18 September 2015
Sean goes from strength to strength and his new album 'The only good addiction is love' is his best yet (says 'MC' Chilly) and is receiving rave reviews.
In the past he has borne comparison with John Martyn, Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley, but has now emerged as a distinctive artist in his own right, with superb guitar playing and his hushed, bluesy vocals.
It only seems 5 minutes since a 'shakedown gang' outing to Nottingham, to find Sean playing support to the headliner in a club. "This looks like an up and coming artist of rare talent" we thought (can't even remember who the headliner was!).
If you've been to either of the previous shakedown gigs, you'll know you're in for a treat. If you haven't seen Sean 'live' yet come and hear a brilliant emerging artist, before he takes the next step up from the clubs. Not to be missed
Here's just one of the glowing reviews of the new album, just out
Anyone holding tickets to the cancelled Brothers Groove event last December can access this gig using those tickets, but please advise us if you are coming so we have an idea of numbers.
Travis 'Moonchild' Haddix
22 October 2015
We're delighted to have him back, supported by the Dave Thomas Blues band
"Travis asking me to organise a gig for him in England and I naively obliged" - Gerard
A date was set for January 2004. That night a small crowd of enthusiastic friends and relations bought truck loads of Travis’ CD’s and the Shakedown series was re-born.
The heavy Mississippi University based Living Blues Magazine got to hear about the gig and made Travis the featured artist in the 2005 issue # 179.
Since then bookings have kept rolling in for festivals and club dates throughout the world including the Hawaiian Blues Festival and regular lengthy tours in Scandinavia.
Since we last saw Travis in January 2007 with the Mike Carr Band he has recorded two excellent albums ‘Mean Ole Yesterday’ and ‘Daylight At Midnight’ which were released on Wann-Sonn Records.
Don't miss the return of Travis, Shakedown's long standing friend and bluesmen, with the added bonus of being backed by the excellent Dave Thomas blues band, driving the 'Fine City' blues scene in Norwich and the occasional concert with Paul Jones!
Dave has just returned from Cleveland where he has been rehearsing this show with Travis, so it should be a mighty fine evening not to be missed.
Kat & Co + Dave Thomas
11 December 2015
Kat first appeared at Shakedown in 2009, when she had just decided to make the move full time into blues, having had a varied career in blues and pop , as vocalist and backing singer and for a time even photo model.
A cautious start to the 2009 gig, gathered pace and soon turned into a triumph and Kat hasn't looked back since.
Dave Thomas continues to be our best friend and supporter supplying support and encouragement to our cause.
This our Shakedown Christmas party, so there'll be plenty of opportunity for shaking your stuff or just tapping your toes, to what should be a unique night.