Ventura, California is home to this powerhouse of a quintet, noticeable for their groove-based double drum sound and shredding guitar solos, memorable for catchy songs and the fun had dancing the night away at a Shaky Feelin’ show. A high energy jam band mixing the elements of rock, reggae, bluegrass and funk to create one of the most memorable live shows you’ll ever see! They draw inspiration from bands like Phish, the Grateful Dead, Sublime, the Disco Biscuits, and The Beatles, then deliver an evening of music that can only be described as the Shaky Feelin’ sound. The group consists of Mark Masson (guitar & vocals), Jeff Hiller (bass guitar), Paul Menchaca (drums & vocals), Cameron Probe (drums & percussion) and Franklin Murphy (keys & vocals). The creativity of the band allows for amazing song writing with a “let’s never play it the same way twice” attitude. With no fear of improvisational experimentation on stage, true communication, and strong musicianship this band has the ability to create powerful music that leaves a lasting impression. Shaky Feelin’ shows are a positive high-energy journey that quickly gets people to their feet, and leaves everyone filled with music, joy, and that… Shaky Feelin’!
Shaky Feelin’ has been playing primarily, in the SW region of the US and Colorado for the past 5 years and is looking to expand their fan base and reach by playing shows and festivals across the US. Some of the venues the band has played include; The Great American Music Hall, The Teragram Ballroom, The Troubadour, The Mint, Saint Rocke, The Canyon Club, and many others. Recent festivals include Lucidity Crossroads 2016, Apple Jam 2015, Tecopa Takeover 2015 & 2016, and The Ventura County Fair to name a few. Shaky Feelin’ has also opened for, shared the stage with, or performed after parties for Dragon Smoke, Cosmik Playground (members of Zappa/Umphrey’s and more), Vince Herman, Phish at Dick’s, Robert Randolph, Melvin Seals, The Motet, Particle, Dark Star Orchestra and more.
The band has just released their third CD, Insider Mind. This record does an amazing job capturing the different genres and elements that Shaky Feelin’ pulls from to create their sound and vibe. It’s available at all major digital outlets including iTunes. In December 2016, the band won a national online contest at JEMPRadio.com where fans across the country voted for their favorite music, and SF came out ahead. The band is now in regular rotation there and is also playing on Pandora and Spotify as well.
Shaky Feelin’ creates a rich musical experience, playing off the energy of each other on stage and from the energy of their fans getting shaky on the dance floor in front of them. Danceable grooves flowing through genres with alternating vocal and instrumental melodies keep listeners interested and yearning for more, knowing they’ll hear something new yet familiar that commands to be seen, heard and felt over and over again!