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Riga, Rīga, Latvia | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Riga, Rīga, Latvia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Rockabilly




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"Don't Wanna Miss" album (CD + bonus 7'' 45 rpm vinyl)



The Swamp Shakers play around 120 gigs per year, always giving 100% plus in their performances and driving the audiences wild! The band is united by enthusiastic and talented musicians who share their desire to play artistically high-quality music that they like, thus creating pleasure for themselves and listeners. The band features its own distinctive musical and dramatic stylistic image that is in between classical and modern rockabilly. It has also jump’n’jive, swing, rock’n’roll, rhythm’n’blues, country and blues influences. „We play lots of our original songs as well as fresh arrangements of classic 50’s rockabilly, rock’n’roll, country and rhythm’n’blues, giving out all our energy and emotions that go to performance straight from our hearts!”

The band members are: Cruisin’ Mr. Splash (Karlis), the main lead singer of the band, who plays a drum kit standing up; Hurricane Annie, the lead/backing vocalist and upright bass player; Mister E (Egils), deeply devoted to guitar picking, provides strong back vocals. Band’s trademark is a great show, professionalism and fun for the audience.

Formed as a trio in Latvia in 2015, same year The Swamp Shakers already performed in France - Rockin' Retro, Aurillac Festijump, Bethune Retro festivals, in Holland - Terschelling Rock'n'Roll Festival,  and since then is always of high demand. The band often get recognition as a “discovery of the festival”. In 2016, The Swamp Shakers performed again in Holland (Hoorn Rock’n’Roll), then UK (Starfighter Rock’n’Roll Club, Rockin’ Sundays at the Foresters), and Belgium (Cowboy Up). In 2017, the band was again in France (Good Rockin’ Tonight), Holland (Breda Jazz Festival, Sniester Festival), and then Switzerland (Tiki Bash), Estonia (Augustibluus festival), Norway (Blues in Hell and Nidaros Blues Festivals), Hungary (Pick-up Drive Romphany), UK (Crondall Rock’n’Roll), Sweden (Midsommar Festival, Uddeholm) and Lithuania (Taurage Jazz Festival).

In 2018, the band had very tough schedule, with shows in Sweden (Rock At Sea Festival, Uddeholm), Finland (Rockabilly Rocks!), Norway (Orland Blues Festival, Havna Festival), France (Good Rockin' Tonight Festival), Poland (Polish Boogie Festival, Blues na Swiecie), Switzerland (Honky Tonk Festival, Dukes club), Czech Republic (Rockabilly Rumble), Estonia, Lithuania, etc.!

In 2019, The Swamp Shakers are exploring the world even more, the band performs in Iceland (Hard Rock Café), Norway (Blues in Hell, Motorfæst Night Cruise To Hell), Sweden (Varfest), Finland (Rockabilly Festival in Gulf Emasalo), Switzerland (Rockabilly Night), Germany (Peppermint Lounge, Altes Spital), Poland (Scinawa Blues festival), Czech Republic (Jazz Dock club) Estonia and Lithuania and other countries. For 2020, shows in Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Holland and other countries and already confirmed well in advance!

Pete Anderson & The Swamp Shakers was the rockabilly band created by the legendary Latvian King of Rock’n’Roll Pete Anderson (, the very first true rock musician in the former USSR, and the winner of the Just Plain Folks Music Awards for the Best rockabilly album of the year 2009 (Nashville, USA). The band toured and performed with Pete until his very last concert in July 2015. The band members are Pete’s devoted scholars and continue to perform as a trio since 2015. In 2014 the band with Pete Anderson released the debut album "Enjoy The Ride!" on Rhythm Bomb Records (RBR 5767), with 14 original songs and raving reviews from the international rockin' community and pro reviewers.

In 2019, The Swamp Shakers debut album “Don’t Wanna Miss” is released and available on streaming platforms, CD Baby, Bandcamp etc., and will be presented on tours in 2020!
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