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Shikasta bio

Shikasta - a power trio from Toronto, with a relentless and unifying live show & sound. The current line up started at the tail end of 1999. “We get together and interpret from what we revere in life to make Shikasta, and our rock n roll, true”. Shikasta’s critically acclaimed debut album, Gold, will be followed up this November with the much anticipated Weight of the Sun, out on Indiestructable Records (Cat# indie004). Both records were recorded with Ian Blurton at Chemical Sound and were recorded live off the floor...vocals et al.
Shikasta is:
  • Russell Fernandes - Lead Vocals and Bass Guitar
  • Dave Samuels - Guitar and backing vocals
  • Wade Sheedy - Drums
  • 2002 CASBY AWARD nominee, Shikasta - Gold BEST ALBUM indie
  • Impressive College charting for an independent, including a few #1’s
  • 7 hefty cross country tours and various showcases at SXSW, CMJ,NXNE, CMW and Undercurrents
Cool gigs that need mentioning:
  • Opening for James Brown @ the Ottawa Blues Festival, support act for The Bellrays/Nebula North American Tour 2003, sharing bills with the Vines, Luna, Tricky Woo, the Dictators, Starvin’ Hungry, Bionic, the North Mississippi Allstars, the Detroit Cobras, the Dirtbombs, the Immortal Lee County Killers, and many more.