"We are delighted to have Shakatak back down at the Hampton Hub Club again following their debut appearance in 2021, and what a night it was! Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music but then Shakatak is a particularly unusual group. Because of the nature of their music their fan base is one that is far reaching while always retaining an “underground” element. This paradox sees the band, who are known primarily for their musicality, enjoying both high “cult” status and instant recognition as a household name due to their numerous hit recordings. 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. “The final act of the evening and of the entire festival was the illustrious Shakatak. Rarely has a group enjoyed so much success in a jazz field but tonight we were given insight into why they are held in such high regard. They are consummate professionals with seemingly unlimited stamina and an instinctive ability to hold an audience...tonight they proved they are timeless”. BUZZ Magazine July 2014. 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) Over recent years the band released the CD ""Once Upon A Time - the Acoustic Sessions"" on JVC Records and there were numerous UK dates with tours of Japan in July and Germany. The next CD “On The Corner” was released in Japan in May 2014 and after it’s world-wide availability it reached number 1 in Amazon UK’s Jazz & Fusion chart in September. In March 2014 the band performed at the Cape Town International Jazz festival and in June they headlined at the Swansea Jazz Festival. After their annual trip to Japan the band played several dates in Mexico and in August Shakatak performed in Jersey for the first time. In September they returned to Germany and Holland for a two week tour and further concerts in Budapest, Kosice and Minsk plus UK dates finish off a busy 2014. Highlights in 2015 included a concert in Valencia, Spain, a headlining appearance at the Purley Jazz Festival, a performance at the famous Chilfest festival as well as numerous UK gigs. The band also returned to Japan for a tour in August and Holland in September. 2016 saw the release of the latest CD “Times & Places” and after extensive shows in that year the band continued into 2017 with dates in the UK, Holland, Germany, Kuala Lumpur and Japan. Their latest 2018 release is “In The Blue Zone” which features guest appearances by the UK’s top jazz singer Liane Carroll and Germany’s super-star trumpeter Till Bronner. In 2020 Shakatak celebrate their 40th Anniversary with the release of a new single, a 3 CD/1 DVD Box Set and a limited edition book containing the band’s personal photos from their tours worldwide. Throughout their long career Shakatak have released over 50 CDs plus several DVDs and most of the band's extensive back catalogue is available world-wide on iTunes and the usual outlets. www.shakatak.com [email protected] Tickets are £25 via the 'GET TICKET' link and can also be reserved via the BOX OFFICE on 07770 636303. Doors at 7 and show starts at 8:45. Going to be another cracker..... KEEPING IT LIVE!"