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Shelby & Jake Zemla are a husband-and-wife duo that formed back in 2008. The pair met at Corey’s Lounge in Lansing where Shelby was Jake’s server, and they quickly discovered their love for music (and each other). 

They began performing in their living room and open mic nights. Their chemistry continued to grow, and performances grew to bars, restaurants, weddings, private parties, festivals and music in the park performances.

Shelby sings and plays guitar in the duo while Jake plays acoustic guitar, sings, and plays (and is also endorsed by) the Farmer Foot Drum, which is a full 12 pedal drum set he plays with his feet, built by Pete Farmer and his crew up in Cedar, MI (you may have seen the talented street musician Cam Cole playing one in an episode of Ted Lasso). 

While S&J won City Pulse’s Top of the town the last two years in a row for best country band, they cover a wide variety of music from the 50’s to now, always putting their touch on each song, with a setlist that has been curated and perfected over the years. 

You can also catch Shelby and Jake performing with their other band ‘Echoes of Pink Floyd’, where Shelby is a vocalist and Jake plays electric, acoustic and lap steel guitar, percussion and vocals, along with a full laser light show. You can also find Jake playing drums with the 90’s tribute band Be Kind Rewind, jamming with the Darin Larner Band, or selling guitars and such at the one and only Elderly Instruments in Lansing, MI. 

Shelby & Jake currently live in Grand Ledge with their cats Lucy and Linus. 

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