Spike - Drums, Vocals
Carl "Charlie" - Guitars, Vocals
RJ - Bass, Vocals
The Shrubs started out when Spike and RJ, college classmates in Upstate New York, started jamming in the basement of Spike's mother's house around 1985. Their mutual influences were the Police, Rush and XTC among others. Later, an acquaintance introduced Carl “Charlie” to the guys. After jamming for a while, the trio decided they needed a name. They came up with The Shrubs after dismissing other names (Dumpster Juice & Piggy Pucker among them). They found a new practice home in the basement of a friends house and soon were playing at parties there, other house parties, bars and even a local Rod and Gun Club. They started writing and recording their own music, producing 3 albums of original music (Another Day Goes By..., One Happy Zucchini and Who's Cow's in the Hoosegow). The band went on hiatus when RJ moved to San Diego until Spike and Charlie started rerecording and mixing new parts of the old songs. The result was a re-release of Another Day Goes By...
Now the group collaborates remotely on updating the old songs and working on new songs.
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The Shrubs, well what can i say, these guys truly rock! When i heard the first song i thought wow amazing song and to be honest every single song is like that! The sound is amazing, the guitars are just amazing. You guys really should listen to them! Keep rocking guys!