Sneak Preview is a preview of Finn & the Sharks brand new 16 song release, Built To Last on UpSouth Recordings. It is now available here at CDBaby. Go to cdbaby.com/finnsharks3 now!!!!
Finn & the Sharks have been hailed as one of the greatest of the neo-rockabilly bands to emerge out of the early 80’s revival of the genre but they never did and still do not fit neatly into the 'rockabilly' category. Their influences are broad and deep as a listen to this 4 song CD Sneak Preview of the new album the band is currently recording will attest.
“Shark Therapy,”, also available at CDBaby, was released in 2005 and includes many of their previously unreleased recordings. It has garnered raves from around the world, including the following, which describe the diversity Finn & the Sharks have to offer.
“What strikes me when listening to this CD is the variation! Here you find everything from new wave and ska to straight rockabilly... all songs are of high quality, regardless of musical style!.” Arilde Rones Rockaround (Swedish webzine).
“The members have long traversed with naturalness, the disparate boulevards and backroads of American popular culture. Rockabilly,Country, Blues,unadorned Rock’n’Roll ... Finn and the Sharks are fluent in all of them.” DC Larson, Rockabilly Magazine, Texas.
The band members, individually and collectively, are longtime music industry journeymen whose list of credits include having worked with B.B. King, Dave Edmunds, Wilson Picket, Sam & Dave, Robert Gordon, Sleepy LaBeefe, Commander Cody, Asleep At The Wheel, The Psychedelic Furs, Joe Ely, David Bromberg, Lenny Kaye, Wayne Kramer, The Sun Rhythm Section w/ Sonny Burgess & DJ Fontana, Luther Allison, Robert Junior Lockwood, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, and many others. Steven and Eddie backed up Carl Perkins in the feature film, "The Other Side Of Nashville," while Jimmy played bass on a single called, "Let's Put The Fun Back In Rock'n'roll," that featured Bo Diddley, Freddy Cannon and members of Dion's Belmonts. Billy and Muddy Roues have written and/or recorded with Vassar Clements, Johnny Johnson, Lonnie Mack, Jo El Sonnier, rapper DMC (of RunDMC) and Muscle Shoals greats Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham. Billy has also written songs with Danny Flowers ("Livin' On Tulsa Time") who co-wrote "Don't Get Me Started which is featured on this CD. Brother Steven "Muddy" Roues played blues harp behind John Lee Hooker. Drummer, Ed "The Hammerhead" Steinberg plays a short segue on Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.” All are songwriters of some note and their songs have been covered by other artists in the soundtracks of movie and television productions throughout the world.
Their live shows are legendary for being high energy, heart pumping and roof shaking affairs leaving audiences breathless yet begging for more. They are not to be missed!
As the title of one of the songs on their new release says, Finn & the Sharks are, “Rip Roarin’ Ready and Rarin’ To Go!”
Finn & the Sharks are:
James "the Finn" Finnen (lead vocals, standup bass, guitar and baritone sax),
Billy Roues (lead guitar and vocals)
Steven "Muddy" Roues (stand up bass, acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals)
Ed "The Hammerhead" Steinberg (drums and vocals)