Shadowkey formed in 2009 starting with Jonno Smyth (Drummer) & Zoot Hill-Valler then upon meeting Stuart Whiteford the band found their Vocalist. Then the band starting gigging at a local youth club in Bournemouth, playing mostly covers and about 2 or 3 of their own material. Shadowkey really became popular around Bournemouth & Poole when they released Soul Of Desire which proved to be very popular with the teenagers and younger generation. Things started to look up for the guys because after the release of that song they came across their first Bassist Tom Brunyee and with that they began playing bigger shows and writing more complex songs to impress themselves and the public.
Shadowkey was becoming very popular very fast in Bournemouth during 2009-2010 and the guys were playing frequent shows and enjoying themselves along the way. The guys then released Suspicion which did not prove as popular as Soul Of Desire, but was still fairly popular. The band then began to play bigger venues and have a fair amount of arguments within the band members as most bands will discover, and in early 2011 Shadowkey suffered the loss of Tom Brunyee and Zoot Hill-Valler which left Stuart & Jonno to continue Shadowkey...
The hunt was on for two new members to replace Tom & Zoot, which now brings us to Rob Stevens (Lead Guitarist) & Coner Stace (Bassist). Jonno & Stuart held auditions for new members of Shadowkey and by god was the outcome good! Coner is one of Bournemouth & Poole's finest bassist's & Robs Solo's can blow someones mind within seconds. The band was back and ready to go again all within 2 months. Returning to the gigging world by playing at Christchurch "Lighthouse Live" event the band made a big impact on people who thought they were done for, then Shadowkey went on to headline On The Rocks & Champions again and it was going good!
Now Performing live as a 4 piece metal band and with the release of new tracks "In Darkness" which is available now and the soon to be released "Strike You Down", " Out Of Your Nightmare", "Threshold" & "Without You" the buzz about Shadowkey has never been at a higher point. So if you haven't seen these guys yet then get down and see them for a night of pure unadulterated metal with plenty of moments of comic value that will make you remember these guys for a lifetime!!!!
A Message from the band.... "Thanks very much for looking round our site and checking us out, we love all our fans very much and without you guys we would be nothing, so if you ever see us about or stumble across us on facebook, dont be shy and say hi! Keep it rocking guys, much love Shadowkey!
Metallica, Megadeth, Slash, Guns & Roses, W.A.S.P, AC/DC, Avenged Sevenfold, Airbourne, Black Label Society, Bullet For My Valentine.