Our dynamic band of talented musicians, with decades of performing experience, includes female and male lead vocalists, allowing our repertoire to range from current hits to the 80's songs you used to tape off the radio, groovin' 70's disco/soul tunes that make you want to get your boogie on, timeless 60's classics that bring the house down, as well as country favorites. From Aretha and Michael Jackson to Journey, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Cee Lo, Garth Brooks and George Strait, we've got your party music. For any event - corporate party, wedding reception, charity gala, or fraternity party, Shakedown rocks everyone!
Absolutely NO pre-recorded tracks or midi sequences! We have the flexibility to adjust the set list on the fly, for a request, for a change in the agenda or to fit the mood of the crowd.
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.
"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
"Y’all were so flexible and gracious...such a fun reception...y'all are amazing!" - Vickie T., Salado 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 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
"I was extremely impressed with the Shakedown band. They were extremely professional. Shakedown had everyone up and dancing. The singers were wonderful."- Lou A., Italian Cultural Association
"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 is an excellent band that delivers a quality professional performance. I am looking forward to hiring them again!!" - Mike S., Caldwell TX
"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
"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 V., 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
“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