Profile

The Shakers are a high energy female-fronted live band made up of four professional full time musicians, who between them have a wide range of experience performing in the live music scene. The band play a mix of funk, rock, pop and soul from artists such as Aretha Franklin & Bill Withers to Adele & Bruno Mars.   Having performed worldwide from Devon to Dubai, and played at festivals, parties, clubs, weddings and corporate events; the band can cater for any event in any place.


The musicians have performed for clients such as; The Dorchester Hotel London, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Orange, Vodafone, Columbia Plaza Cyprus, Exeter University, Birmingham NEC, Deloitte and Brisfest.


The Shakers are also available to book as a fantastic acoustic duo for your ceremony or drinks reception.

" Hi Chris, just wanted to thank you and the band for helping to make our company’s 40th Anniversary celebration a resounding success. We had over 140 guests and have had so many comments on how fantastic the band were. Sincere thanks again and we hope to book you again in the very near future. ​ "
Karen Mercer | Weston Super Mare Pier | 3 December 2016
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Set List/Repertoire

Should you proceed with your booking you will be able to select your favourite songs from the set list/repertoir to be played on the day of your event. This demo will show you how it works.

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Rock Tunes

  • Are You Going To Be My Girl - Jet 
  • Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis
  • Don't Stop Believing - Journey
  • Don't Stop Me Now - Queen 
  • Harder To Breath - Maroon Five 
  • I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jet
  • I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs 
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • My sharona - The Knack
  • Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon 
  • Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
  • Standing In The Way Of Control - The Gossip 
  • Sweet Child O Mine - Guns’n’Roses
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • 7 Nation Army - White Stripes

Party Tunes

  • American Boy - Estelle
  • Black & Gold - Sam Sparro 
  • Blurred Lines - Pharrell Williams
  • Counting Stars - Onerepublic 
  • Crazy - Gnarls Barkley 
  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • Domino - Jessie J 
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk 
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • Ho Hey - Lumineers 
  • Lady Hear Me Tonight - Modjo 
  • Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
  • Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • Mercy - Adele
  • Naive - The Kooks 
  • Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini 
  • Price Tag - Jessie J 
  • Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
  • Rather Be- Jess Glynne
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • Rude - Magic
  • Run Away Baby - Bruno Mars  
  • Sax - Fluer East
  • Shake it off - Taylor Swift 
  • Treasure - Bruno Mars
  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse 
  • Work it out - Beyonce 
  • You Got The Love - Florence & The Machine 

The Classics

  • The Classics
  • Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • Black Or White - Michael Jackson 
  • Blame It On The Boogie - Michael Jackson 
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • Car Wash - Rose Royce
  • Clean Up Woman - Aretha Franklin 
  • Come Together - The Beatles
  • Feeling Good - Nina Simone 
  • Hard To Handle - Black Crowes 
  • Good Times - Chic
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • I Just Wonna Make Love To You - Etta James 
  • I Feel Good - James Brown
  • I Saw Her Standing There -  The Beatles 
  • I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley 
  • I Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book
  • I Want You Back - Jackson 5
  • I Wish - Stevie Wonder J
  • I Won't Be Long - Aretha Franklin 
  • Kiss - Prince
  • Le Freak - Chic
  • Monkey Man - The Specials
  • No Diggity - Blackstreet 
  • Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations 
  • Pulp Fiction Theme 
  • Johnny Be Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Rappers Delight - Sugar Hill Gang 
  • Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin 
  • Roxanne - The Police
  • Shake Yout Body Down - Michael Jackson
  • Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
  • See Saw - Aretha Franklin
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • Take Another Piece Of My Heart - Beverly Knight
  • Twist & Shout - The Beatles

Xmas Songs

  • All I want for Xmas - Mariah Carey
  • Rocking around the Xmas tree - Brenda Lee
  • Santa Claus is coming to town - Haven Gillespie

Chill out acoustic duo set

  • Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers   
  • Blackbird - The Beatles
  • Black n Gold - Sam Sparro 
  • Casa Casa Casa - Osvaldo Farres
  • Change The World - Eric Clapton 
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Cupid - Amy Winehouse 
  • Dock Of The Bay - Ottis Redding
  • Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy 
  • Fast Car - Tracey Chapman
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
  • Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles  
  • I Gotta A Woman - John Mayer
  • I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  • I Need A Dollar  - Aloe Blacc
  • Let's Stay Together - Bill Withers
  • Message In A Bottle - The Police
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Next To Me - Emeli Sande
  • Rude - Magic 
  • Spooky - Dusty Springfield 
  • Summer Time - Ella Fitzgerald
  • Teardrops - Womack And Womack 
  • Take Another Piece Of My Heart - Aretha Franklin
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran 
  • Trumpets - Jason Derulo
  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse
  • With Or Without You - U2
  • You Got The Love - Florence And The Machine 

Upbeat acoustic duo set

  • American Boy - Estelle
  • Beat It - Michael Jackson
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • Black Horse And A Cheery Tree - KT Tunstall 
  • Blurred Lines - Pharrell Williams 
  • Blame It On The Boogie - Michael Jackson 
  • Come Together - The Beatles
  • Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
  • Dance Shout - Michael Jackson
  • Domino - Jessie J 
  • Forget You - Cee lo Green 
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams 
  • Hey Ya - Outkast 
  • I Want You Back - Michael Jackson
  • I Wish - Steve Wonder 
  • Kiss - Prince
  • Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield 
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers 
  • Naive - The Kooks
  • Price Tag - Jessie J 
  • Pumped Kicks - Foster The People
  • Rather Be - Clean Bandit
  • Run Away Baby - Bruno Mars
  • Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry 
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder 
  • Sweet Child O Mine - Guns n Roses
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Sknyrd
  • Wake Me Up - Avicii

First Dances

  • Ho Hey - The Lumineers 
  • I Think I Want To Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye 
  • Let's Stay Together - Al Green 
  • Moon Dance - Van Morrison
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • You've Got The Love - Florence And The Machine
" Hi Chris, just wanted to thank you and the band for helping to make our company’s 40th Anniversary celebration a resounding success. We had over 140 guests and have had so many comments on how fantastic the band were. Sincere thanks again and we hope to book you again in the very near future. ​ "
Karen Mercer | Weston Super Mare Pier | 3 December 2016
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" “We booked the Shakers Band for our corporate event following a recommendation and they were amazing – not only the music, which got the party started, but also a couple of sessions of Bandeoke, which was great fun. The addition of a Photo Booth just ticked all of the boxes and our evening was complete – a huge success. A huge thank you to The Shakers Band!” ​ "
Anita Gent | Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon | 21 November 2016
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" "The Shakers Band were fantastic at our wedding. We requested a first dance that wasn't on their play list, and they were more than happy to accommodate. Their version of 'you are the sunshine of my life' was brilliant. The sets they played were relevant to the people on the dance floor, and they kept everyone moving. They were happy to be flexible on the night when we had to make some last minute changes to when food was available, and when the cake was cut, and they liaised directly with the venue where necessary. I couldn't recommend them more highly." "
James & Anna | Bickley Mill, Devon. | 15 October 2016
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" The Shakers were recommended to us for our wedding and we will be doing the same! We opted for the Jazz duo followed by the four piece band and DJ and couldn't be happier with how the whole night went! The band were discreet to set up/shut down and the transition between band and DJ was so smooth. The band had everyone up on the dancefloor within minutes of playing and we remained there all night! It was a brilliant atmosphere and we can't thank them enough. We really did love your band and guests have all commented on how good the music was and how fab the lead singer is! We loved how non commercialised you are and it suited our vibe perfectly. Thanks again! "
Bethany & Chris | Backwell Somerset | 20 August 2016
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" “Booking a band for the most important day of your life is nerve racking, to say the least. We really liked your website and the clips, but it still wasn't an easy choice. After much deliberating we decided to take the plunge. In the build up you were really responsive to all of our questions & on the day you turned up & set up discretely and when we were ready to go, you put on a great show. Not only did you sound amazing, you looked the part as well. With a professional setup, great set list and enough energy to keep everyone going all night. It was absolutely fantastic & we couldn't have asked for anything more. We couldn't recommend you highly enough it capped off an amazing day and the fact that you setup outside under the fairy lights so we could dance away the night with friends & family was magical. My only regret was that you had to stop. Thank you so much for making our wedding so special. I don't know what I had to worry about! Best of luck with the rest of the year, I hope it's a busy one.” "
Tom & Josie Mardle | Wellington, Somerset | 13 August 2016
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" “Dealing with The Band was an absolute pleasure – at every stage.  They responded to any query quickly and efficiently (which certainly set them apart from other bands we investigated).  They kept in contact all the way through from booking to the event.  Their website demonstrates how seriously Chris and the others take their business.  On the night they arrived, set up with no fuss, put on an amazing performance, played the music we wanted to hear in between their sets and made our ‘wedding do’ the ‘party’ we had wished for.  Thanks to all of you”   "
Carly & Wayne | Somerset Village Hall | 30 July 2016
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" "We cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing you were! Everyone has been asking where we found you and I've heard nothing but compliments! You are truly fantastic!! Thank you Matthew for putting me in touch with them!! Having you guys as the duo while we were eating was perfect too! I'm your new number 1 fan!!" "
Jo & Paul | Somerset private farm | 24 July 2016
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" “Our 1st dance with you guys!! We cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing you were! Everyone has been asking where we found you and I've heard nothing but compliments! You are truly fantastic!! Thank you Matthew for putting me in touch with them!! Having you guys as the duo while we were eating was perfect too! I'm your new number 1 fan!!” "
Jo Dalby | Somerset, Haselbury Mill | 23 July 2016
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" "Alex and I would just like to thank you for playing at our wedding!  We absolutely loved it and many of our guests commented on how good you all were too!  Oscar was particularly impressed!!  We just want to do it all again now!" Alex & Amy, Ilfracombe, Devon 22/6/16 "
| Sandy Cove hotel, Ilfracombe, Devon | 22 June 2016
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" "We chose the band having seen them play at our friend's wedding. They are a fantastic band and play a wide variety of music which is ideal for weddings and ensured the dance floor was heaving all night! They even accommodated our first dance song for us despite the short notice (sorry!) - and nailed it! In short; a perfect band!    Thank you so much guys!" "
Rob & Jo Parker | Gower, Wales | 4 June 2016
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" We are so pleased we booked The Shakers. It really made the night. We had so many comments from guests saying how great the band were! Thanks so much for capping off such an amazing day so brilliantly for us! We mean every word. You guys were awesome! "
Sam & Anna Hedges | Dorset | 28 May 2016
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" This band do the biz! They know what an audience wants and deliver it with style and energy. A fully professional and slick outfit, they can play just about any style with authority and panache. We all loved them at Exeter RWC2015 Fanzone and I would certainly book them again for any event that calls for a top-class band. "
Laura Wright | Exeter Fanzone Rugby World Cup | 24 October 2015
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" The Shakers Duo played at a corporate function which I organised for a company celebrating 15 years of business. They hit the tone of the evening spot on, playing music that complemented the event and added great atmosphere. Chris and Lottie were a valued addition to the evening and I would definitely hire them again and also recommend them to anyone else needing a duo/band for a corporate event. "
Paola Davis | Bristol | 9 October 2015
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" We loved having you all. You were so fantastic and professional. It certainly made all the difference having you there later. I knew timings would be difficult we could have danced all night. Lots of lovely letters and compliments about the band. "
Susan Rose | Taunton | 5 September 2015
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" Many thanks guys - you were amazing and kept the dance floor full all night! "
Abby Swaffield | Somerset | 4 September 2015
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" "The Shakers Band were AMAZING at our wedding; we couldn't have asked for more. They kept everyone dancing all night and so many guests commented on how fantastic the band were. As newly weds, we have loved looking back at the pics of everyone having such a good time and dancing the night away! The defining moment was definitely when my husband and I found each other on the dance floor for The Shakers Band final (sob!) number, Mr Brightside. Lots of jumping and hugging ensued; it was a fab way to end the night, as guests shouted 'more'! The Shakers Band.. you. are. brilliant!"    "
Beth and Jono Hampton | Frome | 25 April 2015
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" "I loved the small and intimate gig that you guys performed at my sister's wedding. I can't wait for you guys to play at our Spring Fling!" "
Amelia Titcomb | Swindon | 5 December 2014
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" Thank you so much for playing my 24th birthday party and making it so special. It was an absolutely amazing night, my friends won't stop talking about it!" "
Holley Cox | Cheltenham | 11 April 2014
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" I was at a friends wedding that you guys were playing at earlier this week and I just wanted to say how fantastic you were. EVERYONE at the reception had great things to say about you, your approach to the function was professional yet personal, and it was clear that you all really enjoyed what you do!! It was great to hear a band playing such a wide variety of music to such a high standard without compromising on any aspect of the performance. Thank you, and expect to hear from me for a booking soon! "
Adam Smith | | 13 September 2013
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" The Shakers played at my daughter's 21st birthday party and the dance floor was full from beginning to end. All guests of all ages said how much they enjoyed the music, and I was very impressed with their professional attitude. An absolute pleasure – highly recommended! "
Tony McKenna | | 16 August 2013
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" You guys rocked it! Thank you so much for everything that you did, the music was great, the timing and atmosphere fantastic and Lisa your voice is INCREDIBLE!!! Everyone said so! Sorry I din't have time to talk to you guys much, but thank you so, so much, you were awesome!! "
Laura and Dan | | 12 July 2013
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" "I loved the small and intimate gig that you guys performed at my sister's wedding. I can't wait for you guys to play at our Spring Fling!" Amelia Titcomb - Dec 2014, Swindon. "
Amelia Titcomb | Swindon | 1 January 1970
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" The 15th birthday party of our company was very much enhanced by the combination of Lotty’s evocative singing – what a lovely voice - and Chris’s superb accompaniment. There were many compliments on their highly professional performance from our guests, and I whole-heartedly recommend The Shakers Band to anyone planning a Corporate event. "
Richard Graves | Bristol Media company | 1 January 1970
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" "Alex and I would just like to thank you for playing at our wedding!  We absolutely loved it and many of our guests commented on how good you all were too!  Oscar was particularly impressed!!  We just want to do it all again now!" "
Alex & Amy | Sandy Cove Hotel, Ilfracombe, Devon | 1 January 1970
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What's included

  • Standard Line Up:

    4 piece (Female Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums)
  • Performance Times:

    2 x 1 hours or 3 x 40 minute
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    6pm
  • Standard Finish Time:

    12am
  • Set Up Time:

    1hr
  • Set Up Completion:

    7pm
  • Act dress Code:

    smart casual
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    3m deep x 5m wide stage but can be smaller
  • Power Requirements:

    Access to 2 separate 13amp sockets. They will not use more than 4000 Watts (4K) of power (including lighting)
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    4 x hot meals
  • One song request learnt free of charge.:

    Yes. Subject to song not being to obscure, suiting bands style/vocals, band being given enough notice

Extra booking options

  • DJ service (provided by act):

    Bespoke clients request list. Add £80
  • Add keyboards:

    Add an extra £250
  • Band Acoustic sets option 1:

    Add £150 per hour
  • Acoustic duo:

    Add £300

How we manage your booking

Booking an act with Gigz is just the begining. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible on the day;

  • We will send you a secure online booking form. This page can be saved on your computer and accessed and updated as often as you like.
  • Your event manager will be in touch via email and phone regularly througout the build up to your event.
  • We can arrange for your act to call you should want to discuss tings with them directly.
  • We will liasie with your event coordinator or venue manager to ensure that they are happy with all the logistics.
  • You will be given a contact mobile number for your Gigz event manager should you need to contact them on the day of your event.
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