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Kingston, Illinois, United States

Kingston, Illinois, United States
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"Shuvlhed is back with third annual ‘Charity Rocks’event"

After two years of continued encouragement and impelling community support, local rock band Shuvlhed is hosting its third annual “Charity Rocks”concert with an ambition far beyond the stage light. The concert, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Genoa Veterans Home, will feature the flair of Shuvlhed and two new participants - Hitman and Standing 8 Count - and include everything from 80s classics to today’s hits - The Midweek

"Shuvlhed plans Charity Rocks fund-raiser for area food pantry"

GENOA - The members of local rock band Shuvlhed want to give back to the community by sponsoring a benefit show.

The band is hosting its first Charity Rocks fund-raiser to raise money for the Genoa-Kingston Food Pantry, band member Duane Fisher said.

“The community has been really good to us,”he said. “The next day is Easter, and we can go bring all of this stuff (to the pantry).” - The Daily Chronicle

"Shuvlhed to compete March 30 at IceHogs'Battle of the Bands"

KINGSTON -Kirkland band Shuvlhed will be rocking on the ice at the 2007 Rockford IceHogs Battle of the Bands on March 30.

The band is one of four that was selected after four weeks of battles at a Rockford bar to participate in the Budweiser-sponsored event which will be held at half time.

Shuvlhed fans can get to the Battle of the Bands without worrying about driving. Kingston Roadhouse owners Dan and Patty Rodwick are sponsoring a bus trip. - The Daily Chronicle

"Shuvlhed hosts Charity Rocks for food pantry"

GENOA - Local rockers Shuvlhed want people to have a good time and help stock the shelves of the Genoa-Kingston Food Pantry.

The second annual Charity Rocks fundraiser show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St.

Last year, the band collected several boxes of food and raised $1,000.

They are hoping to beat that this year.

The pantry provides food and when funds are available, provides financial assistance for electric and heating... - The Daily Chronicle

"Charity Rocks raises more than $1,500"

GENOA - Members of Shuvlhed presented a check for $1,806 from the group's second annual Charity Rocks concert held April 14 to Shari Hanson, spokesperson for the Genoa-Kingston Food Pantry.

The pantry provides food, and when funds are available, also provides financial assistance for electric and heating bills.

- The Daily Chronicle

"Local band to play Charity Rocks"

Shuvlhed likes to give back.
Every year for the past three years, the four-member rock band hailing from Genoa, Kingston and Kirkland has played a benefit concert for a charitable organization. Since 2006, Shuvlhed has raised money for the Genoa-Kingston Food Pantry, a service that has helped people band members know, Shuvlhed lead singer Duane Fisher said.

“The food pantry reaches out to a lot of families out here,”Fisher said. - The Daily Chronicle

"Shuvlhed: RAMI Award proof of Kingston band's popularity"

For local rock band Shuvlhed, seeing its audience grow means the most.

Kingston band Shuvlhed recently won a Rockford Area Music Industry award in the hard rock/metal category. Vocalist Duane Fisher said the band's fan base has grown considerably in the past six years and that's led to more performances and greater exposure.

This year's Rockford Area Music Industry award in the hard rock/metal category included seven bands including Shuvlhed,... - The Daily Chronicle

"Top Ten Announced for Briggs and Stratton Battle of the Bands 1"

Final winner will play at Briggs & Stratton’s Big Backyard June 28
Wauwatosa, WI (May 6, 20009) Briggs & Stratton's initial public voting for their Battle of the Bands contest closed on May 4, 2009. Of the top ten, one band will win and perform at Summerfest on June 28. The site,, is designed to draw more attention to the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage at Summerfest.

The Top Ten is as follows:
1.Shuvlhed (Rock) - Kingston, IL
2.The Minus Lo Fi (Rock) - Verona, Italy
3.The Run Around (Rock) - Naperville, IL
4.Kipling (Rock) - Weehawken, NJ
5.A New Definition (Metal) - Coldwater, OH
6.North of Mason-Dixon (NOMAD) (Rock) - Monroeville, PA
7.COLFAX (Rock) - Edina, MN
8.Keeping Crescent (Rock) - New Orleans, LA
9.Roxxie Vine (Rock) - Bison, KS
10.Kyle Megna Band (Rock) - Kaukauna, WI
A diverse committee of 15 Briggs & Stratton employees will meet on May 12 to select the top three bands after listening to a full CD of music from the Top Ten. The top three will be selected from there, where their full catalog then will be accessible on the contest site. The site will close on June 7 at 11:59 p.m. and the winning band will be announced immediately.

The contest drew over 750 bands that submitted songs for public voting. The total number of bands received well over 1 million votes total, equating to almost 10 votes per visitor. The contest rules were such that visitors could vote up to 10 times per day, taking those rules to heart! In addition, not only did the contest receive national exposure, but international as well, with 8% of entries coming from countries outside the United States.

Summerfest is the World’s Largest Music Festival, located right here along Milwaukee’s Lakefront. The 11-day festival features music from all genres.

The winning band will receive “Rock Star Treatment,” which includes:

¦Live performance at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage on Sunday, June 28, 2009.
¦Complimentary airline tickets to and from Milwaukee
¦Limousine transportation
¦A two-night hotel stay at one of Milwaukee’s finest hotels
¦Special “Meet and Greet” before show
¦Inside tour of The World’s Largest Music Festival, Summerfest
¦Photos from visit and performance
¦Video from performance for the winning band.

- Briggs and Stratton engines

"Rockers who play in Rockford finalists for Summerfest spot; other locals play Summerfest"

Shuvlhed, a hard-rocking foursome that will play Saturday during Groove Walk at Hawks Nest in downtown Rockford, this week was named one of four bands winning the chance to compete for a spot on a Summerfest stage in Milwaukee on June 28.

Shuvlhead was the top online vote-getter with 63,418 votes cast in the race with about 800 bands in the first stage of the Briggs & Stratton Battle of the Bands. Voting for the second phase — the winner gets on the Summerfest stage — begins tomorrow at the Briggs Web site and ends June 7. The band with the most votes gets to perform on the Backyard Stage and gets rock-star treatment complete with limo service. Shuvlhed members posed with a Briggs & Stratton generator in this photo the group sent to Briggs with its new CD, “Never Rest,” set for a May 30 release. Nothing like suckin’ up to those in charge, eh?

Shuvlhed hails from the Kingston area in DeKalb County, a 30-mile drive southeast of Rockford.

Duane Fisher, a Shuvlhed member, describes the band’s sound as a cross between Ozzy Osbourne and 3 Doors Down. “This contest is huge for us; we’re (competing) on a national level,” he said.

Two other groups with Rockford ties will perform at Summerfest:

The Last Vegas, which played Saturday at Bar 3 in Rockford, the same place where Shuvlhed played on Friday, opens for Puddle of Mudd June 25 on the Miller Lite Oasis Stage. Adam and Nate Arling, who grew up in Rockford, play in The Last Vegas. The band won a contest and opened for Motley Crue on a tour that stopped in Rockford in February.

- The Rockford Register Star


Never Rest-Released May 2009



Shuvlhed has been rocking The Northern Illinois Area since 2004. Shuvlhed has set themselves apart from the rest of the local bands as a top contender in the local Rock n Roll arena. Shuvlhed, a powerful 5pc band, brings their unique sound and a stage presence that energizes the audience, with the sounds of Guns N Roses, Metallica, Ozzy, Bon Jovi, Nickelback, Kid Rock, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Ac/Dc, Twisted Sister and Big & Rich to name a few.

Shuvlhed a 2-Time RAMI Award winning act is a local favorite in the Northern Illinois area and continues to build a wide fan base, hitting clubs & festivals from Rockford to DeKalb to the Western Suburb’s.

Shuvlhed has had the privilege of playing both Spring and Fall Groove Walk’s produced by On the Waterfront Inc, The Young at Heart Festival, ByronFest, Malta Fest, Davis Junction Weekend in the Park, Kirkland 4th of July, Stillman Valley street dance, Genoa Days and the Midwest Warrior Dash event.

In May of 2009 Shuvlhed released its long awaited 16 track debut album titled “Never Rest”.
Also in May of 2009 Shuvlhed was selected by 15 judges @ Briggs & Stratton engines in Milwaukee Wisconsin as a top 4 finalist out of almost 800 bands worldwide to compete in the first ever Briggs & Stratton engines online Battle of the Bands. Shuvlhed finished in 3rd place in this national based contest.
Shuvlhed has also made a name for themselves as a band that like’s to give back to their community. Shuvlhed created a local fundraiser called “Charity Rocks”, this fundraiser brings local bands together to donate their time to help local food pantries fill their shelves with food and help those who are less fortunate. Since starting Charity Rocks, Shuvlhed has been able to raise over $5900.00 for the Genoa-Kingston, & Kirkland food Pantry’s.

For those of you that don’t know, a Shovelhead is a Harley Davidson style engine, however we don't want to confuse anyone as we do spell our name differently than the infamous motorcycle company.
The meaning of Shuvlhed is about a person that has been beaten down all their life, but even in the end , never gave up hope! It is our goal to instill a little bit of Shuvlhed in everyone that gets the chance to see our show. Our hope is that when you leave a Shuvlhed show , you will have felt like you've been empowered and we hope you leave feeling energized! At that point we feel we've met our goal and you will have been forever Shultized! Lucky You!!

We liked our name so much that in 2006 we Trademarked the name Shuvlhed & our Shovel in the Skull logo with the United States Patent & Trademark office. Then in August of 2008 we were handed a lawsuit from a band in Los Angeles California called Shovelhead. They claimed that our trademark would hinder them from obtaining the rights to their name. After months of litigation both bands agreed to coexist together and without any further problem we were able to keep our trademark and they were able to receive theirs.