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...
Although SHAKIN' and STIRRED is a relatively newer party band from Columbus, Ohio its members have been performing at night clubs, bars, private events, weddings and outdoor fesitvals for many years. 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 enjoys singing a broad range of music and loves interacting with crowds. He craves the energy of a live show and his real talent is getting people up and dancing. He's been the lead singer for several rock/dance cover bands and performed at notable local venues including the Hollywood Casino. He is also a designer by profession and does all the artwork for the band. When it comes to booze...Sean will drink anything with an umbrella in it.
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.
STEVE GROVES - bass strummin' and singin'
Steve is the friendliest guy we know and always has a smile on his face. Before joining us, Steve held down the low end of the bass groove in a variety of cover bands including "Tailgatorz," "Taylor Station Band", and "Purple Betty." He's performed in Chicago, Washington D.C., and opened for national acts such as "Blood Sweat and Tears" and "LoCash." When Steve is not on stage, he enjoys traveling and seeing the world. Steve's favorite day is Fireball Friday!
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!
JOHN CLARK - keyboard playin' and singin'
John has been tickling the ivories for several decades and previously played keys in the bands "Jamie Said So" and "Stiff Kitty." As a former professional radio and television producer he understands the entertainment industry well and knows how to put on a fun concert. He once even appeared on the TV show "People's Court" fighting for his right to party! On stage, he loves playing "anything that gets people out of their seats." Off stage, he enjoys drinking margaritas...shakin' OR stirred.