|All Shook Up, Rock 'n' Roll Trio
All Shook Up was formed in January of this year in the South East of the U.K., Alan (lead singer and guitar) and I (Graham, Double Bass) have worked together for over 10 years, in the Rockin' Crusaders and more recently as a duo, Nervous Breakdown, and other collectives in between.
In search of a drummer with the aim of getting back onto the circuit, we checked out Planet Jive and found Nina. We got together and liked what we found. Alan has been singing since he could talk and playing guitar since the age of 15. His influences, Elvis (of course), Cliff richard and Billy Fury, show through in his vocal clarity. We heard lately that his vocals may be too smooth for some tastes, I think it's fair to say we are Rock n Roll, rather than Rockabilly.
Nina grew up with music, she started as a singer at the age of 19 but later wanted to get onto the drums, her father still plays at the age of 73! her husband is a rock drummer, but with Nina, it always had to be Rock 'n' Roll, and she's played a few gigs, formerly with the Moonshiners for 2 years and she still steps in now and then for a few other bands.
For Myself, it always had to be Rock 'n' Roll too, from the first time I saw Marshall Lytle (the comets) standing on his bass, it was always going to be that way.
We put out set together by February, some we played before, such as Rip it Up, Twenty Flight Rock, Stray Cat Strut, Matchbox and Wondrous Place, to name a few and some we hadn't played before. We got oursleves out at a few local venues to try it out, put the demo together and put it out there. We have a few songs, penned by Alan which will become part of the set very soon, and we're toying with a few rock n roll conversions, taking songs from other genres and making them Jive.
For the future, we hope to get ourselves out there on the Rocking circuit, playing to the people who really appreciate what we do, to us, that's what it is all about.
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Courtesy of All Shook Up, 2008