"Shivaree" is a three-person American band formed in 1999 consisting of Ambrosia Parsley (vocals), Danny McGough (keyboard), and Duke McVinnie (guitar). They have produced three full-length albums (only two of which have enjoyed a North American release due to contract disagreements) and have approximately 500,000 combined sales to their name. They credit numerous other musicians in their work and are usually joined by two or three other collaborators when performing live.
Their song ''Goodnight Moon'' is played over the closing credits of the Quentin Tarantino film ''Kill Bill: Volume 2''. After contract disagreements with their previous label, it appeared that the group would split up. However, in April 2004, Parsley embarked on a project for the liberal radio station Air America called ''Ambrosia Sings the News'' – a short song, usually under a minute or so long that attempted to encapsulate the contents of the previous week's headlines.
They take their name from the American term, "shivaree," which is borrowed from the French "charivari," and means, roughly, a noisy mock serenade for newlyweds. It is most commonly used along the Mississippi River, and to the w...