The Shams are quickly becoming a fan-favorite by combining their hard rocking, punked-up beat, with masterful fiddle playing and the raw, powerful vocals. Their repertoire of original songs reach deep down into their rebel roots and pulls out incredibly original tracks that illuminate what it means to be Irish. With each fiery live performance, the group leaves listeners begging for more.
The Shams first began in 2011 in San Francisco, when Sean Daly (front man from Donegal, Ireland) and fellow Irishmen James Scragg (drums from Cork, Ireland) and Joey Kennedy (guitar from Kilkenny, Ireland) decided to join musical forces. Not long after, the trio added Texan Kevin Tregar Otton (fiddle) and first generation Irish-American Tommy O’Mahony (upright and electric bass) into the mix to round out the group’s soulful sound. Recently, the group brought in a sixth member, Henry Moser (lead guitar and back-up vocals), to kick it up even further. The Shams provide listeners with a new, hard-hitting perspective on the evolution of Irish music, unlike any you’ve heard before. Today, the group draws Bay-Area fans of all ages.
- One And All The Shams One And All : Official Video
Produced by John Cesario,
Engineered by Chris Cortex
Filmed and recorded at Nice N Up Studio’s, San Francisco 2014
- THE SHAMS : Sick To DeathOne And All
Directed by Juri Koll. Shot in San Francisco,
Venice Beach, Hollywood, and Los Angeles, California.
The Shams Working On The Recent Album
May 12, 2014 at 10:40 AM
The Shams are currently recording their highly anticipated 3rd album, “One and All” at Nice N Up studios in San Francisco with Grammy Award Nominated Producer John Cesario, who has worked with national acts such as Fleetwood Mac and Eddie Money. The album is set to be released in December 2014.