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ShakerMaker - Wedding Entertainment

Shakermaker are a Cheshire based, professional covers band and duo, playing rock, indie and rock n roll music from the 50s to the present day, in a way that is guaranteed to get any party REALLY pumping.Shakermaker are Ben Maitland (lead singer and additional guitarist) and Graham Cooper (Lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and additional sax player) and can perform as a 4 piece , a 5 piece band (we have a roster of very impressive professional session musicians we can call on at any time), an electric duo playing to backing tracks or as an acoustic duo, depending on what your requirements are


They absolutely LOVE what they do and believe this comes across in our performance, which is lively, energetic and above all passionate. Did I say we are passionate about music? Because they really are exactly that. Every Friday afternoon, you will find the Shakermaker boys getting very excited about the weekends upcoming gigs and getting the Shakermaker campervan (its basically the mystery machine) ready for the the fun times ahead.

Here at their Shakermaker HQ, they really care about your event, whether that be a pub gig with the duo, a wedding, corporate do or festival with the full band. Whatever your event is, they will make sure that that dance floor is full of people and that the party is happening.

This is our life, its what they do and its what they do BEST. But dont take our word for it, check out our testimonials below.

Wes Jaden

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

Graham Donoghue

One of the hardest working bands in Cheshire. We hired the band for my 40th garden party and they didnt disappoint. We had seen them perform in the local pub a few times and knew we were in for a treat. The guys had the room bouncing and the dance floor was full all night. An unprompted acoustic session on our grand piano indoors ended a great night. I�ve recommended the band to a few friends who have booked them up and I continue to be a huge fan. Thanks for a great night

Mr & Mrs Cartwright

I can't recommend Ben and the guys enough as the made our wedding day one that we would never forget. Shakermaker are extremely professional and all very personable. You put our minds at ease regarding timings, set lists and song requests We loved the bands set list as it so varied, and covers so many eras . You was a massive hit all night long with friends and family keeping the dance floor full all throughout your set and so many have commented on how good the band were since the wedding as well. Myself and Laura would like to thank you all so much for really making the evening entertainment at our wedding so memorable and such fun You were that good that we came to see you again the following evening and again you spent time with us and we can only thank you for that.We would happily recommend Shakermaker to any friends or family, and we cant wait to go to their gigs in the future too!

Mr & Mrs Donoghue

Can you please pass on a MASSIVE thank you to the band, they made our party on Saturday, everyone complimented that they were the best band they have ever seen at a wedding. Can you also thank them so much for learning Milk Adam was chuffed to bits with it! I said we need to renew our vows next year so we can book the band again ha! Love Kelly xxx

Recia Lawrenson

Great band had everyone up dancing at the wedding party last night would really recommend this band!

Tracy Bailey

Went to a wedding last night and the group they had on was fantastic would like to see them again

Margaret Doyle

Thanks for a great nite guys you were Amazing !!!first time for us to see you and will definitely be seeing you again in Chester on the 17th..

Kay Blackwell

Saw you at the Plough Gresford tonight fantastic night thank you x

Erica Leighton

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

Sarah Smith Howard

Thank you, for your AMAZING performance at sazfest..... I couldn't have been any happier, everyone was very impressed! X

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!!!

Victoria and Daniel Jackson

We would be more than happy to give feedback about the band who we both think are fantastic. After seeing them perform a few times locally we knew we wanted to book them for our wedding. They are all very personable and professional and we were very impressed with yourself and your willingness to help with the arrangements for the day. You put our minds at ease regarding timings etc for the day and sourced a fantastic DJ (who we have also emailed) who we thought was brilliant.

We love the band as the set list is so varied, and covers so many eras. We knew they would be a hit with all our friends and family, and they were. Our guests were up dancing all night, and many have commented on how good the band were since the wedding as well.

We would both like to thank you all so much for really making the evening entertainment at our wedding so memorable and such fun. We would happily recommend Shakermaker to any friends or family, and will look out for them at local gigs in the future too!

Mr & Mrs Howarth

You were excellent at our wedding! Your version of 'could you be loved' was spot on and really brought back some great memories from jamaica, all of our guests were singing your praises. We wouldnt change a thing that you done, once again thank you very much for the night.

Sam Keepence

We were really happy and we had so many fab comments about the band on the night and the week after, you guys rocked it!

Mike Hughes

Hi Ben just a quick text to say a big thanks to you and the band for a brilliant performance you guys finished the day for us in style Good luck with everything in the future Mike

Mercedes Hughes Morris

Thank you for a brilliant performance and absolutely making our wedding evening do last night. You were all amazing! And the first dance song you did for us was perfect!X

Vanessa Thomas

We were incredibly impressed and pleased with the band as a whole and the range of music they played that got everyone up dancing! It was nice that even though nothing was being played until late on none of the guests had to see the set up as it had been done earlier in the day. The sound was exactly what we wanted and fitted the party atmosphere we wanted. I would highly recommend Shakermaker to anyone looking for easy people to deal with and great live music!!

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 !

Graeme Currie

What a Top Band, the guys played my Birthday bash on Saturday and had the whole place rocking and everyone up dancing,they are the best band in the Cheshire/North Staffs area - Well done!

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