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About The Five Dollar Shakes

The Five Dollar Shakes are a modern 3-piece professional party band based around the North-West of England, playing all over the U.K.
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The Five Dollar Shakes are a modern 3-piece professional party band based around the North-West of England and North Wales, performing all over the UK. Members of the band (Ben, Sean & Ash) are experienced and professional musicians who met at University whilst studying for degrees (and then masters degrees) in music. Having played all over the world at some of the biggest festivals and venues, with performances and features appearing on the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6Music, Absolute Radio, Sky Television, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Classic Rock Magazine (and many more), you can be sure that you’re hiring some of the best musicians in the industry. The Five Dollar Shakes come with top of the range equipment, lighting, a full PA system and Public Liability Insurance for your peace of mind. The band know how to keep the floor filled all night, with tracks from the likes of The Beatles, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Queen, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Stevie Wonder and many more! Click here for our full song list. The Five Dollar Shakes have played hundreds of shows together and are available for all events, including weddings, functions, birthday parties, corporate events and everything in between.

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The Five Dollar Shakes' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Stephen G
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

A great night, got everyone dancing fantastic band for a party......

Susie G
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

The Five Dollar Shakes were absolutely brilliant! We received so many compliments about them from guests, and the dance floor was constantly full, thank you again, Martin and co!

Harriet W
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

From the beginning of our contact with The Five Dollar Shakes, we were so impressed. We booked the band for our wedding in November 2019 via Encore. Ben, who responded to our request for a 'rock & roll band', was quick to respond to all our emails & arranged everything for the day perfectly. The guys arrived promptly & set everything up without any trouble. Their sets were amazing & had the dance floor filled for hours. They are obviously very experienced performers at events such as this, they knew how to entertain a large group of people. They kindly learnt a song for us to add to the set as well. Thanks so much Five Dollar Shakes - you were amazing! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Five Dollar Shakes to anyone.

From other customers:

Tom B
6 years ago, for a Wedding in Faversham ME13
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5 out of 5

Our wedding took place in Faversham, Kent. The band came very highly recommended to us as a great venue band and at no point did they disappoint. The band played all music to a very high standard and catered to everyone’s taste with a wide variety of songs spanning many decades. They were very professional in everything they did from start to finish this added to how smooth our special day went. I would 100% book this band again for any occasion not just a wedding. Thanks to you all for finishing a special day on a high.

Sophie B
7 years ago, for a Wedding in 12 Castle St
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5 out of 5

The Five Dollar Shakes were the perfect addition to our party. They were professional, polite and most importantly a great live band - we had countless positive comments from guests saying how much they had enjoyed the music. I would definitely recommend them very highly.

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The Five Dollar Shakes' Song list

(Oh!) Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
A Punk – Vampire Weekend
All Right Now – Free
Angels - Robbie Williams
As It Was - Harry Styles
Basket Case - Green Day
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Buck Rogers – Feeder
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
Can't Take My Eyes – Andy Williams
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Cigarettes & Alcohol – Oasis
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Day Tripper – The Beatles
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Gold – Spandau Ballet
Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Happy – Pharrell
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
I’m A Believer – The Monkeey
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Land Of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
My Generation – The Who
My Girl – The Temptations
New Rules – Dua Lipa
Parklife – Blur
Place Your Hands – Reef
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
Rio – Duran Duran
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & The Comets
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shake A Tail Feather – The Blues Brothers
She Bangs The Drums – The Stone Roses
Shotgun – George Ezra
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sit Down – James
Song 2 – Blur
Soul Man – Same & Dave
Stacey’s Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Stitches – Shawn Mendes
Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
You Really Got Me – The Kinks

The Five Dollar Shakes' Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£937.50
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1125


Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is as follows: Vocals and Bass, Guitar, Drums. We also have a four piece option which includes Saxophone.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.
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