Origin: Wolverhampton, UK
Genres: SleazeMetal/Glam Metal
Years Active: 2015- Present
Label: WDFD Records Ltd
Toni Gale .. Vocals and keyboards.
Mark Wilkins: All Guitars and backing vocals.
Matt Freeman: Bass and backing vocals.
Richie Bev Bevan: Drums and percussion.
So here we are: Shyyne.
A lot of folk say Shyyne are one hell of a great band.
Very many people say Shyyne are bonkers.
A large amount of people indeed describe Shyyne as " Awesome"
But a VAST MAJORITY of people ( like bloody everybody we know) like to say and we quote:
"Shyyne are A band full of incredible guitar riffs, with classy memorable melodies wrapped serpent like around their songs, BIG chorus which plant themselves in your psyche like giant redwood forests for days if not weeks growing ever upward into the starry sky.
Catchy to the extreme, unforgettably lyrically licentious, infinitely luxurious 80's metal anthems vocally fine tuned for your 21st century ears and creatively corrulated with raw, intricate, shredded meteorite million mile per hour maelstrom guitar solo's imperceptably piercing their musically metal creations whilst a massive backdrop, a gargantuan canvas of Sunset strip power house drums and medically incised precision bass riffs pound and stampede thru the far reaches of their song scenescapes entwining themselves around the guitars and vocals ultimately resulting in a masterpiece of metal music magnus opus.
Demonstrably deified Gods of 80's style metal, Shyyne are brilliantly packaged, beautifully constructed demigods of Sleaze, a band at the top of their hugely interesting and still relevant retro genre. One of the best live bands powering thru a sea of heavy and new metallic mediocrity like a torpentious torpedo of love"
Yep, they ACTUALLY say that about Shyyne do some people..... Obviously we totally agree!
Described by many people as a SleazeMetal band, they also say Shyyne are a high energy, dynamic, happy, fun, bouncy 80's Style Old skool Punk metal band which mixes SleazeMetal with Dollops of Glam and Hair Metal. They like to say that they think we sound like Ratt, Faster Pusseycat Dokken, Skid Row, Motley Crue, Poison and y'know what?? We figure they are pretty much on the right track.
The music press will tell you Shyyne are all about massive Riffs, Melodies and Chorus, Shredded guitars and low down Sleazy vocals, and that we have successfully taken the 80's style vibe kicking and screaming into the 2020's with our brilliant, fun, visually superb, stage craft and incredible live shows, rightly gaining a very loyal fanbase and a massive reputation for one of the most dynamic and fun new stage acts currently around today.
And one of two music reporters have stated that Indeed Shyyne are the complete antithesis of the glut of staid "new Metal" clone bands currently on the circuits.
And we like... totally agree with that too!....
So what do WE say?
Looky here reader, We ARE all of the above but lets get one thing straight.
We ain't trying to reinvent the wheel here, we aint about breaking new ground, No boring "new" New Metal, we aint about Angst and doom, we aren't interested in new fads, trying to be cool, moving with the times man, screw the 21st century...
No .... see dudes what we are all about is that awesome 80's vibe. Big Guitar riffs, even bigger chorus, good time songs, shows that you can dance to, hell .... shows that are FUN, BIG hair, Eyeliner, Sunset Strip in the 80's, Party time, Party all nite n' sleep all day, Laughing, Loving and bringing happiness to every soul that crosses our path. Our music is about relief and our band is about FUN.
We were brought up on and we love.. 80's style Sunset strip glam/hair and sleaze metal... it's what we wanna do and it's what we are gonna do and the rest of you be damned!
We write songs which we wanna play, we wanna hear, we want to keep our genre alive, it's who we are, it aint a job, it's our lifestyle!.
We KNOW we are not on our own and we KNOW that there is one hell of a market for what we do still cos we've seen it, we have a great following, so for us it's a privilege and an honour to be able to write and perform the music we love. But even though we are old skool rebels, Shyyne are professional and respectful, we are serious about what we do and how we do it. We LOVE what we do and everybody we do it with from venues to other bands to our audiences.
We aint doing this cos we wanna earn bucks, or be famous and all the BS, nope. We are doing this music thing cos we HAVE to, we simple have to get it out, perform our songs, tear up YOUR stage and have a WHOLE load of fun.... Thanks lots for being here to read this. Hope you enjoy.x
Label: WDFD Records Ltd. Keith Lamley
Management: Ruth Cope e-mail:
Booking: Please email
PR: BJF Media PR / Judith Fisher /