Shakedown Tim – Vocals, Guitar
Bart Stone – Tenor & Baritone Saxophones
Boss – Upright Bass
Dennis Tubs – Drums
Record Label: Rhythm Bomb Records
Musicstyle: Rhythm and Blues
Shakedown Tim & the Rhythm Revue deliver the blues as if they hand-carried it from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago personally. It’s a fierce and joyful combination of down home blues en uptown jump, swing & boogie; from a Pre-War ‘Dust Bowl Depression era’ blues party, straight outta these ‘Dirty Thirties’, to a fifties street corner dance at Maxwell Street Market in ‘the Windy City’...
The sounds of a vintage fat body guitar, saxophone & skin tight rhythm section mix low down with happy. Frontman Shakedown Tim (Ielegems – guit./voc.) started the late-great Belgian bluesband Fried Bourbon (cfr. Steven Troch) back in the days, and shared the stage with Gene Taylor, James Harman, Roland Van Campenhout, Steven De Bruyn, Jo' Buddy, Little Victor, Bill Sheffield...
Rhythm Bomb records (London) released their debut album “Hard To Catch”.
Shakedown Tim & The Rhythm Revue came to Rhythm Bomb Records through Nico Duportal, who also produced this platter. The result is a blend of different Blues styles. These originals from Tim proove that he is a great songwriter too. Modern, sometimes really funny lyrics make this record fun to listen too.
Together with (t)his ‘Rhythm Revue’, he brings you wild, Memphis-style boogie, some juke joint stomp, and an occasional gospel. This band is not only shooting from, but right at the hips as well; they will wanna see ànd make you DANCE !
Lambert Smits ( Keys and Chords )
"With Fried Bourbon Tim was at the absolute top of the Belgian blues scène and it seems that he is about to do so again with The Rhythm Revue."