Default lineup: 7 members
Standard 7 Piece Line Up: Male Vocals/Guitar, Keys, Saxophone, Bass, 2 x Female Vocals and Drums.
* Ground Shaker can also provide a 4-11 piece band:
4 Piece Band: Male Vocalist/Guitarist, Keys, Bass & Drums
Other additional band members can include:
1 or 2 Female Vocalists
* Fantastic musicianship from some of the UK’s top session players.
* Very professional, friendly and reliable service.
* Young, enthusiastic and focused on making your event one to remember.
* Extensive repertoire to suit all tastes.
* Experienced enough to tailor their set and performance to individual events.
* Can provide an acoustic/Jazz set for a sit down meal or afternoon drinks.
* Can provide 4-11 piece service. The 7-piece is a fantastic show and highly recommended!
* 2200 watt professional P.A system for excellent sound quality.
* Professional stage and dance floor lighting.
* Very competitive rates for a high end act.
* Can provide pre-mixed disco music before and between sets.
* Will travel UK wide.
Ground Shaker have acquired an excellent reputation as a professional outfit that never disappoints. This London based band has extensive performance experience having played throughout the UK in venues ranging from nightclubs and restaurants to hotels and marquees.
With a 120 strong repertoire they cover a wide variety of genres to suit all ages and tastes, ranging from The Killers and Kings Of Leon to Stevie Wonder and Prince and much more!
Ground Shaker are able to provide an excellent 4-piece service, however to really impress your guests they can add additional members such as female backing vocalists, brass and percussion. The 7-piece combination is highly recommended!
Due to their extensive repertoire, talented musicians and professional sound and lighting equipment, Ground Shaker are definitely a cut above your average function band and are guaranteed to impress your guests and make your event one to remember. The band take pride in putting on a fantastic show and are the perfect choice for your wedding, corporate party or any other function that requires a live band.
What Have They Done Before?
James Harrison (Band Leader) has a BA music degree from The Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts and many years experience of fronting bands. Apart from fronting Ground Shaker, James has toured around the UK and abroad with groups such as established tribute act 'Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac’ and has supported artists such as Ruby Turner, The Blockheads, Dr Feelgood, Georgie Fame and Solomon Burke.
Ground Shaker are made up of some of the best session musicians in the UK and have played for artists such as Natasha Hamilton, Mick Hucknall, Simon Webbe, Hurts, Olly Murs, Craig David, Vanessa Mae, Natasha Bedingfield, Spandau Ballet, Lily Allen, The Drifters, Calvin Harris, Tinchy Stryder and Sandi Thom. They have also played at venues/festivals such as The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, The o2, Shepherds Bush Empire, Hammersmith Apollo, Union Chapel, Glastonbury, V Festival and T in the park. Ground Shaker musicians all have extensive wedding and corporate band experience and play regularly throughout the year.
What Sort Of Music Do They Play?
Ground Shaker have an extensive repertoire that will suit all ages and tastes. Picking from artists such as The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder The Beatles and many more, the band are able to entertain you through all the Pop, Soul and Rock decades. Due to their extensive set list and experience, Ground Shaker are able to personalise their performance and song choice to each audience they play to, making sure your guests have a fantastic night.
What Will The Band Be Wearing?
The band can adapt their look to your individual needs. If it is a formal occasion they will be very smartly dressed with the men in suits/waistcoats and ties and the ladies in dresses. Equally, if your event requires a more casual look the band can cater for this too. Inform your agent what you require and Ground Shaker will meet your needs.
Ground Shaker are able to provide a variety of services throughout your event. They can deliver a laid back acoustic duo set ideal for a meal or afternoon drinks. Additionally, they can provide a standard 4-piece energetic band for your evening party. However, if you really want to ‘wow’ your guests why not try their highly recommended 7-piece combination of a male vocalist/guitarist, 2x female vocals, saxophone, keyboards, bass, and drums. Moreover Ground Shaker can provide an additional brass section and percussionist, which will completely blow your guests away! The band is able to play background or disco music between sets, which is automatically mixed within DJ software ensuring your party atmosphere is never interrupted. Just inform your agent of your individual needs and Ground Shaker will ensure that those needs are met.
In terms of the bands set times Ground Shaker will endeavor to work around you and your guests. For example they can play 2x45min, 3x40min or 2x60min sets. Again inform the agent what your requirements are.
For a 4-piece service Ground Shaker would preferably like a 4m x 3m stage area. However, they are very adaptable and experienced with a variety of stage and room sizes. If you require a bigger Ground Shaker your agent we will inform you of an approximate stage size for the band size you have chosen.
Ground Shaker use an RCF 2200 watt full range, 16 channel professional PA system ensuring an excellent sound for your event. Ground Shaker also provide professional LED stage and dance floor lighting to create a brilliant party atmosphere.
Ground Shaker use high end audio and musical equipment including brands such as Fender, Gibson, Allen & Heath, RCF, Yamaha, Shure, Nord, Sonor and DBX.
Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts
John Moores University
Arts Club, London
Marks & Spencer
Please note: Due to session and touring work, deps of a high standard may sometimes be used.