The band was formed in June, 2010 in San Diego, California when 4 friends - Jesse Pryor (gtr/vox), Will A Lerner (keys/vox/percussion), Kevin “Cuz” Donahue (bass), Fonda (drums/backing vox/Theremin)- found they shared a common love for vintage organs, hollow body guitars, Theremins, cool ties and a red sparkle drum kit. They’ve created a live show that’s a true rock revival, salvation firmly delivered through a relentless wall of sound on a sweat-filled dancefloor. It’s uplifting and unnerving at the same time, and it sure gets the audience dancing. With Cuz’s departure, SBU features John Falk on bass and backing vocals.
Shake Before Us has shared the stage with some great rock n roll bands, including the Hives (two sold-out So Cal shows, Feb. 2013), King Khan and the Shrines, Living Colour, Supersuckers, The Blasters, Holly Golightly, Old Man Markley, Mike Watt, Oblivions, as well as the Ink N Iron Festival 2012.
“Noisy, rocking, trash, garage, mayhem, 60's punk sci-fi dance music.”
Their “get buzzed and turn up the fuzz” attitude has yielded true tales of lost faith, booze, drugs, sin and self-doubt. Their songs are a maniacal mix of organ, guitar, dual howling vocals, deep drums and even deeper bass. They pair the past with the future for a sound that is vintage yet modern at the same time.
The band was formed in San Diego California when 4 friends - Jesse Pryor (gtr/vox), Will A Lerner (keys/vox), Kevin “Cuz” Donahue (bass) and Fonda (drums) - found they shared a common love for vintage organs, hollow body guitars, Theremins, cool ties and a red sparkle drum kit. They use all of these to their fullest to create a live show that Will describes as, “a rock revival where salvation is firmly delivered through a relentless wall of sound… Uplifting, yet strangely unnerving at the same time.” With Cuz's departure, SBU now includes John Falk on bass.
Total Play Time: Approx. 36 Minutes Engineered by Thomas Dellavecchia