Great Canadian Review For The Shams!

The San Francisco based rockers of Irish descent continue to draw favor from anyone willing to listen. This time the praise comes from Dmme.net, which starts off by saying the groups’ debut EP, “packs a powerful punch”.

Check out the full review here: http://dmme.net/the-shams-one-and-all/

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Be sure to pick up the “One and All” EP from any of these locations:

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-and-all-ep/id966744550

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/One-All-Shams/dp/B00T65TA1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435856794&sr=8-1&keywords=the+shams+one+and+all

Best Buy – http://www.bestbuy.com/site/one-and-all-ep-digipak-cd/26850976.p?id=3345089&skuId=26850976

Awesome Track By Track Review For The Shams!

G. W. Hill from Music Street Journal looked at The Shams’ EP “One and All” track by track, giving his praise throughout.

Check out the full review here: http://www.musicstreetjournal.com/index_cdreviews_display.cfm?id=104986

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Pickup your own copy of “One and All” at:

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-and-all-ep/id966744550

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/One-All-Shams/dp/B00T65TA1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432759093&sr=8-1&keywords=the+shams+one+and+all

Best Buy – http://www.bestbuy.com/site/one-and-all-ep-digipak-cd/26850976.p?id=3345089&skuId=26850976

Upcoming Music Video Launch For The Shams!

One of Independent Distribution Collective’s favorite bands, The Shams are launching their new video which premieres online on June 10th at Noon PST!

Please check out this page and feel free to join if you want updates leading up to the video premiere!

https://www.facebook.com/events/438263289667256/

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Pick up The Shams’ debut EP “One and All” here:

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-and-all-ep/id966744550

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/One-All-Shams/dp/B00T65TA1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432228496&sr=8-1&keywords=the+shams+one+and+all

Best Buy – http://www.bestbuy.com/site/one-and-all-ep-digipak-cd/26850976.p?id=3345089&skuId=26850976

The Shams Headlining Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh May 9th and 10th

Local rockers and IDC artists The Shams will be lending their talents to the annual Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh in Mountain View. It will be hosted by St. Stephens Green Pub & Restaraunt located at 223 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 9404.

The event’s website explains, “The word Fleadh is pronounced “Fla” and is the Gaelic word for Festival. It is a gathering and celebration of culture. This two-day event will feature Irish performers both traditional and modern, Irish dancers, Irish arts & crafts, Irish food vendors and a Kids’ Zone.”

The Shams will be featured as a headlining act for both days, playing at 6pm on May 9th and 4pm on May 10th.

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To learn more, visit http://svirishfleadh.com!

Review For The Shams Out Of Belgium

No surprise that even the Belgians are into Irish rockers The Shams. Music site RootsTime laid out a nice review for the band’s EP “One and All”.

Here is the translated review:

“‘The Shams’ is an alternative rock band from San Francisco, California, which in 2011 saw the light after lead singer Sean Daly, guitarist Joe Kennedy, lead guitarist Henry Moser, bassist Tommy O’Mahony and drummer and songwriter James Scragg had decided hands to store and to seek their success in the world of music together.

With the EP “One And All” join them for the first time with a record out. Six songs were put together for this release, after the band had managed to collect through the fundraising website ‘Kickstarter’ the necessary financing funds.

The sound of “The Shams” was clearly influenced by British and especially Irish rock formations such as The Pogues, “” The Cure and The Smiths’ and the reasons can be found in the fact that Joey Kennedy, Sean Daly and James Scragg all three from Ireland tribes. It is therefore mostly heard on the ‘Gaelic’-pronunciation of the English language by lead singer Sean Daly. The two other band members indeed have Irish roots from a previous generation.

There is a clear ‘speed’ in four of the six songs on “One And All”: opener “Sunset Paddy’s” boozer songs “Go On Homeboys” and “Drinks Are On Me” and punk-rock song “Sick To Death” at the end of the CD. An exception is the beautiful rock ballad “Not Bothered” and the album title track “One And All” (see video) as from the repertoire of The Pogues’ seems to have been picked, although or sung by Shane MacGowan clone or still has all his teeth.

This ep seems ideal to listen to a hearty crate of beer at the ready. You better find that everything goes much better sound and will invite them to sing irresistible as the empty bottles to be getting. Still here bear on the Irish accent. Cheers!

(Valsam)” http://www.rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2015/MA1/CD63.html

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Don’t forget to purchase the EP on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-and-all-ep/id966744550