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“What a great night. Probably the best band we’ve ever booked”

Louth Blues Club

Contemporary Blues “played with superb timing, style, expertise and passion! I can't recommend them highly enough”

Rugeley Blues Club

“These guys just get better and better”

Brum Blues


Regulars of the Birmingham blues scene and blues clubs across the Midlands, the Shakedown Brothers deliver an exciting and eclectic programme of contemporary blues, delivered with energy, versatility and passion.


The band comprises seasoned musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds who have combined their talents to provide an energetic and eclectic programme of contemporary blues. Having been on the blues scene for a number of years, and after a personnel reset in 2021, the band has been playing numurous blues clubs across the Midlands and beyond.


Shakedown Bothers, fronted by 'Slim' Rick, serve up a passion filled-performance of self penned tunes and lesser-known songs from blues masters and contemporary artists along with the occasional classics, all played in the Shakedown style


Slim accompanies his vocals with electric, acoustic and slide guitar as well as the harp so the audience can expect anything from soulful Delta to full blown Blues-Rock with a funky feel thrown in.


With bass, drums, keys and occasional guest sax the band offers additional depth and feeling, all the way up to the full blues experience.


The Shakedown Brothers don’t mess around they just get stuck into their job of providing great entertainment with great sounds.




sample tracks

Don't Throw That Mojo On Me
00:00 / 03:11
City Boy
00:00 / 04:50
Walking The Dog
00:00 / 04:58

gig list

Selection of gigs in 2023:

Jan - The Castle Inn, Castle Donnington

Jan - The Brasshouse, Birmingham

Jan - Louth Blues Club, Louth

Feb – Henry's Blues House, Birmingham

Feb – The Trumpet, Bilston

Apr – The Malt Shovel, Northampton

Apr – Gunmakers Arms, Birmingham

May – Henry's Blues House: Core Studio Theatre, Solihul

Jul – Birmingham Jazz Festival

Sept – Pokey Hole Blues Club, Lichfiled

Oct  – Rugeley Blues Club, Rugeley

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