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PRE ORDER NEW CD 'SONGS FROM TOMORROW' NOW
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New CD 'Songs From Tomorrow' recorded during 2020 during the pandemic. It was a project I threw myself into doing as live gigs where no longer an option. It features some amazing musicians from the Netherlands where I now reside and UK , recorded via the Internet on Zoom, Skype even tin cans and bits of string :) Namely Liane Carroll, Noel McCalla, Mat Sibley, Sean Freeman and Debby Bracknell from the UK and Jerome Hol , Chykirya Mezas and Luis Diaz from Holland .
Due out on 26th Feb 2021 via Secret Records and the usual download outlets. and
GA at NAMM LA Jan 19th -Jan 21st
Shakatak UK Gigs.
Shakatak Germany/Holland Tour
GA BAND Cape Town SA
R E V I E W S
Body and Soul review 2017
"If you have been a fan of British jazz-funk and soul music for more than twenty years, you’ll know Shakatak. And if you know Shakatak, you’ll know George Anderson bass player – he’s been holding down the low end since the early 80’s.
His touring schedule, both with Shak and with his own band is very hectic – you only need to look at his fb page to see that.
Let’s talk about what came out of the sessions for his latest solo CD...
Now, I’m a card-carrying funkateer and I’m immediately hooked on ‘G-Funk’. Ah, so you know where he’s going with this. A heavy groove, layers of vocals, some sweet horns and a great hook. All that’s missing is Bootsy saying “yeayah!” If you want to know how loud your stereo will go, why not find out with this?
At the start, I was talking jazz-funk and soul. The jazz-funkers will lap up ‘Miller Time’. Now, you work out who this is a tribute to when you hear it, and while you’re working it out, try to remember where you heard that cheeky horn riff before (I’ve figured it out, but I’m saying nothing...). This shifts moods really nicely and I smile every time I hear it – it’s about the bass y’all!
It’s clear to me from hearing George’s live CD that he knows the meaning of ‘crowd-pleaser’. So, imagine yourself down near the stage on a hot night, just about anywhere,
Who’s this album for? This is the easy bit – it’s for YOU.
Expressions review 2013
"Great new album of good time light jazz funk grooves from Shakatak bass player George Anderson. Sax player Matt Selby excels throughout ‘Expressions’. ‘Into U’ ft the Luther sound-a-like Fil Straughan and ‘Back In The Day’ have good grooves. Sweet voiced Debbie Bracknell handles the jazzier up tempo ‘Latin Love’ ‘Wanna Make U Mine’, and the mid tempo ‘Weakness . Uplifting album" Soul Brother records.
Positivity review 2011
"The bass player in Shakatak George Anderson has released his new solo project entitled Positivity. The album is available via iTunes or via George’s website. “Lay Ur Hands On Me” already playlisted on Jazz FM. "