The Shuffle Demons
- June 24
- 6:30 pm
- TD Main Stage - OLG Grove
The Shuffle Demons first broke onto the Canadian music scene with an electrifying musical fusion that drew in equal measure from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. The band was one of the first indie acts to break out on MuchMusic. This band was genre bending, highly visually entertaining, funny, and best of all, could really PLAY. All their eye catching, crowd pleasing stunts were backed up by incredibly solid musicianship and real ground-breaking playing.
Over the course of their illustrious career The Shuffle Demons have released ten CDs, two hit videos, won several music awards, done numerous tv and radio appearances and toured nationally and internationally including 25 cross Canada tours, 5 US tours, 17 European tours, as well as tours of The Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa playing on big festival stages, theatres and clubs.
The band continues the tradition today with a great line-up of players that includes Juno Award winner Richard Underhill -alto sax & vocals, Kelly Jefferson and Matt Lagan - tenor saxes and vocals, Mike Downes - bass and vocals, and Stich Wynston -drums and vocals. Expect the same exciting, no holds barred performances that feature wild romps in the crowd, free jazz moments, danceable funk, poetry, killer solos and more. We are a crowd pleasing, full on musical group that backs up our stage antics with some phenomenal playing by some of Canada's most talented musicians. We play a mix of jazz, funk, rap, hip-hop and world music, wear spectacular hand painted suits and love to parade through the audience, a perfect festival, theatre or club act.shuffledemons.com