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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 guitarist Paul Rizzo and the drummer, Tony Schuster and you have a delicious mixture of vintage style and modern day attitude... and then there's the one and only James Graff on keyboards now and again.

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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