Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sham Wow! The Shams Band and Derek Nelson Rock The Residency at Schubas Monday #Live Show Photos

The Shams BandDerek Nelson were awesome in the second night of The Shams Band's month long residency!   Schubas is 21+ unless otherwise noted, but these shows make a great parents' night out.   In fact, Shams Band singer/lead guitar player, Donnie Biggins, is about to be a first time dad in September!

Here is their set list and ChiIL Live Shows' original stills from Schubas Tavern Monday night: 

In The Sun 
Trunk Whiskey 
We've Never Met
Zan Wit That Lean (Soulja Boy)
Cold City
Love You The Most
The Des Plaines River
Travel By Sea
Pour Me A Drink
Handle With Care (The Traveling Wilburys)
Virgin Mary
You Will Never Know
Wake Up
I'm Not Sorry

Catch them every Monday in July with different openers.  They're rockin' their new album, Cold City, and breakin' out old favorites as well.  We've been enjoying The Shams Band for the past 3 years and have shot stills and video of their shows from Chicago Blue Grass & Blues Fest 2012, Lincoln Hall, and even intimate Logan Square Bars like Coles and The Whistler.

Blast from the past:   ChiIL Live Shows video-The Whistler
The Shams Band cover Maggie's Farm 3-13-11

The Shams-Maggie's Farm 3-13-11 from ChiIL Mama on Vimeo.

ChiIL Live Shows will be back to shoot again at Schubas on the 30th and we're discussing vid interview possibilities.   We'll also have a full review of Cold City up soon.   In the past, we've given away several copies of their prior CD, Champagne, and show tickets, too, so we'll see what we can do for our readers, moving forward.

We're still editing HD video and will have clips up on YouTube soon, if the band's cool with it, so check back like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often. 

I feel like we've watched these guys grow up, physically and musically, over the past 3 years.    Check out our Shams Band shots from Do Division 2011 Here and an even earlier show 1-27-11 at Lincoln Hall here.

Click here to purchase current Schubas Shams Band tickets.   

  • MONDAY 07/23/2012 8:00 PM | 21+ | $6.00 ($15.00 - FOUR SHOW RESIDENCY TICKET PACKAGE)

The Shams Band will be celebrating their second full length record, Cold City by hosting their own July residency at Schubas Tavern.

Music is supposed to be fun, exciting, thought provoking and daring. On every live performance, The Shams Band makes sure that their audience leaves each concert with a personal feeling of satisfaction. Drawing heavily from their Kinks, Rolling Stones, and Wilco influences, singer/songwriters Biggins/Gulyas create distinct, personal songs. Once completed with unique four-part harmonies, the songs come to life, tell stories, and send audiences singing all the way home.

The Shams Band features music trapezing the line between blues, country, and pop music. They have opened for national acts Drive-By Truckers, Dawes, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

The Shams Band is the epitome of a "do-it-yourself" group. They get every audience excited and dancing from their catchy hooks and rock 'n roll atmosphere. It's whiskey-driven. It's a party. It's rock 'n roll with a banjo.

1 comment:

  1. Win free pairs of tixs to the next 2 Monday Shams Band Shows at ChiIL Live Shows!

    ChiIL Live Shows is giving away TWO pairs of tickets to both of The Shams Bands' next two Monday night residency shows at Schubas!! Click the Giveaway button in the top bar of the ChiIL Live Shows FB page next to likes to enter!

    First two ticket pair winners will be announced this Sunday (7/22) at noon! Click the link here for full show info.