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In June of 2008, two restless misfits started to make some noise...the velvety vocals of southwest Detroit artist Elle Mae blended with the rebel guitar of Mark Longsdorf. Together they make the lovechild of grit and twang that is known as
The Phantom Shakers.

The Phantom Shakers introduced their debut raw-cut EP “The Ghetto Session” in 2011 at the Metro Times Blowout, and quietly won fans Worldwide. They introduced their 7”-vinyl single, at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, in April 2012. Fresh off their debut European romp, promoting their new EP, "Right Behind You Baby", Mark and Elle were presented with an opportunity to make a go of it in the “Live Music Capital of the World”—Austin, Texas…where they hooked up with drummer “Sneaky Pete” Crowley and upright bassist, Aaron Crowley, both from the UK. Elle Mae has already appeared at The Continental Club alongside local greats like Teri Joyce and Brennan Leigh. Their new EP caught the ear of Austin icon, Dale Watson leading to his invitation to perform with him at the legendary Luckenbach, Texas for the first-ever Ameripolitan showcase in November 2013. They have been featured on several national and international radio programs and publications. Watch for show dates in a town near you, buy new music and get the latest updates by joining them on Reverbnation-Facebook-Twitter-YouTube for updates.

General Info

Band Members
Elle Mae - Vocals / Markie D. - Guitar / Rayce Ribble - Upright Bass / Nick Thibodeau - Drums
Artist Name
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Active Since
Rockabilly / Rock 'n' Roll / Roots

Contact Info

Austin, TX