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It's Time A Little Help Under Construction
Right Hand Shade is a high-octane rock/pop band infused with soulful vocals and bluesy guitar riffs. Hailing from the Merrimack Valley of Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, RHS is quickly rising as one of the most in-demand and original acts in New England, with multiple invites back all across the region. With a fusion of unique rhythms, catchy guitar hooks, soaring vocal arrangements, and lyrical content focused on such themes as hope, truth, justice and eternity, RHS delivers a high-energy performance that audiences do not soon forget. Whether lighting up the stage with a driving rock tune, inspiring the crowd to clap and stomp along, sharing relatable and authentic life stories, or arresting the listener with lush vocal harmonies in a heartfelt ballad, RHS’s mission of hope and strength in a dark age is clear.
Right Hand Shade is…
Taylor Emma Matt Kevin Nick
Lead electric, Vocals, Lead Vocals, Drums, Rhythm electric,
Acoustic, Vocals Bass, Acoustic Keys/Synth/Samples Percussion, Bass Acoustic, Bass
RHS began touring in 2016 and has opened for and shared the stage with some of the most successful national acts in music today (For King & Country, Switchfoot, Tobymac, Crowder, Big Daddy Weave, Zach Williams, Zealand) at such high-profile festivals as SoulFest, Connect Festival, River Rock Music Festival, and before large crowds at beach venues and youth rallies. The group recorded their highly-anticipated first professional studio album in 2018 at the premier world class Halo Studio with Darren Elder and Kevin Billingslea, which dropped in July, 2019. The first single from the album, “It’s Time”, has received frequent airplay on radio stations throughout the Northeast. For their follow-up album RHS has enlisted producers & co-writers Chris Hoisington (The Brothers McClurg) and Jonas Woods of Old Bear Records to be recorded at Old Bear Studios in August 2020.
For more on Right Hand Shade, visit them at www.righthandshade.com. Check them out on all social media at @righthandshade, and on all digital downloading/streaming sites. Booking inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press & Testimonials
"We just had Right Hand Shade play at one our church’s outreach events and we were blown away to say the least. These guys are talented but even more they were willing to serve and were so genuine in their love for others and for God. In short, they were a breeze to work with and we can’t wait for the next time we get to have them!”
Worship Director, Crossing Life Church
"Our church had the pleasure to partner with Right Hand Shade for the Salisbury Beach Concert Series. The band was professional in every aspect of this event. They came early to set up and run through and were well prepared for the concert. Right Hand Shade’s dynamic performance drew in an excited crowd and appealed to all ages! Their fresh approach to music is relevant and inspirational. I would absolutely recommend booking Right Hand Shade for your next event!"
Location Pastor, Next Level Church
"How amazing it is to have an awesome band local to New England! Right Hand Shade was an absolute pleasure to work with from beginning to end when planning our winter youth retreat. Everything they did was extremely well done and well thought out. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a band for any kind of event who wants quality ministry done well. We can't wait to partner with them again!"
Youth Director, Trinity Community Church
"Right Hand Shade is an energetic and dynamic Christian Rock band that seeks to reach a lost and dying world. They are an inspiration to Christians in their walk with Jesus as well! This professional, quality 5-piece band is at home on stage and quickly develops a rapport with their audience. Café con Dios highly recommends Right Hand Shade for your concert venue!"
Director, Café con Dios
"One thing I love about this band is that when I first heard them, I didn't hear Contemporary Christian. I didn't hear something I had heard before. It was unique; they have their own sound. I expected another Christian concert and got an experience I wasn't expecting instead. That's what I love about Right Hand Shade."
President, Norwich Christian Fellowship
Norwich University, Northfield, VT
"Right Hand Shade is a fun, energetic, worshipful band who will bring you to your feet. Their heart for worshiping God and bringing His joy to the crowd is evident from beginning to end."
Youth Pastor, Groton Bible Chapel
"Right Hand Shade brought vibes of hope and healing to the Jericho Walk. Their sound and lyrics were uplifting and passionate! They really tell a story of Christ's love through their music and helped bring light to people's darkest memories."
Founder & Coordinator, Jericho Walk
Notable Past Performances
SoulFest 2019 (Mercy Street Stage, Gilford, NH)
SoulFest 2018 (Inside Out and Mercy Street Stages, Gilford NH)
SoulFest 2017 (20th Anniversary - Inside Out Stage, Gilford NH)
Christian Media Spotlight Night of Hope w/JJ Weeks & John Tibbs (online)
New England United (Fuse Concerts - opening for Zealand Worship)
Opening for John Tibbs Christmas Concert (Rockland, ME)
Lakeside Camp reGeneration Winter Weekend Retreat (Pittsfield, MA)
Hammonasset Back-to-the-Beach Weekend Youth Retreat (Madison, CT)
A Capulet Christmas Vol. 2 (Capulet Entertainment w/Jonas Woods)
Connect Festival 2018 (Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Falmouth MA)
River Rock Music Festival 2019 (Newry, ME)
Hampton Beach Christian Music Festival (Hampton, NH)
Norwich University (Northfield, VT)
City Lights Television Program Guest Appearance (HC Media)
Salisbury Beach Outreach Rally (Next Level Church, Salisbury MA)
Jericho Walk (Granite United Church, Haverhill MA)
Café at the Mill Coffeehouse (Millbury MA - opening for Relinquish)
Winter Jam (Groton Bible Chapel, Groton CT)