Rattlesnake Shake

Rattlesnake Shake are a 4pce guitar-bass-drums and vocals band originally formed for the 2007 Narooma Blues Festival. We would describe what we do as different than the usual blues band.

The electric guitar sound is pure and unadulterated by effects pedals and features the unique right-hand finger style of Pat Finnerty on lead guitar-he's never used a pick.

The music is classic traditional blues and guitar instrumentals from the 60's and 70's from the likes of Freddy King, Albert King, Otis Rush, Elmore James etc.

The band has been performing up and down the south coast from Bega to Wollongong since,, Their first release c.d. was called "Shed" our the next yet untitled c.d. will be featuring some of their new original compositions. 

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Rattlesnake Shake Bio

Band members of Rattlesnake Shake are :


Pat Finnerty (Guitar) - Began playing in Melbourne and soon found his passion for the blues especially the Freddy King, Albert King and B.B.King style picking with his fingers. His sound is pure and unadulterated by effects pedals, plugs straight into the amp. Pat also has abackground in jazz, he has performed at 6 out of the last 7 Narooma Blues Fests. in his other bands, Driving sideways and Strange Fruit.


Stanley Culic (Bass) - Grew up in Hobart and was soon playing for top Tassie band Mandy which moved to  Melbourne and then Sydney his other  bands include Easy, Fashion, Mr. George and Chants. He moved to the South Coast of N.S.W. His real passion is R & B.


Chris Culic (Drums) - Started playing on the gold Coast then moved to Sydney playing in original bands in the 80's before moving to N.Z. where he played in various cover bands. He has a love for all things rhythmic and moved back to oz  in 2006.


Adrian (Vocals) commenced his career in Nth Qld. and after playing extensively in various duo's launched a solo career playing guitar and  singing covers from Elvis, Chilli Peppers to Soundgarden to Cold Chisel, hence he attained the rich rhythm and blues style of singing. He moved to the South Coast of N.S.W joining the Shake in 2007.