Byron Shire rock covers phenomenon Shybaby set the North Coast alight with a blistering debut year in 2011. Living up to their motto of rock hard, play it like you mean it and give em a show, the band wowed audiences from Tweed to Coffs who voted with their drinking dollars and partied til çlosing again and again.
Coming in to 2012, the band is a well-oiled machine, pumping out classics new and old in a high audience participation show designed to get punters on the dance floor and keep them there. With collective experience of more years than they care to admit, Shybaby knows what the punters want and how to deliver it.
Out front lead singer Shiney Lefai oozes rock-chick schtick and knows how to work the crowd like only an experienced performer can. Her rendition of Whole Lotta Love is an experience to remember. Guitar maestro Mick Lonsdale smokes up the fret-board in a blaze of rock attack, speaking to the hearts and minds of every aspiring guitar hero in the crowd.
Drummer Mel Greensill is almost a phenomenon in her own right, wearing her Jon Bonham influence like a badge and laying it down like a freight train. Bass player Greg Buckman holds it all together with calm assurance gleaned from years on the circuit.
If you like pub-rock done the way it should be with lashings of chops, attitude and showmanship, catch Shybaby at The Lennox Hotel.