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 80’s UK Jazz Funk scene. It was the release of the 1981 single, “Easier Said Than Done”, that gave the band the radio exposure needed for their first top-twenty hit. This record introduced their instrumental-unison vocal sound to a much wider audience, and the track stayed in the UK Singles Chart for seventeen weeks.
The band release a new ‘live album’ in June 2021 ‘live album’ in June 2021 The CD is called “Live in Lockdown” and accompanying this recording are 8 reworked versions of Shakatak songs. It will be released on Secret Records June 25th as a CD and also on all digital platforms.
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