The Wellington City Shake-Em-On-Downers

The Wellington City Shake-Em-On-Downers are the Strait city's most swinging septet, with tunes that take you back to scintillating nights at the speakeasy.




Looking for something a little different than a Wellington cover band? The Wellington City Shake-Em-On-Downers are the Strait city's most swinging septet, with tunes that take you back to scintillating nights at the speakeasy.

The Shake-'Em On-Downers have thrilled audiences and startled wildlife from Waiheke to Milford Sound, with energetic and iconoclastic interpretations of vintage jazz classics. As well as standards from the New Orleans and swing songbook, they also perform raging new compositions inspired by the era.

Described as ‘hot Dadaist swing, the Shake-Em-On-Downers will serve you up a spicy gumbo of musical treats!
We offer both the full show package and a paired down smaller version for more laid-back listening.

Setlist

  • In The Mood
  • Saint James Infirmary
  • Lady Be Good
  • All of Me
  • Stompin' At The Savoy
  • Puttin' on the Ritz
  • Bourbon Street Parade
  • Sing, Sing, Sing
  • Second Line (Joe Avery Blues)
  • Aint' Missbehavin'
  • Just Squeeze Me
  • Basin St Blues
  • Tootie Ma
  • And many of our full-tilt originals and other classics.
  • Open to requests for your specific occasion.

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