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Burlington, VT | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Burlington, VT
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Pop Rock


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The best kept secret in music


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Still working on that hot first release.


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Since their debut show in May of 2016, the Vermont based band Shake has been determined to make their presence known as a musical force to be reckoned with. With a modern twist to melodic rhythm and blues, Shake brings the party to the people with their vibrant energy and presence. The combination of pop and soul has given rise to Shake's unique and well received tone; a tone made possible by a mutual love of roots music and a desire to bring to it a new spirit.

Several years prior to the band's formation, Shake's Karyl Williams (keys) had been actively performing as a member of the band Clean Slate. It was here that she met Jesse Agan (guitar) when he joined Clean Slate in 2014 as the bassist. As a result of similar musical interests, the two developed a strong connection, which eventually led the pair to seek a different musical scene.

In late 2014, Williams left Clean Slate, though Agan would stay for another year. In the winter of 2015, Agan joined forces with Williams again, establishing the beginning of what would be Shake. Steven Beaulieu (drums) was the third to be recruited. Beaulieu, a good friend of Agan's, had also been longing for an opportunity to bring his well-rehearsed, blues-inspired drumming to a wider audience. 

The fourth and final addition to Shake was Brad Ohlson (bass). Having been trained in the art of jazz and funk, Ohlson's groovy style locked down what was already a tight rhythm section. His punchy and active style combined with Beaulieu's energetic and tasteful touch would provide the foundation for the band's distinct sound.

In January of 2016, Shake announced their arrival into the Vermont music scene. What most would define as an audible representation of the combination of "gravel and honey," Shake's sweet yet gritty tone has been a staple in their efforts to bring about a creative twist to the sounds of vintage blues and rock.

Dedication, hard work, and the love of music has given life to Shake. The connection within the group, and the pride in which they take in their art has made the band what it is; and whatever it is for you, they wish you take it with you everywhere you go. 

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