Baked Shrimp

“One of Long Island’s best kept secrets.” Since forming in January 2017, Baked Shrimp has established a name for themselves across the Northeast region of the United States. In just three years the high-energy rock trio has performed multiple extensive tours, released two albums, and is a name being consistently added to the festival circuit. Baked Shrimp has billed with artists such as Dweezil Zappa, Lotus, Spafford, Mungion, and Pink Talking Fish on festivals such as Great South Bay Music Festival (NY) and Larrypalooza (PA). The band has featured sit-ins by Ryan Dempsey (Twiddle) and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and has also warmed up for acts such as Sophistafunk, DELA (Slightly Stoopid), and Brandon Niederauer Band. Baked Shrimp is rapidly making new fans outside of their home-base of New York on their tours which land them as north as Maine, as west as Ohio, and as south as Washington D.C. The trio keeps it fresh from night to night with a catalogue of over one-hundred songs of mostly original material. They are consistently asked back by venues and fans across the country. 
When Baked Shrimp was confronted by the COVID-19 crisis, they were forced to cancel their 30-date 2020 Summer Tour. Rather than sitting around and waiting until the crisis was over, the band turned lemons into lemonade and used this time off to record what they call a “quarantine album,” Bubble Suit. Bubble Suit was fully self-recorded by the band from the comfort of their own individual separate homes using cloud-based programs. 
In November of 2020, the band was struck with travesty upon hearing the news their most loyal supporter and ambassador, Lon Gellman had suddenly passed away. Baked Shrimp made it their band goal to honor his legacy in all the ways they could think of. The first thing the band did in 2021 was put together a virtual music festival live stream called “Live for Lon” which featured a live Baked Shrimp set in addition to performances submitted by Mihali Savoulidis and Ryan Dempsey from Twiddle, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Andy Frasco, and more. The event raised $2,700 for White Light Foundation. During the stream, Baked Shrimp announced the plans for their first ever music festival which will be called “LonCon,” and take place over the course of two days in August of 2021. Performers announced for this festival include Mihali (Twiddle) and Aqueous.
Looking into the future, Baked Shrimp plans to resume touring extensively as soon as possible, and will stay true to frequently releasing new music.

Jared Cowen (Guitarist/Vocalist)

Jared Cowen, born on April 29th, 1998 is the lead guitarist, vocalist, primary songwriter, and tour manager for Baked Shrimp. Cowen began studying music at age four, and began composing music not long after. Cowen is responsible for many of Baked Shrimp’s more complex compositions such as “Tulu,” “Maple Tree,” “Rosa,” and more. Throughout his early life he studied jazz and won awards as a guitarist on County and State levels. When Cowen founded Baked Shrimp in 2017, he began to take an interest in the music business side of the industry, and took on the responsibility of  booking, promoting, and managing the band’s tours and performances. Cowen graduated SUNY College at Oneonta in 2019 with a degree in Music Industry.  Cowen still constantly writes music and is always brainstorming new ideas for Baked Shrimp.


Scott Reill (Bassist/Vocalist)

Born and raised on Long Island, Scott Reill picked up the bass in elementary school. Self-taught without any teachers, he would sit down and play along to songs by Pink Floyd and The Beatles for hours on end. Reill is also influenced by Phish, The Clash, and Victor Wooten. Jared Cowen had known Reill through mutual friends, and asked him if he wanted to play bass for a one-night stand with Cowen’s side project band. Reill overachieved expectations and was asked to be the bassist in Baked Shrimp. Reill now studies Illustration at the Fashion Institution of Technology, and plans on conquering the city of Budapest.


Jager Soss (Drummer/Vocalist)

Long Island born and raised, Jager Soss at the age of 18 lives and breathes rhythm. Early on it was apparent that Soss was intended to play the drums. When discussing the first time he sat down and picked up a pair of sticks he says “I knew what I was going to chase for the rest of time.” Soss has been fortunate enough to have shared the stage with the likes of George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers Band), Kenny Brooks (Rat Dog), Robert Walter (Mike Gordon Band), and has even worked with Debbie Gibson. Soss continues to learn and grow everyday as a musician.