is a American power pop
and rock group. Formed in 1990 from members of other San Diego
bands, The Shambles have released numerous CDs, vinyl records, and a DVD is currently in production. The Shambles have toured extensively in the US and have also toured the UK—including an appearance at the Marquee Club
The founding members of The Shambles were Kevin Ring (formerly of Manual Scan
, Ray Brandes (formerly of The Tell-Tale Hearts
), Mark Z (formerly of The Crawdaddys
), and David Klowden (also a former member of The Tell-Tale Hearts). Bart Mendoza
(also ex-Manual Scan) joined the group a few months later, and while Brandes and Klowden later parted ways with the band, the core of Donaker-Ring, Z, and Mendoza remains.