Shady Grady & The Nobodies hail from one the great blues capitals of the world, Chicago. This competitive, and always inspiring, atmosphere pushed the founding members to seek constant improvement and to develop their own sound, branding it "blue funk". Beginning in high school band rooms, the guys would play for endless numbers of hours jamming or playing covers of Jimi Hendrix and their musical heroes. Barely know at the time, Shady Grady & The Nobodies was formed.
As the band developed and improved, frontman Bill Grady began to write original material for the group. This effort culminated in the release of their debut album, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, on July 24, 2011. The self-published release was received very well and Shady Grady played a number of local concerts in support of the project at CJ Arthur's, The Elbo Room & Reggies in Chicago.
The release of the debut album presented an opportunity to sign with the Chicago-based music management company, On The Grind Management. Following inking the deal, Shady Grady has been able to play in over 20 U.S. cities, including tours of the East Coast and the South. This has included concerts at the legendary Bitter End in New York City, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Martyr's & more. The guys are currently writing new material and will be back at it over Winter 2012-13 in the Chicagoland area. Keep checking www.shadygradymusic.com for the latest updates on shows, music & more.
Bill Grady - Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar
Mike Palma - Bass Guitar
Jack Weisenberger - Keyboards
Jimmy Walsh - Drums