Stu Hamm, whose resume includes performing with Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Caifanes, says, "I have known Jeff and his music for years, and Jeremy and I are going to KICK THE SHIT out of this music on the APE SHIFTER tour!"
APE SHIFTER's second album, Ape Shifter II, was released earlier this year to critical acclaim. Fusing a classic heavy rock sound that arcs in the stoner rock direction with technical musical prowess, APE SHIFTER is dissimilar from any other progressive instrumental band.
"It is instrumental music without sounding like nerd rock," says Jeremy Colson, who also currently drums for Steve Vai and has worked with Billy Idol and Marty Friedman. "It is punk rock mentality with heavy grooves!!!"
Since releasing their self-titled debut in March 2017, APE SHIFTER has completed several European club tours and has shared bills with Loudness and The Skull, among others. Festival performances have included the main stage at Zytanien, Burg Herzberg Festival, OBOA, Free n Easy, Festival Kult!, and others.
Say Jeff Aug, "...Atomic Bitchwax comes close, but there is no one on the planet doing what APE SHIFTER does."
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in nearby Laurel, MD, Jeff Aug relocated to the foothills of the Alps in Southern Germany over 20 years ago. Since then, he has toured with notable musicians such as Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Greg Howe, Alex Skolnick, Carl Verheyen, Johnny A., Albert Lee, and has performed shows with an eclectic mix of artists including Jawbox, Shudder To Think, Joan Jett, Thee Hypnotics, Scorpions, Alice Cooper and Body Count with a previous band. He's worked with John Stabb from Government Issue, has been touring and recording with Anne Clark for the last 15 years and nas been touring as a solo guitarist for more than 25 years. Aug can also be heard on the Atari Teenage Riot album Is This Hyperreal?. Not surprisingly, Aug set the world record for the "most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours," not once but twice in 2009 and 2012). He´s been featured on NPR´s show Morning Edition and has had a #1 selling album on iTunes Acoustic Music Charts in the U.S.
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Based in Ipswich, England, The Adicts were always the jokers in the punk rock pack. The flamboyant 'Droog' image, and their urgent, high energy, up-tempo music and light-hearted lyrics, ensured The Adicts always stood out from the rest of the punk-rock fraternity.
It may have been a conscious effort to set ourselves against the somewhat unimaginative appearance of early '80s punk bands or just a perception that looking a certain way might be interesting and entertaining,' explained front man, Monkey.
The Adicts' debut album, Songs Of Praise (which many consider an absolute must-have punk rock classic) was released in 1981, and reached number 15 in the UK Indie charts, while the follow up, Sound Of Music released a year later, blazed a trail in the same charts, peaking at number 2.
Subsequent single hits in the 80s including 'Chinese Takeaway' and 'Bad Boy', television and video game placements for the song 'Viva La Revolution', as well as constant touring has helped The Adicts maintain a loyal and devoted fan-base all across the world.
Despite the chart success, The Adicts are best known for their live performances, which some have described as part childhood birthday party and part carnival - complete with confetti, streamers, magic tricks and outlandish outfits. Almost 35 years into their career, The Adicts are still entertaining and amazing crowds with their inimitable blend of high theatrics and good-time rock and roll.
Our message, such as it is, has always been, have fun,' Monkey stated, attempting to define the secret of their longevity. 'That's timeless and appeals to everyone.'
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has built its reputation the long, slow, hard way. After 12 years of playing as many as 300 shows each year, Rev. Peyton, the world’s foremost country blues finger-style picker, along with the biggest little band in the country has pieced together one of the most dedicated followings out there. This following is sure to eat up the band’s latest offering, Poor Until Payday, (the second on their own Family Owned Records label through hip Nashville indie Thirty Tigers) out October 5th, a country blues record that was made the right way — two feet on the ground and both hands getting dirty.
With all the power of a freight train, the Big Damn Band is known for its live shows. Rev. Peyton delivers guitar pyrotechnics the old fashioned way — ten fingers, a 6 string and an amp cranked at full tilt. In the country blues style, he plays the bass with his thumb, while picking the lead with his fingers at the same time. When he lifts the guitar behind his head to play there’s nothing but skill and 16 gauge nickel strings to make the sounds coming out of the speakers.
Beside him on stage are just two other people. His wife, “Washboard” Breezy Peyton playing with all the nuance and percussive power of a New Orleans drum line, and keeping the train moving is Max Senteney on a lean drum kit including a 5 gallon maple syrup bucket. Together they play Peyton’s wildman country blues that’s as much ZZ Top as it is Bukka White.
Their newest album "Go PZ Go" was released on June 2, 2018 on Chicken Ranch Records. The band is currently working on a new 7inch to celebrate their 20th anniversary, which will be released in early 2019.
Peelander-Yellow: Guitar/Vocals | Peelander-Purple: Bass
Peelander-Pink: Vocals | Peelander-Green: Drums
With over 9 million views on YouTube, 490k listeners on Spotify and almost 150k followers collectively on Facebook and Instagram, it goes to show how the bands ability to craft songs that resonate with their listeners has projected them to not only best loved live and festival band but also recorded favourites.
Having notable success with their debut album, the band has also received the Triple J feature album, #11 and #71 in the Triple J hottest 100 in 2018. Skegss hard working ethos has also seen them play main stages at Australia's biggest music festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Laneway Festival, Spilt Milk and Groovin the Moo to name a few.