will be shutting down Monday, October 29, 2018.

It's with great sadness that I announce that Syracuse Bands will be shutting down at the end of this month. It's been awesome building and managing this site since 2005. Through the years I've been proud to host this site for all local musicians and helping to promote them. However, over the last handful of years, there have been fewer users on the site, and more bands are joining other platforms with a larger audience. These, along with a few other reasons, I've decided to close down the site.

Thank you all for using the site and being a part of Syracuse Bands.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out -

-Chris Gmyr (Site Admin)

October 22nd, 2018

Bernie Clarke and the Rhythm Sharks

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Syracuse Bands - Bernie Clarke and the Rhythm Sharks


Start with a powerful, soulful vocalist. Back him with rhythm steadier than the Rock of Gibraltar. Add the twang of swingin' guitar and a hot honking harmonica straight from the Southside of anywhere and you've got Bernie Clarke & the Rhythm Sharks.
Come to a Rhythm Shark performance and be rocked, swung, funked, souled, and shuffled to honest AMERICAN ROOTS music. The Rhythm Sharks shine a spotlight on their own original material as well as eclectic selections dug from deep in the blues, soul and roots music troughs.
Every night the band works from a grab bag of tunes guaranteed to please anyone that likes blues and boogie played with high energy and SOUL!
Take their CD on Burning Bridge Records, Love Recession, for a spin and you'll understand why they were nominated for a SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) in the "Best Blues Band" category.