We are a Calgary based, multi album power trio made up of Mitchell Brady (Guitar / Vocals), Keone Friesen (Bass / Harmonica), and Isaiah Stonehouse (Drums / Background Vocals). We have recorded and released two full albums (Windsor Street (2014), Common Bliss (2017)) and an EP (At Odds (2015)), and are always working on new material. Our music is described as a mixture of classic rock and blues, with romps of alternative, indie and psychedelic rock. Our original music carries the audience back to the hey day of rock n' roll, while adding a new and unique modern twist to the mix.
Some of our more notable achivements over the years include: •National Semi-finalists in CBC's 2017 Searchlight Competition (Top 25 out of thousands of entries) •Winners of the 2016 and 2017 YYC (Calgary) Music Awards for Rock Recording of the Year, nominees for Group of the Year at the 2016 YYC Music Awards, and winners of the Zachariah and the Prophets Memorial Award at the 2017 YYC Music Awards •Named into Forksters 2014 Top 100 Bands of the Year with our debut album Windsor Street •Three time finalists in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 International Songwriters Competition (out of more than 18,000 entries each year).
We have played venues from as far as the Whiskey A Go Go (Los Angeles) and The Roxy (Vancouver), to as close as Flames Central and MacEwan Hall at home in Calgary. We have also had the privilege to play many other venues and festivals across Alberta and BC such as The Lilac Festival (Calgary), Beaumont Roots and Blues Festival (Edmonton), and the Steamboat Mountain Music Festival (BC). Sharing the stage with artists such as Trooper, Colin James, The Sheepdogs, The Odds, The Northern Pikes, Tim Williams, and others has been an honour.
We're old souls with young minds, with a goal to share music to people around the world. If you consider yourself to be a live music enthusiast, we'd love to see you at a show.
Mitchell Brady - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Mitchell started his music career playing the piano, catching the desire to perform by playing for over 300 people at 8 years old. He moved on to playing his dads drum set, joining the school band as a drummer. He formed his first band at the age of 10, focusing on creating new music. Inspired early by Jimmy Page, Jack White and Brian May, he soon picked up the guitar and discovered this was what he was born to play. Not long after, he was playing multiple instruments in both senior and junior school bands. Not content, he passionately started writing music, and developing his unique vocal sound. Making connections through his passion for music resulted in Mitchell being the front man for The Static Shift.
Keone Friesen - Bass, Harmonica, Back-Up Vocals
At a young age, Keone was drawn towards music with a strong force. Being born from a musical family, he was able to learn and pick it up with a good support base from his parents. His first instrument was the drums, which he started playing at age 4. But at age 8, Keone picked up his first bass and knew it was the instrument he would choose to express himself with. When Keone is not playing in the band he can be found writing, reading, spending time with friends, drinking tea and playing in a string ensemble at Central Memorial High School.
Isaiah Stonehouse - Drums, Back-Up Vocals
With a dad who works in the studio for a living, Isaiah has always been surrounded by music. It was back in grade 7 when he first started to play the drums, inspired by bands such as Coldplay and Switchfoot, and later on, bands such as Young the Giant and Foster the People. Since then he has been involved with music in as many ways as he can, and is the drummer for The Static Shift. When he’s not drumming in the band, you can find him out with friends, taking photos, drinking coffee, studying at the University of Calgary, watching hockey, and listening to records. With a strong love for music, meet Isaiah.