"The band came together through high school connections and the magic of Craigslist. Chris and Rob were playing acoustic shows for a while, but eventually wanted more. This lineup played its first show together after literally one rehearsal. Three hours in the basement plus nine songs plus a 45-minute set. How do you do that math? We went right into the deep end, no goggles, nothing. It worked out. We’ve been playing in Philly and Jersey ever since."
“I know good music when I hear it! This is a modern all american rock band rooted in multitude of musical places. Capturing so many styles and genres, a true mixture and "shakeup" on the norm, "The Wayside Shakeup" is what happens when creative and talented artists get together and stay true to their pasts and the music that inspires them. With their own unique sound and cult following forming, I predict they will only continue to get bigger and better.”
“I'd never heard them until my de facto private concert in the basement. But I can confirm: The Wayside Shakeup rocks.”
“They caught my ear with their well crafted pop rock songs backed by a tight well rounded band that grooved. I heard the influences of Wilco, Neil Young and OAR in their songwriting.”
"The Wayside Shakeup describes their music as "ranging from shameless pop to wobbly blues." I would agree and take it a step further. They have a very strong 90s influence mixed with an island style jam feel. However, they don't hesitate to take their music to psychedelia and they even delve into country a bit."
“Acoustic pop rock duo the Wayside Shakeup started their jams in Haddon Township. And that's what they picked to star in a new music video for their song "Tallest Building in Town." The new music video tours the town that saw their first song. As the "Tallest Building in Town" plays, the camera catches scenes every Township resident knows—the five elementary schools, a drive down Haddon Avenue and past landmarks. ”