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The Shakers


The Shakers are a Glasgow based wedding and function band with an impressive track record of successful weddings and events. Hire us today and you're guaranteed a night to remember.

The Shakers Function Band

You need as much flexibility as possible from your wedding or function band. With such a range of ages to cater for, there's no point in hiring a band who are only good at one style of music. That's where The Shakers excel - you'll hear music from Glenn Miller right up to Pharrel Williams and everything in between.

The musicians in the band are of a very high standard. This is not a pub band that plays at weddings for a bit of extra cash. The Shakers were designed from the ground up to provide a 100% reliable and totally professional approach to performing and as such, you'll never see this band in a pub or club.

Here are some of the stand out reasons for hiring The Shakers

  • The very latest equipment and well maintained transport. This band will not let you down.
  • A ceilidh set of up to 30 mins. which can be extended to 45 mins if you choose the live fiddle option.
  • The ability to add additional musicians including a stunning female vocalist if required.
  • A very long list of truly satisfied customers. The band are regularly booked by several members of the same family.
  • Easy to get on with nice people. This is a band who know you have a choice and as such they're aware of their excellent reputation which is ultra important to them.
  • Superb value for money. You'll be very pleasantly surprised by just how affordable a band of this quality can be.

So what can you expect when you book The Shakers? This is a band that loves what they do. They'll turn up on time so you don't panic, set up their equipment quietly and efficiently and then perform a blistering set of dance floor fillers in their usual energetic and fun way. You and your guests will be talking about this band for months after your event.

If you choose to get an instant quote, it will be based on the six piece line up with male and female vocals and live sax.  Other combinations are available, just ask.

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Look at the long list of unsolicited testimonials to see what other people who have booked The Shakers really think of the band. Here's part of a recent testimonial that pretty much sums this superb band up;

"We had many comments that it was the best wedding they had been to with such a versatile upmarket band, couldn't fault anything!"

This is a great wedding band from Glasgow who love to perform across Scotland.

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.Ballads
2.All I Want Is You - U2
3.All of Me - John Legend
4.Amazed - Lone Star
5.Angels - Robbie Williams
6.Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis
7.Carless Whisper - George Michael
8.Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
9.Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
10.Easy - The Commodores
11.Every River - Runrig
12.Everything I Do - Bryan Amads
13.From This Moment - Shania Twain
14.Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Van Morrison/Rod Stewart
15.Hero - Engrique Iglesias
16.Home - Michael Buble/Westlife
17.Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
18.Let's Stay Together - Al Green/Tina Turner
19.A Million Love Songs Later - Take That
20.Make you Feel My Love - Adele
21.My Girl - The Temptations
22.Moon River - Andy Williams
23.Saving All My Love - Whitney Houston
24.She's The One - Robbie Wiliams
25.Songbird - Eva Cassidy
26.Sunshine On Leith - Proclaimers
27.Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
28.Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheerin
29.When you Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
30.Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
31.You're Just Too Good To Be True - Andy Williams
32.You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
33.Your Song - Elton John
34..
35.2000s and Beyond
36.Forget You - Cee Lo Greene
37.Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
38.Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
39.Treasure - Bruno mars
40.Up Town Funk - Bruno Mars
41.The Only Girl In The World - Rihanna
42.Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
43.I Got A Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
44.Mr Brightside - The Killers
45.Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
46.Don't Stop Believing - Journey
47.Human - The Killers
48.Valerie - Amy Winehouse
49.Mercy - Duffy
50.Everything - Michael Buble
51.Viva La Vida - Coldplay
52.Yellow - Coldplay
53.Candy - Paolo Nutini
54.Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
55.Rule The World - Take That
56.Get Lucky - Daft Punk
57.Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheerin
58.Happy - Pharrell Williams
59.Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
60.Blame It On me - George Ezra
61.Titanium - Sia/David Guetta
62.Crazy In Love - Beyonce
63.Ho Hey - The Lumineers
64.Wagon Wheels - Darius Rucker
65.Dakota - Stereophonics
66.Wake Me Up - Avicii
67.Rather Be - Clean Bandit
68.LSF - Kasabian
69.Lonely Boy - Black Keys
70.Riptide - Vance Joy
71..
72.90's
73.Sit Down - James
74.She's Electric - Oasis
75.Wonderwall - Oasis
76.Crazy - Gnarls Barkely
77.Reach - S Club 7
78.Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
79.Life With You - The Proclaimers
80.Losing My Religion - REM
81.Drops of Jupiter - Train
82.Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
83..
84.80's
85.500 Miles - The Proclaimers
86.Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue
87.Dignity - Deacon Blue
88.Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
89.Respect - Erasure
90.Wake Me Up - Wham
91.Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
92.All Night Long - Lionel Richie
93.Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovie
94.Alive and Kicking - Simple Minds
95.I've Had The Time Of My Life - Dirty Dancing
96.9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
97.Just Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
98.Let's Dance - David Bowie
99.Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
100.Baby I Love You - the Ramones
101.Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves
102..
103.70's
104.The First , My Last, My Everything - Barry White
105.Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
106.Superstition - Stevie Wonder
107.Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
108. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
109.Waterloo
110.Make Me Smile - Cockney Rebel
111.I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
112.We Are Family - Sister Sledge
113.Rocking All Over The World - Status Quo
114.Shangalang - Bay City Rollers
115.Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
116.Bake Street - Gerry Rafferty
117.Maggie May - Rod Stewart
118.Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
119.Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
120.The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
121.Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
122.September - Earth Wind and Fire
123.Teenage Kicks - Undertones
124.Take It Easy - The Eagles
125.All Right Now - Free
126..
127.60's
128.Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
129.Proud Mary - Tina Turner
130.I Feel Good - James Brown
131.Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations
132.Mustang Sally
133.Dancing In the Streets - Martha and the Vandellas
134.Baby Love - The Supremes
135.Band of Gold - Freda Payne
136.River Deep Mountain High - Ike and Tina Turner
137.All My Loving - The Beatles
138.She Loves you
139.Twist and Shout
140.I saw her Standing There
141.Daydream Believer - The Monkeys
142.I'm A Believer - Monkeys
143.Stand By Me - Ben E King
144.Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - The Four Tops
145.What a Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
146..
147.50's
148.Long Tall Sally - The Beatles
149.Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry /The Beatles
150.Blue Suede Shows - Elvis
151.Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
152.The Wonder of You - Elvis
153.Drifters Medley
154.You Never Can Tell -Chuck Berry
155.I Walk The Line - Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
156..
157.40's And Jazz
158.The Way You Look Tonight
159.Fly Me To The Moon
160.It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Junior
161.In The Mood - Glenn Miller
162.I've Got you Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
163.New York, New York
164.Moondance - Van Morrison
165.Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
166.LOVE - Nat King Cole
167.Georgia - Hoagy Carmichael
168.True Love - Cole Porter
169.Lover Man - Charlie Parker
170.What A Difference A Day Made - Jamie Cullum
171.You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles/Michael Buble
172..
173.Ceilidh
174.Gay Gordons
175.Dashing White Sergeant
176.Strip The Wilow
177.Canadian Barn Dance
178.St Bernards Waltz
179.Flower of Scotland
180.Loch Lomond
181.Auld Lang Syne

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The Shakers

Just to let you know the band were terrific on Saturday at Oxenfoord. Perfect balance of music for all tastes and the ceilidh music fairly got everybody moving.

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Absolutely amazing service from enquiring to right through to the band on the night.
Great communication from hireaband office and from the band.
On the night the band were on top form- everyone was up on the dancefloor.
Thank you so very much.
5⭐️

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The Shakers were AMAZING!!

After a long time listening to other options I knew I wanted this band. They covered our requests, which were varied!
They called the dances and walked our guests (including some American and Canadian visitors) through the ceilidh section.
The band were professional throughout and also a lot of fun!
With seven musicians in the band, as we added the ceilidh option and had wanted male and female vocalists, my music teacher friends were seriously impressed with their diversity and talent.
To top it all..... a saxophone led conga!

Totally the best money we spent on our wedding. My mum has already told some of her friends who have engaged sons and daughters that if they want the 'best night ever' .... That's a quote from our guests.... then try to get this band.
They made our night so much so we would love to do it all again!!
Thank you so much,

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We hired The Shakers to play at our wedding and we were not disappointed. They did a lovely version of our first dance song, a great ceilidh set and then kept the dance floor full all evening with a well chosen mix of songs, including a couple of special requests. Our guests all commented on how great the band were. We would highly recommend them!

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The band were great from start to finish and had the dance floor full for most of the evening. They had a great mix of music which catered for everyone. I would highly recommend the shakers to all and my guests were all very complimentary and loved the music. Thanks to all the band and we hope they enjoyed the evening too.

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The Hireaband website was extremely beneficial in the process of choosing a band for our wedding. We selected The Shakers and were not disappointed. The band were absolutely fantastic. They were accommodating, friendly and sounded brilliant. They played a great selection of songs and the dance floor was always busy. We cannot praise them enough and would like to thank them for making our wedding day so memorable.

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My husband and I hired The Shakers to play at our wedding reception on Saturday 10th December. Both ourselves and our guests hugely enjoyed their set and the dance floor was often packed during the night. We hired the 6 piece band option which includes a male and female singer, drummer, guitarist, keyboard player and saxophonist. It was a brilliant touch to have an additional vocalist and also a saxophonist. The band's manager (Jamie) was good at discussing with me which songs we wanted to be played on the night and also gave us helpful advice on floorfillers to select (which appeared to have the desired effect!). We will definitely be recommending this band to others. Thanks to Hireaband for helping to set all of this up.

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The whole band were amazing and weeks after our wedding people are still talking about how great they were!! One of our guests requested a song they didn't know and they spent their break learning it for us!! They were so friendly and could not recommend them more!!

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The Shakers were absolutely brilliant! Our crowd needed a little bit of encouragement to get dancing so the shakers decided to do a ceilidh which got everyone dancing and after that the dance floor was full! The saxophonist was particularly good, he led a conga line out into the venues garden whilst still playing. The band were all really friendly and professional. Highly recommended!

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Just like to say that the band The shakers were amazing at our wedding. Not only did we love the band but everyone at the wedding couldn't praise the band enough.
First class band and would highly recommend the band to anyone.
Again many thanks.

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The band were fantastic. Everyone loved them. Highly recommended.

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Hi Gaye,
Just wanted to pass on my thanks to everyone at Hireaband as we had a fantastic wedding and the band (The Shakers) were great! They have been getting compliments from everyone (especially the saxophonist!) They kept everyone dancing all night, their music was varied and really kept the night flowing fantastically! Please pass on our sincere thanks and compliments to them as they did a great job.

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Customer service from Gaye at Hireaband was exceptional. Really made the process very easy. Very prompt response times.
Dance floor was packed all night-great repertoire, and a lovely tailored version of our first dance song. Would not hesitate to recommend.

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I just had to contact you as everyone was SO impressed with " The Shakers" at our daughters wedding reception, we have had so many positive comment about the outstanding music and choice of songs, they really ticked all the boxes in more ways than you could ever imagine, the dance floor was NEVER empty all evening which is testament to them all, if you wish to give me as a recommendation to anyone feel free.

A number of our friends have had wedding bands in the past few years and from there feedback "The Shakers" by far have outshone them all. We had many comments that it was the best wedding they had been to with such a versatile upmarket band, couldn't fault anything!

Well done to them all and them all so much for putting the final touch onto a very special occasion.

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Dear Hireaband, The Shakers was the perfect choice for a band at our 70th Birthday celebration, the music, singers and variety of tunes were excellent, they certainly contributed to it being a very successful party, Thank You.

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Brilliant band. Had everyone up dancing start to finish. Can't recommend them enough!

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The band were superb and everyone attending passed comment on the quality of the band. They certainly enhanced the night.

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We absolutely loved our wedding band, such great memories of friends and family dancing all night long! The male and female vocals and the incredible saxophone player really made it something special. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

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Band were fantastic and provided a great mix of songs! Very friendly and professional. Thank you.

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Well what can I say? The Shakers made our wedding they kept the dance floor alive thank you so much. Real good choice of music thought out the evening.

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The Shakers were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Firstly, whilst setting up, they couldn't have been more pleasant. Our dance floor was packed all night - and full of actual dancers, who are normally hard to please and very picky with their music choices!! No guests left early and at the end of the set they were all screaming for an encore. They made our evening fantastic.

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Hi Lisa, The band was absolutely amazing at our wedding. They had everyone up dancing all night and people kept talking about how good they were.

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Just want to say The Shakers was a complete success at our wedding at the Western House. Everybody commented on how fantastic The Shakers were and they made our wedding night such a fun and perfect night..... Thanks guys brilliant all round!

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The Shakers were outstanding, our guests all commented on how great the band was. They made an amazing day so much better and the mix of music was excellent we could not complain apart from the evening coming to an end...5 stars for sure. Thanks to everyone!

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Hi Heather It was a brilliant performance by the band, with a superb choice of music. Many of our guests commented on how good the band was & also enquired as to who they were & how we found them. We would have no hesitation in recommending them. Well done guys. Thanks again.

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Dear Hireaband, I would like to thank the band The Shakers for performing so well at our wedding. They were lively, varied and very entertaining and had everyone up dancing to either ceilidh or pop music. They were also very professional in their presentation and appearance. I would definitely have no hesitation in recommending The Shakers for any kind of function and especially for a wedding. Thank you so much for arranging this for us.

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Hello Hireaband, Would HIGHLY recommend THE SHAKERS to anyone looking for an amazing sounding band. Everyone at the party mentioned just how great the band were and who were they. Great bunch of guys and girl .... Thanks for giving everyone a great sound!! The dance floor was never empty, my feet ache this morning!

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I would just like to say what an excellent band The Shakers are. They played a wide and varied selection of music throughout the evening. They were courteous and polite when speaking with them. They kept the music flowing and didn't have large gaps between tunes/songs. Several of our guests also commented on what an excellent band they were. All in all I would not hesitate to recommend The Shakers to any friends or relatives looking to book a band whether for a wedding or other function. Thank you The Shakers.

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The Shakers were absolutely fantastic. What a professional band and they sounded amazing. We had lots of comments from our guests especially regarding the saxophonist - he really made it!! Thanks again and we will be recommending to all our friends and family!I was very pleased with the service i received from Hireaband. I was also delighted with the band, The Shakers - they were excellent and really made the evening part of the wedding. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone, they were fantastic!!

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We hired The Shakers for our wedding and they helped to make our day fantastic. My husband and I had spent a long time trying to choose between having a ceilidh or a cover band, so we were delighted when The Shakers offered to provide us with a live ceilidh for the first hour of the evening before moving on to covers. The ceilidh really got everyone in the party mood. All the dances were called which was perfect for some of our family from overseas. Moving on to the covers section of the evening, the music continued to be outstanding. The Shakers choice of songs got everyone up dancing and we had a great time with all of our friends and family. I thought the vocals were excellent. The Shakers were true professionals, creating the right atmosphere for a wedding reception, everything went without a hitch. Thanks again for making our day wonderful. When the last song finished I really didn't want it to end!

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Can't fault Hireaband one bit. It was so easy booking the band for my wedding through you, I received the contract straightaway and it was a great weight off my mind knowing that the band were secured. It also was really easy to contact anyone at the office, as i needed duplicate copies of the contract and this wasn't a problem, it was also great being put in touch direct with the band as we met up with them a few weeks before to see them play. The Shakers were FANTASTIC, can't thank them enough for making the night such a success, the dance floor was packed all night and they agreed to play on for an extra 1/2 hour. Everyone was asking where we had found the band as they were so impressed. Thanks again and i will be recommending your services!

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Great band, all the guests kept dancing to the very end - a good sign of a great band!

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