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 "You were absolutely fabulous at my wedding.

Great voice, great song choices and a great band. You played our wedding dance perfectly, you were excellent."


"You were truly fantastic and literally I don't know a single guest who didn't remark on how fab you were."


"A fantastic mix of old and new, with different genres. You look the part, you sound fantastic and you are true showmen."

"The feedback from everyone was brilliant and comments received regarding Shakedown have been first class."

"All our guests commented on how great you were, with a super mix of old and new music."

"It was an amazing evening after a beautiful day."

"Communication and planning were just right, and I would certainly recommend them for any special event."


"Thank you so much for being part of our big day. We loved the music you played and you were all incredible.

"Fantastic musicianship!"

"Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us and our friends and family. Amazing to work with, excellent customer service."

"Just wanted to thank you and the band again.

You did a fantastic job and we received loads of comments complimenting you guys.

"It really capped off a special day."

"Thank you for a great performance last night the feedback was awesome and they all loved you guys."






  • The Shakedown Band are a North East-based wedding and function band who perform an exciting mix of disco, soul, pop, swing and rock that is guaranteed to get you and your guests on the dance floor.
  • With great music, professionalism, a friendly approach and stage presence we feel sure that we can greatly enhance your wedding reception, party, corporate event or function.  
  • Featuring exciting vocalists, Shakedown will make your event a real winner.










  • The Shakedown Band features a professional line-up of highly experienced musicians comprising vocals, guitar, bass guitar/vocals, keyboards and drums.


  • The band are based in Newcastle upon Tyne and have performed extensively across the North East, including  Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Yorkshire
  • We have played at many of the top venues in the region, including Jesmond Dene House, The Sage, St James's Park, Wynyard Hall, Close House, Linden Hall, Doxford Hall, Seaham Hall, the Assembly Rooms and Beamish Hall.
  • The Shakedown Band know that it's all about the great music and  the band play fantastic songs from past to present. 
  • We simply offer great musical entertainment for any occasion, including weddings, birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, corporate events, balls and parties, at a very competitive price.
  • The band only use high quality equipment and provide a state-of-the-art PA and lighting system so you don't need to worry about hiring any additional equipment. You are more than welcome to play Ipods/CDs through our PA when the band is not performing to ensure that music will be playing throughout your wedding, party or event. 
  • The band would be delighted to perform a first dance song of your choice for your wedding or other function. 
  • We would also be very happy to tailor our sets to suit your timing requirements. All our equipment is PAT tested for safety and we have public liability insurance.  
  • If you would like to book The Shakedown Band for your wedding or any other event or have any questions please email us at or phone Richard on 07913513011.   
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