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The Phantom Shakers

Rockabilly Band from Detroit, MI - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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The Phantom Shakers are a traditional 1950's Rockabilly band, born in the Motor City. Formed in the winter of 2008, the Phantom Shakers consist of the four band members beginning with the one and only Elle Mae on lead vocals. Elle is an amazing talent, with exceptional voice, charm, and charisma indicative of Rock 'n' Roll's Golden Age. Local Singer/Songwriter Sista Otis, recently noted as an inspiration to American Idol stand out Crystal Bowersox, has dubbed her "The Wanda Jackson of Detroit".

Next up is Guitarist Mark Longsdorf a.k.a. Markie-D is the other melodic influence in the band, bringing his own hybrid style of twangy guitar to the forefront. Their rhythm section draws upon many gifted Detroit musicians. In constant flux, the Phantom Shakers feature some of the most talented Rhythm Musicians in the Detroit area.


Honorary Members include and are certainly not limited to:
Gordon Meldrum
Mitch Mann
Johnny Mitchell
James MacPhee
Mike Kissick
Dave Roof
Scott Martin
Tom Ashcraft
Rayce Ribble

Rockabilly music, in essence, is the purist form of what we call "Rock n' Roll" (i.e. Elvis Presley (pre 1960), Janis Martin, Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Burnette, just to name a few). They are also deeply inspired by western swing greats such as Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Faron Young, Patsy Cline etc., as well as a mixed bag of all roots music, and also have the upmost respect for contemporaries such as Big Sandy & Fly Rite-boys, Deke Dickerson, Marti Brom, etc.

The band is currently working all over the Detroit area, and on their debut record
"The Ghetto Session" to be released at the 2011 Hamtramck Blowout ... They're comin' soon to a Juke Joint near you...
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2011
Jul
16
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2011
Jul
16
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2011
Apr
30
Dick O'dows
Birmingham, MI
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2011
Apr
9
Berkley Front - Featuring Streamliners
Berkley, MI
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2011
Apr
8
Berkley American Legion - Kenny Kens & Cash creek band
Berkley, MI
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2011
Mar
26
Goodnight Gracies
Ann Arbor, MI
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
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Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
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Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Phantom Shakers will also travel to Hamtramck, Dearborn, WINDSOR, Hazel Park, Warren, Ferndale, Grosse Pointe Park, Melvindale, Pleasant Ridge, River Rouge, Center Line, Drayton Plains, Harper Woods, Oak Park, Royal Oak, Eastpointe, Ecorse, Grosse Pointe Woods, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Allen Park, Berkley, Dearborn Heights, Lincoln Park, Southfield, OLDCASTLE, Redford, Roseville, Saint Clair Shores, Walled Lake.
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