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THe sHinE-oLas

Tasty Sounds from the Sweet Lowdown

Tasty Sounds from the 

Sweet Lowdown


The Shineolas are a dynamic group of award winning veteran performers, multi instrumentalists and seasoned vocalists Featuring:

Bruce Gerrish, John Ellis, Marty Steele and James McRae. The group combines a dazzling array of captivating musical styles delivered with a funky, rollicking flair that includes great melodies and killer harmonies. Expect lots of catchy original songs and unique remakes of forgotten gems.

The Shineolas music has an eclectic "good-time" feel that combines elements of

Texas Swing, Roots, Funk, New Orleans R&B, Country, Blues, Gospel, Folk, Bluegrass and Vintage Jazz. Their high calibre musicianship and combined musical experience offers audiences a listening treat and high energy entertainment.




The Shineola's sound is reminiscent of other artists such as: Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Roger Miller, John Hiatt, Tom Waits and Guy Clark.

The Shineolas are well known throughout Vancouver, BC
and Vancouver Island, BC where they play a wide variety of venues including: festivals, clubs, house concerts, special events, fundraisers and private parties, wakes and divorce settlments!

Their studio album, "Quirqophony" can be streamed or down loaded from Soundcloud.

The Shineolas perform as a a cracker jack four-piece rhythm section or as a 6 or 7 piece powerhouse with the addition of the Spit-Shine Horns that guarantees to have toes tappin' and feet dancin'! All band member are fantastic high-quality musicians and singers who really know how to entertain. 

The SHinE-olas
Marty Steele
Keys, Vocals, Musical Director 
Bruce Gerrish 
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Lead Vocals, Guitars, Banjo, Uke 
Tom Neville 
Violin, Mandolin, Guitar & Vocals
John Ellis 
Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Guitars, Banjo, Mandolin & Vocals 
James McRae
Drums & Percussion, Vocals, 
Larry Miller 
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Sax & Clarinet
Hear The Shineolas 

From the ShineOlas CD 'Quirophony" 

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The Shineolas: Tasty Sounds from The Sweet Lowdown!

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