Marty:  the "Voice"
          Instruments: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Congas, Keyboards From the Tonawanda NY music scene playing classic rock in the 70's & 80's.  Finding a new love for the Blues and classic rock he began his quest in forming the Boneshakers into
 what it is today.   As soon as you hear Marty sing you'll instantly know why he's called the "voice"! 
Chris:  the "Soul"
      Instruments: Lead Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica, Congas, Sound Engineer 



Chris can definitely get your mojo working.  His guitar playing is only surpassed by his ability to tell you a story when he sings.  Watching him perform is as enjoyable as listening to him play his "axe".  His performing attitude is contagious not only for the crowd but for the band as well.

Played with "Runnin' Blue", performing original and cover Blues tunes from 2000-2003 through out Western NY's Blues venues.

Played with "American Brass" an eight piece party band from 2003 - 2008 performing private corporate parties throughout Western & Central NY.

Presently playing with "the Boneshakers Blues Band" at various Clubs & private parties.
Art:  the "Tone" 
        
  Instruments:  Alto Sax, Wind Synth, Keyboards, Congas, Vocals
Art's accomplishments are just too numerous to list.  The man's played just about every music venue and style over the years.  His horns forgot more tunes than most guys ever played.   His sax solos are mind blowing and his stage antics make you want to see what's next!

Played with "Runnin' Blue", performing original and cover Blues tunes from 2000-2003 through out Western NY's Blues venues.

Played with "American Brass" an eight piece party band from 2003 - 2008 performing private corporate parties throughout Western & Central NY.

Presently playing with "the Boneshakers Blues Band" at various Clubs & private parties.

 
Frank:  the "Drive"

         Instruments: Hammond B3 Organ, Roland Fantom Keys, Valve Trombone,  Accordion, Guitar, Vocals 
Frank Joined the band in March of 2011 and hit the ground running.  Fun in music is what he's all about.  We're glad to have him on board. 

 
Jim:  the "Heart"
  clubs and private parties.
• Started playing drums in 1973.
• Graduated from Villa Maria College in 1979 majoring in percussion performance.
• Played throughout Western and Central NY with “Loosely Tight”, an all original jazz fusion band , from 1977 – 1982. During this time we recorded our local hit single “Brazilian Fantasy”
• Played with the “Dick Baurle” jazz fusion band from 1982 – 1985 at various clubs in Western NY.
• Played with 1960’s local recording stars “The Road” in 1982.
• Played with “The Backstage Band” from 1985 to 1988 playing clubs and private parties throughout Western NY..
• Played with “The Reflections featuring the Sullivan Triplets” horn band from 1988 to 2001 performing at private corporate parties all over Western and Central NY.
• Played with “Runnin’ Blue”, performing original and cover Blues tunes, from 2000 – 2003 throughout Western NY’s Blues venues.
• Played with “American Brass”, an eight piece party band, from 2003 to 2008 performing at private corporate parties throughout Western and Central NY.
• Presently playing with The Boneshakers Blues Band at various local clubs and private parties.
 
 
Tim Bristal ~ I started playing bass out of high school - continued thru college in Iowa and after college on the road throughout the US, primarily in the Midwest  To escape the cold weather., I returned to WNY in the late 80's and played with a number of local country rock groups - The Pistols, Cottonmouth, 90West.  I'm currently playing bass with Buffalo City Limits, Gimme Buffet and Celtic Cross. I play guitar, mandolin, banjo, and piano, but I love the bass.
I am a solid,in the pocket, always tasty, always there kind of bass player and I'm looking forward to playing with the Boneshakers!