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UK’s Piano Bashing Cockney Rock Band Buster Shuffle – “I Don’t Trust A Word You Say”

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UK’s Piano Bashing Cockney Rock Band
Buster Shuffle
“I Don’t Trust A Word You Say”

Buster Shuffle are releasing a new album titled I’ll Take What I Want on November 24th via Burning Heart Records. The band recently released a new video for their first single “I Don’t Trust A Word You Say.”


Formed in 2007 by Jet Baker on piano/lead vocals and original guitarist, Danny Piper, with Terry Mascall on drums and Tim Connell on bass guitar, Buster Shuffle quickly built up a formidable reputation on the London pub/club circuit, effortlessly fusing cockney ska/pop and authentic rock and roll influences. While never forgetting the all-important rule – that music is supposed to be about entertaining people and making them have fun – the band did it very much their own way; always improvising, forever adapting (even playing gigs outside underground stations during strikes!) and, most importantly, winning over crowds wherever they played. The secret lies in the inspired melodies and song craft, alongside lyrics that would make even the sternest sourpuss smile. As British as fish and chips, it’s mischievous piano-bashing boogie, with songs about drunken arguments, crafty cats, anti-social night buses, dirty older women and messy divorces. 

Buster Shuffle teamed up with Art Brut’s Ian Catskilkin to produce 2010 debut album ‘Our Night Out’, which esteemed British music magazine, Uncut, gave four out of five stars, and won a number of high-profile fans in the process, including BBC radio giant, Steve Lamacq and Pixies legend, Frank Black. Soon joined by new guitarist James Stickley – in place of the departing Danny Piper – the band went on the road around theUK with the likes of The Holloways, The Wombats, Goldie Lookin’ Chain and the legendary Chas ‘n’ Dave, before signing to EMI offshoot label People Like You. 

In the Autumn of 2010, Buster Shuffle began touring further afield around Europe, supporting hugely popular German punks, Broilers, and Canadian band The Creepshow. Following the re-mastered re-release of the original ‘Our Night Out’ on People Like You in Spring 2011, Buster Shuffle returned to Europe to tour with Art Brut, before being reinforced by new members Pete Oag on keyboards/vocals, alongside Carrie Griffiths and Debz Bridgeman on backing vocals. 

The band’s second album ‘Do Nothing’ was released in the summer of 2012 and featured collaborations with legendary characters from classic bands like Micky Gallagher of The Blockheads/The Clash and Roddy Radiation of The Specials, as well as members of contemporary indie and dance acts – Ian Catskillkin of Art Brut and Wag of The Infidels – lending the record a truly unique flavour and a broad appeal which effortlessly transcended generations. By this time a big deal with a dedicated following on the European circuit, ‘Do Nothing’ regularly charted on European bestseller lists as well as featuring on BBC Radio and XFM (where frontman Jet Baker became a regular on Danny Wallace’s breakfast show). 

Sold-out shows in practically every major European city followed (from Berlin to Vienna and every letter in between), as well as high-profile festival slots alongside the likes of Lee Scratch Perry in Germany, Frank Turner in Czechoslovakia and massive arena shows in Italy with Drop Kick Murphys. In November 2012, backing vocalist Debz Bridgeman left Buster Shuffle leaving them as six-piece for the first time. Since then, UK supports with Madness, The Blockheads, The Rifles and Shed Seven, along with packed out in-store Fred Perry subculture gigs have further enhanced the band’s burgeoning reputation. In 2013, Buster Shuffle conquered yet more new territories, playing to huge crowds at festivals in France and stepping up a level to world famous festivals including Dour in Belgium and Fusion in Germany, as well Wickerman and Rebellion in the UK.

Buster Shuffle is … the virtuoso, creative behemoth, Jet Baker on piano and lead vocals, the best rhythm section you could hope to find in the shape of Terry Mascall and Tim Connell on drums and double bass, James Stickley, giving heart and soul, on guitar alongside Pete Oag on keyboards and vocals and backing singer Carrie Griffiths… 


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