Ikebe Shakedown‘s (pronounced “ee-KAY-bay”) powerful instrumental soul takes “big unison horns, slinky bass lines, tight little guitar licks—and blends them with tasty grooves culled from ’70s-style horn-driven funk (WNYC Soundcheck).” The seven-piece band—named after a favorite Nigerian boogie record —formed in 2008 and has developed a mighty horn section anchored by tight, deep-pocketed grooves. The Brooklyn-based collective followed up their well-received self-titled debut album with the heavier, more mature sound of their second full-length Stone By Stone. You can hear Stone By Stone’s first single “The Offering” here.
Following 2009’s debut EP Hard Steppin’, the band released their self-titled debut full-length LP on Ubiquity Records in 2011 that Okayplayer called “an adventurous trip through time” and “one of the best releases of the year.” Their music has also been featured on a number of television shows and commercials including HBO’s Eastbound and Down, Mini Cooper and Vans.
Ikebe Shakedown—Barnaby Alter (drums), Dave Bourla (congas), Mike Buckley (saxophone/flute), Vince Chiarito (bass), Jason Colby (trumpet), Nadav Nirenberg (trombone), and Robin Schmidt (guitar)—has toured extensively throughout the US and Canada. Several band members are also currently touring members for artists including Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields and The Monophonics.
Location: Dante Park Main Stage – Broadway and 63rd Street