Starting in New England in the mid 80's, Shamus McCrave was primarily a teenage solo act. Acoustic slung over his shoulder, he was seen regularly on the Rhode Island open-mic circuit and playing gigs in NY, CT and MA from the age of 15. In 1988, he was approached by Christopher Greene (Acid Reign) of the band New Rising Sun. They asked him to join the band and add his songs to their repertoire. The result was an immediate gold rush of ideas, styles and new songs that would make NRS a hit in New England. They went on to play until 1991 in numerous clubs and radio stations, and were a favorite on the college rock circuit. They also enjoyed a short stint as the opening act for Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.....
As a side project in 1991, Shamus started the band ThumB with then NRS bassist, Angus O'Connor (M-80, New Rising Sun) - but both ultimately left NRS to commit to Shamus's new band. With Erik Strommer (Kevin Lee and the Kings) on drums and Angus on bass, a more complex sound developed and propelled the band into a very progressive style.....
In 1995, Shamus and Erik migrated to Chicago. Picking up Chris Mastroianni (Black Beauties) to replace Angus on bass, they changed their name to Earshot and continued to rampage through the mid-west releasing their 1st full length CD, "Pull" in the winter of 1999. Earshot quickly gathered a large fan base. With bands such as Sour, Nova Sonic, and Vivid on the same bill, the band was well-received by show-goers from the start. ....
Homesick for the Atlantic, Shamus wanted to get back to his east coast roots and in 2001 moved to NYC. After a short time playing in other projects, Shamus formed another band, Dogwater, featuring Jeremy Bloomenthal (Honeydew, Your Majesties, Stereovibe) on drums and Paul Curtin on bass. Their most notable show at the Ace of Clubs was their last -- and a farewell to Jeremy, who would be moving to Japan.....
After Jeremy's departure, Shamus picked up his long-time but neglected love, his bass...and joined Steev Richter and Robert Allen (Tintern Abbey) to create Jameson Steinway. Lots of fun and excitement ensued, including music videos and a cross-country purple-van tour in 2008, which ended at Olives in Nyack, NY on Halloween. ....
After his year with Jameson Steinway, Shamus has once again picked up the guitar and conjured up a certain magic that he calls Perfect Stampede with bassist Mark Macilvane and drummer Jon Margulis (Ion, Dawnstar). Powerful drums and precise bass lines are exactly what Shamus had hoped for: 'I think my vocals are finally where I've always wanted them to be', he recently told fans at a surprise gig in Rhode Island.....
Perfect Stampede leads out of the gate with 12 brand new tracks as well as a new EP "Glorious Birds". Keep an eye out for upcoming shows this spring/summer of 2011..... Plus the new full length CD.
Shamus McCrave - Guitar & Vocals.
Mark Macilvane - Bass
Jon Margulis - Drums
The Green Album - 1991
Pull - 1999
Don't Forget - 2001
The Future - 2008
Glorious Birds EP - 2011
Typical set is 45min to 1:20.
Typical full set would be as follows;
4. The Wind
5. Day I Die
9. Peace of Mind
10. Back to Sleep
11. And You're Gone
There are no upcoming dates at this time.
|Sep 9, 2011 Friday||9:00 PM||Jimmy's Saloon||Newport, RI, US|
|Jul 8, 2011 Friday||TBA||Rhino Bar & Grille||Newport, RI, US|
|Jun 21, 2011 Tuesday||TBA||Make Music New York Festival||New York, NY, US|
|May 15, 2011 Sunday||TBA||Montauk Music Festival||Montauk, NY, US|
|May 14, 2011 Saturday||TBA||Montauk Music Festival||Montauk, NY, US|
|May 13, 2011 Friday||TBA||Montauk Music Festival||Montauk, NY, US|
|Apr 23, 2011 Saturday||9:00 PM||Desmond’s Tavern||, NY, US|
|Mar 18, 2011 Friday||8:00 PM||The Bitter End||New York, NY, US|
|Jul 19, 2010 Monday||TBA||Rock||Long Island, NY, US|
|Jun 21, 2010 Monday||7:00 PM||Make Music NY Fest / Gantry Plaza||Queens, NY, US|
|Jun 16, 2010 Wednesday||7:15 PM||Sullivan Hall||New York, NY, US|
|May 28, 2010 Friday||10:30 PM||Desmond's Tavern||New York, NY, US|
|May 16, 2010 Sunday||TBA||Montauk Music Festival||Montauk, NY, US|
|May 15, 2010 Saturday||9:00 PM||Montauk Music Festival||Montauk, NY, US|
|May 14, 2010 Friday||7:30 PM||Montauk Music Festival||Montauk, NY, US|
|May 13, 2010 Thursday||7:00 PM||Montauk Music Festival||Montauk, NY, US|
|Apr 17, 2010 Saturday||9:30 PM||Cin-M-Art Space17||New York, NY, US|
|Apr 7, 2010 Wednesday||9:00 PM||THE LOCAL 269||New York, NY, US|
|Apr 3, 2010 Saturday||9:00 PM||Arch Street Tavern||Hartford, CT, US|
|Mar 6, 2010 Saturday||9:00 PM||Unkle Mike's||New York, NY, US|
|Feb 19, 2010 Friday||12:00 PM||Alphabet Lounge||New York, NY, US|
|Jan 27, 2010 Wednesday||10:00 PM||Wicked Willys||New York, NY, US|
|Jan 14, 2010 Thursday||11:00 PM||Trash Bar||Brooklyn, NY, US|
|Jan 8, 2010 Friday||9:00 PM||Alphabet Lounge||New York, NY, US|
|Dec 11, 2009 Friday||10:00 PM||BAR EAST||New York, NY, US|