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Busy year ahead with Shakatak., as its our 40th anniversary . Lots of gigs and to commemorate a very special book personally signed by the band and new CD. Catch us live and celebrate with us all around the world.
New GFUNK video available to view go to video section .
I will be in LA at NAMM as a guest of Enfield basses
Latest CD 'Body and Soul ' at #5 In the UK Soul chart . Featuring Greg Doggett , Mary Pearce and Debby Bracknell.
Pre release copies available ! Click below for details !
George's other cd's 'Expressions' and 'Positivity' are available now via i-Tunes or can be ordered via the online shop !
Working on tracks for the new Steve Nichol from Loose Ends CD due out in 2018
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 – 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?
I love this shout out to the halcyon days of funk, but make no mistake, this record is bang on trend. The addictive dancer ‘Miracle’ is as good a soul record as you’ll dance to this year. There’s a compulsive groove too on the soulful ‘Don’t Waste my Time’. If you play this in the car, heads will be nodding...
If you want something that’s the essence of feelgood, ‘Joys of Life’ should be the next on your list. There’s a lovely upfront bass sound on this track that drives it really nicely. ‘All or Nothing’ has so much ‘air’ in that rhythm – it’s swingbeat. I lived in London for most of the 80’s – and I’m right back there.
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. "