Shaky DeVille/Pie-Eyed Preachers


Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar.


We have two bands and are currently seeking a second vocalist, bass player, and/or rhythm guitarist.

Pie-Eyed Preachers is an Irish-American folk rock group out of Philadelphia, PA. A band with deep roots in the musical traditions of Ireland and the US, this is music for those who work hard and play hard.

Originally formed in Nashville, TN by Boston native Matt B. on vocals and guitar, Pie-Eyed Preachers blends traditional tunes with their own fun and often haunting originals, every song as unforgettable as the last. With decades of experience between them, they know how to put on an intriguing and enjoyable show.

Founding member Matt B.'s voice was made for singing the stories of traditional Irish music, and his guitar accompaniment, along with the perfect foundation laid by drummer Whitey Ellis and Connor Basilici on bass, allow multi-instrumentalist Young Sam James to let loose on melody. In 2014, they released their debut album BONESETTER which was recorded in Nashville.

Hard Rock riffs, Irish Punk attitude, and Bluesy vibes are only a small part of what makes SHAKY DEVILLE truly unique in their sound. Originally formed in Nashville, TN but consisting of Northeastern natives, SHAKY DEVILLE is an original, blue-collar Rock & Roll band operating out of Philadelphia, PA. Whether it's a 30 minute set or a no-holds-barred all-nighter, SHAKY promises to deliver what they call, "a wall of sound!" Performing original songs as well as the odd Irish traditional number, you won't forget your first night with SHAKY DEVILLE, no matter the amount of whiskey.

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 18 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
40 years



Members Of Band

Matt B./Shaky - vocals/guitar
Young Sam James - vocals/banjo/accordion/harmonica/mandolin/guitar
Whitey Ellis - drums


Everything we need.