The Shabs is a Folk Punk duo from Cape Town South Africa.
Having gigged extensively across South
The band is made up of singer/songwriter Jon Shaban on guitar and vocals, Ryan McArthur on double bass and backing vocals, as well as frequent colaborations with drummers and accordian players. Each musician brings their own flare and flavour to the music, adding
to the uniqueness of their fresh ‘’High Quality Folk Punk” sound.
They released their debut album “Folk is Dead” in February 2016 supported by a 27 show South African tour over March/April including festival performances at Outland Festival and Mieliepop where they were reviewed as one
of the top bands at the festival. July 2016 saw the band leave for Europe where they played a 6 week tour over 5 countries. Again, the band was reviewed as a favorite at The Mighty Sounds Festival in Tabor, Czech Republic.