The Shakin’ Shivers

New Music Critique: The Shakin’ Shivers

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From Toledo, OH, The Shakin’ Shivers are a raw blues-rock duo fronted by Maddison, whose blistering voice delivers the perfect tone and texture for the band’s stripped-down blues-rock format. This lass can really rip it up at the mic, and her guitar playing has an impressive bite. What she does not yet have (and drummer Ryan, too) is the ability to make the listener forget about the absence of a bass player. As a result, these recordings seem a bit barren, undernourished. Perhaps in a live setting this duo can generate a rich, satisfying racket like Jack White with The White Stripes. But on record, the band’s shortcomings––limited musicianship and simplistic, repetitious lyrics––loom large.

Contact: theshakinshivers@gmail.com
Web: facebook.com/theshakinshivers
Seeking: Booking, Labels
Style: Blues-Rock