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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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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 packed 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)
MORE bands to be announced!
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
$15 at the door ~ you can't beat that price for dancing and music all day with multiple acts!


Contact the band at:
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Come shake things up with Shifty & The Gears!

One of the best Tiki bars in NJ asked us to come on out and get you shaking and groovin' on the dance floor!
When: September 20, 2019
Time: 10PM until 1AM
Where: Little Buddy Hideaway
550 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ

For more info contact the band at:
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Come shake things up with Shifty & The Gears!

One of the best Tiki bars in NJ asked us to come on out and get you shaking and groovin' on the dance floor!
When: December 20, 2019
Time: 10PM until 1AM
Where: Little Buddy Hideaway
550 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ

For more info contact the band at: