Shades of Grey
Shame began it's promising career while still attending high school in the late 1990s. Since that time, this southeastern Pennsylvania based band has released three independent records and gained enthusiastic public acceptance for sincere lyrics combined with infectious pop music melodies. Radio, television and constant performing have helped Shame transform from a fledgling group of young performers into one of the tri-state region's most exciting and promising original bands. The lineup includes Peter Errich (guitars, lead vocals), Michael Noecker (guitars, keyboards, mandolin, vocals), Keith Knowles (bass, vocals), and Brian Rutolo (drums, percussion); however, the sum of these distinct individuals has proven to be greater than the separate components. Whether it is through live performance or studio recordings, the band has always had the ability to harness the dynamic power emitted by these four musicians. This innate ability has helped Shame gain a reputation characterized by both passion and honesty. This tradition of mature songwriting is perpetuated on Shame's newest release entitled Late Last Night. Songs such as 'Roadside', 'Ghosts in the Tavern', and 'Roslyn Square' give testament to Shame's commitment to heartfelt songwriting combined with pop sensibilities. Late Last Night conveys a sense of intimacy to it's listeners that is unprecedented by past records. This album illustrates the fact that these 'twenty something' members of Shame can produce songs, which can be relevant to the masses and yet continue to remain extremely personal to each listener. Shades of Grey was Shame's first album to earn the band critical acclaim and resulted in our first TV appearance as well as radio airplay.