We're often asked what genre of music we play, but it's hard to put us in a box. We draw inspiration from a wide range of genres, from Classic Rock to Motown. Our sound is dynamic and always evolving.
We love playing live shows and connecting with our fans. Our shows are energetic and full of surprises, and we always try to make each one a Unique experience.
Owner:”The band is worth having in a regular lineup. I had them play at Blase Cafe on Siesta many times.” The audience Loved them....I would recommend as an owner to any venue!!!
Shell And The Crabs is comprised of 5 musicians based in Sarasota, Florida and showcases vocalist, Ms. Shelly Maxwell, center stage. This group of players stems from around the United States with roots in New York, Detroit, Chicago, and other snowy places recently settling in Florida’s tropical paradise. What do other musicians and clubhouse guests say..." tight performances and polished harmonies”. The Crabs play the best of best including: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and music you just don't often hear, such as classics from.... "Procol Harum", "Steve Winwood" “Moody Blues “and others...AND nobody can forget their originals!!!!! In addition to playing with musicians ranging from Mitch Ryder, Richie Sambora and opening for such acts as: The Reflections, The Contours and the Original Drifters, these experiences have deepened the group’s desire to be able to play and create music. .
We’re packing up the gear for support of our new album. Our set list will prominently feature the new stuff but also dive into favorites from our previous releases. Check out our tour page for when we’ll be playing near you.
Shelly Maxwell – Vocals
Ben Moses – Vocals-Lead Guitar
Gerald G Man Boyce – Bass Guitar
Billy Keys – Keyboards, Vocals
Craig Hancock- Drums-Vocals