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The Shakey Tables

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF | AFTRA

New York City, New York, United States | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Jaclyn Dima: A Beautiful Start to a Promising Career (review of debut album)"

Classically trained singer/songwriter Jaclyn Dima is an up & coming talent to be on the lookout for in the future. Dima, who's style could be described as a little bit of jazz mixed with a little blues and a little folk, just released her debut album The Fall of Finding You this past December.

After attending Indiana University's School of Music, Dima started pursuing a career in music, performing at a number of venues in her native Cincinnati before taking the plunge and finally moving to New York City. Following the dreams of thousands of other talented twenty-somethings hoping for their big break, Dima is a step ahead of the pack, having already released an album. Now with occasional gigs at Banjo Jim's and the Bitter End, Dima is ready for her big break.

Her album, produced by Hank Woods and released on Freshbyte Records, is a true testament to this girl's talent and strong ambition. The album starts out with the jazzy/bluesy number, "Burn Me" which pulsates with attitude. "Rusty," which also features Dima on backing vocals, creates beautiful harmonies as it floats along. "Love of My Life" really showcases Dima's strong vocals while "On One Knee" shows off her fun and playful side. An album highlight for me is most definitely the beautiful "Pardon Me," where a haunting melody and emotional lyrics come together to create a truly stunning piece of music. Another favorite track is "Back Me Up," a fun up-tempo pop/rock jam, with a driving beat and hard hitting vocals.

The Fall of Finding You is a fabulous debut from this beautiful, young talent, and while the majority of the album tracks feel a bit too folky to receive any airplay on mainstream U.S. radio, Dima has the potential to go far. I look forward to hearing more of what she has to offer.

Favorite Tracks: "Pardon Me," "Back Me Up," "Tattoo," "The Fall Of Finding You," "Rusty"
- http://musicallyinclinedfool.blogspot.com


"Jaclyn Dima and the Shakey Tables Performing at GIFT Productions Charity Concert to Benefit After School Arts and Music Programs"

Jaclyn Dima and the Shakey Tables will be performing at a charity concert presented by GIFT Productions, a new non-profit concert organization and promotion company that raises money for underserved children's arts and music programs.

The launch event will take place on October 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Highland Place Bar and Grill in Maplewood, NJ. This event will also feature performances by Liat and 8-Bit. 100% of ticket sales will go to benefit the South Mountain YMCA after school arts and music programs. This event is sponsored by umojawa (http://www.umojawa.com), an online community encouraging social change.Tickets available at http://giftprodslaunch.eventbrite.com. To view a sampling of Dima's music, check out her YouTube video.

“Music education is near and dear to my heart. It was a core part of my childhood, and now obviously my career path,” said Jaclyn Dima. “I can’t imagine my life without it. We are so excited to be a part of providing that kind of access to children who would not otherwise be exposed to music.”

For Dima, working with GIFT Productions on this fundraiser just makes good sense. “It’s a great fit for us. Besides providing necessary music education, GIFT understands the plight of musicians and other artists trying to make an impact in the industry,” Dima said. “They recognize how difficult it is, even with a music education, so they’re trying to bridge that gap by bringing artists and the industry together.”

"This is a win for everyone in the community: underserved children receive funding for important arts and music educational programs, artists have a chance to showcase their work, and the community gets a chance to foster a thriving arts and music scene," said Michael Friedman, PhD, president and founder of GIFT Productions. - News On 6


"Jaclyn Dima and the Shakey Tables Launch “I Like Your Shoes NY” Benefit Concert for New York Cares"

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 05, 2013

Jaclyn Dima and the Shakey Tables will launch its “I Like Your Shoes NY” campaign at a performance to benefit New York Cares.
The launch event will take place on January 12, 2013 at 8pm at Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton Street, New York, NY. This event will also feature performances by Shiksa and Tracy Thorne. Patrons that bring shoes or coats to donate will pay no cover charge, and Arlene’s Grocery and the performing bands will donate 100% of ticket sales/cover charges to benefit New York Cares and its affiliate organizations. This event is the launch of a series of benefits Jaclyn Dima and the Shakey Tables will hold in 2013 as “I Like Your Shoes” recording and video are released. They plan to perform in major cities throughout the Northeast and Midwest, all of which will benefit local charities.

New York Cares is New York City’s largest volunteer organization. New York Cares runs vital programs for 1,300 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies to help people in need throughout the five boroughs. As New York City's lead agency for mobilizing volunteers in response to disasters, the organization has been working around the clock to bring post-Hurricane Sandy aid where it is needed most. Every dollar donated to New York Cares amounts to $6 in service to the community.

“We appreciate having a New York band call attention to the ongoing needs of other New Yorkers.,” said Gary Bagley, New York Cares Executive Director. “Through this campaign, with Jaclyn Dima and the Shakey Tables song, I Like Your Shoes, we would like to remind people they can walk in someone else’s shoes by volunteering with New York Cares.”

“We love the idea of using our latest song as a theme to do some good, particularly for those affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York area,” said Jaclyn Dima. “We have been performing this song live, and as we head into the studio to record it, we wanted to get people involved in some way. Whether people donate shoes, money, or would like to volunteer their time, New York Cares is a great resource to help get New Yorkers involved.”

Dima added, “We’re also grateful to Arlene’s Grocery for contributing their share to the cause and providing such a welcoming venue for our cause.”
- PR Web


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With their roots in funk rock, The Shakey Tables have grown into an ambitious band whose music defies labeling. With the recent release of their debut album, A Shakey Table Situation, and through energetic performances throughout New York City, The Shakey Tables have succeeded in making the unexpected standard, by shaking up funk and rock with strains of Motown, 50s rock, a splash of rap, and a twist of big band sound, ultimately serving up a style that has a decidedly pop appeal and is undoubtedly fun and sexy.

A Shakey Tables show is nothing short of a party, and true to form, it holds plenty of surprises. A classy, three-part harmony at the core of every song serves as the perfect excuse for female-fronted, high-energy performances. With the feel of “The Supremes meet the Red Hot Chili Peppers,” Jaclyn Dima, Ruth Hartke, and Andi Rae Healy exude a confident sexiness that strikes just the right tone for the upbeat, yet often sultry, music and lyrics.

But don’t be fooled by all the fun and quirkiness — The Shakey Tables are a serious band. Often referred to as a “musician’s band,” The Shakey Tables are meticulous about getting all the elements right. Jaclyn Dima’s songwriting is unapologetic about balancing what’s proven with playful leaps into the unexpected, resulting in infectious songs brought to life by the rest of the band. Charles Becker and Mike Graves provide a tight rhythm section with funky grooves, and Jona Carson’s eclectic lead guitar provides intricate contour that complements the lyrics, melodies, and harmonies in each tune. Take all of these components and throw in a kickin’ three-part horn section, and you get one cohesive, fresh, and tangy package.

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