Shake Before Us / Bio
San Diego California, June 19th 2010. The day the earth shook still...
The day 4 friends, Will, Cuz, Jesse and Fonda found they shared a common love for vintage organs, hollow body guitars, Theremins, cool ties and a red sparkle drum kit. Over a couple of drinks, a pack of smokes and a few hand shakes …Shake Before Us is formed.
Their “Get buzzed and turn up the fuzz” attitude has yielded true tales of lost faith, booze, drugs, sin and self doubt. A maniacal mix of organ, guitar, dual howling vocals, deep drums and even deeper bass. They pair the past with the future for a unique sound that is vintage yet modern at the same time.
Shake Before Us recently completed their debut record with John “Swami” Reis producing and local engineering master Ben Moore on the controls. Recorded live directly to a vintage 8-track reel-to-reel, the album is a perfect snap shot of the band at their best…LIVE.
Bass player Cuz: “You need to have a good song to start with, a riff that just takes off and a vocal melody that can keep up with it. We try to take the listener into a different head space. If we feel a song doesn't have those qualities…we drop it.”
Their live show has been described as ”a dark gospel rock revival where salvation is firmly delivered through a relentless wall of sound. Uplifting, but strangely unnerving at the same time.”
In their first 6 months of playing live, they have shared the stage with Supersuckers, The Blasters, King Khan and the Shrines, Holly Golightly, Kid Congo, and The Jacuzzi Boys.
With all 4 members contributing to the songwriting process, they have crafted their unique style of '60s Sci-Fi Garage Rock that pulls elements from The Animals, The Strokes, The Raconteurs and The Doors.
Shake Before Us is a rock and roll band in its purist most primitive form with the devil breathing down their necks… and they wouldn't have it any other way.
- Band Members:
- Jesse Pryor-guitar, vocals; Will A Lerner-keys, vocals, tambourine, harmonica; Fonda-drums, Theremin, backing vox, harmonica; Kevin "Cuz" Donahue-bass.
- Artist Name:
- Shake Before Us
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- Rock / Garage / Sci-Fi
- San Diego, CA
- The Animals
- The Raconteurs
- The Sonics
- The Doors
- The Strokes