Video Footage Recorded But Production Delayed
Shrimp reunited briefly in Scranton on September 25 to practice and shoot a music video set to the tune, "Blazin' with an Old Crocodile." Plenty of footage was captured of the band playing and the awesome after-party (well done, guys!). Tommy sat down with Maccone and Doane and, after a little brainstorming, the framework for the video was laid out. The band hasn't revealed what the theme of the video will be but they did say that is has to do with partying and their friend Greenie's sister's honeymoon to the Yucatan Peninsula/Ancient Mayan Pyramids. Cutting, editing and producing the video took much longer than expected and the process had to be cut short while the band members returned home. Bookings/Media manager, Sandy Callahan, has reportedly done a poor job at transferring the files to the members at home so, until Sandy stops playing with her kitten and sends the files, the band will be forced to remain videoless. For the sake of Shrimp fans everywhere, lets hope she acts soon.
Debut Album, Music Video Coming Soon from Shrimp
Shrimp Jambalaya announced Tuesday that they are a few songs away from having a full list of songs for their debut album, "Extra Shrimp." The band has yet to record any of the songs, but once the material is written recording will shortly follow. "Extra Shrimp" will feature reggae influences mixed with a blues number and a few surprises. Along with the release of the album, Shrimp plans on releasing a music video for their song "Blazin' with an Old Crocodile." The video will be available on YouTube and the album will be available online and at all Shrimp shows. The estimated month of arrival for both is September 2010 so keep your eyes peeled!
Guitarist Doane Goes Balls-to-the-Wall, Buys New Amp
Mr. Michael B. Doane, guitarist for Shrimp Jambalaya, made a ground shaking choice in early January when he decided to purchase a new amp from a local music shop. The amp, a used Fender Hot Rod Deville, boasts 60-watts of all-tube power and 2 12" speakers. "I have to play into the low-impedence input with the volume on 1/2 because it's just so loud," Doane said when asked about playing in his apartment. To give some perspective on just how loud the amp is, Doane played a full show at a Scranton bar (God rest it's soul) with a 5-watt all-tube amp. Reminder: the new amp is 60 watts! "As far as I'm concerned, it can always be louder," said Doane. Fellow band-mates are very excited to play their next show with the new Fender on stage. "I can't wait," fellow guitarist, Tommy Gibney said, "this new beast increases Doane's face-melting ability by a significant amount."
Vintage Theater Readies Halls for Shrimp & Wally
That's right, a date has been set for Scranton bands Shrimp Jambalaya and Wally & the Paupacks to jam out together. That date (come rain, snow or apocalypse) is Friday, February 12 and the venue is downtown Scranton's Vintage Theater. As promised, Shrimp will perform a set of covers and originals, as will Wally & the Paupacks. At a normal show that is where the music would end, but something special is happening in Scranton. After their individual sets, Shrimp and Wally will take the stage by storm together and make magic happen. Tell your neighbors, tell your friends, tell the dog, and make your way on down to the VIntage Theater 2/12/10 to witness the beginning of what will hopefully be the start of many shared shows between the two bands.
Shrimp, Wally Prepare to Rock Together
Members of Shrimp Jambalaya and Wally and the Paupacks, a rock & roll band from Scranton, PA, practiced together for the first time on Saturday, Oct. 17. Noodles, Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica for Wally, is contacting Scranton venues in an attempt to secure a showtime. Each band would perform a full set of songs and then join forces for a set filled with "knock-your-socks-off" classics. Some members from each band met up at Wally's studio in Gouldsboro, PA to practice playing together, and to plan out some surprise treats for the audience. Keep checking back for more details on Shrimp Jambalaya's website (shrimpjam.weebly.com, the one you're on right now!) and Wally's website (wallyandthepaupacks.com). The show should take place within the next couple months! We'll keep you posted, and we'd LOVE to see you there!
Shrimp's New PA, Monitor Perform Excellently
After years of service, Molly Brannigan's is shutting her doors. The reason presumably has to do with the current status of the American economy. The closure of the Irish Pub will affect a large number of people. Molly Brannigan's employees will undoubtedly be impacted the strongest, but the closing doors will also impact restaurant and bar-goers in the Scranton area. Shrimp Jambalaya and other frequenters of Open Mic night's, Happy Hour shows and Saturday night shows, are now forced to look elsewhere to showcase their music. As a result of Molly Brannigan's closing Shrimp Jambalaya will now be recording a demo CD to distribute amongst the many other bars in the downtown Scranton area. With luck, and a little help from their friends, hopefully they will be able to find gigs elsewhere. Thanks for the years of service, Molly, you'll be missed.
Scranton, PA anticipates the Reunion of Shrimp
Shrimp Jambalaya is currently enjoying the summer off, but is eager to get back together in the fall for another year of having fun and playing good tunes. Shrimp Jambalaya and another Scranton-based band, Wally and the Paupacks, may even team up for a few live shows and a music video. As of now, no plans are final, but it is a definite possibility that the bands will collaborate in the fall. Don't fret though! Summer shows are a possibility. Keep an eye on the "Upcoming Shows" tab to see when and where we'll be playing.