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Buster Shuffle

Buster Shuffle
Hometown: London Town Current Label: Burning Heart Records Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Jet Baker - Piano & Vocals.
Terry Mascali - Drums.
James Stickley - Guitar.
Gravy - Bass.

Buster Shuffle Bio:

London's Buster Shuffle are getting ready for an all-out assault with the release of latest album 'Naked' on September 20th. Mixed by the former protege of megastar Adele producer, Paul Epworth - the much-in-demand Jamie Ellis (Florence & The Machine, The Rifles) - there's no question this album represents a collection of songs with the quality to propel the band to the status they so richly deserve. Set to be debuted at Bestival later this summer, standout songs, including the insanely catchy 'Naked', 'Devon' and 'South' (previewed to a sold-out London Barfly earlier in the year), boast truly inspired melodies and arrangements - an effortless fusion of ska and indie pop (think Madness crossed with Blur) with magnificently mischievous lyrics and a proper, authentic rock and roll sound. Already a big deal with a dedicated following on the European circuit, Buster Shuffle built their reputation touring the UK with the likes of The Holloways, The Wombats, Goldie Lookin' Chain and Chas 'n' Dave, before signing to EMI offshoot People Like You. Uncut magazine gave debut album 'Our Night Out' four stars, while the follow-up LP 'Do Nothing' (which featured collaborations with Micky Gallagher of The Blockheads/The Clash, Roddy Radiation of The Specials and contemporary indie heroes Ian Catskillkin of Art Brut and Wag of The Infidels) regularly charted on European bestseller lists as well as featuring on BBC Radio and XFM (where frontman Jet Baker was a regular on Danny Wallace's breakfast show). Sold-out shows in practically every major European city followed (from Berlin to Vienna and every letter in between), as well as high-profile festival slots alongside the likes of Lee Scratch Perry in Germany, Frank Turner in Czechoslovakia and massive arena shows in Italy with Drop Kick Murphys. Since then, UK supports with Madness, The Blockheads, The Rifles and Shed Seven, along with packed out in-store Fred Perry subculture gigs have further enhanced the band's burgeoning reputation. In 2013, Buster Shuffle conquered yet more new territories, playing to huge crowds at festivals in France and stepping up a level to world famous festivals including Dour in Belgium and Fusion in Germany, as well Wickerman and Rebellion in the UK. Buster Shuffle is … the virtuoso, creative behemoth, Jet Baker on piano and lead vocals, the best rhythm section you could hope to find in the shape of Terry Mascall on drums and Dave Gravy on bass, James Stickley, giving heart and soul, on guitar.

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