Shag




Do you love all those light and easy favorites from the 70s and 80s?  If you do, then you’d really enjoy Shag! Shag plays all those great songs that you forgot you knew and were almost too embarrassed to admit you liked.  You’ll hear an array of songs from easy listening (Rainy Days and Mondays, Muskrat Love) to “sleazy listening” (Afternoon Delight, Midnight at the Oasis). 

Shag features Rob Fletcher on guitar, chromatic harmonica, and vocals, along with Laura Herbert on the electric bass and vocals.  Rob and Laura are known for their vocal harmonies, as well as their infectious sense of light-heartedness and fun.  Shag also highlights guests members on keyboards and drums for certain performances/shows. Without a doubt, Shag is just the right blend of smooth, easy listening enjoyment and upbeat, make-you-smile entertainment. Shag has performed at nightclubs, restaurants, festivals, weddings and private parties throughout New England.

Rob Fletcher is an exceptional singer, harmonica player and guitarist who has performed with Trey Anastasio of Phish as well as blues great Ronnie Earl. He played at Woodstock 94, the International Festival of Arts and Ideas and opened for the Crash Test Dummies. Rob is the author of several music instructional books including Blues Grooves for Guitarists and Blues Harmonica for Beginners. He is also the founder of Quixote Consulting where he combines music and team building for corporate groups.

Laura Herbert sings and plays the electric bass. Laura has performed with the award-winning comedian Sinbad and has been interviewed by BBC Mundo and AOL News for her acclaimed work as a musical performer. Laura is also a female Elvis impersonator and has studied music and education at SUNY New Paltz.

Here are some of the light and easy hits that Shag performs. Just for fun, don’t look at the artist, only the name of the song. How many artists can you guess?

Afternoon Delight (Starland Vocal Band)
Always on My Mind (Wille Nelson)
Angel of the Morning (Juice Newton)
Annie’s Song (John Denver)
At Seventeen (Janis Ian)
Baby, Come Back (Player)
Billy, Don’t Be a Hero (Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods)
Blue Bayou (Linda Rondstadt)
Brass in Pocket (Pretenders)
Brand New Key (Melanie)
Bull & the Beaver (Merle Haggard)
Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
Can’t Smile Without You (Barry Manilow)
Careless Whisper (Wham)
Cat's in the Cradle (Harry Chapin)
Close to You (Carpenters)
Cynical Girl (Marchall Crenshaw)
Danny’s Song (Kenny Loggins)
Darlin’ Companion (Johnny Cash and June Carter)
Downtown (Petula Clark)
Déjà vu (Dionne Warwick)
Easy (Lionel Richie)
Endeless Love (Lionel Richie and Diana Ross)
Everybody’s Talkin’ (Harry Nilsson)
Feel Like Makin’ Love (Roberta Flack)
The Gambler (Kenny Rogers)
Girl from Ipanema (Jobim)
Give a Little Bit (Supertramp)
Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver)
Handy Man (James Taylor) 
Heard It In a Love Song (Marshall Tucker Band)
Hello It's Me (Todd Rundgren)
Help Me Make It Through The Night (Johnny Cash and June Carter)
Here You Come Again (Dolly Parton)
(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song (B.J. Thomas)
How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees)
I Am Woman (Helen Reddy)
I Can't Tell You Why (Eagles)
I Got a Name (Jim Croce)
I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues (Elton John)
I Say a Little Prayer (Dionne Warwick)
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (Burt Bacharach)
If I Were a Carpenter (Johnny Cash and June Carter)
If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
If You Leave Me Now (Chicago)
It's a Heartache (Bonnie Tyler)
It's Too Late (Carole King)
Jackson (Johnny Cash and June Carter)
Just the Two of Us (Bill Withers)
Just the Way You Are (Bily Joel)
Leather and Lace (Stevie Nicks and Don Henley)
Let It Be Me (Elvis Presley)
Let Me Be There (Olivia Newton-John)
Let Your Love Flow (Bellamy Brothers)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
Long May You Run (Neil Young)
Longer (Dan Fogelberg)
Look of Love (Dusty Springfield)
Lost in Love (Air Supply)
Make It With You (Bread)
Make Your Own Kind of Music (Mama Cass)
Midnight at the Oasis (Maria Muldauer)
Midnight Blue (Melissa Manchester)
Morning Train (Sheena Easton)
Muskrat Love (Captain and Tennille)
Never My Love (the Association)
Okie From Muskogee (Merle Haggard)
One Note Samba/Spanish Flea (Sergio Mendes)
One On One (Hall and Oates)
One Toke Over the Line (Brewer and Shipley)
Peaceful Easy Feeling (Eagles)
Precious and Few (Climax)
Rainy Days & Mondays (Carpenters)
Rock With You (Michael Jackson)
Rose Garden (Lynn Anderson)
Sea of Love (Honeydrippers)
Sharing the Night Together (Dr. Hook)
Sister Golden Hair (America)
Somethin’ Stupid (Frank and Nancy Sinatra)
Son of a Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Stuck in the Middle With You (Stealers Wheel)
Summer Song (Chad & Jeremy)
Take Me Home Country Roads (John Denver)
Take This Job and Shove It (Johnny Paycheck)
This Guy’s in Love With You (Herb Alpert)
Til the Rivers All Run Dry (Don Williams)
Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
Tonight You Belong To Me (from the movie The Jerk)
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (Johnny Mathis and Denise Williams)
Top of the World (Carpenters)
True (Spandau Ballet)
Two of Us (Beatles)
Wave (Sergio Mendes)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Where Is the Love (Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway)
Whispering (Nino Tempo & April Stevens)
Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell)
You Make Lovin' Fun (Fleetwood Mac)
You’re So Vain (Carly Simon)