The Shakers rattled The Roxy Theatre, on Feb. 21. Sons of the Damned, The Blank Faces, Fevamode and Love and a .38 were also the opening acts. Charlie Don’t Surf was the headlining act.
Jodie Schell is the vocalist, Chris Lee is the guitarist and backup vocalist, Kyle Kozlowki is the bassist and Nick Woods is the drummer of The Shakers. Schell is also the harmonicist and tambourinist.
Schell appeared on stage first and sang over an instrumental for “I’ll Find You”. Lee provided backup vocals and performed a guitar solo, as he stood at the edge of center stage. Woods continued to strike his drums, as The Shakers proceeded with “Bad Thing”.
Before The Shakers covered Golden Earring’s “Radar Love”, Schell dedicated the performance to her father. She thanked him for putting the song on many of the mixed CDs he made her throughout the years, as she pointed to him in the crowd.
After “Hey Lil’ Darlin’”, Schell explained the reasoning behind the balloons which were inflated on both sides of Woods. She mentioned it was her birthday and shortly after, an audience member gave her a gift. Lee joked and said it was probably another scarf. She smiled at him and the gift was a jacket.
“Set My Sights” followed “Gimme Honey” and Schell said it had been recorded the year before. She went onto say it will be featured on their new album, “Rescue Team”, which will be arriving in the spring. Then, she picked up a golden tambourine and continued to play with the drum beat of Woods.
When the harmonica-heavy “Train Song” came to an end, Schell announced there was another person celebrating their birthday in attendance. She invited Kozlowski’s girlfriend onto the stage with The Shakers. Lee accompanied everyone, as they sang “Happy Birthday To You”. As Kozlowski’s was about to depart from the stage, he stopped her and proposed to her. She walked over to Schell’s microphone and accepted his proposal.
Afterwards, Kozlowski escorted his new fiancée off the stage. Lee poked fun of Kozlowski’s gentleman-like behavior. He said they were actually going to make love and it would only last 30 seconds. Then, he played the theme to “Jeopardy” and Woods helped provide percussion. When Kozlowski arrived on stage, The Shakers ended their set with “It’s Me”.
“Over And Under”, “I Spy” and “Villain” were also part of The Shakers’ set.