Artist-pictures by Alan Dunkley
Artist-pictures by Alan Dunkley


Current album:

Rockin' Is Our Business (2018)


Album preview:


Music-Style: Rhythm 'n Blues and Swing-Blues

For almost two decades, "The Ballroom shakers" have been bringing the complete rhythm 'n blues, jive and swing blues package of the 40s and 50s to the stage, precisely down to the last detail.


They attach great importance to stylish outfits and in the song selection they grab the pearls of the Rhythm 'n Blues era and create enthusiasm among organizers and audience. The swing thing with the jive drive really goes off and makes old and young dance. No matter if you are a jazz, rock'n'roll, blues or R&B fan here is something for everyone.


Again and again the Ballroomshakers work with great front women. With the new voice at the microphone, the US-American singer Donniele Graves, the black music of the post-war period is brought to the stage even fresher, younger but just as true to style as before. Donniele Graves lives and embodies the authentic sound of early R'n'B par excellence. With voice, power and wit she walks dreamlike in the footsteps of Ruth Brown, Etta James or Julia Lee.


Michael Kusche on blues guitar and saxophonist Angelika Traurig captivate with top-class solos and unison runs. And the two rhythmists Harry Hirschmann on bass and Jochen Schmidt on drums not only shine as the foundation of the Shakers, they are equally convincing as soloists.


True to the motto "Boogie dancing wanted", the Ballroomshakers rock and swing every stage with great enthusiasm. Their entire program exudes the charm of bygone times, without freezing in retro flair.


The fact that this wild quintet is quite a hot number on stage has meanwhile gotten around not only in the scene.


The band's captivating authenticity, coupled with gripping dynamics and maturity, brings the music of the post-war era loosely and freshly into the present.




All fans of the wild 40 ́s and 50 ́s should not miss this live experience;


 ...shake the ballrooms!!!





Availability:      on request (booking lead time 4 weeks)
Location:          Clubs, Festivals
Requirements: Hotel (Travel Party 4-5), Catering, local PA

Price:                on request