Ska/rock’n’roll/indie rock band BUSTER SHUFFLE European tour dates can be seen below.
08.12. London – O2 Idigo (Great Britain)
13.12. Prague – Lucerna Music Bar (Czech Republic)
14.12. Kufstein – Q-West (Austria)
15.12. Ostrava – Club Marley (Czech Republic)
28.12. Görlitz – Landskronkulturbrauerei (Germany)
29.12. Antwerpen – Kavka (Belgium)
24.03. Bedford – Esquires (Great Britain)
14.04. Berlin – Punk & Disorderly Festival (Germany)
21.04. Bridport – Electric Palace (Great Britain)
05.05. London – International SKA Festival (Great Britain)
10.05. Köln – Sonic Ballroom (Germany)
11.05. Frankfurt – Das Bett (Germany)
12.05. Gütersloh – Die Weberei (Germany)
15.05. Saarbrücken – Garage (Germany)
16.05. Bamberg – Sound’n’Arts (Germany)
17.05. Waldkirchen – AJZ Dorftrottel (Germany)
18.05. Wien – B72 (Austria)
19.05. Pforzheim – Bottich (Germany)
20.05. Brussels – Magasin4 (Belgium)
31.05. Marburg – KFZ (Germany)
01.06. Ellerdorf – Wilwarin Festival (Germany)
02.06. Silkeborg – Hede Rytmer Festival (Denmark)
06.06. Rome – Orion Live (Italy) + DROPKICK MURPHYS
07.06. Bologna – Estragon (Italy) + DROPKICK MURPHYS
08.06. Eindhoven – The Rambler (Netherlands)
12.06. London – 100 Club (Great Britain)
22.06. Berlin – Wild At Heart (Germany)
23.06. Rosslau – This Is Ska Festival (Germany)
07.07. Brigthon – Paddle Round The Pier (Great Britain)
13.07. Northamptonshire – Vintage Festival (Great Britain)
15.07. Tabor – Mighty Sounds Festival (Czech Republic)
16.07. Bad Hersfeld – Jugendzentrum (Germany) + STREET DOGS
20.07. Glaubitz – Back To Future Festival (Germany)
22.07. München – Free & Easy Festival (Germany) + LEFT ALONE
23.07. Jena – Kassablanca (Germany)
25.07. Freiburg – Walfisch (Germany)
26.07. Weinheim – Café Central (Germany)
27.07. Sarntheim-Bozen – Rock In Dusty Valley (Italy)
28.07. Düsseldorf – Scream It Out Loud Festival (Germany)
03.08. Birmingham – Hop Pole (Great Britain)
04.08. Derbyshire – Run To The Hills Scooter Rally (Great Britain)
10.08. Leicestershire – Strawberry Field Festival (Great Britain)
25.08. Chester – Funkbud (Great Britain)
26.08. London – Islington- Metalworks Carnival Special (Great Britain)
01.09. Wien – Ostclub (Austria)
02.09. Niedergöhrsdorf – Spirit From The Street Festival (Germany)
20.09. Hengelo – Innocent (Netherlands)
21.09. Bochum – Kulturbahnhof (Germany)
22.09. Winterthur – Gaswerk (Switzerland)
26.10. Dülmen – Neue Spinnerei (Germany)
27.10. Annaberg-Buchholz – Alte Brauerei (Germany)
02.11. Hamburg – Indra Club (Germany)
03.11. Leipzig – Dynamite Skafestival @ Felsenkeller (Germany)
09.11. Frankfurt – Das Bett (Germany)
10.11. Oberhausen – Kulttempel (Germany)
11.11. Hengelo – Innocent (Netherlands)
12.11. Strasbourg – Mudd Club (France)
13.11. Bern – Reitschule (Switzerland)
14.11. Zürich – Eldorado (Switzerland)
15.11. Bologna – Freakout Club (Italy)
16.11. Milano – Zam (Italy)
17.11. Egna/Neumarkt – Point (Italy)
BUSTER SHUFFLE – “Me Myself And I” video:
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The four-piece has been energetically slinging a piano, double bass, guitar and drum kit all around London over the past three years. And with their brand of piano bashing cockney ska, their authentic rock’n’roll sound and eminently catchy feel-good songs, they have already established a large fan-base across the capital and beyond, not to mention the recording of a magnificent debut album entitled “Our Night Out”, released in Autumn 2009. The Album “Our Night Out” will exclusively be available on their tour with their new label mates, the German punkrock institution the BROILERS. If you can’t make it to the tour you need to wait until March 28th of 2011, then “Our Night Out” will hit all stores over Europe, it will be digitally available on December 28th at all download platforms.
BUSTER SHUFFLE’s line-up comprises Jet Baker, on piano and lead vocals, “the best drummer we could find” Terry Mascall, on drums, Tim Connell aka Popeye Doyle, on upright bass and James Stickley on guitar and backing vocals. Since the release of their debut album “Our Night Out”, which garnered several amazing reviews including 4/5 Stars in Uncut, the boys have left their beloved London to go on the road, initially playing a number of support dates up and down the UK, gradating to individual shows in Europe, culminating in headline slots at festivals in Germany and the Netherlands over the Summer. BUSTER SHUFFLE’s hard-working, never-say-die spirit is perhaps best summed up by their impromptu ten-gigs-in-a-day, unplugged marathon during London’s “Play Me I’m Yours Festival”, charmingly documented in the video “Ten Pianos”. Using a mixture of public transport and foot slogging, the intrepid lads targeted a number of pianos strategically placed by the Mayor at various landmarks across the capital, miraculously evading arrest and much to the delight and amusement of thronging crowds.
When they supported Goldie Looking Chain, a member of the Welsh rapping band told the boys: “Don’t take this the wrong way but my Mum would really like you and so would my girlfriend!” And this is also part of the band’s vast appeal; piano-stomper Jet was also told by another fan that “everyone’s got a bit of BUSTER SHUFFLE in them.” You simply cannot fail to have a good time at one of BUSTER SHUFFLE‘s gigs with the relentless energy and hits such as “Me, Myself and I”, “You’re Alright” and “I’ll Get My Coat”. Whether young or old, it is virtually impossible not to stop yourself moving when you hear the band play.It was their hugely entertaining and energetic live shows, coupled with Baker’s no-nonsense, unpretentious lyrics and well-crafted tunes that initially caught the eye and ears of Art Brut guitarist Ian Catskilkin, who produced their debut album. BUSTER SHUFFLE decided to follow in the footsteps of American bands like VAMPIRE WEEKEND and THE FLEET FOXES, who also put together homemade albums. Jet says: “We did two days in a studio to get all the drums and the backing tracks down, nailed it and then spent two weeks in my bedroom in my sleeping bag — used as a sound-booth, gaffa-taped to the roof.”
The result is “Our Night Out”, an eclectic mix of high-spirited, rocking songs that tell stories about everyday life aimed to make their audience laugh at the simple things in life and the world around them instead of taking things too seriously. Arguments, bus journeys, cats, relationships, mates, political love affairs, dirty older women, anti-social behaviour, football—you name it, Baker will write a song about it! Their latest video for their previous single for instance, tells a witty and all too familiar tale of how a normal night out goes horribly wrong — accompanied of course by BUSTER SHUFFLE’s characteristically infectious ska beat and raw energy. You might say that Buster Shuffle’s music is as British as fish and chips itself. This overall cultural appeal, coupled the sharp arrangements and superbly crafted songs on the album, translates extremely well into the live context, be it the more intimate club venues in the capital which the band started out playing, all the way to bigger festival stages. That’s where they took attention of Germany based punkrock label People Like You Records, no long discussion about that. Everybody was so impressed about BUSTER SHUFFLE that it just took a short time after the contract was signed.
As a result the boys have already started writing new song for the follow-up album to “Our Night out”. Apart from another slew of Jet Baker’s energetic, catchy songs replete with characteristically witty narratives about the ups and downs of modern life in the metropolis, the new album promises guest appearances from a couple of legendary figures from the world of music: Micky Gallagher (Ian Dury & The Blockheads and The Clash) has already been in the studio with Jet and the boys to play on a couple of songs, but the identity of the other guest remains a closely guarded secret. It would seem then that Buster Shuffle’s persistent attitude has paid off. Alongside securing a record deal, writing and recording the new album, the band will be embarking on a short tour of Germany and Switzerland this Autumn together with the BROILERS, followed by the prospect of an extensive European tour before Christmas. The future is certainly looking bright for Buster Shuffle!
PUBLISHED on January 27, 2012.
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