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Bands in Amsterdam, New York,
(518) 332-5673

About Us

A small band with a BIG sound!

With nearly a decade of performing experience across the Capital Region of New York, The Shakedown features some of the most exciting musicians in Upstate NY! The Shakedown performs regularly at 100+ corporate events, fundraisers and club dates annually. As a 7-piece band with players who can cover several instruments, we can accommodate any size venue, large or small.

Song selection:

The Shakedown's eclectic set list combines the very best in pop, rock, funk, R&B and soul from the '60s to today's Top 40 hits. Our polished and experienced band members can also accommodate learning special requests.

**Dual lead singers means we're able to cover a wide variety of songs!**

Quality and Performance:

Our high energy delivery ensures that your event will be the one that everyone is talking about for months afterward! Powerhouse performances from all band members create a party atmosphere from the very first song.

Preparation and Communication:

We pride ourselves in creating a unique and seamless experience for every couple at every bridal engagement. You can expect to receive attentive and fast responses to your emails/calls, and a completely customized experience. On the day of your wedding, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy, knowing that we've handled all of your entertainment needs for you!

We're local!

Based out of Clifton Park, NY, The Shakedown has worked with or performed at many of the top venues across the Capital Region. This is important when it comes time to coordinate your event. Being centrally located allows us to meet with you & your event planner(s), to explore venues, and to be sure that every detail is handled well before your wedding day.


The Shakedown uses only the best in state-of-the-art digital sound at each and every performance. We employ an experienced sound technician to ensure that your event sounds as good as it looks! From a 100 guest backyard wedding or a 1000+ guest gala, we've got it covered.

Combined with our modern and energy-efficient lighting system, this allows us to create a fully immersive experience for all of your guests!

A memorable event crafted just for you!

No matter how you dream your event to be, you can be sure that The Shakedown is the right choice to get the party started!

Elizabeth Clarke

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  • We hired The Shakedown to play at our wedding and they CRUSHED IT! We initially saw them play at a smaller venue and thought they would bring great energy to our wedding, and they sure did. Mike was great to work with. He was extremely responsive to our questions and getting us a contract and following up on the set list and pre-wedding meeting. Once the party kicked off, you couldn’t get people off the dance floor --- one great song after the next and the best part is that you can tell they have so much fun while rocking out! The singers are great and the band is so versatile in what they can play. We even had a few special requests that they learned for us! We got so many compliments from the guests, asking who they were and telling us how amazing they were. We highly recommend them for a wedding, especially if you want the dance floor to be rocking

    Frequently Asked Questions about Band

    What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?


    What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?


    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    What is the price of your popular wedding package?

    $ 3,504.00

    Which of the following are included in the package?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    Are you an agency or a band?


    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    4 - 6, 7+

    What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

    Acoustic, Classic Rock, Dance, Funk, Motown, Pop, R&B / Soul, Top 40

    What music services do you provide?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, MC, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Vocals, Willing to Travel

    What items are available?

    Fog Machine, Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

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