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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

We are back on schedule for live shows! See the calendar for updates and locations.

We are available for Live Streaming Shows! Use the contact link to book us

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Classic Metal Productions once again brings us back to the St. John Vianney car show.

This year is bigger than ever with food, vendors and those gorgeous cars for you to enjoy while enjoying some music and dancing with the band.

Family friendly
Free spectator admission
When: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time: show runs from 9Am - 3:30PM
Music starts at 11AM
Where: St John Vianney H.S.
504A Line Rd. / Holmdel, NJ 07733
*rain date: Sunday, May 16

For more info contact the band at:
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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
Looking to show your car?
Download the show entry flyer HERE
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:
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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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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: