Babylon Shakes Announces New Lineup


Babylon Shakes Announces New Lineup

Vintage Sleaze powerhouse trio BABYLON SHAKES adds new member.

Bassist Gary Jordan moves over to guitar making room for new bassist and now 4th member David Elmore. Hailing from Virginia, Dave compliments the band perfectly bringing a wealth of musical skill, knowledge and talent to the band. Dave played in the popular Virginia band ‘TILT’, hails Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton, and is influenced by Aerosmith, Hanoi Rocks, and The Black Crowes.

Gary, an amazing guitar player, has always played bass in bands because, “they needed a bass player”. Gary can now show off his guitar playing adding another dynamic to the band.

The move comes at a perfect time as the band is preparing to release their first full-length record ‘Exile to The Velveteen Lounge’ nationally through HighVolMusic on February 1, 2019. “I’ve been handling all the guitar duties as well as singing since we started the band. Adding Dave and moving Gary to guitar, which Gary always wanted to do, now frees me up to what I do and cover more ground as a band. The foundation of the band is more solid than ever and Dave is just a perfect fit. That almost never happens!” says guitarist/vocalist Chris Clark.

Since its formation in September 2017, BABYLON SHAKES has been on the fast track writing and recording, playing prominent events such as ‘Holiday Six Pack w/ Tora Tora’, ‘HighVolSummer Bash’ with ‘Every Mother’s Nightmare’ and ‘Billy Morris’, and ‘The Main Event with Silvertung’ along with many shows of their own, and building a mass fan base. BABYLON SHAKES was signed to HighVolMusic after their first show ever.

Full release details on ‘Exile to The Velveteen Lounge’ will be revealed soon. For more information check and


About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!