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Racci Shay

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Instruments  Drums
Years active  1989–present

Name  Racci Shay
Role  Musical Artist
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Born  December 4, 1973 (age 47) LaGrange, Georgia (1973-12-04)
Associated acts  Synical, Genitorturers, Dope, Wednesday 13, Murderdolls
Music groups  Dope, Genitorturers (1997 – 2001), The Luchagors, Wednesday 13
Genres  Rock music, Punk rock, Industrial music
Albums  Fuck It - We'll Do It Live, Fang Bang, American Apathy, Transylvania 90210: Songs of, Monsters of the Universe
Similar People  Roman Surman, Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Tripp Eisen, Eric Griffin

Racci Shay (born Racci Shay Hart) is an American drummer. He is most famous for his involvement with the Genitorturers, Dope, horror punk band Wednesday 13 and most recently the touring drummer for Murderdolls. He has been featured in the "Vic Firth Artist Spotlight", featuring an interview taken with him, at a live show with Wednesday 13 in New York City.


Racci Shay Racci Shay and me by Aleska on DeviantArt

Racci Shay Tribute

Racci "Sketchy" Shay Hart Slide


Racci Shay Racci Shay Hart Flickr Photo Sharing

Recently married to Kat Roberts from Liverpool, England after her involvement with his band The Luchagors on their most recent tour. He is now recently a former member in the band the Murderdolls.

Racci Shay Racci Shay with Wednesday 13 by ChemicalGirl113 on DeviantArt

Shay is the brief subject of an interview in Let's Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies by Pamela Des Barres.

Musical career

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Shay has played in several bands starting with Shok L'amour in 1992 and then Synical. In 1997, he joined the Genitorturers. During his time in the Genitorturers, Shay joined Grim Faeries guitarist Mikee Plastik (current collaborator with Pete Jones of PIL) in a side punk project The Infamous Plastic People, doing a handful of dates with Melt Banana, Marky Ramone, and Fear. In 2001 Racci left the Genitorturers (replaced by Angel) to join the industrial group Dope. He stayed with Dope until 2005 (replaced by Daniel Fox) when he quit. He then joined Wednesday 13's new band along with fellow Synical member Eric Griffin. He later parted with Wednesday 13 due to personal issues. Shay stated in a recent interview with Joey Jordison he is the new drummer for Murderdolls. Since joining Murderdolls, Shay has performed on Stateside and International tours and/or festivals with several major artists, such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Guns N' Roses, Queens of the Stone Age, Slash, Primus, Slayer, and Iron Maiden.

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Since he was with Dope, Shay has played Pearl drums, commonly with a two bass drum configuration. He used to play with Alchemy cymbals but currently uses Zildjian. His most recent configuration is unique in that he uses three floor toms arranged in the fashion of traditional toms. To facilitate this he uses a left-footed double pedal to position his bass drum by his hi-hat, enabling him to continue playing right-footed. He also uses Vic Firth Metal sticks.

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  • Pearl MMX Masters series drums (numerous finishes have been seen)
  • 2x 24x18" bass drum
  • 14x14" floor tom
  • 16x16" floor tom
  • 18x16" floor tom
  • 14x12" marching snare drum
  • References

    Racci Shay Wikipedia