Fronted by Singer/Songwriter Emma-Louise, with Rupert Jenner on electric guitar, Toby Mellonie on double-bass, and a driving drum beat, this four piece 'filly-billy' band is sweetening the palate of Bris-Vegas rockers. With their own high-energy brand of music, the Sugar Shakers represent the styles and sounds of the late forties and early fifties.
But don't let the name fool you, they're not all sweetness and light. The last two years have seen them supporting big name acts like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Imelda May, as well as playing numerous Festivals including Big Day Out. The Sugar Shakers have been playing their way around the east coast of Australia entertaining punters with their raunchy numbers.
While 2010 saw the band record a 7 track self-titled EP, 2012 has brought the launch of their full 12-track album of original music; titled 'Red Rocket Baby'. This 'something for everyone' album puts a contemporary spin on the genres that we all love: Rockabilly, Swing and Rock'n'Roll, with a couple of country and jazz numbers.
The Sugar Shakers are available for up to 4 hrs of music; this includes covers by many well-known singers of the 40's and 50's (Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, Patsy Cline, Pat Ferguson and many more).
The Sugar Shakers are moving fast so be on the lookout for when this four piece hits your town, you won’t want to miss their up-beat energetic show. You’re bound to be enslaved by the mix of rockin’ and swingin’ sounds.
With a dynamic set of styles that include: Rockabilly, Swing, Blues, full-tilt Rock’n’Roll and a touch of Mexicana; The Sugar Shakers combine old favorites’ with a raunchy lineup of originals; direct from their debut CD.
Forming in 2008, this 4-piece “swingabilly” band have gigged and toured extensively with national and international bands with the success of building a large and loyal fan-base.
With an album in the pipeline and a national tour on the cards, the future looks “sweet” for this killer kitten and her 3 cats!
“Kicking off the night were local favourites The Sugar Shakers with Miss Emma-Louise charming the crowd as usual with her honey-lined voice and hips to match in time to the music...Toby Mellonie on stand-up bass kept it going while Rupert Jenner on guitar seriously rocked the house with 'Patiently", "Fool I Am" and "Saving My Love".
This band is so much fun to watch as they have a stage energy that is all at once commanding and intimate with the crowd.”
- Charley Traynor, Nova FM