In 1999 I joined a band that
had been on the circuit for less than a year. Little did I know that this
thing called Shades Of Wrong would explode into one of Indy's favorite cover
bands, and these four folks would become some of my best friends!
After busting our ass for a few
months adding nearly 100 songs to our play list, and playing small clubs, we
caught our big break around Christmas time when the GM for one of the premier
Indy clubs saw us perform. He booked us right away, and that led to
regular gigs for nearly 4 years straight at two of the most sought after clubs
in Indy - World Mardi Gras @ Circle Center and CT Peppers. From 2000 until
2003 we juggled between several clubs, and some college fraternity parties at a
pace of about every other weekend. In between we managed to record our CD
which contained five originals (my favorite is playing in the background!) and three of our favorite covers. You can
check out my four favorite originals as well as one of our favorite cover tunes
Of course this workload of
nearly 90 shows in just over 4 years began to take its toll - you have to
remember this was just a hobby for five folks that all worked full time!
About the same time we began to burn out, the local music scene was taking quite
a dive. World Mardi Gras had closed up shop, and several clubs were hiring
"House Bands" or opting for DJ's instead of bands all together.
After a couple break-ups and reunions of sorts, we amicably called it quits in
2005, and suffice to say we are all still pretty good friends!
Shades Of Wrong:
Elliot - Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jimmy Slaymon - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Shandena Mills-Slaymon - Lead Vocals
Scott McMurray - Drums
Jason Smith - Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals & On-stage Bull-shitter
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N Roll (Led Zepplin)