Shed formed for one big hootenanny, but they never stopped
hootenannying. Shed are an evil gospel band for anyone
who ever listend to a hymn and thought, “That could
do with a kick up the hole”. An unholy and irreverant
mix of influences from old time folk legends like Stompin
Tom Connors and Johnny Horton, to punk and metal greats
like Primus, Tom Waits, and Drop Kick Murphys.
Shed were formed for an Irish wake to see a friend
off to foreign shores. They started this hootenanny
back in July 2016, and have been hootenanying ever since.
Shed’s influences come from all over, with each player
coming from a different musical background of Traditional
Irish, Garage Rock and Blues, Funk, Punk, Jazz and Metal.
And with little knowledge of americana, bluegrass or
gospel, they decided that this was path they wanted
Cillian (Rev. Louis James) Donlon preaches in a whiskey
cigarette growl. Commanding the congregation to hoot
and holler, to stomp their boots and raise the roof.
While he picks the banjo, Pete Rust either crunches
out a strong rhythm guitar or bends and contorts some
beautiful blues licks and solos. Ben McKenna marches,
slaps and tickles his bass, lending a wild groove that
will take your hips to hell and back. While Marty Smith
beats the everliving sin from his cajon forcing this
shambling mess ever forward.