The Shady Recruits


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Formed in late 2016, The Shady Recruits is a 5-piece band based out of Greenville, South Carolina with a funky, jazzy, and at times heavily improvisational fusion of what they describe as “tasty tunes”.
Influenced by the likes of Funkadelic, Frank Zappa, Soulive, Steely Dan, Thundercat, and so many others, the band plays an eclectic, high-energy mixture of originals and covers guaranteed to keep you dancing all night. The Shady Recruits have been fortunate to share stages with such acts as The Marcus King Band, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and Dumpstaphunk.
The Shady Recruits features Marcus King Band members Jack Ryan on drums and Justin Johnson on horns and vocals, bassist David Katilius of Greenville jamtronica rockers Scrumptious, and Charles Hedgepath on guitar and vocals, affectionately dubbed the “unofficial mayor of Greenville” due to his involvement in countless musical endeavors around the city and surrounding areas. Keyboardist Marcus White of Chattanooga adds a musical tour-de-force, splitting his time between the Recruits and touring with Atlanta funk/improv giants Voodoo Visionary, as well as leading his own project killakeyz_band.
With an ever-growing repertoire and a surplus of surprise special guests, you’ll never know what to expect at a Shady Recruits show!


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