By utilizing vocal melodies and rhythmic grooves blended together with heartfelt lyrics to create their own character, each song takes you through a personal journey that is at once catchy and relatable.”

— Ken Matsuda of L-daWg Allstars

The Shadow Coalition keeps it together! The 10 song CD is a thrilling combination of laid-back rock and roll, Latin sounds, jazz, and jam music.”

Mountain Democrat

The Shadow Coalition ~~ Destiny Drives Direction

Immediately upon hearing The Shadow Coalition you will notice that these are seasoned and experienced musicians. Bijou, Herb, and Gary have been playing together as The Shadow Coalition for the last ten years developing a fresh and captivating sound. Their California root lends itself to an easy laid back sound that crosses the musical spectrum stepping from style to style with originality and flair. Their toe tapping rhythms, storytelling, and instrumentals is reminiscent of Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Zappa and The Mothers and the Doors just to name a few.

They have just completed their first album “Destiny Drives Direction” which shows off their talent for, the blending of instrumentals, Flamingo Style guitar, old world rhythms, with their original lyrics. They are currently working on their second album and touring the Northern California area.  

The Shadow Coalition is a delightful blend of melodies, rhythms, and grooves with just the right lyrics. They’re a talented band that just may be creating the next exciting new musical genre. Visit them at

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