Silicon Valley Metro's Marianne Messina quotes, "... In spite of 'old' influences, Shane Dwight is anything but dated ... Dwight hops up crowds wandering in from both hip-hop and rock clubs ... He's been known to incite the girls to crazy-wild behavior."
Monterey's Coast Weekly's Chuck Thurman says, "This guy's on fire."
Santa Cruz Good Times Bruce Willey says. "Early exposure (to the Blues) combined with an intense commitment has made Dwight one of the most sought after blues players... The blues powerhouse lays down a blistering guitar spell that binds with his sturdy smoky voice."
Monterey County Heralds Mac McDonald says, "Dwight, who comes off as a younger Tommy Castro with his rockin' blues, charismatic stage presence and crowd-pleasing repertoire, won both the judge' top prize as well as audience approval (at Monterey Bay Blues Festival's Inaugural Battle of the Bands)."
The catalyst of Shane's growing popularity and fan base has been the unforeseen development of his soulful, country-tinged vocals and charismatic stage persona. Though he has only been singing and fronting his own band for a year, continuous media exposure and "good press" has afforded Shane the opportunity to play extensively throughout the West Coast as he builds a loyal fan base in every city that he plays. Frankly, he is performing at a maturity level well beyond his years.
The Blues Band, known for it's high octane, dance 'till you drop Blues & Rock, is fast becoming the 'Blues Sensation' of the West Coast. The bands ability to draw a crowd is consistent and unparalleled as each show draws more and more fans who file in and literally 'Boogie' all night. The Shane Dwight Blues Band currently features...
On drums ~ Jerome Kimsey, formally with Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, has also played with the likes of Johnny Winters and T-bone Walker.
On bass ~ Chuck Fike, one of the Bay Area's best kept secrets! Chuck, known for his seamless groove and solid root oriented bass lines, honed his ability playing in countless Bay Area Blues Bands. However, he is most noted for his tenure with former John Lee Hooker guitarist John Garcia.
On harp ~ Greg "Tumbleweed" Mooney, who has shared the stage with innumerable West Coast Stars, such as Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Rivival), Taj Mahal, Charlie Musselwhite and Nick Gravinties (Electric Flag) is most noted for his tenure with John Lee Hooker.
On Rhythm Guitar - Robby Z., an accomplished songwriter and sessions player, he completes the band with his high energy rhythm guitar playing. Robby's recent studio works include the likes of Tommy Thompson (Gregg Allman Band), Chris Miller (Dave Menikettie Band), Linda Davis (Reba McEntire) and Brad Gillis of Night Ranger round out his resume.
In recent performances, Shane has shared the bill with national touring acts such as John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, The Supremes, Jefferson Starship, Terri Clark, The Greg Kihn Band, Big Bill Morganfield (Muddy Waters son), Bob Margolin, Dennis Quaid, Indigenous, Brad Gillis of Ozzy Ozbourne, Night Ranger and Tommy Castro. During 2001, Shane Dwight has performed at the following West Coast clubs and events:
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5. Boogie King