Shakedown puts on an energetic show to keep everyone, young and old, on the floor dancing and singing along. Our dynamic band of talented musicians, who have decades of performing experience, includes female and male lead vocalists, which allows us to cover an impressive range of genres. We specialize in the pop and rock and Motown dance hits of the 70s and 80s, from Michael Jackson to Joan Jett to Journey, and we frequently add to our already extensive list of country songs and current hits by artists like Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Megan Trainor, Elle King and Daft Punk. For any event - corporate party, wedding reception, charity gala, or fraternity party, we've got your party music!
Get what you're paying for; live music played by real musicians without the use of backing tracks!
Shakedown has been performing in Central Texas for more than 5 years; its members (all veterans of many Austin bands) have played thousands of gigs and several hundred weddings and other private parties.
We're flexible, and work closely with our clients on party planning. For example: Don't see your must-have song on our list? No worries, just let us know in advance so we can rock it at your party!
Shakedown specializes in weddings. We love working with brides, grooms and wedding planners, customizing our performance for each client's big day. Shakedown can: MC the party; learn new songs of your choosing for your first dance, father/daughter dance and mother/son dance; back up your cousin who needs to sing Don't Stop Believin'; and work with you to make sure you get just what you want at your ceremony and your reception. Please see our FAQ page for more information on having Shakedown perform at your wedding.
"Thank you all for the amazing music you played at our wedding! We cannot tell you enough how wonderful your performance was. Every song you played was perfect and fit into the theme of our night. Thanks so much for fitting us into your schedule so last minute. Your professionalism and honesty were appreciate so much. Good luck to all of you in the future You are a great band and we are more than happy to recommend you to others!!."- Christin & Kyle Smithville, TX
"Shakedown is FANTASTIC! Met them first for one of our corporate events in 2013 and loved them so much they performed for our wedding in 2015 and my sister-in-law has just hired them for her wedding in 2016! Incredibly professional and so much fun! Really, really loved working with this group!" - Kate B., Bryan, TX
"Shakedown was the highlight of our wedding reception!!! They kept the party going until midnight and everyone had a blast!!! Their performance of Sharp Dressed Man for our father daughter dance was incredible!!!! I could not be happier and more thankful that we hired Shakedown. I'd recommend them to anyone!!!!" - Kinsey M., Lubbock, TX
"Shakedown was absolutely wonderful. They were great to work with leading up to the wedding in coordinating songs for the wedding and accommodating our wedding schedule. Once the wedding started, they blew our guests out of the water. Just about everyone came up to me and told me how great the band was. They were a lot of fun and had great crowd interaction. They used their lighting system well to enhance the party. They have a wide variety of songs that they can play and play well at that. I would recommend the Shakedown to anybody planning a wedding or a party." - Blayne R., Austin, TX
"You were by far our most seamless vendor in this whole deal and I cannot thank you enough for delivering exactly what you said you would, and, more importantly, communicating clearly throughout the whole process. You guys rock, have great sound and equipment, and I would certainly book you again. Our guests keep mentioning how the dance floor was the place to be, and that was our goal the whole time." - Ben D., Austin TX
"We could not be happier with how Shakedown contributed to our wedding reception. We made some additional requests, and Joe was very accommodating. We received hundred of comments on the quality of their performance, and our guests filled the dance floor right up to the last note." Gary G. Austin, TX
"Shakedown was wonderful from start to finish! They kept in constant contact throughout the wedding planning process and they put on a GREAT show! We danced all night and the only downside was that it had to end! They have a great variety of music and will learn special songs for you as well. I highly recommend them and I know you will not be disappointed!" - Taryn T., Austin TX
"You and your group were just SPECTACULAR! I have heard nothing but compliments over the quality of your music, the incredible talent of the singers and the general appearance and musical energy of the band. We were absolutely thrilled with you." - Susan R., Italian Cultural Association
"Thank you for playing at our Gala fundraiser. We have received many compliments about your performance. We hope to have you back at our next event! You are awesome!! Thanks - The Bee Cave Police Benevolent Foundation Board of Directors
"Wedding planning is stressful. If you do not wish your band to add to this stress, book Shakedown. They were dependable, responsive, prepared, on time, were EASY to deal with, EASY to pay, and most importantly, coach you through the whole process. As far as the music itself, they kept the tempo up, had all their ducks in a row, were practiced and tight, and I know without a doubt that ALL of our guests had a great time. There are a lot of crooks in the wedding/event business who disappear after you give them your deposit, only to reappear just in time to throw things together. Not them. Don't pay $5K for a band! Book Shakedown and spend the rest on booze!" - Erica E., Austin, TX
"These guys were incredible performers. The band was very accommodating. They learned three new songs for our event and performed them flawlessly. Finally, their showmanship and charisma had every single person on the dance floor. They were interactive (our best man played cowbell on stage) and fun. I highly recommend them!!"- Catherine M., San Antonio TX
"Wanted to thank you all for doing such a great job Saturday night at the St. Anthony hotel in San Antonio for Catherine and Aaron's wedding. Y'all were totally rockin, and it was exhibited in the reaction of the crowd. The dance floor was totally crowded all night...all the way to the last dance. What a great party, due , in part, to your professionalism. Hope y'all had as great a time as we did. Thanks again." - Mary M., San Antonio TX "P.S. I would hire y'all again in an eye blink!"
"Shakedown's performance at our wedding reception was great. The band provided high energy entertainment and music that everyone enjoyed." - Isaac and Susan G., Austin TX
"Shakedown ROCKS! Put on a great show with very little notice. Very easy to work with and absolute pleasure to listen to." - Nick C., Kempner TX
"Y'all were so flexible and gracious...such a fun reception...y'all are amazing!" - Vickie T., Salado TX
"This band was AWESOME!!! Everyone walked out at the end of the night dripping with sweat from dancing to their songs."- Jessica W., San Antonio TX
"Wow!!! Just Wow!!!! Get down with Shakedown, a phenomenal band of talented musicians providing an extensive list of songs that will bring an extraordinary level of supreme verve to your special event! The group is courteous, helpful, is great at communicating with you, and they're professional when negotiating. They take the time to have the right song list for your event. On the day of the party, they are there with an energy that carries through the night. I highly recommend this band that performs with brio! I know that our community of It's Boomertime enjoyed dancing to all of the music that they played. I heard rave reviews as I visited with all of our guests. Thank you!!" Krissi S., It's Boomertime Meetup Group
In addition to weddings and private events, Shakedown performs at public venues in the Austin area. Here are some of the clubs and restaurants we've played: Sherlock's Baker Street Pub and Grill (Austin), The Oasis (Austin), Cafe Mueller (Austin), Baby Acapulco (Austin), Hanovers 2.0 (Austin), Table 620 (Lakeway), Woody's Tavern and Grill (Bee Cave), Hardtails (Georgetown), Crossroads (Fredericksburg), Lone Star Grill (Georgetown), Strange Brew (Austin)!
Weddings and private events are not publicized. Only shows open to the public are listed. Please contact us for availability.
For more information, email or call our booking manager, Paula Barkan, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (512) 771-8950. For a quick rate quote simply use our bid request form below. Either way we look forward to hearing from you!