Benjamin Sutin

Benjamin Sutin is an eclectic, diverse and sought-after NYC based violinist, pianist, composer and educator. He is well-versed in a host of musical genres including jazz, latin jazz, rock, world music and klezmer. His band Klazz-Ma-Tazz has released two albums to international appeal, releasing their latest album, “Meshugenah” to a sold out crowd at critically acclaimed City Winery in NYC. He began his career in Philadelphia, where he studied with legendary jazz violinist, John Blake Jr. Sutin has since performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, NJPAC, Lincoln Center, The Apollo Theater, Birdland Jazz Club, and The Kennedy Center, and has worked with the likes of David Amram, Transiberian Orchestra, The Big Apple Circus, Banda Magda, Vince Giordano, Larry Harlow, Elio Villafranca, and Bobby Sanabria (who’s latest album which Benjamin appeared on, “West Side Story Reimagined” was nominated for a Grammy and won the Jazz Journalist Association’s Record of the Year). Benjamin graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 2015 with a BM in Jazz Violin Performance.

Shane Chikeles

A professional musician that has been playing around the world with local and national acts since 1995, Shane is best known for his work with the renowned rock band ‘The Ataris’. He did extensive touring with them worldwide, and performed with them on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS Late Night). He has also played with Jermaine Paul (winner of The Voice Season 2) and progressive indie bands ‘Joshua and Park Ranger, and drum and bagpipe sensation Cu Dubh. Shane was featured on Cu Dubh's Woden's Hunt DVD and performed on live television on the ABC/Disney Fusion channel for "Fusion Live," Telemundo's "Buenos Dias Miami," as well as the CBS evening news. After joining forces with the insatiable bellydancer, Elizabeth Muise, in late 2009, Shane discovered a new passion for Middle Eastern music and percussion. This is the "Boom Boom" foundation of Boom Boom Shake. 

 

Ghost Siren

Ghost Siren is a bellydancer from Westchester NY, who has been dancing since 2012. She began her journey with bellydance by learning Egyptian and Arabic styles of bellydance and fusing these styles with metal genres of music while sharing her progress on her YouTube Channel. She later drew more inspiration after learning about the many styles within different cultures of bellydance and yearns to fuse a little of each into her style. Ghost Siren loves to bring magic to the stage with grace, power, and playfulness. She eventually began performing with performers like Psyche Corporation at gothic and steampunk conventions, Jeremy Baum's Go-Go Boogaloo Dance parties, and she currently performs with Boom Boom Shake.

Elizabeth Muise 

A bellydancer, artist and musician, Elizabeth is the "Shake" in Boom Boom Shake.  Elizabeth has travelled the east coast extensively sharing the stage with many brilliant musicians and dancers performing and teaching at various festivals and venues. She has shared the stage with Cu Dubh, Raquy and the Cavemen, Liron Peled, This Way to the Egress and Frenchy and the Punk (formerly the Gypsy Nomads.)  Elizabeth has been featured in the Gypsy Nomads Live at Bube's Brewery DVD as well as Cu Dubh's Woden's Hunt DVD with Petite Jamilla.  In 2014 she had the pleasure of performing on live television on the ABC/Disney Fusion channel for "Fusion Live", Telemundo's "Buenos Dias Miami," as well as the CBS evening news. Elizabeth likes to keep it classy and sassy and shake it ancient!!