The Shakin’ Nightmares play rock ‘n’ roll for the haunted soul: music to shake your arse to - dramatic, dark yet catchy songs, delivered with passion - music to chase the demons from our lives in three minute bursts.
Residing in the heavy industry stronghold of Redcar, north east England, the members of The Shakin’ Nightmares make a living by day working for the chemical plants, hydrocarbon stores and diggers of the earth that dominate the Tees Valley.
At night they emerge from the dark and the filth to make music that tells the tales of the good and the bad in human life as they try to resist the over-stimulation brought on by the constant shower of 21st century information, disinformation and lies.
Staying true to childhood memories of pubs and social clubs filled with human warmth as jukeboxes and mobile discos played singable, danceable music, their sound is staunchly songwriting-focused and stays faithful to the long-established pop music form.
Without being retro or pastiche, The Shakin’ Nightmares take influence from 50s rock ‘n’ roll, 70s punk and reggae, 80s post-punk, 90s Britpop and 00s indie, while pushing the guitar music they love forwards to keep the rock ‘n’ roll torch burning in an age of tempting and accessible digital music craft.
The band release single Alien Orders and tours England in April 2019.
The members are: Ryan Pilot - Vocals and guitar / Steve Traynor - Guitar / Sam McIngley - Bass and vocals / Glen Hodgson - Drums