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Shifty & The Gears are NOT your parents’ rockabilly band!

This 3 piece group is the bastard child of roots rock & roll and modern rock with a gritty edge.

With his mix of hard driving beats with tasteful precision, reminiscent of the original Rockabilly style, combined with "Shifty" Matt Scherf's blend of classic slap bass with Punk Rock ethos provides a solid foundation of rhythm. Throw in some surprises of surf and modern music, the passion for roots Rock 'N' Roll of drummer Angelo Mancini and guitarist Paul Rizzo, and you have a delicious mixture of vintage style and modern day attitude.

Shifty & The Gears are influenced by such greats as Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.  Also influential to our sound are punk bands like the Ramones and the Clash, and modern Psychobilly acts like the Meteors, Necromantix, and the Koffin Kats.

Upcoming Events

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Events for 2021 are starting to fill up. Watch this site for all the information to our shows!
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Multiple dates for Riv's Toms River Hub! Check that image and keep updated!
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Our first gig went so well this week we have been invited back for MORE SHOWS!

Come on out THIS SUNDAY @ 7 pm for food, fun, drinks and meet some great people.

Riv's Toms River Hub is the new hot spot this summer and it only gets better when Shifty & The Gears are playing!
When: 
Sunday
, May 30 - 7 - 10 PM
Sunday, June 20 - 4:30 - 7:30
Friday, July 11 - 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Saturday, August 14 - 8:30 - 11:30 PM
*more dates to come!

Where: Riv's Toms River Hub
1850 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753

For more info contact the band at:
info@shiftyandthegears.com
Or call Riv's Hub at: (732) 255-6183
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Shifty & The Gears are going to rock the wheels off these vintage cars!
Come on out to the 2nd annual car show hosted by Dragstrip Zombies Car Club!
Open to all cars 1975 and earlier (250 car limit)
$20 registration fee
$50 vendor fee for a 10x10 spot (vendor application coming soon)
Food
20 trophies
Best in show trophy
Supporters of the Wounded Warrior Project

FREE for spectators

Download the Poster application and get it over to:
dragstripzombiesnj@gmail.com with your entry fee! Limited entries of 250 cars so don't miss out!

FAMILY FRIENDLY
When: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Dearborn Market
2170 Rt 35, Holmdel, NJ 07733
For more info on the band contact:
info@shiftyandthegears.com

Contact the Dragstrip Zombies CC for show info:
dragstripzombiesnj@gmail.com
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Enjoy a mid week bit of fun with Shifty & The Gears at the Waters Edge in Bayville, NJ.
Gorgeous little bar outside overlooking the water.
Food, drinks and fun for all.

NO COVER!
When: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: show runs from 7 - 11 PM
Music starts at 11AM
Where: Martell's Water's Edge
123 Bayview Ave, Ocean Gate, NJ

For more info contact the band at:
We are back on the beach again at The Seafarer!

Come on out to one of the best little beach bars in NJ and dance in the sand with Shifty & The Gears!
When: Friday, July 23, 2021
Time: show runs from 6 - 10 PM
Where: The Seafarer Bar
1 Atlantic St, Highlands, NJ

For more info contact the band at:
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Shifty & The Gears is back to help Stang Magazine get some love for the Battleship NJ Museum.

$25 per person admission fee gets you to the party on the tail fin after you complete your tour.

FAMILY FRIENDLY!

Classic and Veteran owned Mustangs will be on display on the pier and you can see the band for FREE with you r paid admission to the museum.

$25 PER PERSON to tour the ship.

Come out and help raise money to restore the ship. Take the tour (it's awesome and some places are interactive!) and kick it up on the tail-find with good old Rock 'N' Roll and a cash bar!
When: Sunday August 15, 2021
Time: show runs from 11-2 PM
Music starts at 11AM
Where: Battleship NJ - On the tail-fin at the back of the boat at the end of your tour.

Admission for the boat tour: $25

For more info contact the band at:
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Enjoy a mid-week repeat showing with Shifty & The Gears at the Waters Edge in Bayville, NJ.
Gorgeous little bar outside overlooking the water.
Food, drinks and fun for all.

NO COVER!
When: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: show runs from 7 - 11 PM
Music starts at 11AM
Where: Martell's Water's Edge
123 Bayview Ave, Ocean Gate, NJ

For more info contact the band at:
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Come on out to the biggest classic car show in NJ!
Every year Dead Mans Curve car club heads over to the Sheraton Mahwah and it's a party like you've never seen before.

This year Shifty & The Gears will be in the main lobby on Sunday, September 5 to get you dancing to some good old Rock 'N' Roll with a twist.

Come on out and shake it up, see the biggest collection of classic cars on display and if it's raining, don't let that stop you! There are parties all weekend long inside the hotel!

For more information please visit Dead Mans Curve website.