Bio: .............. Weekly Planet's Best of the Suncoast.. BEST ROCK BAND.. The Downshifters....
Rock and Roll isn't dead, and won't be as long as the Downshifters exist.
Combining searing guitar, an upright bass and machine gun drumming, these guys play the kind of music mothers warn their daughte...See Full Bio
“Paxton, lead vocalist and guitarist of the Downshifters, loves to spin tales. "We come from Las Vegas, and played our first gig in Anchorage, Alaska," the tattooed motorcycle enthusiast said. "Wally (Edwards), our manager, found us one day walking down some railroad tracks." Drummer Scott Dyers chimes in. "Yeah, I was actually tied to the tracks, and Wally saved me," he said. Of course, none of that is true. The guys in the Downshifters have been part of the music scene for so long, they're tired of all the trappings that come with the territory. That includes articles on bands that read like a bad movie review: "Non-stop, high-energy entertainment from start to finish! The feel-good band of the year!" In reality, the Downshifters are a new incarnation of Screwface, an intense, in-your-face rock band that broke up Dec. 7 - yes, that's right, Pearl Harbor day - after four years of playing up and down Tampa Bay.”