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Ground Shaker

Ground Shaker are young, enthusiastic & focused on making your event one to remember! This hugely talented band perform party anthems from the 60s to present day. With outstanding musicianship & a fantastic show, Ground Shaker guarantee to impress!

Price from £1,984 + travel

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Secure your 2022 / 2023 booking before the 31st July 2022, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

2000 – Present
Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
American Boy - Estelle
Another Day – Jamie Lidell
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Compared To What – Jason Rebello
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Hey Ya – Outcast
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Last Night – The Strokes
Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Mercy – Duffy
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Multiply – Jamie Lidell
Musicology – Prince
Ordinary People – John Legend
Price Tag – Jessie J
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Stitched Up – John Mayer/Herbie Hancock
Super Duper – Joss Stone
Take Your Mamma Out – Scissor Sisters
Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse version
Waiting On The World To Change – John Mayer
You Give Me Something – James Morrison

80’s & 90’s
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
Black Or White – Michael Jackson
Broken Stones – Paul Weller
Brown Sugar – D’Angelo
Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Englishman In New York – Sting
Easy Lover – Phil Collins
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr
I Got To Groove – Tower Of Power
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
Kiss – Prince
Living On A Prayer - Bonjovi
Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder
My Sharona - The Kn
Never Too Much – Luther Vandros
No Diggity – Blackstreet
Old Love – Eric Clapton
Pride & Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn
Rocks - Primal Scream
Purple Rain – Prince
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Sexy Motherfucker – Prince
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns n' Roses
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Tightrope – Stevie Ray Vaughn
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
You Get What You Give - New Radicals

60’s & 70’s
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Alright Now – Free
Boogie On Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder
Born Under A Bad Sign – Albert King
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
Come Together – John Lennon
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Crosstown Traffic – Jimi Hendrix
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Easy – The Commodores
Express Yourself - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street
Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
Gimmie Some Loving - Spencer Davis
Hard Days Night - Beatles
Hard To Handle – Ottis Redding
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Hey Jude – Beatles
Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
Hollywood Swinging – Kool & The Gang
Honky Tonk Women – Rolling Stones
Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
I Don’t Need No Doctor – Ray Charles
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Is This Love – Bob Marley
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Jungle Boogie – Kool & The Gang
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
Keep On Running – The Spencer Davis Group
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Messin’ With The Kid – Rory Gallagher
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
My Girl – The Temptations
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
September – Earth Wind & Fire
Sex Machine – James Brown
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Spingfield
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Stone Free – Jimi Hendrix
Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel
Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynrd Skynrd
Sweet Home Chicago – Robert Johnson
Take Another Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin
Take Me To The River – Al Green
The Letter – Joe Cocker
Twist & Shout – Beatles
Use Me – Bill Withers
Voodoo Chile – Jimi Hendrix
Walk This Way – Aerosmith
Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
What’s Goin On – Marvin Gaye
When I’m Kissing My Love – Bill Withers
Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix
With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

16 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 4 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 16
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Everyone loved them, wedding to remember!

5 stars - Ground Shaker are Highly Recommended
booked Ground Shaker for their Wedding in Hertfordshire August 2021

“Ground Shaker performed at our wedding reception and wowed us and our guests. They were amazing and so friendly, and played a great range of songs that suited all our guests. They also managed to set up so discreetly whilst our speeches were still taking place.”

The perfect band for our wedding!

5 stars - Ground Shaker are Highly Recommended
booked Ground Shaker for their Wedding in London

“We booked Ground Shaker for our wedding and they were fantastic. We had such great feed back from our guests. It can be really hard finding a wedding band out of such a huge selection but I would definitely recommend this band for any event. They are extremely professional, very talented musicians and singers. They kept our guest dancing all night and had a huge repertoire of songs.”

Ground Shaker were fantastic!

5 stars - Ground Shaker are Highly Recommended
booked Ground Shaker for their Wedding at Ham Yard Hotel in London

“We had such an amazing day, THANK YOU! Ground Shaker were fantastic and everybody said how great they were - They really got the party going and kept everyone on the dance floor! Everything was perfect! ”

Simply fantastic

5 stars - Ground Shaker are Highly Recommended
booked Ground Shaker for their event

“Astonishingly smooth, unbelievably cool, brilliant music selection... And that's just a few of the comments we had on the morning after the wedding. Naturally we agree and more. You guys made the evening, which we knew you would anyways, but the sets were just simply fantastic. We cannot thank you and the band enough for an incredible evening send off, and I hope you get more business from some of our entourage!! Thanks again James and please send my best wishes to all the band members. You guys were the icing on the cake of what was the best day.”

Ground Shaker are fabulous.

5 stars - Ground Shaker are Highly Recommended
booked Ground Shaker for their event

“Ground Shaker are fabulous. Professional, tight, funky and very good fun. Way better than their online video. Great range kept the dance floor full through both sets. Easy to deal with, good communications prior to the party, arrived on time, set up easily and departed seamlessy - although we were all very sorry to see them go! Would definitely hire them again and have already recommended them to others. Thank you James for a great party.”

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Price from £1,984 + travel from London

Based on 7 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • North West From £1,983
  • South East From £1,983
  • East of England From £2,049
  • Wales From £2,074
  • East Midlands From £2,101
  • West Midlands From £2,114
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £2,153
  • South West From £2,205
  • North East From £2,414
  • Scotland From £2,414

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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
Lead Guitar

Full Biography

* 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.

Your Event
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.

Superior Equipment
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.

Previous Clients
Weber Shandwick
Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts
John Moores University
Arts Club, London
Chester Racecourse
Steven Gerrard
Aintree Racecourse
Marks & Spencer

Please note: Due to session and touring work, deps of a high standard may sometimes be used.

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