the mid 90s the New York band Sharks
stormed around the East Coast of America, achieving legendary
status before splintering. "Soulful & Intense"
was their credo. Their classic heavy, funky blues rock had few
peers in the bland Alternative dominated scene, and they stuck
out... in a good way. Audiences responded...They were hungry
for what Sharks were offering.
They drew crowds at their gigs, record companies were knocking
at their doors, but the four fiery personalities were unable
to remain in the same orbit. It took 17 years, but the three
pivotal, original members have reformed.
"I realized that what we had was a rare, once-in-a-lifetime
thing and that I wasn't gonna find it anywhere else. This time
there's no tension. We all appreciate the value of what we have."
says bassist Randy Pratt.
From the first reunion gig, the old magic was evident. Rachel
Stavish, a mere 17 years old when the band formed,
has lost none of her appeal. If anything, her amazing voice
has gained maturity, has even more gravitas. “Life is
short. We're on fire and here to reclaim what we had" she
Drummer Phil Weiss recently
joined the Sharks lineup.
Phil brings world class drumming to the band coming from a great
number of influences, adding lots of fuel to the blaze.
wear our influences on our sleeves, this is serious" says
guitarist David Lanik. Come
see and hear for yourself!