The Spear Shakers Featuring Kelly Richey & Sherri McGee
Sizzle Reel 2019
THE SPEAR SHAKERS
Featuring Kelly Richey & Sherri McGee
Kelly Richey’s vision to develop an all-original female blues-rock power duo was inspired by her love for bands like the White Stripes, The Kills, The Flat Duo Jets and the Black Keys. The Spear Shakers features Kelly Richey on lead guitar and vocals and Sherri McGee on the drums. The raw power, electrifying force, and psychedelic sound of these two stars form a new constellation. Two words can be used to sum up these women: Bad-Ass! McGee’s blues-rock shamanic-grooves lay a thundering foundation for Richey’s masterful guitar jams delivered with a muscularity that will move your soul and melt your face.
The Spear Shakers are a psychedelic version of the White Stripes, and unbridled extrapolation of the Black Keys, and, if they were a drug, an overdose of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Chrissie Hynde, and Janis Joplin packed tightly into one pill. This blues-rock power duo proves that rock n’ roll is not dead, and the fire they deliver will ignite your soul.
The Spear Shakers have just finished their first release featuring songs from Richey’s extensive catalog. Recorded live in the studio, these three songs are being released in audio and video format, bearing witness to who these women warriors are—a force to be reckoned with.
The Spear Shakers
Featuring: Kelly Richey & Sherri McGee
Kelly Richey's Official Website:
Doug Deutsch Publicity Services
P.O. Box 291444
Phelan, CA 92329
Ph: (213) 924-4901
Recorded at Mike's Music - The Village, Sight, Sound, and Stage
About Kelly Richey
Kelly Richey is one of the hardest working independent musicians in the music business today. When it comes to touring, this Cincinnati-based blues rocker can truly claim the title “Queen of the Road Warriors.” The veteran guitar-slinger has covered the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia in her 30-year career. Fronting her blues/rock power trio, Kelly has played over 4,000 shows, logged a mind-boggling 1 million road miles (and counting) and released 16 albums on her private label, Sweet Lucy Records, earning her reputation as a master guitarist and singer/songwriter. This ain’t no polite, watered-down sound. It’s hardcore blues-rock on steroids, a blistering, in-your-face tour de force.
Born in Lexington, Kentucky but living in Cincinnati since 2000, Kelly Richey started playing guitar at the age of 15. The late Lonnie Mack was so impressed with her hyper-muscular playing and singing that he described her as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body.” Listed among the “top 100 gifted guitarists” by the influential Truefire Community, Kelly frequently draws comparisons to guitar icons from Stevie Ray to Jimi Hendrix. Throughout her career, Richey has shared the stage with legends like Lonnie Mack and Albert King and has opened for Boston, Heart, Joe Cocker, Lita Ford, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Walter Trout, Little Feat, Foghat, REO Speedwagon, George Thorogood, Average White Band, Robben Ford, Warren Zevon, and James Brown.
About Sherri McGee
Sherri McGee knew she wanted to play drums since she was a toddler. Before getting a real drum kit, she played along to Tom Jones and Monkees records using two hairbrushes on a green Naugahyde recliner, and one of her earliest influences was watching Karen Carpenter on TV. Sherri has been called a cross between Patsy Cline and John Bonham.
Sherri started playing drums when she joined the 5th-grade school band in Glasgow, KY. By the time Sherri entered high school she was in marching band, concert band, stage band, and pep band as section leader and lead snare drummer. At age 15, she joined The Flying Scotsmen, a 17-piece swing/Big band of male adults. After high school, Sherri moved to Lexington, KY where she played top bass drum in the University of Kentucky marching band.
Sherri quickly became part of the Lexington local music scene in the Twinkettes, as one of three females fronting a Motown-type band, and Spree 33, a versatile new wave cover band. She was a founding member of Velvet Elvis, an original pop/rock band that released an EP and a full album before securing a record contract with Enigma Records. Velvet Elvis released a record produced by Mitch Easter and toured extensively; shot two videos for MTV, and were favorably reviewed in Musician Magazine and Rolling Stone, among many other industry publications. They opened for Let’s Active, Adrian Belew and the Bears, and UB40 to name a few.