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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.

Our 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 the surf/rock/punk guitar style of Keith Calmes and Mike Textor's precision timing on the drums 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.

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Come on out and kill those winter blues at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ for a night of fun with Shifty & The Gears.
Guest bands:
Junk Rumblers
Tiki Torture

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Doors open at 7
$7 admission // 18+ to get in

121 Brighton Ave, Long Branch, NJ (732) 229-9676

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Shifty & The Gears kicks off the Motor Social AC Spring Fling!

Come join the boys on Saturday, April 6 from 3-5:30 PM and bring your dancing shoes!

Got a car to show? Hotel discounts, registration info and more at:
Classic Metal Productions

*The Showboat Hotel is pet friendly! So if you're worried about leaving your pets home and cutting your stay short, you don't have to! Come out and spectate, show, party or all of the above! Your pet worries are over.
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Shifty & The Gears along with the WallNutz will be rockin' your socks off at the 1st Annual Manasquan PBA food truck festival and fund raiser. Come help raise money for the Manasquan PBA and have a blast doing it!

May 11, 2019 (rain date May 18)

4th Ave. Boat Dock
4th Ave & E. Main St, Manasquan NJ

Food & drink
Live music
Raffles and fun for the whole family.

Contact Johne Ringo at:
(908) 319-6211
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We have the honor of having been invited to play this fantastic event!
Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to shake, baby shake! This high energy show will be a day packeting full of the finest Rock 'n Roll around.

We are guests to:
Jittery Jack & Miss Amy Griffin (all the way from Boston)
Crash Gordon & Debra Dynamite
Guitarist Bill Turner (of Bill Haley & The Comets fame)
FREE Hand Jive lesson with Dancing' Dave & Eileen to the sounds of none other than Shifty & The Gears!

Where: Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse
745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ

When: September 15, 2019

Doors open at 2 PM

Contact the band at:
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Come on out for a night of Rockabilly with the gang!

Benefit show for the Africa Yoga Project

February 7, 2019
The Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ
7 PM

If you want to make a donation to the project you can find the fundraiser page HERE.

Hope to see you there with your dancing shoes on!