The Shufflepack – Our House Band
Blues to make you wanna jump and shout
Stuart Son Maxwell – vocals, harmonica
Joe Nethercoat – guitar
Tom Domagala – saxes, flute
Eddie Masters – bass
Chris Sharley – drums
Five guys, none of them named Mo, but still out to play swinging R&B and shuffling blues. That’s proper R&B, kids, not RnB, that funny new stuff they do now.
So what you get is a taste of 1950s Chicago, with a bit of 1940s here and there. Which means Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Wynonie Harris, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters and the well-known apiarist Roosevelt ‘The Honeydripper’ Sykes. Not forgetting the three Kings: Freddie, Albert and B.B.
Here is a sample of “Remember my name” from our Tring Blues Brew CD (available to purchase from our shop)
In between, there’s a fair dose of 21st Century Chilterns, with original blues by Son Maxwell, and his reinterpretations of old blues classics like Evil and Shame ShameShame. Fortunately, they still sound an awful lot like 1950s Chicago; none of that noisy blues rock, thank you very much. Check out Storm Warning for that.
If you like your blues cool and yet, somehow, hot, The Shufflepack are your men, especially when they’re joined some of the most respected players in the business. The likes of Dzal Martin, Bob Haddrell, Janos Bajtala, Krissy Matthews, Ronnie Teape, Ian Salisbury, Chris Sharley, Max Maxwell, RafRuocco, Eddie ‘Blue’ Lester, Chris Lord, Russ ‘The Hitman’ Alexander and Derek ‘The World’s Second Greatest Bass Player Of All Time” White.
Here is another sample of “Killing Floor” from our Tring Blues Brew CD (available to purchase from our shop)
Every night is different, but the groove is always the same. With The Shufflepack, the deck is always stacked with the blues.