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Shakatak. Bekannt wurde die britische Band durch den Hit „Down On The Street“.
Auf ihn folgten die kommerzielle Single „Day By Day“ (mit Al Jarreau) und der clubtaugliche Chartstreffer „
Mr. Manic & Sister Cool“.
Der Shakatak-Sound ist melodiös sowie eingängig.
Er erwacht vor allem auf der Bühne zu Leben, da die Gründungsmitglieder Jill Saward (Leadgesang),
George Anderson (Bass) und Roger Odell (Schlagzeug) um den tonangebenden Pianisten/ Keyboarder Bill Sharpe plus Alan Wormald (Gitarre, Backgroundgesang) und Jacqui Hicks (Backgroundgesang) als wahre Könner gelten.



"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 (UK)
"A wild diversity seldom found anymore... tons of rhythmic and stylistic variety...slamming" JAZZIZ Magazine (USA)

Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music but then Shakatak is a particularly unusual group. Because of the nature of their music their 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 due to their numerous hit recordings.

Recent festival performances include headlining at the Bratislava Jazz Day
in October '10 which was filmed for Slovakia NTV, the Kutchan Jazz Festival in Japan, the Hua Hin Jazz Festival in Thailand and the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.  Previously
the band played two headlining nights at Jakjazz,
the Jakarta International Jazz Festival plus an appearance at the Bangkok International Jazz Festival. Shakatak have also played at the UK's Wigan International Jazz Festival and the Midsummer Music @ Spencers Jazz Festival. 

In the past 18 months the band have also performed concert dates in the UK, Azerbaijan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Slovakia plus club dates at the prestigious Billboard, Blue Note & Cotton Clubs in Japan.

In December 2011 Shakatak headlined at the Penang Island Jazz Festival and completed a successful year with a concert in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Throughout their 31 year career Shakatak have released over 50 CDs 

plus 3 DVDs, and their latest recording "Across The World" was released in April 2011 on JVC Records. 
There was also a "Greatest Hits Live" CD/DVD combo released in 2010. Most of the band's extensive back catalogue is now available world-wide on iTunes. 

   For live performances the band consists of the four original members





FEB 7 Music Room, Pizza Express, Maidstone, UK
FEB 8 Music Room, Pizza Express, Maidstone, UK
MAR 5 Jam House, Birmingham, UK
MAR 21 Concorde Club, Southampton, UK
MAR 26,27,28,30 Cape Town, SA
APR 18 Riverside, Chelmsford, UK
MAY 1 Gronau Jazz Fest, Germany
MAY 22 The Robin, Bilston, UK
MAY 29 Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK
JUN 22 Swansea International Jazz Fest, UK
JUN 26 Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK
JUN 27 Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK
JUN 28 Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK
JUN 29 Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK
JLY 16 Rochester Castle, Rochester, UK
JLY 21 Billboard Live, Tokyo, Japan (2 shows)
JLY 22 Billboard Live, Tokyo, Japan (2 shows)
JLY 23 Billboard Live, Tokyo, Japan (2 shows)
JLY 24 Billboard Live, Osaka, Japan (2 shows)
JLY 25 Billboard Live, Osaka, Japan (2 shows)
AUG 14 Auditorio Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, Mexico
AUG 15 San Luis Potosi on Feria Nacional Potosina, Mexico
AUG 30 Opera House, Jersey
SEP 4 Orchard Theatre, Dartford, UK
SEP 6 The Stables, Wavendon, UK
SEP 10 De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Holland
SEP 11 Vierlinden, Hildesheim, Germany
SEP 12 Lindenbrauerei, Unna, Germany
SEP 13 Rosenhof, Osnabruck, Germany
SEP 14 Scala, Leverkusen, Germany
SEP 16 Moments, Bremen, Germany
SEP 17 Colos-saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
SEP 18 Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany
SEP 19 Live Club Barmen, Wuppertal, Germany
SEP 20 Roxy, Flensburg, Germany
SEP 21 Bahnhof, Bad Salzuflen, Germany
SEP 23 Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany
OCT 11 Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-By-Sea, UK
OCT 18 Jazzy Festival, Budapest, Hungary
OCT 26 The Colosseum, Watford, UK
OCT 31 Retro Funky Party, Kosice, Slovakia
NOV 7 Bull’s Head, Barnes, London, UK
NOV 14 Darwen Jazz & Blues Festival, UK
DEC 19 Diamond Lounge, Doncaster, UK
DEC 31 The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London, UK


JAN 24 The Courtyard, Hereford, UK
FEB 5 The Jazz Café, Camden, London, UK
MAR 13 The Hideaway, Streatham, London, UK
MAR 14 The Hideaway, Streatham, London, UK
MAY 15 The Concorde Club, Eastleigh, UK
SEP 12 The Stables, Wavendon, UK


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