Stoke City F.C.

Shakermaker have been our house band at the bet365 Stadium for the past 12 months and are excellent every performance.

Our feedback from customers is always excellent, the music and atmosphere they create is second to none.

We look forward to calling Shakermaker our house band again throughout 2019!

#SCFC 🔴⚪️

 

The Cavern Club Liverpool 

"We welcomed Shakermaker to the Cavern earlier this year, and the response we had to them was fantastic. Well rehearsed, enthusiastic, and with a vast set list and energetic performances, this band impresses audiences every time we have them back. They are getting a name here for themselves in 'the most famous club in the world' and we look forward to many more shows to come".  Paul Jones, Cavern City Tours

 

Hard Rock Cafe Manchester

“Shakermaker originally played at the cafe as part of our Live Music Friday programme. They really got the crowd going with an excellent set of cover songs. We invited them back to play a set as part of our 15th anniversary celebrations without hesitation!   Jack Barton – Sales and Marketing for Hard Rock Cafe Manchester”.

 

Mark Ritchie, Viva Productions Showcase 2018

"Shakermaker is a proper band! This is true live-band style entertainment for the more discerning Booker, with high talent levels and the emphasis on pure musicianship. This was my personal highlight of the entire three days and their version of The Killers classic Mr Brightside was as edgy as the original"

Autonet Insurance

Ben and the guys from Shakermaker opened our private corporate music festival 'Autofest' for us earlier this month, where we had big names such as Sam Bailey and Rudimental on the line up. They were absolutely fantastic from start to finish and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Jon & Annie Davidson Wedding 

We heard about Shaker Maker through a family friend who booked them for their wedding, then after seeing them live in 2017 we had no doubt we wanted them for our wedding. Ben and the lads were absolutely amazing; great tunes, a bouncing atmosphere, and a very happy wedding party - without them the day wouldn't have been the same. A special note to just how amazing their guitarist is - I'd requested that they played Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd in remembrance of my Dad, and it was seamlessly brilliant, and overall an absolutely fantastic cover of a tricky order. Will post the video on the band's page, and will most definitely be going to see the lads again! Class Act!

Tom Barlow Wedding

From start to finish, Ben and shakermaker were top drawer. We were recommended them by a colleague who had shakermaker play at his wedding and after listening to them, we had no hesitation in booking them. Ben was always responsive to emails and texts/phone calls and made it very easy for us. They played songs on request for key parts of the day such as walking down the aisle, signing the register and our first dance. 
The acoustic set while we were having our photos was perfect and set a nice vibe in the group and the evening was just amazing.. everyone commented on how amazing they were..very professional, got people dancing and overall top blokes. Would definitely have them again (hopefully not for another wedding of mine) and would highly recommend the

Alex & Sophie Windsor wedding

Wow! Ben and the guys absolutely made our evening do at our wedding. Amazing from start to finish. Song choices got everyone up and dancing even on a scorching hot night. They even picked up on someone singing it's coming home and played it as the next song. Absolute quality and can not thank them enough. Cheers guys!

Mr & Mrs Beech

​We got married on sat Feb 3rd,Ben is absolutely fantastic & I cannot recommend this band enough! Truly amazing! Ben started with an acoustic set which showed off his brilliant voice & it got everyone in the mood for a party! When the band started,we knew we were in for a wonderful night,& believe me,this top notch band didn’t let us down! Everyone was up & dancing , Shakermaker we love you � Thank you so much 

Rick Milnes

Worked with these lads recently and was blown away, as a photographer I see many bands but not many manage to combine real talent, a professional attitude and great personalities! We have plenty of bands and musicians asking us to refer to our bride & grooms them but Shakermaker got onto that very exclusive list without needing to be asked. Easy decision!

Caroline Booth 

Wow! Thank you guys you were amazing. Everyone has commented to us how good you were and how much they enjoyed the music last night. You certainly got the party started. Perfect! Xxx

Amy Spruce

Shakermaker played 2 amazing sets at our wedding that got everyone up dancing. We couldn’t recommend them enough and were a real highlight of the day for us. All our guests commented on just how good these guys are. Thank you for making our day as amazing as we hoped.

Katie & Indie Wedding Breakfast acoustic duo 

Shakermaker played a fantastic acoustic duo set for our wedding on Saturday. The atmosphere created was just perfect, and we loved all the music you played. We had so many comments from guests on the day on how fab you were - thank you both so much!

Sarah Holford 

Very professional from start to finish, loads of communication, nothing to much trouble. Anybody thinking of booking Ben or the full band do, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks so much guys, you rocked!!!

 

Gaynor & Jon Wedding Breakfast solo acoustic 

 I first met Ben in a bar in Burslem, he was playing a solo set. I was so impressed that I asked if he did weddings, mine was a few months away.
During those months Ben and I had regular contact, and he gladly learnt a song that was not on his set list, one of my favourite Paul Weller songs, and I chose a group of songs from Ben's itinerary.
On the day Ben arrived at the venue early enough to set up without disrupting proceedings. He played his set during the drinks reception. Our guests loved the live music and were impressed by the performance. Some asking if Ben could stay all day. I myself, was extremely happy and would not hesitate to book Ben again for another event.

Bella Vista Wedding breakfast solo acoustic 

Ben stood in at less than 48 hours notice for our wedding. And what can I say really. He set the tone for the day........ amazing set pitched just right with him and just a guitar he really started our wedding off amazingly. I can’t recommend him enough. A warm and friendly lad, all our wedding party loved his set and it couldn’t have gone better. Thanks Ben

Peterson Summer Party 2017 – The Villa Levens
Thank you for an excellent evening of brilliant music. You got the whole crowd going with a variety of songs(the guys were dancing most of the evening which is unheard of).
This morning I got a special thank you from the company director for the “splendid band”!
You absolutely rocked our party to success!

Middlewich Town Football Club.
I booked Shakermaker to play at our social club and they were absolutely brilliant. They sounded great and the song choices were perfectly suited to the audience they were playing for. They played 2 x 45 minute sets, the first of which flew by. By the second set everyone was up on their feet dancing away having a great time. Ben also helped by using his own music to have on in the background before they started playing which saved me having to sort it. I had many people tell me on the night and the day after how much they’d enjoyed the evening. Highly recommend.

Regards
Nathan

Jenny Warburton-Jagger Wedding 

Ben was great right from the start, phoning us and going through what we wanted, he was so friendly and helpful. The guys were all brilliant, the music was just perfect. They had everyone up dancing right from the start and all of our guests have commented on how great they were! They are an extremely talented band and really versatile, there was something for everyone in our wedding set. Thank you so much Shakermaker for making our wedding day so perfect!

Amy Wedding 

 We booked Shakermaker after I saw them perform at a Wedding Fayre. I was blown away 30 seconds into their first song and couldn't wait to tell my fiancé about them.
Ben was great to deal with and everything ran so smoothly in the run up to the wedding and on the evening.
The band were absolutely fantastic and had everyone up on the dancefloor. We had so many lovely comments from guests about how good the band were and where did we find such a good band!
Choosing a band for your wedding is a hard task but we couldn't recommend Shakermaker enough!'

Simon Daykin 40th Birthday Party

I can’t recommend the guys of Shakermaker highly enough, we booked them for my 40th Birthday party and I would have no hesitation on booking them for future events. From the initial enquiry Ben and the guys were really professional and the communication was regular. An awesome band who filled the dance floor from the start of the set right until the finish! Awesome night thanks guys

Sam & James Wedding

Thank you so very much for last night. You were bloody brilliant! So many people commented on how fantastic you were. You played a brilliant set, great variety of music and got our guests up and shaking their booty! I was shattered after dancing like a maniac all night. We truly are so grateful and so glad that we found you and had you play at our wedding. I'm sorry I didn't get chance to talk much and meet the rest of the band but you rocked! We will definitely be recommending Shakermaker to our friends. 5 star service, 5 star band love you guys!

Richard Setters Wedding 

Shakermaker were brilliant at our wedding they played a great set which everyone at the wedding agreed made the night and then DJ'd afterwards the songs of our choosing. Every member of the band were very talented and the variety of the songs that they played ensured everyone had a great time from the older members of the party to the younger guests. The attention to detail before our big day was great, Ben made sure that we had a setlist full of songs that would get the crowd going whilst also sticking to the type of music that we wanted to be played. A lot of people commented on how they were the best wedding band that they had seen at a wedding. I would highly recommend them for any wedding

The Thiesmeyer Wedding !

Just wanted to let everybody know just how good these guys are. Our wedding was on the 10th June 2017 in Shropshire and we couldn't of asked for a better band. Ben and guys were AMAZING and performed with such energy and enthusiasm. From start to finish they were professional and extremely friendly. If u are after a band to get the party started then book these guys. We had different ages and nationalities at our wedding and somehow they managed to get everyone up dancing and created the best wedding party ever. Thank you so much Ben and good luck for the future

Claire’s Surprise 40th

I just wanted to thank you and the band again for a fantastic night at my wife’s surprise 40th. The music was fantastic and all guests commented on how great the band were. You had people dancing from the first song to the last (even the people that don’t normally dance couldn’t resist getting up!!) and they were nursing sore feet as well as sore heads the following day! You made the planning easy with great communication, prompt arrival/set-up and you packed away unnoticed. Having such a fantastic live band topped the event off and made the night one to remember for everybody involved – I look forward to catching up with you at some local gigs in the future!

 Thanks again mate,

 Chris

Clare Steinman Birthday Party

Thank you guys for playing on Saturday even through the heat !! what a fantastic day everyone said just how fabulous you were and really can't wait to book you again x

 

Nicola & Tez's  Wedding

Just wanted to say thank you to Shakermaker for being the most perfect wedding band. On the night they were immense - performance, song choices, stage presence. Prior to the event they were fantastically professional with lots of communication and dialogue.thank you fellas.

Bek & Tom's Wedding

Shakermaker...what can I say! I knew there was a rational reason to why I arranged our whole wedding party around your availability. 
From booking you to the last song, you were all professional, accommodating and trustworthy. 
Thank you for singing our first dance perfectly and well and truly starting our party off.
I would highly recommend Shakermaker for any event you have coming up. I hope to see you guys again soon xxx

 

Ray Vernon and family - Birthday Party

please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band for making our birthday celebrations magic. Safe to say 'you rocked it' !! It was my 50th and and my sons 21st and you catered for us all superbly. All the guests commented on how great the band was and we have passed your name and number on to all that asked . Cheers lads for a giving us a stress free evening of fantastic musical entertainment .

 

Julie & Neil Steadman's Wedding

Ben what a fantastic night, thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 1st October. You were absolutely fantastic I witnessed people getting up to dance who had never done so before and the next day it was all everyone was talking about, how great the band was. Most importantly  for me was how professional and reliable you were.  A wedding is so important  and your communication and e mail and arrangements were five star. Thank you so much to all of you and I have no  doubt I will be back in touch soon.

Julie and Neil Steadman x

Scott & Kirsty Dupree's Wedding

Thank you so much for last night mate, me and kirsty absolutely loved you and so did all our guests, from arrival, to set and sound check was second to none, you kept all our guests entertained, and for a thursday night, i feel like we smashed it, i am going to recommend you to everyone i can, such a nice bunch of lads too

Thank you for making our wedding special for us

 

 

Chris & Carolyn Arthur' Wedding

Shakermaker played at our wedding and were loved by everyone who attended! They really made the evening and even learnt a first dance song of our choice. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a band! They also provided a Top class DJ with every song you could imagine in his collection!

 

 

Steve & Elaine Elkington's Wedding

That AMAZING Shakermaker! From first conversations, to FaceTime calls in the weeks coming up to the wedding everything was easy and they were lovely guys to deal with!
From picking our first dance song on a Friday they had sent us a demo recording by the Sunday evening! It was so good it made Elaine cry!
On the day itself they were flawless, people were dancing all night and those that weren't were sat listening and loving every minute. Everyone loved them!
Perfect wedding band, thank you so much guys!!

 

 

Jamie & Corinne Wedding

Shakermaker were absolutely superb and really got the party started at our wedding. Their broad repertoire of rock and indie songs was exactly what we were looking for and the performance on the night was fantastic. We gave the band a list of essential tracks and some that we definitely didn't want to hear and they stuck to that during the evening too. Ben was extremely helpful in the run up to the wedding as well, making sure the whole set went to plan. Highly recommended.

Rachel & Alex's Wedding

If your want your party to be unforgettable for all the right reasons then look no further! The guys played at our wedding in June and were amazing from start to finish. Prior to the wedding Ben was fantastic, looking over set lists and even learning our first dance song! I was initially worried that the style of music wouldn't suit everyone but I couldn't have been more wrong, everyone who attended the wedding commented on how amazing the band were and they had the dance floor filled all night with people of all ages. We are so happy we decided to book Shakermaker as it really was one of the main highlights of our wedding day, book now you won't be disappointed!! Thanks again guys :) xxx

 

Steve & Carly's Wedding

Thanks guys for a fantastic performance at our wedding at Wrenbury Hall on Saturday. The acoustic set went down a treat Ben, many a great comment was made.....and then the main event kept everyone on their feet! Well done and thanks for everything!

Donna & Johnathon's  Wedding

On behalf of myself and my wife Donna we would like to thank Shakermaker for being absolutely perfect at our wedding at Vale Country Club in May! From initial communication to the set on the night everything was better than we could have imagined! When we booked the venue and then the band, the venue failed to inform us that they had a noise limiter, and on finding out about it and reading some reviews of the venue we were very worried the band would not be able to play, but for Shakermaker is was no problem at all! Once set up they played a amazing set and any worries we had were forgotten about! Everyone loved the band and the dance floor was always full, our friends and family are still raving about the band now! The acoustic version of our first dance was just what we wanted! Also the DJ that Shakermaker brought to play before and between sets was brilliant! We would definitely recommend Shakermaker to anyone and wouldn't hesitate to use them again!

Thank you so so much!

 

Ange & Kats Wedding

If you're looking for an awesome rock / indie band, then look no further ! We would definitely recommend Shakermaker 😃 

They were fantastic at our wedding. Our guests loved them ! They played a fantastic mix of songs (which got loads of our guests up dancing) and they created a fab atmosphere and rocked all night.

The noise level was perfect, vocals fantastic, bass guitar rocked, drums smashed it and lead guitar solos were epic. 

Ben was friendly & responded promptly to any queries in advance. All the band arrived smiling, in plenty of time to setup and soundcheck.

Brilliant night !

 

Laura Cartwright – Operations Manager, EMaC Ltd.​

“Shakermaker played for our corporate event on 26th May 2016 and we were extremely impressed by their service. Prior to the event, Ben was very responsive to emails and our requests. On the day, set-up and sound checking was done efficiently, with no involvement needed from ourselves. They worked well with the other vendors at the event and the set the played was fantastic. Our staff got up to dance straight away, encouraged by the catchy tunes and impressive array of songs. At the end of the night, the band packed away with no fuss. We would definitely use them again and will be recommending them to others. Thank you Shakermaker; you made our evening!”

 

James and Kelly's Wedding

"ShakerMaker did exactly what Kelly and I wanted - to smash our wedding guests out of the field with some big songs that got everyone up and dancing. Cheers lads - hope you enjoyed camping in the rain!"

Tom & Tracey Birthday Party

Thank you so much for performing at my wife's 50 th birthday was really good all guests commented how good the band was highly recommended to anyone having a party once again thanks Tom

 

Heather's  Birthday Party

Wow- what a night! The band arrived at the party venue which was a shed in the middle of nowhere to them and they provided a fantastic range of music! I had spoken with Ben and said that guests might take a bit of persuading to dance but we were up at the first and didn't sit till the end- resulting the next day having sore feet! The guys were great and guests were wanting to book them for other occasions! Can't wait to see them again - and even left a lovely note thanking us for a great night!

 

Tim & Romy's Wedding

We first saw Shakermaker at the Nantwich Jazz Festival, the guys were fantastic offering a really good mix of classic and modern pop and rock. We liked the guys so much we decided to book them for our wedding, Ben and his band had the dance floor full from start to finish. All of our guests commented on how good the band was, thank you Shakermaker for making our day extra special with a perfect set.

 

Terri Dean 

I booked Shakermaker for our PFA 'Band Night', feeling confident that they could satisfy a variety of ages and music tastes. However, I sold tickets to people who had a phlegmatic response to the idea of a 'band night' so was relying Shakermaker to make it enjoyable everyone, and get what I thought may be a challenging audience, to let their hair down! Communication with Ben was great from the outset and the band arrived early to set up. They were familiar with the venue, set up and soundcheck were smooth. When the band began to play, my fears were allayed within the first 10 minutes as most people were up on their feet....within a couple more songs, I could only see 3 people sitting in the whole room. There was a plethora of variety and this excited everyone. Several people were 'popping in for an hour' but at the end of the evening were still there and chanting for more. At the post 'band night' meeting, all the feedback was great and everyone (if they could remember) had a great time. We are hoping to have another band night this year and I hope that we are able to book Shakermaker again. If we do, I think we will have a much more enthusiastic response. Furthermore, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to hire a cool band. All the best, Terri Dean

 

Nick & Kelly Lundie's Wedding

We booked Shakermaker after seeing them live at a local jazz and blues festival and instantly knew they were exactly what we wanted for our wedding. Ben handled the booking from to start to finish and made it a very stress free experience. We were able to request certain songs and sets that suited our evening reception and the atmosphere the guys created was unforgettable. Fantastic wedding/function band and can't recommend highly enough!

 

Ryan & Sophie Taylor's Wedding

We booked Shakermaker for our wedding reception and wow these guys were amazing!! Prior to the wedding, communication with Ben was extremely efficient and one less thing to worry about as we knew that Ben had it all in hand. On the night they played a great mix of songs that had the dance floor rocking from the moment they came on! The guests were all shouting 'more' by the end of the evening and we were even treated to a couple more songs. You can really tell the band love what they do by the energy and passion they showed on the stage, this just added too the whole atmosphere of the night. We are so pleased that we booked them for our wedding and can't thank them enough for their amazing performance!! We are looking forward to seeing Shakermaker again at one of their next gigs so we can relive the wedding!!

 

Terry & Lesley Taylor's Wedding

We booked Shakermaker after my (now) wife seen them at a wedding fare. I had a listen to their demo cd and was sold on them straight away. Come the wedding night and they were even more amazing in real life. Before they got on stage to perform they went out of their way to help an amateur band we also had playing (my wife's teenage cousin and friends). They even borrowed them some equipment to get them through. They were very accommodating and even though we agreed and paid for 2 x 45 slots, on the night when a few things had overran we asked them to start a little later than agreed and do the full 90 minutes without the break, which they happily agreed to do. Once on stage they had our guests (and ourselves) gripped. Their energy on stage rubs off on to everyone in the room and even though I can't/don't dance I found myself on the dance floor on several occasions. Shakermaker are an extremely professional band who absolutely love what they do. They have a wide variety of songs that span the decades. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone for any function, big or small. They were a massive part in making our wedding as amazing as it was and we would like to thank them for that. Terry & Lesley Taylor 4/7/15 Devonshire House Hotel

 

Nicky & Colin's Wedding

Thank you guys for last night! You made our wedding reception lively and fun, just as we wanted, and your rendition of Metallica's "nothing else matters" for our first dance was really impressive! Especially the guitar solo! Amazing, you guys are really skilled and talented. All our guests were raving about how good you were. Worth every penny, really genuine guys too, a pleasure to talk to xxx

 

Andy & Zoey's Wedding

Guys can we just thank you for such a fabulous gig at our wedding. So many of our Family and Friends have told us on how much they enjoyed your performance From start to finish, the songs you played and the Vibe you created resulted in our guests Dancing and Singing along at the top of their Voices! We will be recommending you guys to anyone looking for a top notch band. I have to also say, the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet, it was an absolute pleasure to have you all at our Special Day, we cannot wait to watch you again! And you even brought us the Sunshine! See you soon Zoey and Andy x

 

Wes Jaden's Wedding

"What can I say... Shakermaker were our band for our wedding in December 2014. They absolutely smashed it!! Played all the big tunes and kept the dance floor full all night long! All of our guests had the best time and have commented on how the band rocked the evening. They also played for us an acoustic set during the ceremony which without fail set the standard for the day/night. If it's a rocking atmosphere and a full dance floor you are looking for this band will not disappoint"

 

Erica Leighton

We had a wonderful night out with fabulous friends...Evie Edge, Christina Barber and partners.....watching Shakermaker at Bank Corner.....love you guys xxxx

 

Bobby George

We were at the castle last night for Chris and Yvettes wedding reception which you were playing at! What a top night - you guys were unreal!!!

 

Mr & Mrs Write 

Thanks for yesterday mate u guys rocked everyone loved u. Will tag u in a fb status later. I know a few couples getting wed soon so will deffo recommend !