Papa Shango and the Short Bus Kids

Papa Shango and the Short Bus Kids


We are a band consisting of a singer, acoustic guitar, and drums. We love showing up on stage looking like a "soft" band and then rocking the crowd who didn't see it coming.


Forming  in October 2003 when Mark and Justin were approached to play a local college show, we decided to start a band. Going through 4 or 5 drummers, we finally located Manny who fit our music perfectly. Some might say we take our influences from Tenacious D, with our goofy antics, but we still rock out with our originals and covers. We tend to stand out with our stage presence, usually grabbing the crowd's attention and drawing them to really listen to our music. This is what has allowed us to already secure a fan base after playing a few shows.


To check out our music, go to our website and follow the media link. We have no studio quality recordings, and there are no drums recorded as of yet, but it is a basic idea of what we play. We also have a CD of one of our live performances containing a recording of the complete band.

Set List

We prefer to have a set last from an hour to an hour and a half, though we can and have played a single set of 2 and a half hours.

Our Set List Includes:

Girlfriends Friend
My Time
These Days
Long Road
The Wiser Man

Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Fuel - Bad Day
Puddle of Mudd - She Hates Me
John Mellencamp - Jack and Dianne (modified)
Stone Sour - Bother
Standels - Dirty Water
U2 - Stay
White Snake - Here I Go Again
Train - Meet Virginia
Soul Asylum - Runaway Train
The Flys - Got You Where I Want You
Coors Light - Wingman
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
Cold Play - The Scientist
Pearl Jam - Betterman
Incubus - Drive
Steve Miller Band - The Joker
Eagles - Hotel California
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
Extreme - More Than Words
Hoobastank - Running Away
Aerosmith - Dream On
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Love Roller Coaster