“"You'd best be ready when Mark & Elle Mae tear into a tough rendition of Willie Dixon's "I'm Ready" smokin' hot, straight out of the gate!...This twosome really swings on the up-tempo numbers (like Fujiyama Mama), serving the listener an unignorable invitation to the open dance floor.” ”
— Del Villarreal, Ol' Skool Rodz
The Phantom Shakers
Heavily influenced by traditional rockabilly, Texas swing, and 60’s rock ’n’ roll, The Phantom Shakers have entertained audiences from Detroit to Los Angeles, Europe and back, cutting their teeth on some of the most esteemed venues, festivals and dives in the U.S. and abroad, warming up for artists like The Trashmen, Dex Romweber, Whitey Morgan & The 78’s since 2008.
They introduced their debut raw-cut EP “The Ghetto Session” in 2011 at the Metro Times Blowout, and quickly became Detroit's best kept secret. They went on to introduce their 7”-vinyl single, at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, in April 2012, followed by their debut European romp in Belgium and The Netherlands the following year.
Currently based in Austin, Texas, their latest EP, Right Behind You Baby, caught the ear of Austin icon, Dale Watson leading to his invitation to perform with him at the legendary Luckenbach, Texas for the first-ever Ameripolitan showcase in November 2013.
They have been featured on FOX 7-Good Day Austin in addition to several national and international internet radio programs, blogs and publications. They are currently working on new music for all lovers of roots rock 'n' roll.
Catch them if you can!