Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Tom Waits, Jack White, Cat Empire, They Might Be Giants, Nick Cave, The Presidents Of The United States Of America, Danny Elfman, Ben Folds, Trombone Shorty, System Of A Down, The Misfits, John Butler Trio, Arcade Fire


band members

SHANE FELL as SHAKES FEAR - Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar/Mandolin FIN “Tinker” TAYLOR - Trombone/Piano/Organ/Percussion/Vocals CONOR “Con Man” JEDAM - Baritone Saxophone/Guitar/Percussion/Vocals MATT TAYLOR the BUTCHER BASSIST - Bass Guitar/Vocals - and - JP the HEAVY - Drums


Influences

White Stripes, Jan Preston, Seasick Steve, The Black Keys, Karnivool, Metallica, J.S Bach, Robert Lopez


Bio

Shakes Fear And The Skeleton Gang is a musical project led by Shane Fell and orchestrated by Fin Taylor, combining traditional horror/slasher influence with music leaning towards a blues-rock style. Songs are sung from the perspective of Shakes Fear (Fell), an immortal time-travelling hobo who wakes up in a different time and place every time he dies. Locations include a doctor’s surgery in 19th century England, the organised crime syndicates of Chicago in the 20s, or even an intergalactic courier service in the far future.

Shakes Fear is accompanied in these exploits by ‘The Skeleton Gang’, a recurring cast of incidental horror stereotypes, and Nobody the talking skull. G