Shaky Deville

I'm not sure what it is, but I feel like the guys in Shaky Deville like themselves a good fight. Its weird, I know - they're based out of Nashville for goodness sake (and if you've been to Nashville, you know some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet reside there)! But when I hear a band bringing it back with a mix of rock and Irish roots music... well, I agree that its a "nice kick in the ears." A description enough to confirm my suspicions!

Shakey Deville has a debut record out titled “Hot Asphalt”. We asked the trio to get into it: "I knew what I wanted, but, not exactly how to get to it. That's where they (producers Geoff Firebaugh and Andrew Dickson) stepped in and really rocked! Fans can expect a true, driving, hard-rock experience." If you're into Irish rock stylings, pick up this album. The guys in the band have another project underway titled Pie-Eyed Preachers (a mellower side of Shaky DeVille), so keep an eye out. They'll be busy with both bands, no doubt. There's more to get into, so keep reading for all the answers to the XXQ's.

XXQs: Shaky Deville (PEV): How would you describe your sound ?

Old school hard rock w./ obvious roots(Irish, country, blues), a nice kick in the ears

PEV: Calling Nashville home now, what kind of music where the members of the band into growing up?

That's the great thing about this band, we're into everything - lots of music all the time.

PEV: What can fans expect from a live Shaky DeVille show?

A lot of energy and sweat and drink

PEV: What is the first thing that comes to mind when you step on stage?

The first thing in my mind is I WANT TO PLAY NOW... I hate waiting.

PEV: Tell us the story behind the name of the band.

My Dad gave me a 1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, which by the end of it, literally shook all the time. That, plus the back-seat goings on you get a Shaky DeVille.

PEV: What was the underlining inspiration for your music? Where do get your best ideas for songs?

Attitude to go after what you want everyday. I grew up around ass-kickers.  And I am generally motivated by loyal, honest, free people and situations.

PEV: Thinking back to when you first started out do you ever look back at your career and think about your earlier days and how you’ve arrived where you are today?

Oh Yeah! I've been through it all in music,and quite a bit through life. Would'nt change a thing. I love where I'm at.

PEV: Was there a certain point in your life when you knew that music was going to be a goal for you?

When I was 11 or 12, I use to skip school with a back pack full of music,and just walk around listening and singing along. Not really thinking about anything but the music. It's been that way ever since.

PEV: Tell us about your official debut “Hot Asphalt”. What can fans expect from this?

It's Awesome! Ha! Geoff Firebaugh and Andrew Dickson did the recordings for Hobolight Records, and they really helped bring the true nature of the music out. I knew what I wanted but not exactly how to get to it. That's where they stepped in and really Rocked! Fans can expect a true, driving, hard-rock experience. I Hope

PEV: How is life on the road for you in the music world? Best and worst parts?

Being on the road is the best. Seeing,meeting and then Rockin' out with the crowds are phenomenal. Worst part is that, I like to go on hikes with my dog a lot and sometimes I'm not able to.

PEV: Is there one area you wish you could travel around and play that you have not yet?

Well, Europe. And especially Belfast,Ireland.

PEV: How have all your friends and family reacted to your career? What’s it like when you get to play at your hometown?

My family and friends are hugely supportive and playing in front of them is always an incredible feeling. Then it ends, and that part sucks.

PEV: What can we find each of you doing in your spare time, aside from playing/writing music?

Enjoying family and friends. And, working on a side project called Pie-Eyed Preachers.Which, is the mellower side of Shaky DeVille.

PEV: Name one present and past artist or group that would be your dream collaboration? Why?

AC/DC because they bring the power. And, The Dubliners (1968), because they covered all the bases, and brought Irish to the front.And, I think everyone shoul listen to Irish,at least a little bit.

PEV:  Is there an up and coming band or artist you think we should all be looking out for now?

I don't know about up and coming, but, everyone should check out Hillbilly Casino. These guys are pros,and wicked musicians.

PEV: If you weren’t playing music now what do you think each of you would be your career?

We're all builders. So, we'd be building something, I'm sure. Probably a bad-ass music pub.

PEV: So, what is next for Shaky DeVille?

We're looking forward to finishing our Pie-Eyed Preachers CD,and hitting the road w./ both bands.


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