Shakey Tables combine funk, rock, Motown, rap and big band sound to serve up a fun and funky style with decidedly pop appeal.
Forming in 2013 around lead singer/songwriter Jaclyn Dima’s music, the band evolved into creating a sound all its own. By 2014, they had refined their classy three-part harmonies and high-energy, funked-out rhythm section and were being touted by local press as a hybrid of The Supremes and Red Hot Chili Peppers. While becoming known for their female-fronted, upbeat performances in and around NYC, The Shakey Tables remained steadfast at their usual haunts: Rockwood Music Hall, Bowery Electric and Arlene’s Grocery. They also found time to give back by hosting events for charity organizations such as New York Cares and raising funds for music education.
Last year the group recorded their debut album, ‘A Shakey Table Situation’, at Galaxy Smith Studios with producer Dave Brandwein, the bandleader of super funky 11-piece Turkuaz. The resulting record succeeds at presenting a fresh approach to funk that fuses influences of Motown, 50s rock, and even big band and hip hop. Add in a three-part horn section and The Shakey Tables ultimately serve up a unique, impressive style with pop appeal.
Shakey Tables are: Jaclyn Dima, Charles Becker, Mike Graves, Ruth Harke and Andi Rae Healy.
‘I Like Your Shoes’ is a hilarious video (make sure you watch to the very end) featuring a girl who falls for a guy based on his shoes – with a catchy song it’s definitely worth watching over and over again.
‘A Shakey Table Situation’ is available on iTunes. You can find Shakey Tables online on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Soundcloud, and their official website.