Just like an expert bartender mixes flavors together to excite your taste buds, SHAKIN' and STIRRED blends hit songs and high jinks together to create intoxicating live shows that excite all your other senses.
The key ingredients in the band's recipe:
- Female Friendly Music - When the ladies are happy, everybody is happy. 'Nuff said.
- Timing the Crowd - When the music stops, crowds can lose interest. SHAKIN' and STIRRED blends together dance songs to keep people on the dance floor longer. Set lists are also strategically designed to keep up the crowd's energy level and avoid show breaks during times when people typically think about leaving the club.
- Audience Interaction - Live shows feature a variety of antics and drinking games to make the crowd part of the show.
A little bit martini bar and a little bit roadhouse... a little bit top-shelf and a little bit rot-gut... SHAKIN' and STIRRED mixes it all together to keep your event or venue jumping with favorite hit songs from the past 3 decades. There is something for every party audience that will leave them shakin' and stirred.
MEET THE BAND...
The SHAKIN' and STIRRED party band performs at many Central Ohio area night clubs, bars, private events, weddings and outdoor fesitvals. Says lead singer Sean Svendsen, "We were all in other successful bands. After meeting we found that we had a love for entertaining crowds and a similar vision for party music so we formed SHAKIN' and STIRRED and haven't looked back."
SEAN SVENDSEN - singin' and dancin'
Sean loves getting people up and dancing. He craves the energy of a live show and he loves interacting with the crowd. He's been the lead singer for several rock/dance cover bands and has performed at notable local venues including the Hollywood Casino. Sean started SHAKIN' and STIRRED in 2017 and since he had the least amount of experience, naturally the band made him manager, LOL. He is also a designer by profession and does all the artwork and marketing for the band. When it comes to booze... Sean likes colorful drinks with umbrellas in them.
ROB ARMSTRONG - guitar pickin' and shenanigans
Rob "The Milkman" Armstrong is an icon in the Columbus music scene and has played with many different bands including such amazing local artists as The Martini Affair and Six Foot Blonde. Besides being an awesome guitarist, Rob's true talent is ensuring everyone is having a great time. He's a real showman who jokes and smiles constantly and he makes everyone feel like they are part of the show. Ask him to tell you the story of how he got is nickname. It's a good one! Oh, and he enjoys bourbon... good bourbon.
GARY RICE - bringin' dat funky bass
Gary is a well-traveled bassist who has performed all over the world from Germany, Japan, Greece, Italy, Korea, Ireland, and across the U.S.A. as a member of the Air Force TopsInBlue and as a former Navy Musician. He has performed various styles of music but loves nothing more than bringing the funk and making booty’s shake on the dance floor. By day, he works in the IT department at OSU and when it’s time for a cocktail, he prefers bourbon neat.
JOHN LARKIN - drummin' and singin'
John knows how to rock a steady beat and has also been in a number of cover bands including, "Voodoo Mary," "The Rhythm Kings", "28 Eyes" and "Alan Reed Band." He's a Cleveland Indians fan and once performed in front of the crowd at a Major League Baseball play off game. His favorite party songs are "anything by the B-52's" and his favorite party beverage is Tito's Vodka. Watch out party people, he's also a fireman by trade and has been known to set the stage ablaze!
TYLER EVE - keys, guitars and singin'
Tyler has been playing keys for 27 years. He loves playing funky dance and hip-hop music, which is ironic because his dance moves consist mostly of finger guns and pelvic thrusts. He's played with the Rocketmen, Flytown and (several other cover bands nobody has ever heard of.) By day, he works in human resources and by night he flys around in a Batman cape. (OK, that last bit isn't true...mostly). His favorite adult drink is Sprite with cherries. (Which we are pretty sure is called a Shirley Temple, BTW.)