Retroactive Northeast Presents
The New England Shake-Up!

This was the Year 4 lineup...
check back in January for the
Year 5 lineup!

"On a hot July day in 1989, three guys got together in an even hotter Austin garage with a string bass, Martin guitar and Telecaster to play some music. As if guided by some sacred keeper of the Rockabilly flame, they proceeded to play the whole 'Elvis SUN Sessions', in order, with uncanny precision and fervor.That fateful day, HIGH NOON was born. And HIGH NOON will always be Sean Mencher, Kevin Smith and Shaun Young. The trio has come a long way since that first garage get-together. Voted the best Rockabilly band for seven years in a row in Austin, TX, the trio has performed in venues as diverse as a youth center in St. Petersburg, Russia (July 1993); a nightclub in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa (October 1993, all over the USA (early 1995), Scandinavia (mid 1995) and Central Europe (late 1995); even 'Carnegie Hall' in New York City (April 1994) with Ronnie Dawson." - Rockabilly Hall of Fame

"Formed in 1991 by Dave Stuckey and Deke Dickerson -- both refugees from Missouri who relocated in Los Angeles -- the Combo established a new and unique presence and helped bring about the West Coast retro renaissance. They distinguished themselves from other modern acts with their vocal harmonies (reminiscent of old-time "brother" acts like the Everly Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, the Delmore Brothers, etc.), Dickerson's fleet-fingered Joe Maphis licks on his Mosrite double-neck guitar, and their solid rhythm section. The Dave & Deke Combo is still widely loved and remembered today, ten years after its original breakup."

"With a backward glance toward classic country and rockabilly, Marti Brom's music has honed a distinct edge on the contemporary alternative roots scene. Brom's vocal style, recalling Patsy Cline, and her use of a classic country sound, infuses her music with an authentic feel that seems more like the real thing than a throwback to yesterday."

With Shaun on vocals, Tjarko Jeen on guitar, Todd Wulfmeyer on bass and Bobby Trimble on drums, it's sure to be amazing! This new group is making it's debut at this year's New England Shake-Up!

"The Raging Teens turned up the heat on the burgeoning American rockabilly revival in the late nineties. The energetic four-piece out of Boston, Massachusetts, by way of Portsmouth, New Hampshire commanded a devoted fan base throughout New England and as they learned on various nationwide tours" They're reuniting at this year's New England Shake-Up for their 20th anniversary! Not to be missed!

"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." Don't miss them tear up the stage this year!

"The B-Stars are a San Francisco-based combo that cooks up a hearty stew of honky tonk and hillbilly hits for your listening and dancing pleasure. With nods to the country and western stars of the late 1940s and 1950s, these sharp-suited jukebox honky tonkers will be singin’ and hillbilly swingin’ ‘til the break of dawn."

"The Three Blue Teardrops are a hard rockin' three piece psycho rockabilly band from Chicago, IL. This rockabilly trio sends a blast of energy kickin' you off your seat, out from the sunbrella and into those dancin' shoes. Their blend of musical styles awakens the breakout of a new rockabilly sound."

"Wild Florida Rock'n'Roll from the era when radiation could fix anything."

"An Original Songwriter and One Man Band from Flint, Michigan, The Ownsome Outlaw plays a Homemade, Hand Built 2 Gallon Oil Can Electric Guitar,Harmonica, Drums with his Barefeet, sometimes switches to Banjo or Acoustic Guitar and plays them all loops or backing tracks.Raised on Rock-n-Roll, Honkytonk, Punk, Jazz, Blues and influenced by everything he's ever heard, Cash O'Riley brings his "Stewed & Screwed Hellbilly Blues" across the highways and byways in the his 1964 Chevy Belair and gets every foot within earshot tappin', the floor dancin' and hands clappin'."

"Babe Miller is keeping the honky-tonk flame alive in Detroit! Slicker than a '59 Cadillac rolling off the assembly line and just as powerful!"
-Deke Dickerson, 2014

"The dapper little hillbilly trio with the big sound, performing near-patented "Ballads, Boogies & Blues" in jukejoints 'round town. And occasionally elsewhere. Self-penned songs about chickens, grandmas and masturbation a speciality."

King Memphis, from Portland Maine, has has been a staple of the Northeast rockin' scene. Catch them Sunday at this year's Shake-Up!

"Much like Starday Records, whose slogan was “Preserving Our Nation’s Musical Heritage,” so too is Nate Gibson, whose recording projects and stage show combine frantic rockabilly, heartfelt honky-tonk and good old-fashioned fun!" Nate will also be giving a talk about Starday Records, during "Sean Mencher's Rockin' Afternoon!"

This 4 piece roots rock n' roll band is relitively new on the the scene and already making a rockin' splash in New York.. catch them at their Massachusetts debut, at this year's Shake-Up!

Closing out Sunday evening, Sean Mencher will be at ringleader for our Jamboree... surprises are in store, for sure!

Performing live on Sunday
at the New England Shake-Up Pool Party...

"Surf music from your favorite land-locked surf nuts."

Shorty Poole, from the West Coast band The Hula Girls, has put together an exclusive band, just for the Shake-Up Pool Party. They'll be playing classic Hawaiian steel guitar tunes, as well as a few rare gems.