With a loyal fan base and venues that love supporting local, Ogden’s music scene is growing quickly. From metal to funk, from punk to reggae, Ogden has it all. Check in every week to hear from a local band or musician that rocks our socks off.
Shaky Trade is a band that brings the funk! Comprised of six musicians who are each immensely talented, this band brings down the house wherever they g0. Read on, dear readers, to learn more about this awesome local band!
First, introduce yourselves:
Billy Bommer—Sax/Lead Vocals
Chris Clemons—Trumpet/Background Vocals
When did you start making music?
We started up in 2004, having rehearsals in Dick’s Tile Shop (another local Ogden business). A few lineup changes later, and we’re barreling full strength into the future.
How did you all meet each other?
How did you come up with your name?
Greg Shaw pointed his Neanderthal fingers at two random words in the dictionary. No, seriously.
What would you say your musical style is? Influences?
I would say our style is mostly funk-based, groups like Sly and The Family Stone, Soulive, and The Meters. There is an inescapable rock element though—we were all raised on Pink Floyd, Metallica, Pearl Jam, etc. Since Brad and Ryan joined, we’ve incorporated more jazz into the mix; both those guys are huge jazz heads.
Favorite place to play in Ogden?
I don’t know if we have a “favorite” place—we’ve played all over since we started. We’ve played raging shows at Kamikaze’s, The Sandtrap, and The Wine Cellar most recently though. Stoked for the new Copper Club!
What are you working on? Plans for the future?
We put out our 3rd album of all-original material about 6 months ago, and we’ve been hard at work writing new material ever since. We’ve talked about recording this winter, but haven’t made any definite plans. Whatever it is, it gots to be funky.
Three things Indie Ogden readers should know about you all:
What are some local Ogden bands/musicians you love?
What are your favorite things to do in Ogden?
Other than make music, we’re into the local restaurant scene, also most of us are big skier/snowboarders. Best snow on earth, baby.
What is your favorite business in Ogden?
Slackwater is killing it right now. A prime example of a killer restaurant done right. And they’re getting the patio enclosure for the winter! Kudos!
Do read Indie Ogden?
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Any upcoming shows?
Indeed, we’ve got 3 coming up this month:
Nov 18—We’re playing at Kamikaze’s. This is our annual Pray For Snow Party, it’s gonna be huge. This is a joint show with Codi Jordan, another big local music dude/band.
Nov 23—Our annual Night Before Thanksgiving show at The Sandtrap. If it’s anything like years past, it’s gonna be a paint-peeler.
Nov 30—We’re playing at The Wine Cellar for the NCM Foundation’s 5th Anniversary Party.