Shimmy Rivers and and Canal was a UK beat combo that was formed in Dalston, London in 2003.
In 2005 Resonance FM released a collection of demo recordings. The same year, the band played at Resonance FM's 3rd Anniversary event at the Conway Hall, and in 2006–2007 hosted the station's 'Daddy Said So Land' radio show, with live sessions, and interviews with Alexa Chung, Let's Wrestle and Sonny Tufts.[clarification needed]
Shimmy Rivers and and Canal disbanded in February 2009, playing a final gig at Barden's Boudoir on February 27. The band released a 7" record on the Siltbreeze record label in January 2009. Their debut album, Forks, recorded and mixed by Capitol K, was released in 2009.
Members of the band included Scout Niblett, and Koichi and Niiyan from Screaming Tea Party.