The Fabulous Shirtheads Dance, Show, & Revue was formed in 1982, although the current lineup came together in 1986 when Alan Banta and Clark Engbrecht joined up. Joe Clements joined in 2009, Joe Worrel in 2012, and Kevin May in 2013. Over the last 31 years covering hundreds of performances, three of the original five members are still playing and enjoying it. All band members have careers and see their involvement in the band as an escape from the stress of the business world.
Over the years the Band has performed with many recording artists and legends of the music industry, including the Spencer Davis Group, Sam and Dave, Blue Oyster Cult, Peter Frampton, Delbert McClinton, Buddy Guy, The Turtles, Paul Revere & The Raiders and others. In concerts for as many as 50,000, the Band has consistently been a crowd pleaser, and this has led to the 31 years of sustained popularity.
Known for onstage comedy and antics, along with a solid, danceable play list, the Band appeals to a diverse audience. This appeal has received national attention is such publications as Spin magazine which spotlighted the Shirtheads in an article tracking a day of rock and roll across the United States.
The Shirtheads have been called a “fixture” of the Wichita music scene, and plan to continue playing and having a good time for many years to come.