Freakin' Shams  started off life in a shed, like all bands i suppose! The trio of Major Power Drinkwater was for a time a formidable force to be reckoned with, at least for a time during a few months in the hitching post of the Sun, shine sister more of that and of course those black dancin' shoes.

It was Easter Sunday on 23rd of April 2000 during a residency in a north kildare venue known to locals fondly as the Hitcher that the Freakin' Shams came to local notoriety. The Bar manager, a certain Mr. Smart  had become very friendly with the band and had allowed a lock in of sorts. The place was heaving, the doors were locked, and the band just kept jamming. the crowd were loving it, especially since discovering the doors had been locked. Guests from the audience joined the band and enjoyed the craic and everything was going swimmingly until the doors were jimmied open with a set of industrial crowbars and the Gardai raided the place. Nobody had heard the furious knocking at the doors due to the heavy bass and drums pumping from the sound system.....................

Link to Freakin' Shams music on revernation

Link to Freakin' Shams music on revernation