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"7 time Madison Area Music Award finalists"

What is Garage Rock? It’s the ability to play whatever you feel like – just like if you were set up in your garage. Each member of Trailer Kings has over 20 years experience playing in bands. Together, this band can pull out songs from yesterday to today – oldies, classic, pop, and hard rock to country, polkas and more.

Trailer Kings (previously the Troye Shanks Band) have been playing in the current lineup for over four years. Being a regular band at the Baja Bar in Wisconsin Dells, Trailer Kings have celebrated many bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other events the summer heat can bring.

Trailer Kings have also played many venues around the Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan areas. The multi-harmonies bring sweet sounds to the already rocking music. The no-setlist approach means the band can jump into any song without warning.

It’s always fun rockin with Trailer Kings!

Trailer Kings play a lot of great songs, but have always relied on the crowd to give them the set list. The three part harmony that the Trailer Kings pull out on songs like “Good Things”, “Seven Bridges Road” and many others, really show the depth of this group.

 

 

Troye Shanks

 

 acoustic & electric guitars, harmonicas, vocals

 

 Troye has played well over a thousand gigs in his 20+ years as a frontman/guitarist. He was also the founding member of several successful groups including,  "LIVE WIRE"  "Gary & the Gators" " The Jessi Lynn Band" He has left the corporate office for good and continues to play music full-time as a solo artist, a duo partner and frontman for "Trailer Kings".

 

  Troye uses

 

- Taylor guitars

 

-  Fender guitars

 

-  EMG pickups

 

- Mesa Lonestar amps 

 

- Ray-Ban 

 

 



Tim Bredemus

 

 acoustic & electric bass guitars, vocals

 

Tim has also had a very successful career in music.  His most notable group was the Madison group "Kicks" They played throughout the entire midwest during the late 70's and 80's. There would be more to write here about that time but no one seems to remember much. He is the only person in the band to have been removed from an Air Force base for singing the song "Free Bird" and the only person in the band to be escorted to the state line for playing too loud in the town of Hurley WI.

 

 Tim uses

 

- Ibanez guitars 

- Electro-Voice speakers 


 

  

Jeffrey Powers

 

 drums, percussion, vocals

 Jeffrey is not only a drummer, vocalist, songwriter, secret agent and producer but is also web master for several sites. Among them are, WIbands.com & Geekazine.com.  He won a MAMA Award in 2009 for producing the remix of Art Paul Schlosser's "Have a Peanut Butter Sandwich" 

 

 Jeffrey uses

 - sticks 

 - stones

- broken bones 

- peanut butter sandwich 

 






Dave Martin 

 

 lead guitars

 

Dave is a veteren of many hard rocking bands since he and Troye met in high school.  Most recently he was the guitarist for very successful band "Jostle" and "Section 8"  but is now a full time King.  


 Dave uses,


  -Gibson Les Paul guitars

 

 - Marshall Amps

 

 

 



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