I recently featured this pair on my February 17th podcast and I wanted to know more about them….. so we followed them around London one afternoon and caught up with them at Billingsgate Fish Market whilst Sarah was searching for a rare long-nosed chimaera (Long-nosed fish that lives 3,000ft below the ocean) and asked them some questions, here's how it went….
Name of band / act? Shake Tiger Shake
Names of all members? Sarah Lazenby / Paul Withey
When did you form? Summer 2013
Introduce yourself and your music in one sentence…. British Electronic Soul Duo
A fascinating fact about you or one of the band members? Paul had a run in with Actor Woody Harrelson
Last time you used public transport and where did you go? Yesterday to Ronnie Scott's to see Prince.
Last time you felt proud? Finished watching the whole series of Breaking Bad on Netflix
What classic song do you wish you recorded and why? Change Of Heart by Change . a brilliant song by an underrated soul band
Last movie you saw? 12 Years A Slave.
Last book you read? Sarah - 'I Wanna Take You Higher' the story of Sly Stone Paul - Le Freak the story of Nile Rodgers
What did you dream about last night? Sarah - Can't remember . Paul - Can't remember
Last time you cried? Sarah - Two weeks ago , when Frank, Our cat had to go to the vet.
Last time you were rude to someone and why? No answer was forthcoming from either party, we can only assume that they are not rude people….
What excites you? Paul - Music Sarah - Food
Biggest musical influence? See above question about being rude to people but amend to fit the 'Biggest Musical Influence' question
Earliest childhood memory? Paul - Actually seeing the Hospital wrist band on my wrist. Sarah - My Grandad putting tomato ketchup on his Sunday roast.
Best gig you ever played? The Magic Lounge About when we shared a stage with Nile Rogers and Chic. We ended up dancing on stage with him.
Best band/artist of 2013? Sarah- Disclosure , Aeroplane, Duke Dumont and Ella Eyre . Paul- Andras Fox, Lorde, Flying Lotus
Biggest act you have ever played with (supported or on the same bill as)? Nile Rogers and Chic
The last album/record you bought? TomTrago , Light Fantastic
Last time you had a fight? We're Lovers not fighters
Tell me one of your guilty pleasures? Sarah - Whisky . Paul (no response so let's go with Babycham)
Best advice you ever received and who was it from? Sarah - "Save a bit and spend a bit" - my Nan. Paul - Just work through it - Dad
Largest amount spent in a single purchase? (excluding property) £10,000 (They didn't elaborate, Whisky & Babycham maybe?)
Whilst Sarah was being shown a fine example of a long-nosed chimaera, Paul was not happy as he said that it wasn't long-nosed chimaera-y enough for his liking, we decided to roll out the quick fire questions….
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Mac or PC? Mac
Holidays/Vacations – Beach or ski-ing? Beach
Meat or Vegetables? Meat
CD or Vinyl? Vinyl
Car or Motorbike? Car
Cat or Dog? Cat
Acoustic or Electric? Electric
Angelina or Jennifer? Angelina
Cooked Breakfast (bacon/eggs/mushrooms/toast etc) or Cereal? Cereal
So there you have it folks, a few minutes is all it took to learn so much more about this amazing act from London, what's that? where can you go to find out more information about them and sample some of their fine music?, I'm glad you asked, here's a summary of their social media channels:
Forthcoming live dates/Shows
Non at present but please check their website for any future dates as and when they're released.