This was the Lineup for YEAR ONE. Please check back in January 2014 for the lineup for YEAR TWO!
“Boston’s Infamous rockabilly racket” is reuniting for the Shake-Up!
“During the late 90s, the Racketeers were known as by far the most energetic American band playing authentic rockabilly. Their recordings and especially their live shows combined the best of top notch playing and explosive power, making them a must-see at every appearance.” Don’t miss this rare chance to see the full original line-up!
“The Rip ’Em Ups are a 1950’s hydrogen bomb stockpile ready to be detonated. Their passion for creating and writing late 50’s rock n roll material is undeniable. These boys are hell bent on bringing you to your knees!”
“WILD Records recording artist Jittery Jack brings his East Coast bang to the world of Rockabilly and 50's inspired Rock 'n' Roll.” This pants-dropping darling of the Boston rockabilly scene will be joined on stage by the lovely and intimidatingly talented Miss Amy on guitar.
“Bloodshot Bill started playing in his hometown of Montreal, around 1998, with just a guitar and a stomp board. Since then, he has had over 30 releases throughout Europe, USA and Canada - and still tours all these places frequently.” This one-wild-man band will make you wanna shimmy and shake!
Not only will Bloodshot Bill be bringing his one-man-band wildness to the Shake-Up... he'll also be doing a set with his full band, "The Hand-Cuffs!" This will be the Hand-Cuffs first U.S. appearance ever!
“The Garnet Hearts started in 2003 with Eddie MacIntosh and Mark Pettijohn of the 1990′s teenage frantics The Boom Boom Cats. With the addition of backbone bassist John Bozarth and guitarist Nick Borek, the boys have played all over the country (including Viva Las Vegas 12) and have built a solid reputation based on critical acclaim for their songwriting as well as fan popularity for an authentic sound and entertaining stage show.”
The Raging Teens burst out of the Boston Rockin' scene way back in the 90's. Stealing their moniker from the Norton Records compilations of original 50's New England Rock 'n' Roll, they added their own spin to a long tradition of Northeast Rockers. With one of the very few lady guitar pickers, Miss Amy, in their ranks they put on a wild show not to be missed!
Former front man of High Noon, “Sean Mencher performs an assortment of original songs blended with American standards and classics… He keeps the seats empty and the dance floors filled!"
“Rocky Velvet is the real deal, tapping into the analog spirit of Sun Records and the ghosts of dusty ‘50s roadhouses.”
Johnny Carlevale & The Rollin' Pins will be the backing band for the Legends of New England Rockabilly showcase at the New England Shake-Up!
Be sure not to miss this chance to see legendary musicians from New England:
Ricky Coyne! “Rollin Pin Mim”
Rick Bounty! “It Will Be Me”
Brehon Herlihy! “Reform School Baby”
Sonny Lane! “Gimme the Keys” “Dizzy Guitar”
"If Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Ruth Brown had a baby raised by Wanda Jackson in a John Waters film, that hell kitten would be (frontwoman) Laura Rebel Angel." Catch them live on the Shake-Up stage and you’ll believe it!
This three-piece will "transport you to a smoky New York Jazz club at 3 am, have you reaching for the nearest beer with their Honky Tonk stylings and hitting the dance floor with their raucous Rockabilly.”
“Besides inciting riotous mayhem and general debauchery (not to mention occasional nudity), the Buzzards have performed at every rockabilly hot spot in the Northeast, including the Rodeo Bar in Manhattan and the Blue Comet just outside of Philly.” Who knows what’ll happen when they hit the New England Shake-Up stage!
The Bloodshots are ones to watch… Little Lesley slaps the upright bass while she belts out songs with gravel and grace alongside Swifty rippin out the licks on his 6 string. Bobby Lee on skins adds the snap, crackle, and POP. See The Bloodshots tear it up at the Shake-Up, and bring yer dancin shoes!
“Whiskey Kill is very much a New England band, and its original music is drawn from the stories told and personal experiences in a small, seacoast community. Not surprisingly, these songs echo the themes found in the music of great artists such as Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochran, Wanda Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Hank Williams.”