Gary Shane

Gary Shane


The best in rock and country blues, having great vocals and singing those songs that are STUPENDOUS and very memorable. We even have a long list of radio hits "Gary Shane is one of Boston's favorite songwriters" Carter Alan WZLX


From the band The Detour to the Silvertones, from the Abashed to the
"Free Radicals — back as far as Shane Champagne — Gary Shane
projects has been making an impact. The album "Forever On Your Way,"
with its stellar title cut exploring issues of lost friendship and
longing and love, was the first vinyl EP in 1982. There was three CDS
releases in 1995: "Saddle Up" by the Silvertones, "Love is the
Liquor" by the Free Radicals, and "In Perspective, the complete
collection of the 'radio hits' with the number one songs like
"Johnny's Coaltrain," "Shadow World" and "Man n Machine" — the Big
Mattress song of the week on WBCN radio back in the day. Now, in 2008
there are a few current songs gaining notoriety and airplay, like
"Man on the Keys" and "Lovely Sheila." They are available on cdbaby
and and through They were released
independently since Johnny V has sold the Pure and Easy record label
and now just does graphics and posters for all the shows and gigs.
Gary also plays with his band "the Silvertones" (like his guitar) and
he also plays with his country ensemble called "Alan Laddd and The
Abashed," with the hit song "Condos on the Moon.” Another Shane
project called the "Magnificent Bastards" are also known to appear at
small coffee houses and open mic nights around town.
Gary has played with rock royalty like CHEAP TRICK, AEROSMITH and THE
CARS, as well as also many other national acts like IAN HUNTER and
GENTLE GIANT. He has sold thousands of CDs worldwide and even selling
in Japan and in Europe.See


The first release was the 45 "Stepped On" (and B-side "Love My Baby
Like a Car" by the Shane Champagne Band. Then came the six-song, 10-
inch vinyl EP called simply, "Shane Champagne." Then Gary Shane and
the Detour released "Forever On Your Way," its first full length
album, and the singles "Johnny's Coaltrain" as well as "Man n
Machine," both of which were huge regional hits. Then there was
"Condos on the Moon" by Alan Laddd and the Abashed," the country band
featuring a thinly disguised Shane as the frontman — and which
actually opened for the Detour in the mid-1980s. Shane continued to
create music through the 1990s, releasing "Love is the Liquor," a
single with dub mix and reggae style, with the Free Radicals; "Saddle
Up," by the Silvertones; and, notably, "In Perspective" — a 15-song
CD that collected the songwriter's big hits and some interesting side
trips. The Detour has also released several Live CDs. In 2005 came
"Sheila's Picks, a lovely 10-song CD made from Love.

Set List

many songs to pick from, originals and songs by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan and some more rare covers like "You're Everywhere that I'm not" by Translator and John Mayers song "Gravity"
and the song "Little red riding hood" from Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs as well as "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" by the Box Tops. Gary plays those rare dance hits from every era and more