- The Shaker


The Shaker aka Pete Bones Pete started his musical background after being expelled from school aged 15. Pete taught himself guitar and drums and his band started to play the local circuit. After a trip to Ibiza, and the first whisperings of ecstasy and acid house, he decided that electronic music was the future, and traded his drum kit for a pair of technics turntables. After playing numerous illegal parties around the South East of England he gained his first residency in 1990 at the Hand & Spear in Surrey, and soon turned it into one of the biggest nights in the whole of the UK. In '92 he launched Ugly Bug records. It was an instant hit, especially with big hitting radio dj’s Pete Tong and Judge Jules. Pete became a regular guest on Kiss 100fm, and his first release as his main recording alias, The Shaker, - ‘Just Lick It’, became the club hit of the year. The remix work came flooding in, from labels such as London, FFRR, Hooj, Ore, Fade, and Perfecto. His remix of Zee’s Dreamtime was essential new tune on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio1 show, and finally in 96 Pete signed to XL recordings, after a 3 way struggle between A&M, XL, and Maifesto to secure his signature. He went on to release 3 more singles under the Shaker guise – ‘Mooncat’, ‘Strong to Survive’ and 'Star' which were all massive club anthems around the world. The Shaker has held DJ residencies in New York, London, Cape T own, T ampa, Denver, and has more recent ly been working on project s wit h US rockers Thrill Kill Kult, Paul Rogers and Justin Drake of Peace Division.