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Strange Radio EP

 

We are top Shelf Shake

 

Top Shelf Shake is a 3-piece band hailing from Chino, California with an explosive sound that combines Rock, Ska, and Punk into a distinctly different style that they call their own. With thought-provoking lyrics and catchy melodies, their songs are a fresh yet familiar take on the quintessential “SoCal sound.” Their latest release “Strange Radio" EP (2018) features songs inspired by pop culture, personal struggles, and the state of the world as we know it. Since their inception in the Spring of 2014, they’ve set out to create music that encourages independent, positive thinking, and a healthy ability to question authority.

 

 
Marco began playing drums at the tender age of 7, but it wasn’t until 10 years later that he realized he was really meant to create and play music. At that point he made the effort to learn as much as he could to progress as a musician and be as versatile as possible.

Marco spent a few years studying with some of Los Angeles’ best musicians and most head-turning up and comers; while also pulling influence from his favorite drumming ‘Greats’, cinema, literature, and life experience that came his way. Despite his years behind the kit and his many accolades, however, he prefers to let his drums do the talking and leave it at that.
Music is the only thing that ever made any sense to Aaron. Since infancy, his mother played Beatles songs throughout the house, and by the age of 5, he knew all the words and melodies by heart. His father, who raised him on a healthy diet of all things classic-rock, played bass in several bands throughout Aaron’s childhood and some of his fondest memories are of listening to his dad’s band endlessly practicing Santana standards through the walls of the house. Strangely, it wasn’t until the ripe age of 15 that Aaron discovered his love for actually playing music, and stranger still, he started and became proficient on the drums. A year later, by a twist of fate, he was placed in a beginner guitar course as a filler class in his senior year of high school. Within 2 months he promptly dropped out, but he never stopped playing guitar. Over the years, he wandered through minimum-wage jobs, knowing he was meant for more and listlessly applying himself to the minimum degree. In 2014 at the age of 24, he settled into a solid job in the Mortgage Industry while he kept performing with The Shake and by July of 2016, found himself at a crossroads: Take the safe bet, get promoted in a cushy, air-conditioned, high-paying office job, take a never-ending stream of calls from customers, wear a suit and be forced to answer to a necktied bossman or follow his dreams into the uncertain abyss that is the music industry. Well, we know how that story ended.
Born and raised in the barren desert town of Victorville, Zac had always dreamed of becoming a musician. Ever since the days of his youth when he would listen to Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder records. It wasn’t until 2010 that he realized his dream during a serendipitous jam session with his close friends Aaron Zuniga and Andy Hope. Andy sold Zac his very first bass for $80 and like a fish to water the instrument was a natural fit, the rest is history.

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