The Shuffle Demons

The Shuffle Demons

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandJazzFunk

What do you get when you cross 3 amazing saxophonists dressed in wacky clothes, a crazy dancing drummer and a killer upright bass player and have them sing songs about Buses, Roaches and Hockey and spend 1/2 their time playing in the audience? The Shuffle Demons, that's what!!! They play the world!

Biography

If you've booked the Shuffle Demons before, you know we are a crowd pleasing, full on jazz funk group that backs up wild stage antics with phenomenal playing by some of Canada's most talented musicians. We play a mix of straight ahead jazz, funk and jazz rap, wear spectacular hand painted suits and love to parade through the audience..a perfect festival act!

The Shuffle Demons first broke onto the Canadian music scene in 1984 with an electrifying musical fusion that drew in equal measure from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. The band was one of the first indie acts to break out on MuchMusic. This band was genre bending, highly visually entertaining, funny, and best of all, could really PLAY. All their eye catching, crowd pleasing stunts were backed up by incredibly solid musicianship and real ground-breaking playing.

Over a 29 year span The Shuffle Demons have released 7 CDs (our latest 'ClusterFunk' released in 2012), two hit videos, won several music awards, done numerous TV and radio appearances and toured nationally and internationally including 25 cross Canada tours, 5 US tours, 16 European tours, tours of Japan, Korea, Thailand, India, Australia and New Zealand, China and Cuba playing on big festival stages, theatres and clubs. They recently played the Barenaked Ladies Cruise!

We've been showcasing our talents around the world in the last year, playing in Japan in October at the Yokohama Jazz Promenade (Japan's biggest Jazz Festival), in Australia and New Zealand at the Taranaki Arts festival and the Dubbo Jazz Festival, in Thailand at the Bangkok International Festival of Music and Dance and in S. Korea at the Jarasum Jazz Festival. In February we were featured on the Barenaked Ladies Ships and Dip Cruise. We have played to very large festival crowds all around the world and the fans have loved it. Our last full Canadian tour was in 2012 and it was very successful.

To see videos of the band follow these links or the links at the bottom of the page.

With the Barenaked Ladies at Sea!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27KTawXtpHs&feature=related

Korea 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asFuF_V1HR8&NR=1

At the Vancouver Jazz Fest in 2009:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEzRFWC8hHI&feature=related

At the Edge of the World festival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qljp1s9rs2Q&feature=related

Spadina Bus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZnLjRi_g9o

Out of My House, Roach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6_sLmuze98

Lyrics

Cheese on Bread

Written By: Richard Underhill/ David Parker/ Stich Wynston

Cheese, Cheese on Bread
Cheese, Cheese on Bread
Cheese, Cheese on Bread
Cheese, Cheese on Bread
Late at night lyin awake in my bed,
I can't stop thinkin about Cheese on Bread
Cheese, Cheese on Bread
My stomach's growlin got a powerful itchin, For some of that Cheese on Bread in the kitchen,
Cheese, Cheese on Bread
While out partying at the beach, I
keep my cheese on bread within easy reach, Cheese, Cheese on Bread,
Give me Cheese on Bread if you dare, how 'bout some Swiss, some Colby or some Camenbert,
Cheese, Cheese on Bread
I never really had much time for the simple things in life, One day, I went to the kitchen and pulled out a carvin knife. I cut off a piece of cheddar, dropped in a piece of toast, Took a bite and then I knew Just what I loved to most, I want that
Cheese, Cheese on Bread,
Cheese, Cheese on Bread

Rap section.

I went down to the store,
I was lookin' for more,
than junk food to fill my head.
All I wanted to munch,
For my ploughmans lunch,
Was a piece, of Cheese on Bread.
But to my surprise, in front of my eyes, The only things that were seen.
Were products with labels as long as your arm, Containing butilated - Hydroxoline. I said that's enough, I can't eat this plastic stuff, so I went to the health food store, for some whole wheat bread, cheese organically fed, I knew I'd made the perfect score. 'Cause if I have process cheese food, I'm in a bad mood, White bread, it doesn't make my day, and if you can't fight for your good food right, what's this life about anyway.
If I can't have cheese on bread, I'd rather be dead, I'd rather be dead,
If I can't have cheese on bread, I'd rather be dead, I'd rather be dead,
If I can't have cheese on bread, I'd rather be dead, rather be dead,
If I can't have cheese on bread, I'd rather be dead, rather be dead

Gimme
Cheese, Cheese on Bread
Cheese, Cheese on Bread
Cheese, Cheese on Bread
Cheese, Cheese on Bread