Born and raised in the western suburbs, Shukin has been performing since a young age at various venues around the Chicago-land area. Influenced by the sounds of The Beatles, The Who, Eric Clapton, Little Richard, and Jimi Hendrix, Shukin started to develop an ear for music. After expanding by playing many different genres in many different bands, he found his own unique sound. With a versatile array of cover songs, anywhere from old school blues and classic rock, to contemporary pop hits and country, he plays bars, restaurants, breweries and parties, providing not only quality music, but a good time. Shukin is currently working on recording an album of solo original work, as well as playing guitar in the local garage soul group Black Bolts, and acting as the frontman in rock band The Roaches.
1st Place - Shanahan's Food & Spirits Songwriters Competition 2017
1st Place (The Roaches) - HomeGrown Arts & Music Fest Battle Of The Bands 2018
2nd Place (Shuk 'N' Rudy) - Mullen's Bar & Grill Open Mic Contest 2018