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Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and a career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music - but then Shakatak are a particularly unusual group.

Because of the nature of the music, their fan base is one that is very far reaching while always retaining it's "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.

Their music simply refuses to be catergorised, a fact that has enabled them to share Festival billings with such diverse artists as Gloria Estafan (Tokyo), Dizzy Gillespie (Capital Jazz, London), Duran Duran (Montreux), and even U2 (Nuremberg).

The band are still busy with touring and performing for festivals and parties all over the world.

For live performances the band consists of the four original members Bill Sharpe (keys), Jill Saward (lead voc, perc & flt), Roger Odell (drs) & George Anderson (bs gtr), augmented with a guitarist and a backing vocalist/saxophonist, producing a musically dynamic and entertaining show from the 6 piece line-up.

Some of their biggest tracks -

  • Living in the UK
  • Easier Said Than Done
  • Night Birds
  • Streetwalkin'
  • Invitations
  • Out Of This World
  • Down On The Street
  • Don't Blame It On Love
  • Watching You
  • Day By Day
  • Dark Is The Night
  • You'll Never Know
  • Holding On
  • Mr Manic and Sister Cool
  • Walk The Walk
  • Something Special 
  • Turn The Music Up
  • Back To The Groove
  • Bitter Sweet

"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 - Easier Said Than Done

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs. Along with our in-house production team, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal Meet & Greets (unless part of a Classique event and pre-arranged) and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for Video calls / personal birthday requests / free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.
We are however very happy to pass on your thanks to any artist that has appeared at your event arranged and organised by Classique.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.