The Shanks

Live Act Rock and Roll Punk Rock Alternative Rock Garage Rock
The Shanks - Rock and Roll Punk Rock Alternative Rock Garage Rock Live Act in Toronto

The Shanks Short Info

Hailing from Mono Township, Ontario, The Shanks are the rock ‘n’ roll brainchild of songwriter/vocalist/bassist Ian Donald Starkey (St. Pistolwhip von Shakenstein), partnered with drummer John David Brummel (Colonel Crankshaft). The two have been creating gritty alternative punk rock together since 2010, although Starkey originally started the band in 2005, with the release of the EP “Here Come The Shanks” (self-released). Ten years later, with the release of “X” ep in October 2015, Ian Starkey sets up Here to Everywhere Entertainment Inc. as the new label and publishing home of The Shanks.

With comparisons to the likes of Alice Cooper and The Dead Boys, it’s no wonder that the duo were nominated for Album of the Year in 2014 by Exclaim! Magazine for their fourth album, “Surfing the Lexicon”, produced by Sir Ian Blurton and released in the US via Phratry Records. Their upcoming fifth full-length album (there have been several EPs along the way as well as a compilation album), titled “Prisons of Ecstasy”, was produced by Nicke Andersson (Entombed, Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric) and is due for a September 2016 release.

The Shanks have undertaken several tours in the US as well as Europe, showcasing at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg in 2014, where they secured distribution via Broken Silence Germany; with their most recent US tour taking place in the Fall / Winter of 2015, supporting UK’s legendary post-punk icons The Membranes.

The Shanks look forward to hitting the road again in Canada, the US, and Europe, promoting the new album.

Hailing from Mono Township, Ontario, The Shanks are the rock ‘n’ roll brainchild of songwriter/vocalist/bassist Ian Donald Starkey (St. Pistolwhip von Shakenstein), partnered with drummer John David Brummel (Colonel Crankshaft). The two have been creating gritty alternative punk rock together since 2010, although Starkey originally started the band in 2005, with the release of the EP “Here Come The Shanks” (self-released). Ten years later, with the release of “X” ep in October 2015, Ian Starkey sets up Here to Everywhere Entertainment Inc. as the new label and publishing home of The Shanks.

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Past Gigs The Shanks

  • 09 | 2016 Orebro, Sweden Live at Heart
  • 05 | 2015 Toronto Canadian Music Week
  • 09 | 2014 Hamburg Reeperbahn Festival

Discography The Shanks

  • 2016 Incarceration Man Single | Here to Everywhere
  • 2016 Do You Fear Me? Single | Here to Everywhere
  • 2016 Prisons of Ecstasy Album | Here to Everywhere
  • 2015 X EP | Here to Everywhere

Media

  • Video SHANKS "German Heavy Metal ...
  • Video SHANKS - Do You Fear Me? (O...
  • Video SHANKS "Prisons of Ecstasy"...

Origin

  • Toronto CA

Founded

  • 2005

Members

  • Pistolwhip von Shankenstein bass player / singer
  • Colonel Crankshaft drums / backing vocals

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