Interview with SHABAMZY!


What does Shabamzy mean?
It's a way to describe one upping yourself. Think for a moment about the best tasting beer you've ever had, or the softest lips you ever kissed. Now image you come across a new set of hot lips and you need to describe the feeling of "I've just found something that is better than anything else like it!" That's Shabamzy.

Where did the name come from?
It's inspired from old batman episodes when he socks a villain in the throat. You remember when the word Zap or Pow comes on screen. Like when you're standing on a curb and have the urge to cloths-line a cyclist. Your arm connects in that hard hitting slow motion and SHABAMZY! The only way to say it properly is to yell it as loud as you possibly can.

When I saw you guys at Silver Dollar not long ago you guys were going nuts on stage, climbing on tables and just rocking out all over the place. Is this a typical show for Shabamzy?
We are committed to giving as much energy and stank as possible to our fans. We want you to feel so damn good at our show that you'd dry hump a coat rack. You'll feel like you can cut glass with your finger tips and that no zipper in the world could hold back your mush. We've even seen a lady fan literally destroy her bra; it exploded off her, hooks snapping, fabric tearing from jumping around so much. How could we Not give it our all?

How often do you get hurt when you’re running and jumping around like that?
We've sustained some pretty boss lashes. Justin our singer flipped a table he was standing on, fell from 8 feet in the air. He had bruises and cuts that looked like galaxies and comets. Derek threw up all over his drums at our last show. Waylon has even been hospitalized post gig.

What’s the craziest show you’ve ever played?
Tie between an October Silver Dollar gig and a Clinton's show. Both had furious crowd energy, and a beer syringe challenge.

Does Waylon ever wear a shirt?
He's tried but they keep melting off of him.

How’d you score that Rogers daytime TV performance?
We were playing a show with the King Beez (great guys) and noticed they had a video of them playing on Rogers. We submitted our songs, they liked our stuff and BAM… TV spot for Shabamzy. They have a great crew on set but they weren't ready for how loud we play. The room was buzzing and the guys in the booth had their headphones pulled out from their ears. Looked like a cartoon when steam starts to shoot out of Wile E. Coyote after he's eaten something insanely hot. Also, they film very early, trying to get musicians up at 6AM is damn near impossible.

So I read something about a burlesque performance to your cover of “Blister In The Sun” but couldn’t find more details about it… tell me more! Were there exposed titties? Pancake or spaghetti nipples?
A studio vid has been shot and is currently in the shop for editing purposes. Also Mercy will be taping a live performance of this in the coming month. In the mean time the best way to answer this is to hear from the explosive Mercy Beaucoup, Dynamo of Bump and Grind herself.
"I heard Shabamzy's cover and knew immediately that it was something I wanted to perform to. As far as exposed nipples, I am not sure. I can't actually see what the audience is or isn't showing when I'm onstage" – Mercy Beaucoup

DO YOU EAT BBQ FOR BREAKFAST?
YES OF COURSE. WE CURRENTLY HAVE SEVEN BARBEQUES SET UP AT OUR STUDIO. FOUR OF THOSE ARE FOR BREAKFAST USE ONLY. THREE ARE FOR SMASHING!

You guys are recording your first full length soon, what can we expect from it?
We are very excited about this album as we've worked long and hard to put together a list of songs we are 100% in love with. Our goal is to put out an album full of songs you wouldn't let your mamma hear you sing. An album that will throw any listener into a groove ridden frenzy! It'll have tales of terrifying women, cities ablaze, the stink of unbridled sex and pure rock n roll. Baby, it's fresh as cream.

WHEN ARE YOU AIMING TO HAVE IT OUT?
WE ARE LOOKING TO HAVE THE ALBUM FINISHED BY APRIL OR MAY 2013. AT THE CURRENT MOMENT WE HAVE AN EP AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE WWW.SHABAMZY.COM WE ARE CONSIDERING USING A ARTIST NAMED DANIEL ROCHA FOR THE ALBUM COVER. HE'S A TALENT YOUNG ARTIST FROM TORONTO AND WE'VE USED SOME OF HIS ART FOR OUR LATEST T-SHIRT.

YOU'RE PLAYING VALENTINE'S DAY AT HORSESHOE (HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/304187169702113/); DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANY SPECIAL VDAY SURPRISES FOR ALL THE SINGLE LADIES? PERHAPS MORE NUDITY?
WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM WITH NUDITY AS LONG AS IT'S SHARED. SKIN TO WIN.

THANKS SO MUCH GUYS!