"A wild diversity seldom found anymore . . . tons of rhythmic
and stylistic variety
. . . slamming."
- JAZZIZ Magazine
"This music still glows as brightly as that first hearing . . . Shakatak aren't just a band, they were the soundtrack
to our lives."
- Ronnie Scott's House Magazine
Tuesday, May 4th
With a career spanning more than three decades and a back catalogue packed with groove classics, Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely achieved in contemporary music – but then Shakatak is a particularly unusual group.
Because of the nature of their music, Shakatak's fan base is one that is far reaching while always retaining an ‘underground element’. This paradox sees the band, who are known primarily as serious jazz/funk musicians, enjoying both high ‘cult’ status and instant recognition as a household name.
The band's numerous hits include the singles Easier Said Than Done, Nightbirds and Down On The Street, the group went on to record Day by Day with the legendary Al Jarreau to further international acclaim.
Shakatak have released more than 50 CDs plus three DVDs, and their new CD, In The Blue Zone, was released late last year to coincide with their 40th Anniversary.
Along with this successful recording career, Shakatak has firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicates strongly with worldwide audiences.
Their performance in Japan’s Budokan Hall won them a Silver Award at the Tokyo International Song Festival, while other gongs include Best Instrumental Album for six consecutive years.
Jill Saward (Lead Vocals), Bill Sharpe (Keys), George Anderson (Bass), Roger Odell (Drums).
Tickets: £22 (+ Booking Fee)
Doors: 7.00pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm