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Treading the line between The Roots, Sublime and Carlos Santana comes Shannfab, a rap/rock outfit hailing from Austin, Texas. Don't expect any machine manufactured beats here, just straight bass, percussion, and guitars here. Channeling inspiration from the aforementioned bands, these dudes certainly pay homage to all the respective sounds, with a little Shannfab twist. They even give props to Outkast by fearlessly re-visioning the duo's popular anthem "Atliens" re-named "Atxiens," for their hometown (out of this world sounds included). - Urb Magazine

The list of influences included on Shannfab’s press sheet is mostly split between rock and hip-hop acts, with a couple of video games thrown in for fun. Amongst Tool, Lupe, and Grand Theft Auto, the group that seems most relevant in this context is 311, surely one of Shannfab’s predecessors in producing laid-back rock/funk/hip-hop hybrids. Given Austin, Texas’ reputation for local music it is not surprising that the recording sounds like that of a well-oiled live act. Aside from the occasional overdubbed scratch, sample, or vocal effect, the stripped-down production is clearly a fair representation of the band’s performances. Musically, the group can definitely carry it.

The music has good energy to it, and in a live setting, with a hype crowd, this might be all you need. They exude a confidence in themselves that is hard to ignore. With time, continued effort, and growth, there is no reason why they shouldn’t be able to make good on their positive traits. -


Self Titled (2007) - independent release



What is a Shannfab?

Shannfab is a mixture of spontaneity and dynamics; at one moment displaying a live mash-up of classic rock and classic hip-hop, and the next moment creating their own stylized marriage of the two. Shannfab oscillates from laid back to energetic, from lounge to metal, with fluidity, while still maintaining a consistancy in their sound that keeps everything as one cohesive unit.

Shannfab is centered around hip-hop emcee Ian "Redeye" MacLeod's lyrical wit and powerful flow. Ian exhibits an innate ability to mix catchy sing-along hooks with poignant memorable rhymes. Bassist/Producer Ted Lundberg brings his broad influences to create Shannfab's unique musical style. His vision for Shannfab is to take an electric guitar perspective on hip-hop music and deliver it through a killer live show. Shannfab is rounded out by Allen Yuill's uncontainable drumming fueled with extensive energy, innovative breaks, and precision timing along with enigmatic guitarist Robert Weaver, known for his flair on stage and balls out thrashing abilities.

Shannfab loves all the fans in their ShannFamily. They believe strongly in what they do and love to share with and learn from other artists, fans, and human beings. They work hard to stay connected with their fans and get as many people involved in their vision for Shannfab as possible.

If you get a chance in your lifetime to see them. Do it. Don't make the same mistake I did.

Barbara Bush
c. 2007