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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 Len Fiorilli 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.

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Come on out and celebrate Spring with Shifty & The Gears and The Junk Rumblers!

$8 cover at the door for TWO bands! You can't beat that for a full night of entertainment at one of the best venues for live music and dancing in NJ!
When: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: Doors @ 8:00 - first band goes on @ 9:00 PM
Where: Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse
745 Bound Brook Rd
Dunellen, NJ

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Come on out for a mid-week night of live Rock 'N' Roll!
Shifty & The Gears are guaranteed to get your toes tapping' and feet moving'!
Shine up those dancing shoes and come on out.

Doors @ 7:00 PM
First band @ 8:00 PM

3 bands
BYOB (no hard liquor)

The Clubhouse Of Toms River is a venue dedicated to local music and artists.
When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Time: Doors @ 7:00 - first band goes on @ 8:00 PM
Where: The Clubhouse Of Toms River
16 Washington St
Toms River, NJ

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Once again Shifty & The Gears will be kicking up the sand at The Seafarer Bar!
Come on out for an afternoon of drinks, food and dancing in the sand.

4:00 - 7:00 PM

Family friendly fun!
When: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: The Seafarer Bar
1 Atlantic St
Highlands, NJ

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