Shrimp Boat

Shrimp Boat was an American rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1987. After the band dissolved in 1993, Sam Prekop and Eric Claridge formed The Sea and Cake.[1] Ian Schneller and Tom Jasek went on to form Falstaff.[2] Schneller's experience with the band would also lead him to create Specimen Products.[3]

Shrimp Boat
OriginChicago, Illinois, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, alternative rock
Years active1987–1993
LabelsBar/None, Rough Trade, Ajax, AUM Fidelity, Bomba
Associated actsThe Sea and Cake, Falstaff
MembersIan Schneller
Sam Prekop
David Kroll
Eric Claridge
Brad Wood
Past membersJoe Vajarsky (non-official member)
Tom Jasek (non-official member)


  • Eric Claridge (drums, bass)
  • David Kroll (bass, banjo, tenor sax)
  • Sam Prekop (vocals, guitar, bass)
  • Ian Schneller (guitar, vocals, drums)
  • Brad Wood (drums, soprano sax, keyboard)[4]

Non-official membersEdit

  • Joe Vajarsky (max sax)
  • Tom Jasek (drums)


  • Some Biscuit (1988)
  • Daylight Savings (1988)
  • Speckly (1989)
  • Volume One (1991)
  • Duende (1992)
  • Small Wonder EP (1993)
  • Cavale (1993)
  • Something Grand (2004)


  1. ^ Thompson, Stephen (March 29, 2002). "The Sea and Cake: The Fawn". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Corbett, John (January 11, 1996). "Falstaff". Chicago Reader. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Rothschild, David (October 22, 1993). "Schneller's Fine Specimens Strike A Chord". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Something Grand - Shrimp Boat | Credits". AllMusic.

External linksEdit

Shrimp Boat at AllMusic