Great band I love them.
Shakedown performed at our wedding earlier this summer, and we were thrilled with the quality of their services.
Leading up to the wedding, they were great. The band was very responsive to e-mails and was very open to accomodating our requests. Additionally, we requested for the band to learn a new song for us, and they agreed (and the song sounded great when they played it).
At the wedding, the band was very professional. They had professional attire, followed our desired schedule of events perfectly, and did not do any hacky DJ announcing. Their sound system was also very good.
Their music selection and quality was great. Shakedown had a nice range of classics and modern songs, and they did a very good job mixing it up and feeling out the crowd during the night. The band effectively got the crowd dancing and also got people involved by letting one guest play the tambourine and letting the bride and groom sing along to Living on a Prayer (the song we requested).
We highly recommed Shakedown if you are having a wedding in Burlington, Stowe or any surrounding area!
I am so thrilled that you have contacted me for my opinion! I did not see Shakedown live either before I booked them, and was nervous for that reason. I was referred to them by a trusted friend who had them at her wedding. I could not possibly be happier with the job that they did for our wedding. The got everyone dancing, even the guys that swore that they would never do so :) They were fun, funky, energetic and intelligent with their song choices. They were professional, reliable and they are extremely talented. We chose At Last as our song, and I have to say, I actually like their version better than the original! Our guests were raving the next day about the band and it was perhaps the most memorable part of our wedding. Our day was the best day of my life and they were completely essential to that feeling. I say go for it!!!! They are worth every penny and more.
Thanks to you and the rest of your band for putting on the best party of our lives!!! Everyone has such an amazing time and you certainly were the biggest highlight. I wish that we had someone record at least part of it. Do you have a CD with the At Last song, Purple Rain and some of your others on it? If you did, I would love to purchase it. Everyone had a wonderful time. It meant a lot to see everyone up and dancing!!! I plan on recommending you to everyone Your biggest fan!
We couldn't have asked for more from a band. I was shocked to read the previous reviewers comments. I provided the band with a very detailed list of instructions and they followed them to the letter. We had an Ipod for them as well to play prior to the start of their set and they had that up and playing without a hitch- we also had no problem with the microphone. We are from NYC so the crowd can be tough- and everyone loved Shakedown- the mixture of male/female vocalists/musicians made for a great sound and everyone had a great time. Brian- the director was extremely responsive and literally accommodated all of our requests- everything went off without a hitch- we could not have asked for more.
This band was a pure dissapointment on many levels. The microphone connection was poor and it made speeches at the wedding difficult to understand at times since it was cutting out. They did not have a good selection on music to play during breaks. They were unable to follow requests from the bride even when given an ipod with clear directions. At the end of the night they played a kelly clarkson song and then announced that was the last song. Don't waste your time or money on these guys.
Vendor response to review
We're sorry to hear that this individual's perception of our band was a disappointment. One of the speech-givers was standing too far away from the stage, and the signal was fading in and out. This is the first time that's happened, and we will be upgrading our system to help with this in the future.
If there are special requests for break music, we invite our clients to give us the list or instructions ahead of time so we can get the music on our own equipment, and be better prepared. Most of the requests and directions were on the spot and of an unreasonable specificity (i.e. play X song for 30 seconds, announce A, play Y song and immediately announce B, play Z song for 3 minutes, etc.). The performance ended at the time indicated on the contract, and we received good feedback from other guests who attended.
My husband and I knew that we wanted a live band for our wedding and felt it was important to make sure that the band we ended up with could get our crowd dancing on the dance floor. We could not have asked for anything more. The sound was great, and the band looked awesome. We both loved how the band interacted with the audience. Seeing our friend get on stage to sing with the band, and our other friend grabbing the cow bell and joining in was one of the many highlights of the night. The dance floor was full the entire night. Our first dance was to, At Last, and Susannah's voice was amazing! We also appreciated the bands flexibility during the night. We definitely recommend Shakedown ( and already have) to our friends. The band exceeded our expectations.
Amazing play list covered by this talented band! Fun times!
These guys and gals are a great wedding band. Lots of energy and very nice to work with. The horn section adds a nice touch!
Featuring 3 females - on lead vocals, lead guitar and saxophone-
this six piece band is experienced, versatile and fun-loving.
Specializing in 80's and today's hits, Shakedown also covers a diverse selection of music
from jazz standards and oldies to disco, and everything in between. Our specialty is getting you and your wedding guests on the dance floor!
We work with you to create the perfect night of entertainment
to celebrate your wedding with family and friends.
Visit our website to listen to a demo, watch video, view a song list & access booking information.
We would be glad to provide you with references.
My Uncle Joe / Nephew Billie / Sister Jenny is a musician. Can he/she come up and do a song with you?
We have performed with guest singers and musicians on several occasions, and it's a lot of fun. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with them ahead of time, so we can have an idea of how to provide the best environment for everyone involved. Please mention this when making arrangements with Shakedown, and we'll get in touch with the guest to make a plan.
How many years have you been playing weddings, and how many do you usually do in a year?
Shakedown has been together since 2004, and members of Shakedown have been playing weddings for years prior. Shakedown typically plays about 14 weddings per year. We do not accept more weddings than we feel comfortable scheduling.