The three musicians in Hipshake have been together since the heady days of 1989 originally as a four piece but settling with the current 3 piece line up since the late 90's.
They have played hundreds of dates over the years and know exactly how to entertain a crowd. They offer a professional set up from equipment, appearance and stage craft.
All members also play in other outside acts and feature as part of the fantastic 4 piece Dakota who celebrate their 10th anniversary together in late 2020.
David French – Drums & Backing Vocals
A drummer since the age of 14, David has played in a variety of bands over the years and thanks to valuable experience performing different styles of music including jazz, ska, rock and pop, he has developed a style all of his own. Employing a simple but effective 5-piece kit, David's drums are the backbone of Hipshake.
Kevin Shearer – Bass & Backing Vocals
Filling out the bottom end and occasionally venturing to the top, Kevin is the other half of the Hipshale rhythm section. While often utilizing the bass as a melodic instrument in it’s own right, his aim is to ‘lock in’ with the drums and his experience of performing with David on and off for over thirty years means that where there’s a beat, there’s a bassline to complement it.
Gary Shearer – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Having been a guitarist since the age of 12, Gary’s broad range of influences serve as a template for the varied set of songs played by Hipshake. Using a stripped down set-up with no effects allows the guitar to give colour to the sound, and with the use of dynamics and a solid rhythmic backdrop, enables the band to often sound bigger than the 3-piece it is.
Drums & Vocals
Guitar & Vocals
Bass & Vocals