The original SHADES were formed in Seattle, WA in 1982 by guitarist Bobby Nelsen. Members
included singer Mark Levick from “The Machine,” guitarist Glen Eagleson from “No Cheese Please,”
bassist Dan Stoican from “Baby Knockers,” and drummer Carl Palmer.
The SHADES signed with the WSA and FarWest booking agencies, primarily playing road dates
throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The SHADES have also played shows
with various artists such as The Lou Gramm Band, The Fran Cosmo Band, TKO, Doucette, The Charlie
Bird Trio, The Coasters, The Classic Rock All-Stars (featuring members of Rare Earth, Sugarloaf, Iron
Butterfly, The Blues Image), Hell’s Belles, & Elvin Bishop. In the early years you may have seen
them locally at AK’s and Dominiks while they traveled through the Tri-Cities between 1980-1990.
In 1994, Bobby Nelsen relocated to the Tri-Cities and reformed The SHADES with new players,
influencing the style of music, stage show, and energy The SHADES have become known for. One
thing has always remained true. We love music. Always have, always will.
If you are looking for a softer set or have a smaller venue, reach out today to learn more about Bobby and Faith Acoustic Duet.