Can't have the Outlaw without the Shine
In May of 2016, Outlaw Shine came to the stage with an energy that could not be denied. Country music isn't a fad, it isn't something we listen to on the weekends. Country music is what we were raised on and it tells a story about our life. We love our families, our country and our freedom. Our ability to entertain is a gift and we give back to our community as often as possible. We play a variety of music, originals that tell our stories to Waylon, Hank and Johnny Cash to Bonnie Raitt, Tyler Childers and Ashley Mcbryde.
Our band is recognized as a dance band, we teach country dance before and during and keep people dancing throughout the night. Outlaw Shine is a party, its a lot of shine mixed with some raw guitar licks, dirty drum beats and soulful vocals.
Matthew Marshall - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Sound Engineer - The Outlaw
Debra Rachelle - Lead Vocals, Lighting Expert, Professional Dancer & Instructor, Marketing & Advertising Expert - The Shine
Melody Joy Jackson - Percussionist / Drummer Extraordinaire , heavenly harmonies
Mike the Spike - Bass & musical composer, storyteller and calm before the storm
RT - Lead Guitar, joke teller
And then they danced:
Debra has been dancing since she was around 3. Her ability to feel the music and get others excited about dance is undeniable. She teaches with patience and encouragement. As a professional dancer she has taught hundreds of people to love dance like she does. She teaches linedance, country dance, hip hop, fitness dance, bellydance and if asked can teach whatever people want to learn. She teaches linedance at parties, weddings, school events and fundraisers.
Matthew started learning how to swing dance when he was 11, he let his elders share their wisdom with him and since then has shared his skills with hundreds of people. He teaches swing and two step with his beautiful wife, Debra.
Debra & Matthew have won swing dance competitions, they do private lessons upon request and love to share their love for dance.