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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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Shifty & The Gears will provide live music at the St. John Vianney Annual Spring Car & Truck show from 2PM until the show closes!


Bring your dancing shoes and come check out some great cars and vendors and help support the school!
St. John Vianney Annual Spring Car & Truck show.
Any year, condition or type of cars and trucks are welcomed.
Multiple trophies awarded for a variety of classes and door prizes.
ALL proceeds benefit St. John Vianney High School.


When: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Location: St. John Vianney High School
540A Line Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07730
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

If you are interested in showing your car or vending at this event, please visit:
Classic Metal Productions

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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!

When:
May 11, 2019 (rain date May 18)

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


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

Questions?
Contact Johne Ringo at:
(908) 319-6211
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About the festival:
The Jersey Shore Festival is back in Seaside Heights!
May 17 & 18 2019!

The Jersey Shore Festival is a FREE ADMISSION, rain or shine music and arts festival that kicks off the summer festival season and proves the summer really does start sooner at the Jersey Shore. With performances by over 150 artists from around the world, the Jersey Shore Festival is the premier emerging artist festival I'm New Jersey!

Aside from the music, the Jersey Shore Festival also includes activities the are fun for the whole family including BMX and Skate Shows, Motocross Shows, Free Monster Truck Rides, Food Trucks, the JSF Vendor Village and much more!

**visit their website for all the info but make sure you stop by and hang with Shifty & The Gears too!

http://www.jerseyshorefest.com/

Shifty & The Gears will be rocking The Aztec Bar and Grill for half an hour, so don't be late and miss the hottest rockabilly band fresh out on the music scene today! We're making an impact and you should be there checking out all the fun!

When: May 17th
Time: 6:00 - 6:30 PM sharp!
Where: The Aztec Bar // 901 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ

Questions:
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Come on out for an evening on the sand with Shifty & The Gears at The Seafarer Bar in Highlands, NJ.

Dip your toes in the water and dance on the sand!

Food, drinks and fun for all.

No Cover!
When: May 26
Time: 5 to 7 PM
Where: 1 Atlantic St, Highlands, NJ

For more info contact the band at:
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Come on out for an evening on the sand with Shifty & The Gears at The Seafarer Bar in Highlands, NJ.

Dip your toes in the water and dance on the sand!

Food, drinks and fun for all.

No Cover!
When: June 23
Time: 5 to 7 PM
Where: 1 Atlantic St, Highlands, NJ

For more info contact the band at:
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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!