The Shakedown 8 is a band that refuses to be confined to a single musical genre. Keeping one foot firmly cemented into Ska and the other free to move around between reggae, gypsy, punk, blues and rock ‘n roll its almost impossible not to move your feet to their shaking beat. At the core of The Shakedown 8 lies a tight backbeat of drums, heavy pounding bass and a skankin’ rhythm guitar. Accompanied by organ, piano, accordion and vocals the band excels in melodic, upbeat and catchy tunes. Since 2009 they’ve been shaking the crowds all over Holland, Germany and Belgium with their highly energetic live shows and completely unique sound. As the headliner or supporting bands like The Skatalites, The Toasters, The Slackers, The Beatbusters, Mark Foggo, Bob Wayne, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Peter Pan Speedrock, Jaya The Cat and The Resignators, The Shakedown 8 have proven more than once that it’s the right band for any kind of party that needs some serious shaking going down!