosive live shows have won them a cult following on social media which has taken them on a musical journey across Canada, the United States, and even Jamaica. With their dedication to preserving rockabilly’s roots, while propelling it into the future, Shook Boys are poised for a promising trajectory in the music industry. The band’s fanbase continues to swell like a collective of like-minded misfits. Shook Boys are undoubtedly a band to watch in the years to come.
The independently released “Shook Boys” album is on all streaming platforms as of November 1st 2023
Photo Cover Credit: Frank Lam
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/theshookboys/