Hear My Train No. 1

by Craig Shaw

Released 2012
Released 2012
Down Home Romping Stomping Gut Wrenching Gospel Spiritual Blues Buster, finger picking good and a bit of Harp.

Rise Up

by The Excellos

Released 2016
Stag-O-Lee
Released 2016
Stag-O-Lee
Stompin' Rockabilly and Blues Bop played hard and dirty!
NOTES
The Excellos........ Stompin' Rockabilly and Blues Bop played hard and dirty! The Excellos deliver a solid brand of Rockin' Blues that'd be rough, tough and hard to bluff for any other band raised this side of the pond! Gaining their name from the famous 1950's American Blues record label, they play with the authority and gusto of a blues band that grew straight out of the Mississippi mud! Hailing from good old London these guys …
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Baron Samedi - (45rpm vinyl version)

by The Excellos

Released 2015
Rolling Records
Released 2015
Rolling Records
Another great slab of a growling, menacing rocking blues with a raw and rare punch to the airwaves...
45rpm Single Vinyl Version
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Yet another brilliant new 45 from the Excellos, who are Craig Shaw (Vocals, guitar, harp), Garry Tyrrell Lynch (Drums & Bass) and Jake Allen (guitar). "Doing The Do" is a great building number, that really pulsates once the drums kick in, and the guitar towards the end is something else! "Baron Samedi" on the flip is a menacing number with a killer beat, that has a tremendous atmosphere about it. A double 'A' side without a doubt! …
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Craig Shaw & the Backbones

by Craig Shaw & The Backbones

Released 2015
Kathrina Records
Released 2015
Kathrina Records
Rock & Roll meets the Garage Beat of the Blues baby...
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Craig Shaw has been one of the most active musicians on the UK and European Rockabilly / Rock & Roll circuit in the last few years.
He is known as a guitarist, singer, composer and harmonica player but above all as the leader of bands like The Bopshack Stompers and The Excellos.
These tracks are taken from the 7" vinyl release on Kathrina Records, Barcelona, Spain.
On which he is accompanied by the dynamic Backbones.
Formed by members …
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Twist & Bop

by Craig Shaw & The Illuminators

Released 2015
Wild Records
Released 2015
Wild Records
There’s a real low down and dirty sound on Craig Shaw and the Illuminators’ ‘I Believe’ on Wild Records. It features a growling guitar beat, vocals delivered through a microphone with some distortion, and wailing harmonica solos.

The ‘B’ side nudges the early 1960’s R&B sound and indeed the title ‘Twist and Bop’ suggests what you might expect to hear. This is another of Craig Shaw’s own compositions, which will certainly be popular on the dancefloors, late at night in clubs.
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Review by Olaf Mad House Jump
CRAIG SHAW & THE ILLUMINATORS
I Believe b/w Twist N Bop
(Wild Records 7 inch)
I always was a big fan of the Bop Shack Stompers sound and even a bigger fan of the Zipgun Hoodlums. Specially the Zipgun Hoodlums been a kind of direct pre- Excellos, so the line-up came close to what the Excellos are today. All bands have one thing in common, Craig Shaw on guitars, vocals, …
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I Believe

by Craig Shaw & the Illuminators

Released 2014
Wild Records
Released 2014
Wild Records
Killer Dance Floor Filler - Top Notch Guitar & Harmonica Rockin' Blues - Review by Bim Bam Records
With Evan Jenkins - Drums. Garry Tyrrell Lynch - Double Bass. Craig Shaw - Vocal, Guitar, Harmonica
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Review by Olaf Mad House Jump
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CRAIG SHAW & THE ILLUMINATORS
I Believe b/w Twist N Bop
(Wild Records 7 inch)
I always was a big fan of the Bop Shack Stompers sound and even a bigger fan of the Zipgun Hoodlums. Specially the Zipgun Hoodlums been a kind of direct pre- Excellos, so the line-up came close to what the Excellos are today. All bands have one thing in common, Craig Shaw on guitars, …
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Rock Me

by The Excellos

Released 2013
Rollin' Records
Released 2013
Rollin' Records
ROCK ME follows the classic structure of blues bopper marked hypnotic rhythm and percussion. Point guitar solo tune and a rattlesnake that never sleeps, while Craig sporting a studded tiled throat
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Masters of the blues bopper, The Excellos are back with a double sided bop fest! "Spoonful" is a blues classic, that's never been done quite like this. That's what's great about this band. They have a copyrighted sound which they stamp over everything. Have a listen to the excerpts on the player, and I've purposely included the guitar break of "Rock Me". One of the finest sounds around! – Rollin Records, UK


Craig Shaw co-founder to …
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Spoonful

by The Excellos

Released 2013
Rollin' Records
Released 2013
Rollin' Records
Yet another slice of The Excellos sound stamped all over this twisted up cover version of the Howling Wolf classic and standard Spoonful. There is hardly any let up in the pace and intensity of the bands latest 45rpm from Rollin Records. On vinyl too!!
NOTES
Masters of the blues bopper, The Excellos are back with a double sided bop fest! "Spoonful" is a blues classic, that's never been done quite like this. That's what's great about this band. They have a copyrighted sound which they stamp over everything. Have a listen to the excerpts on the player, and I've purposely included the guitar break of "Rock Me". One of the finest sounds around! – Rollin Records, UK


Craig Shaw co-founder to …
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Sadie Kong

by The Excellos

Released 2011
Rollin' Records
Released 2011
Rollin' Records
Another killer 45rpm from The Mighty Excellos. Hard Rockin' Blues Shouting Gut Buster...
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About THE EXCELLOS
The Beatles of Swamp Rock: The Excellos Spirit of Excello Records - For any of you who were fans of Excello Records, the premier American Swamp Rock Blues Record label in the 50’s home of the great blues men: Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester, Lightnin’ Slim, Charles Sheffield, Roscoe Shelton, Lonesome Sundown, Silas Hogan and Arthur Gunter, an English rock group The Excellos named after the record company that in influenced them, have …
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Rockinitis

by The Excellos

Released 2011
Rollin' Records
Released 2011
Rollin' Records
Dirty, Hard Rocking, Stomping Blues from the masters of Swamp Stomp.
NOTES
Yet another slice of Hypnotic, Rock n Roll and Stomping Blues from London's very own Beat Blues Masters.
A nod and a tip of the hat to the Blues man, Billy Boy Arnolds original version and the Rockin Bones Bluesabilly man Ronnie Dawsons version of Rockinitis.

Featuring Slide Guitar, Drums, Bass and a Red Hot Vocal.

The Rolling Stones might like this....

Find My Way

by Craig Shaw & The Illuminators

Released 2008
Illuminatorcd001
Released 2008
Illuminatorcd001
From Guitar And Vocals Led Roots Rock N Roll To Funked Out, Jazzed Up, Psychedelic Rock, Garage Blues With A Couple Of Acoustic Numbers For Added Texture.
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12 Exclusive Tracks On One Album From This Red Hot Combo!


All The Songs On The Album Written & Arranged By Craig Shaw.
Mixed & Produced By Boz Boorer & Craig Shaw


This Is Back To Your Roots Music That Will Entice You To Sit Up And Take Notice.

The Musicianship And Live Experience Of This Combo Brings About A Live Performance, Which Keeps You Both Listening And Watching The Outcome Is A Truly Talented Band Which Makes Hard …
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Meteor - ToeRag Sessions

by The Bopshack Stompers

Released 2010
Bop Shack Records
Released 2010
Bop Shack Records
Meteoric, Pulp-fiction-esque Rockers. Anyone of these tracks would not be out of place in a Quinten Tarantino movie...
Brilliant Neo-Rockabilly with some excellent twangy guitar...
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The Bop Shack Stompers formed in 1992. Introducing a strong and unique take on 1950's Rockabilly. With fresh musical and song writing talents they took the then 'Rockin' scene' by storm. Their gigs were always fueled with high octane energy and their ability to perform as well live as their recordings earnt them a good loyal following and strong reputation. Best known for their own original compositions such as Meteor, Excursion To Hell, Dangerous Blonde, Shake …
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Firestorms Tomorrow

by The Phony Kings

Phony Kings
Phony Kings
Firestorms Tomorrow (the original cut) UK D.I.Y Reggae Rock at it's finest. Pollution above, pollution below and plastic in the middle