THE SHAFTMEN are a four member Canadian Blues Rock/Roots band from Timmins Ontario Canada also the home of world wide icon SHANIA TWAIN.
THE SHAFTMEN are set to release their third all original cd Titled The World's Gone Crazy produced by John Emms and George Witham.
The SHAFTMEN have just released a great new ADULT ROCK single titled MY BABY SAYS
THE BAND'S sound has been described by critics and fans as accessibile, melodic blues rock/roots music in the vein of Van Morrison, The Jeff Healey Band combined with the heartland rock n' roll of Bob Seger. Their cd's are produced by Juno (Your Grammy) winning Canadian bluesman Jack De Keyzer who also adds his stunning guitar prowess to the band's albums.
The band has released 2 cd's MINING THE BLUES 2006 and PAYCHEQUE BLUES 2009. Both cd's have gained NATIONAL AIRPLAY via CBC GALAXIE BLUES SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES..and various stations in Europe. The group has 12 videos on www.youtube.com and has been reviewed favorably in Blues Revue, Maple Blues Magazine and various publications in their native Canada
The band consists of JOHN EMMS-lead vocals, guitar, songwriter, Gilbert Boissonneault- Bass Guitar, Mike Charette-drums, Joe Di Marco-keyboards