The Downtown Shimmy hits all the grooves for dancers, from swingin’ along with “Mercy”, to the country tub-thumping “John Henry,” to gritty and slow with “I’m Through With You,” to tight and funky with “Leave That Damn Thing Alone.” This album highlights the musical chops of this band, their ability to move from one genre to the next and sound phenomenal in each one. You will be powerless to fall into the rhythm and move to the music, even if you’re sitting in an office chair.
Downtown Shimmy—they’re going places. You gotta watch these guys, a talented five piece band. They’re a national act in my book. We’re lucky to have them right here in Philadelphia.
The West Philly group have channeled the true soul of southern music on the LP, from the fun-loving, brass filled streets of New Orleans to the cathartic blues of Mississippi juke joints. The record was recorded, mixed and mastered over the course of just five days before the band represented Philadelphia at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, and that in-the-moment approach resulted in an authentic and genuine final product.
The Downtown Shimmy are a delightful, refreshing new band hailing from Philadelphia. This young, talented ensemble will win over audiences with their energizing show & polished original arrangements...A must see this season.
Super tight, good arrangements.
High energy, nice vocals, great stage presence and musicianship.
Strong vocals, tight rhythm section... good band.
Excellent groove, good audience interaction.
Holy crap that was awesome!
Great to see so many people having an awesome time. Awesome band.
Damn that was a great night. Looking forward to it happening again.
Damn, I’m listening to your band’s album and DAMN if I haven’t told you ya’ll before, but you guys sound stupid awesome and sexy. That is all.
You made my soul sing tonight. From Montreal, thank you. Oh my gosh, THANK YOU!
Thank you so much to The Downtown Shimmy for absolutely killing it the entire night.