The harmonica playing of Shakey Reay Suter has enhanced the airwaves, stereos and stages of Canada and the United States for over twenty years.
Reay spent most of the 80ís on the road out of Winnipeg, performing in blues, country, country-rock, and folk acts at clubs and festivals across Canada. His bands there included the popular band Steelwater and The Bourbon Street Blues Band.
In late 1988, Shakey Reay arrived in Vancouver, where he became a mainstay of the studio scene, recording on countless jingles, demos and Cdís, including recording sessions with Will Millar (Irish Rovers), Colin James, Jack Lavin (Powder Blues), Billy Cowsill, and The Last Wild Sons.
His bands there included a year with Muddy Fraser Band, two years with Clyde Roulette, a year with The T-Bones, and a year with Russell Jackson (BB King's bassist for 7 years). With Russell and Clyde he toured extensively in U.S. and Canada.
In 1991, Shakey won the Yale Hotel Harp Wars Championship.
Shakey Reay moved to Vancouver Island in 1993, where he fronted The Shakey Reay Band for 2 Ĺ years and released the recording 'Straight Ahead'. That same year, 1993 Shakey met his wife, artist/vocalist Corry Suter.
In 1996, Shakey was a founding member of the JAS Trio with Al Eskelson and Jim Kent, playing jazz standards and originals at restaurants and festivals.
For the last 10 years Shakey Reay has been a member of The Headhunters R&B band which has a housegig hosting the Cowichan Community Centreís Blues Cabaret.
He also is now playing and writing with Corry Suter in their band Little Blue Planet which released their first CD Luna Lisa in 2003.