There are several groups by this name:
1) The Shakers are a punk band out of Margate, FL.
2) The Shakers were an acoustic trio that became a popular group in the underground music scene in Nashville, TN, in the late 1980s. According to the group’s my space page:
Formed in 1986, The Shakers (Nashville) grew out of a desire to do a quickie side project based on the Tennessee legend of the Bell Witch. Oscar Rice and Robert Logue were members of rapidly rising Nashville rock group The Royal Court of China at the time, playing maximum volume shows in Nashville’s rock clubs. But after the two met vocalist Rebecca Stout in a small club (at one of the Georgia Satellites’ earliest Nashville shows), plans for the quieter Bell Witch project began to take shape. Debuting on Nashville’s club scene in the summer of 1986, the trio quickly gained a following and things began to grow beyond the original parameters of a Bell Witch project. By 1987 the Royal Court of China had signed with A&M Records, but the Shakers were also filling clubs and drawing media attention in town. In early 1988 with tensions flaring inside the Royal Court, Rice and Logue left the band and the deal to concentrate on the Shakers full-time. Later that year the original Bell Witch project finally came to fruition with the release on indie label Carlyle Records of “Living In the Shadow of a Spirit”, a four-song EP of songs dealing with the macabre legend. In 1990 Carlyle Records released the full-length acoustic CD “Songs From Beneath the Lake”. During this time the Shakers added Nashville drum ace Ken Coomer to the line-up and began playing as an electric/acoustic band. Later that year the Shakers signed a demo deal with Epic Records, but a full-fledged deal fell apart at the 11th hour. In 1993, an old-time music avatar named Greg Garing joined the band and remained throughout most of 1994. The Shakers played to a large and enthusiastic regional cult following but never released another record before going separate ways in late 1994.
3) A rock band from Los Angeles, CA
If it doesnt fit in our Honda Element, then we dont play it. Not a bad M.O. for a group of talent on the rise just cut the crap and rock out. That said, meet THE SHAKERS from Los Angeles a fun-loving yet gritty brand of good old fashioned rock n roll, fronted by the ever-so-charming and undeniably heart-warming Jodie Schell.
Just when you thought every musical hybrid had been realized, LAs THE SHAKERS have emerged as the missing link between soul and grit-rock. Previously described as The Black Keys meets Heart or even AC/DC meets The Supremes, The Shakers are able to peak potential listeners curiosity without even requiring the proverbial listen. All comparisons aside, the 4-piece outfit has created something truly original and charismatic a brand of modern music that the ill-remaining music industry has been so desperately aching for. Loud, unapologetic, and masters of the stage domain.
The project started in 2009, when guitarist and musical catalyst Chris Lee relocated from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in hopes of igniting some inspiration via the rays and glitz of Southern California. On the evening of his arrival, Chris coincidently met Jodie Schell a dynamic vocalist with unparalleled range and charm who immediately became the perfect fit. The night we were introduced I didnt realize it would only be a year or so before wed be selling out that very room we were standing in, Lee recalls. A few short weeks later when I saw Jodie perform as a back up singer and smash a tambourine on stage with the punk band she was in at the time was when I knew we had to be in a project together. A first writing session was quickly arranged, in which the duo wrote Low Lights, Already Gone, and put the finishing touches on Distress Signal solidifying The Shakers core sound and three key tracks for both their debut EP and 2011s appropriately titled Oh So Loud.
After winning the heart and commitment of exceptional drummer Nick Woods, The Shakers entered legendary NRG Studios with producer Sean Curiel to begin work on Loud. With the aid of the one and only Joseph Bunny Holiday at the boards, the band finished their first full-length record in time for a sold out performance at The Viper Room in Hollywood and an East Coast tour to follow. The duality of the two-producer arrangement was enticing, but for this next album we want more cohesive tones between the tracks, explains vocalist Jodie Schell. To that end, guitarist Chris Lee adds, For the new record well be producing it entirely ourselves, with a little help from Shooter Jennings/Gin Wigmore guitarist John Schreffler, Jr. at the boards. Well be doing the whole thing on 1 inch tape in his home studio, which none of us have ever done before. Itll be a truly old school approach. The Shakers will also have the benefit of new revered bassist Kyle Kozlowski, making his studio debut on their forthcoming album.
Fans can expect a shiny new record from The Shakers in spring of 2013. Until then, the band will continue to dominate the LA music arena, where a reputation of filling clubs like The Viper Room and Roxy Theatre keeps the lights on. The band has previously opened for such acts as Everclear, Our Lady Peace, The Motels, and Semi Precious Weapons.
In the words of vocalist Jodie Schell, Rock n roll is a lifestyle, and the day we can quit our day jobs and live every day like this will be the most important day of our lives. My heart might explode on that
4) Pop Group. Formed
1962, Göteborg, Sweden
Tommy Rander (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Roger Löfwendahl (guitar, harmonica, 1962-65), Elon Johansson (bass), Bo Börjesson (drums), Kjell "Ploppen" Andersson (bass, ?-1966), Göran Andersson (guitar, 1965), Juri Wiik (guitar, 1965-?), Conny Armenius (guitar), Conny Öhrling (guitar, 1965-?), Glenn Fahlman (bass, 1966-68), Johnny Andersson (guitar), Björn Linder (guitar, organ, piano), Bo Fahlman (drums).
Made more than 10 singles 1965-1968.
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