The Shades
Seattle/Tri-Cities, Washington
1982 - Present


Alan Cooper ~ Bass
Billy Hitt ~ Drums, Vocals
Bobby Nelsen ~ Guitar, Vocals
KC Rosencrans ~ Guitar, Vocals


Mike Burt ~ Drums
Tim Dallas ~ Bass
Glen Eagleson ~ Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Kirton ~ Bass
Mark Levick ~  Saxophone, Guitar, Keyboards,Vocals
Craig Maddigan ~ Bass, Vocals
Bud Maple ~ Bass
Faith Martin ~ Guitar, Vocals
Mike Painter ~ Drums
Carl Palmer ~ Drums
Steve Smith ~ Bass
Dan Stoican ~ Bass
Dick Ward ~ Keyboards, Guitar
Rick Wiltse ~ Guitar


Dave "Dials" Bruscas ~ Sound
Kell Houston ~ Booking


Far West & WSA

The SHADES  Started in Seattle during 1982..  The original members were:   Bobby Nelsen, Mark Levick, Glen Eagleson, Dan Stoican,  and Carl Palmer Drums.  Current members are:  Alan Cooper, Billy Hitt, and Bobby Nelsen

The SHADES signed with the WSA and FarWest booking agencies, primarily playing road dates throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The SHADES also played dates with artists such as TKO,
Doucette, The Charlie Bird Trio, Elvin Bishop, Boston, The Lou Gramm Band, and other National Acts.

In 1994, Bobby Nelsen relocated to the Tri-Cities and reformed The SHADES in 1995. The SHADES perform popular rock and pop music from the 60's to Current Hits  regional clubs, taverns, corporate parties, wedding receptions and special events.

Many of the band members write and have recorded original songs individually but The SHADES mainly play cover tunes to keep the music familiar for their audience.

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Some of the other Pacific Northwest music groups represented in members and crew of this group include: No Cheese Please, The MachineBaby Knockers, The Bones, The Tourists, Jack Daniels Southern Comfort Band, Clever Baggage, Epicentre, Rush Hour, and many other NW bands

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Last Update:  26 April 2012
Credits:  Bobby Nelsen
Band # 2994