SHYYNE’S new single ‘Go Your Own Way’ is out now on WDFD Records
Shyyne are a 4-piece 80’s style Sleaze Metal band hailing from Wolverhampton, England. Formed in 2015 by Toni Gale the ex-Surrender and Rezist frontman, and Mark Wilkins the ex-guitarist of Roulette, and fed up with there not being any 80’s style “Sunset Strip” Glam or Sleaze bands to enjoy, Toni and Mark decided to do something about it and Shyyne was born. After an EP and an album, 2017 saw Matt Freeman join Shyyne as Bass guitarist and Richie “Bev” Bevan, one of the most dynamic drummers in the Midlands, joined the band. This literally transformed the band into the Shyyne you see today.
Shyyne are often described as a band with a lot of laughter. The ethos of the band is to not only to have as much fun as it is possible to have (legally) whilst being completely and totally serious about their music, but to GIVE as much fun as is possible. it is this happy, fun loving 80’s style vibe that drives the band. See Shyyne live and the band want you to leave the gig with a massive smile on your faces and wholly entertained by catchy sing out loud 1980’s Sunset strip style Sleaze Metal with an essence of Hair metal and a huge dollop of Glam metal all mixed together. This band achieve that ethos in spades. Their live shows are renowned for an energy packed, laughter packed, good time inducing fun fest of original 80’s classic Metal.
Musically the band make no apologies for being hugely inspired by bands of the 80’s era such as RATT, Faster Pussycat, Vain & Shotgun Messiah (Toni’s favourite bands) Van Halen, La Guns, Poison, Motley Crue, Faster Pussycat, the guitarist Mark Wilkins being a particular aficionado of The Lynch Mob, Skid Row and Queensryche.
Shyyne rapidly began to attract a following, being invited to play ever bigger shows with main supports with the likes of LA Guns, Y & T, The Lynch Mob, Love/Hate, Vain and popping up on the same line up as Molly Hatchet, Toseland, Vega, making a whole lot of new friends, including the genius that is George Lynch himself, Davy Vain, the Vega guys and a whole lot of fans.
2019 saw Shyyne sign to WDFD Records and the recording of their new album entitled ‘Go your Own Way’, which is due for release in February 2020. First single and title track ‘Go your Own Way’ was released 30th December 2019 along with a new video.