Shakedown

from£1,235

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Don’t just book a function band, book a band! Shakedown are a knock-out 4-12 piece party band formed from some of city’s finest musical talent and providing unrivalled headline entertainment at unbelievable prices!

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ service provided by the band (worth £150)

The band’s exclusive, meticulously arranged medleys, powerhouse performances and crowd interaction is unparalleled in the business. Shakedown offer a completely exclusive entertainment experience tailored to your needs, to bring your event to life!

It felt like I had Beyonce or Justin Timberlake performing at my event! Phenomenal band! Johnny, Corporate event, 2017

Comprising some of the UK's top sessions musicians, stadium quality sound, production and lighting, and a set list packed with the biggest pop floor-fillers from 50s rock’n’roll to the latest chart-toppers, Shakedown will transform your event into something truly unforgettable!

Members of Shakedown have worked alongside some of the biggest legends in the game, for sessions including Radio 1, Abbey Road, and Glastonbury. They’ve also appeared at festivals, stadiums and on TV.

The band are ideally suited as floor-shaking headline entertainment at weddings or corporate events, and we guarantee you won’t be able to find a show of this caliber this side of Madison Square Gardens!

The band also offer their own in-house laptop DJ service, offering mixed songs and requests between, during and after their band sets, for a nominal fee. This saves on the additional space, hassle and cost of hiring in a separate DJ and PA system.

Book now while prices are still low!

Performance info

Line-up Vocals; keyboards or guitar; bass; drums (4-piece)
Performance duration 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included)
Lighting Yes (included)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add keyboards or guitar
Add £365
For the band's preferred 5-piece line-up
Add vocalist
Add £330
For shared lead vocals, harmonies and a varied repertoire
Add saxophone
Add £330
For solos and an authentic soul and R&B sound
Add trumpet
Add £330
To form 2-piece brass section, for extra impact
Add trombone
Add £330
For the ultimate live band sound
Add percussion
Add £330
For extra rhythm
Add backing male and/or female vocalist
Add £330
For vocal harmonies and a bigger sound
Background music
Add £305
Dinner sets by the band's solo singer, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
Solo saxophone
Add £305
Background music from the band's solo saxophone player
Jazz/acoustic background music
Add £555
Live lounge style sets by the band's acoustic duo
Electric drum kit
Add £0
Available on request. Recommended for venues with sound limiters set to a threshold below approx 95dB
DJ service
Add £150
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop or device equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
All Right Now – Free
American Boy – Estelle
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Best of My Love – The Emotions
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blame It on The Boogie – Jackson 5
Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
California Gurls – Katy Perry
Can't Hurry Love – The Supremes
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Crazy In Love – Beyoncé
Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Dancing on The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Don't Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Easy Lover – Phil Collins
For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Spencer Davis Group
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hot In Herre – Nelly
Hot N Cold – Katy Perry
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ – Scissor Sisters
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I Want To Break Free – Queen
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Just The Two of Us – Bill Withers
Justin Timberlake Medley
Kiss – Prince
Le Freak – Chic
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Long Train Runnin’ – The Doobie Brothers
Love Foolosophy – Jamiroquai
Love Shack – B52’S
Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
Man! I Feel Like A Woman! – Shania Twain
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder
Mercy – Duffy
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
1999 – Prince
Place Your Hands – Reef
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Price Tag – Jessie J
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Sex Machine – James Brown
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else's Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Summer of ‘69 – Bryan Adams
Super Duper Love – Joss Stone
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Survivor – Destiny’s Child
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Think – Aretha Franklin
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
We Found Love – Rhianna
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
You’ve Got The Love – Florence and The Machine

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Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

10

“Shakedown were phenomenal. Absolutely amazing singers and amazing service - would highly recommend.”

10

“The agency were fab with their efficiency and sending through different options to chose from based on our specification. The act themselves were brilliant and our guests loved them too! They got everyone dancing and chose the best songs for our demographic. Thank you all for helping make our event a huge success :)”

10

“We were very impressed with the band. They arrived on time to set up and were very quiet and not distracting as we were still finishing off speeches etc. They interacted with our guests and got the crowd up dancing, especially in their second set. The singer had a brilliant voice and the music was great. Our guests really enjoyed the live music.”

10

“Shakedown were fantastic, sounded exactly as they did in their demo. They were professional, friendly and gave a great performance.”

10

“We were absolutely delighted with Shakedown! We had been lucky enough to see them perform a couple of years ago at a friends wedding and we realised then that we needed to book them for our wedding too. We are so glad that we booked them as they were just as fantastic as we had remembered. Their sound is very funky, with lots of cool bass and lively beats all overlaid by those incredible voices. All of our guests commented on the band and the dance floor was full all night, which is testament to how good these guys are. I'm sad I won't be having a party like this again as I would not hesitate to book Shakedown again and I can't recommend them highly enough.”

10

“Shakedown were superb, we had a great night and they were the perfect wedding band - as lots of our guests have reminded us of since! They had people dancing during the sound check as it was sounding so good and they had a great repertoire of songs - which was much needed when a more creative plan for first dance went out the window and we could pick from their list a minute before starting!”

10

“Shakedown made the evening extra special. We had loads of feedback from our friends and family who all thought they were fabulous, reflected in the fact the dance-floor was full most of the evening! All the band members were friendly and obliging. The agency were also very helpful and easy to deal with. We would definitely use Function Central again and we would recommend to friends and family.”

10

“Shakedown were excellent! Far, far better than we could have imagined. They really made our wedding day extra special and we were touched that they were willing to learn and play a song for our first dance that wasn't on their usual song list. Our guests thought they were fantastic; they helped get everyone on the dance floor and kept the atmosphere going.”

10

“The booking agent helped us find a great group, and they turned out even better than we hoped!! Thank you!”

10

“Exceptional - the most professional band we have worked with! 10/10”

10

“Bloody incredible!!!!! It felt like I had Beyonce or Justin Timberlake performing at my event, and I’ve seen both! Phenomenal band!”

10

“I have just been reading some of the other testimonials on the web and I am struggling to find something to say that hasn’t already been said. F**king unbelievable! Superb stage show! The band are wonderfully polite and professional people who clearly love their work, recommend recommend recommend!”

10

“You guys put on a brilliant performance and I would like to thank you for your professionalism at every step, we never worry when we have you guys on the gig!!”

10

“The band was spot on. Everybody was still on the dance floor at 1am wanting more, I think they could have gone on for hours!”

10

“Shakedown played a fantastic jazz act throughout the dinner which was pitched beautifully and wasn't too load so that delegates couldn't speak to each other. Then after the dinner, they began their set which included fantastic floor fillers and the female vocalist was a really talented singer. The band were polite and listened to our requirements. Our chief exec gave us a big thumbs up after the performance!”

10

“Shakedown played at my husband's 40th Birthday Party on the 8th May 2018 and what a fantastic set of people they were. We have never booked a band before and with 130 guests of a mixed age group in our garden we were nervous! We didn't need to be, they were fantastic and we would have no reservations in recommending them. They pitched the song choice and beat just perfect!! Thank you to so much for making our party! Your website was easy to use and navigate around, that made it easy for me, as I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to the internet. Booking was easy and straightforward and you provided us with a fantastically talented band, thank you.”

10

“I book bands for some of the most prestigious events in the world, and Shakedown are in the upper echelon of amazing!!! It is very very rare that I have witnessed the level of excellence they provide.”

10

“I have been planning events for the Metropole for years - I have seen a lot of bands, and I can certainly say that The Shakedown surpassed any other act I have seen. Their show was completely off the charts, and the overall professionalism and ability of the musicians is second to none - I couldn’t recommend them more.”

10

“Just a quick email now the dust has settled and the balloons have deflated to say thanks again for such a professional and stress free service and great performance on the night. There’s been a real buzz of appreciation for the whole thing from our guests, which makes it all worth it!”

10

“What an amazingly run band - we were completely surprised by the attention to detail and professionalism! Shakedown over delivered with every aspect of our booking, we will recommend highly.”

10

“Great performance by the band, helped to create a fantastic atmosphere at our wedding. Many guests commented on how good the band were. The lead singer has an amazing voice and she was complimented by the band. Much better than having a DJ!”

10

“We really enjoyed working with you and the band too. I will definitely recommend you to any interested clients. We hope to work with you again in the future.”


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