* Photos courtesy of  Mike DeArruda


  The Shift have been together playing music professionally in Tampa since 1988.  They have recorded and performed in the Tampa area for over 20 years. They bring their talents as well as the latest technology in production, sound, and lighst to your establishment, party or convention.  They wrote and recorded a demo album of power blues rock in the early 90's. The Shift features guitarist Frank Stephens who is currently working on an instrumental progressive rock CD which includes special guest Derek Sherinian, world renown keyboardist formerly of Dream Theater and current keyboardist for Black Country Communion.

 What sets The Shift apart is their professionalism, versatility, dependability, professional dress (according to each gig) and their presentation. Each show is presented like a professional concert. This is not just another bar band, this is truly one of Tampa's premiere Adult Contemporary Classic Rock Bands!
Club Owners, Staff, and Customers in the Tampa area have raved about their presentation of classic rock and party dance tunes.

   Their song list consists of popular hit songs from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's & 00's. The Shift's song list is not just the typical bar anthems, they feature songs not often performed by other more typical bar bands. With professional level arrangements and  male and female vocals they are currently performing bands like  Journey, Linda Rondstat, Fleetwood Mac, Collective Soul, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Greenday, as well as Blues and Classic Rock fromt he 60's to the present. This band can appeal to all age groups with their song list. All members singing allows for great diversity. For references, and or booking information please call Brandon Guitar Gallery (813) 684-8708


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