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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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"New Years Eve"

Local band The Shake(formerly known as rattlesnake Shake) takes the stage at Narooma Servo's Club as a reward for a great year where they have established a name for themselves in venues up and down the Sth Coast,culminating in another top gig at the Graet Southern Blues and Rockabilly Festival in Narooma (2008) .Based around the brilliance of Narooma guitarist Pat Finnerty,The Shake plays a mixture of blues and rock that is sure to appeal to anyone looking to shake their tailfeathers this New Years eve.etc. - Fairfax

"Rattlesnake Shake ( now The Shake)Narooma Blues Fest 2008"

Interview with Sam Fell:
S.F. how would you describe what your doing?
R.S.shake:I would describe what we do as differant than the usual blues band.The electric guitar sound is pure and unadulterated by effects pedals and features the unique right-handed finger pickin style of Pat Finnerty on lead guitar-he's never used a pick.The music is classic traditional blues and guitar instrumentals from the 50's,60's and 70's from the likes of Albert and Freddy King,Otis Rush,Elmore james etc, but with our own arrangements and flavour.......... - Rhythms Magazine,September 2008


Recorded our first demo c.d."Shed" this year, our next one will contain some original material.
We will have a new c.d. out in the near future featuring many of Franks original material
C.D played on 2 local radio stations.



Drivingsideways (formerly The Shake),blues band does blues,R & B , soul and funk.
Our agent is Glenn and Linda Ferria of Allright Entertainment...0244744671

Primarily formed for the Narooma Blues Fest 2007 (&2008),previously appeared 6 times under other such names as Drivingsideways and Strange Fruit.The band has performed at many renowned festivals and venues..

The band has been performing up and down the sth coast from Bega to Woolongong since, with a 3 day performance at Albury Commercial Club

Great Southern Blues and Rockabilly Festival 2007 and 2008

To The Tilba easter Fest. 2008 and 2009, and the Narooma Oyster Fest. 2008 and again in 2009.

Newcastle Blues Fest 2009

And the main act for Forbes Jazz Festival 2010

Goulburn Blues Fest 2010

Perisher Valley Spring Carnival Sept. 2010

Our aim is to tour and do festivals,prepared to travel anywhere.The band is all passionate about thier musicianship,sound,set up and stage presentation and have progressed to a real class act.We are a very popular band with a large following up and down the coast.N.S.W. We do all our own arrangements and flavour.

Our music ranges from classic Freddy King,Albert King, Anson Funderburgh,Otis Rush etc. tunes to Cockers "you can leave your hat on" to love ballads like "Something you got" and "Lover her with a feeling to "Shake rattle and roll to "Love struck baby".Our music stretches from the late 60's to present day.
The band is unique ,with no effects peddles,and their stage presentation,they go hard and wow audiences.

Pat Finnerty- lead guitar, does more than just play music....he thrills the crowd with his great right handed finger picking style ,and he plugs his guitar straight into his amp producing a pure,unadulterated electric guitar sound with NO effects peddles! that others cannot duplicate!
He started playing in Melbourne, and soon found his passion for the blues,especially Freddy King,Albert King and B.B.King .

Stanley Q-bass - grew up in Hobart and was soon playing for top Tassie band "Mandy" who were support act for many top acts touring,which moved to Melbourne,then Sydney.His other bands include Easy,Fashion ,Mr George.

Mark Gordon- drums-started playing on the gold coast,then moved to Sydney playing in original bands in the 80's before moving to N.Z. moved back to oz,loves all things rhymi
Adrian Diechaus--formerly from Sydney, has been performing and playing the blues with such artists as Ross Wilson,Renee Geyer, now down on the sth coast N.S.W. as a solo artist and has recently joined The Shake.Veteran of many well known Blues Festivals
Have recently won the ABC South East 103.5 Exhumed band competition...now in the running with 40 other band winners across Australia for Exhumed winner for 2013
Back together now with the original line and ready to resume gigging,festivals etc...

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