ShutterStone

ShutterStone

 Mays Landing, New Jersey, USA
BandRock

ShutterStone is a kick ass modern rock band with classic rock undertones. The music consisting of melodic vocals, heavy guitars and killer beats will catch the ear of any fan of music.

Biography

“ShutterStone” can best be described as a whirlwind of emotion filled with a flair for the dramatic, "Derek Selke".

The concept of ShutterStone started in the summer of 2006 when singer/songwriter Derek Selke met local guitar player/producer Stephen McKnight and the two decided to record some tracks that Selke had written. With McKnight producing and taking on the role as lead guitarist for the project, he enlisted the help of former Seether/Breaking Benjam drummer Kevin Soffera to record the drum tracks. Rounding out the recording was local New Jersey bassist John Scaffidi. Together they recorded an EP of six songs all written by Selke over the next six months at McKnight’s studio in New Jersey. It was during this time that the name of the project “ShutterStone” was born. The name, which came about as an extension of Selke’s love for cinematography and film study, would lay the foundation for the compelling style of music that the band would come to write and record.

After the albums completion the next step was to naturally take the project live and assemble a band to promote the self titled release. The band which included Selke, and Scaffidi, played shows across the east coast for the next two years to support the record. The album made its way on to radio with promotion from Philadelphia stations 93.3 WMMR, 94.1 WYSP, 102.7 WJSE and Radio104.5 with great response. After touring and playing locally here in the States, Selke took the music of ShutterStone to the UK for a series of dates in October of 2008. During this same period the band went back in to the studio to work on the follow up to the EP, this time with producer Dan Malsch at the helm recording at Soundmine Studios in East Stroudsburg PA. Malsch who has worked with Tantric and Framing Hanley among other top named acts took the project and ran with it.

“I wanted to take what they had done with the first CD and multiply by a hundred” We wanted to get the biggest sound possible and I think the new record really captures what ShutterStone is all about” "Dan Malsch"

The result is eleven tracks that engulf the terms rock, pomp, and circumstance, and really resonates with what’s happening in the world of rock music today. The album entitled “Between Chaos and Confusion” was released January 5th 2010 via iTunes, CD Baby, and, Amazon Music. The album also includes a guest appearance by Tantric’s Marcus Ratzenboeck(electric violin) on the song “The End of Everything Is Nothing” and is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Shutterstone

Catch the band on tour this spring and pickup a copy of their new CD "Between Chaos and Confusion" out now.

Additonal contact info/website:

Email: theband@shutterstonemusic.com

Website: www.myspace.com/shutterstone

Discography

ShutterStone (Self titled EP) - 2007
1. So Far Down
2. Let Down
3. Denial
4. Trippin Again
5. Makes Me Feel
6. Closer

"Between Chaos and Confusion" 2010
1. Merry Go Round
2. Makes Me Feel
3. Light My Way
4. Negative
5. The End of Everything is Nothing (Featuring Marcus Ratzenboeck of Tantric)
6. Let Down
7. Denial
8. No Big Deal
9. Letting Go
10. Lipstick + Luxury (gets me)
11. Anywhere But Here

Set List

Our sets contain mostly original music with occasional covers thrown in. Our sets right now can last between 35min - 2hr.

Original Music:
1. So Far Down
2. Let Down
3. Denial
4. Trippin Again
5. Makes Me Feel
6. Closer
7. Negative
8. Light My Way
9. Anywhere But Here
10. TNA

Covers:
1. Road House Blues - The Doors
2. Anyway You Want It - Journey
3. Hair of the Dog - Nazereth
4. Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams