UK Jazz Funk pioneers making a return to Peterborough

City music lovers are in for a treat when one of the original UK jazz funk bands come back to Peterborough for their first appearance in 22 years.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 12:05 pm

Shakatak along with bands such as Level 42, Light of the World, Freeez, Central Line, Hi-Tension, Morrissey / Mullen, Second Image, Direct Drive, Linx and Incognito were all part of the 80s UK jazz funk scene.

And it was a scene that certainly had a big following in Peterborough at the time with regular club nights at venues such as The Fleet Centre in Fletton, The Grove in Woodston along with Slickers Club at The Cresset.

It was the release of the 1981 single, “Easier Said Than Done”, that gave the band the radio exposure needed for their first top-20 hit.

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This record introduced their instrumental-unison vocal sound to a much wider audience, and the track stayed in the UK singles chart for 17 weeks.

The band actually headlined one of the early Willow Festival events way back in 1999!

On October 24 Shakatak return to The Key Theatre for a follow-up performance.

Tickets are onsale now priced from £22.50 - for yoou chance to see the band, book online at