In 2020 Shakatak will be celebrating the 40th year of their illustrious career. To mark this milestone, the band will be releasing various commemorative items including a special CD and book and they will be making world-wide appearances at clubs and festivals.
For live performances the band consists of the four original members Bill Sharpe (keys), Jill Saward (lead voc, perc & flt), Roger Odell (drs) & George Anderson (bs gtr), augmented with a guitarist and a backing vocalist/saxophonist, producing a musically dynamic and entertaining show from the six piece line-up.
Their latest 2019 release is In The Blue Zone which features guest appearances by the UK’s top jazz singer Liane Carroll and Germany’s super-star trumpeter Till Bronner.
Throughout their long career Shakatak have released more than 50 CDs plus 3 DVDs and most of the band's extensive back catalogue is available world-wide on iTunes, Amazon and most outlets.