Port City Shakedown are a stylish, high-energy male & female fronted 6-piece party/dance band based in beautiful Wilmington, NC. Their success stems from being one of the most “In-Demand” party/dance bands in Southeastern NC! Performing at countless private and corporate events, anniversaries, birthday bashes, holiday celebrations, clubs, festivals and wedding receptions, gives PCS the confidence and “know-how” to bring any event to life. Their refreshing mix of the best dance music… Motown, Soul, Rock, 80’s / 90’s / 2000's, through today’s Top 40, is guaranteed to get everyone on the dance-floor!
Awesome band with great talent, humor, and flexibility. We were so glad we added an extra horn! They even did one of our requested songs 100% on the horn and it was beautiful. We requested they get everyone to do a congo line and it was a blast! Would definitely recommend them to anyone in NC or surround areas.
We could not have asked for a better band to celebrate with at our wedding. The party started and ended with them- what great energy! Our guests loved their song choices and sang & danced the night away. The Port City Shakedown exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait to find another reason to work with them again.
If you're looking for a band to celebrate a special occasion, look no further! Tim and the band had our guests up and dancing the entire night to a mix of great music. They are talented, fun, personable, and easy to work with. All the guests talked about, was how awesome the band was. They made the party JUMP! d
Don't hesitate to book this fabulous group of outstanding musicians and vocalists. Just wish I could do it all over again. Just WOW!
Port city shakedown played for my wedding
On May 4, 2019. I previously reviewed this band and said how amazing they were, but I got back from my honeymoon and people told me port city shake down ruined them for weddings because they were that amazing. I felt like I was partial to them because it was my wedding but all of our guests went on and on about how awesome this band was. I cannot put into words how great this band was for my wedding. My 85 year old grand parents were out on the floor talking about how this was the best band they had heard in years. The whole band was exceptional. From the singing to the musicians to the band walking out on the floor with horns. This band is special. If you are celebrating with a band you need to book them. I can’t wait to follow them at their different events in the future.
We hired Port City Shakedown to play at our daughter’s wedding reception and they made it a party! No one could sit still when they performed and that’s what we wanted. Everything they played was fantastic. They were so easy to contact and work with. This is a special group of people — so talented and fun!!
Port City Shakedown played at our wedding reception on May 4, 2019 and they brought the house down! Not only is this band so musically talented but they are so professional and So Fun. We actually realized last minute we had not chosen to have the band play our first dance songs and they learned all 3 without any hesitation. This band read the crowd and kept the party going. Family and friends who regularly refuse to dance, were out on the dance floor having the best time. They were wonderful to my husband and me and all of our guests. They were also so organized and reliable when planning for the reception with them. They made all the details easy, and their performance was unforgettable. We can't wait to follow this band in the future and go to some of their events for the public! I highly recommend booking this band for your wedding or any celebratory event!
We have had this crew at our company christmas party 2 years in a row. I have been personally trying to marry all of my friends off just for a reason to hire them again. They make it so nothing matters about the party but the size of the dance floor.
Being a non-profit organization in New Hanover County, Port City Shakedown performed for our biggest fundraiser of the year. They did not disappoint, they brought the house down! They were great with the crowd which was over 400 people. They sounded terrific had great energy, and got the crowd dancing! We especially loved the addition of the horns. I would recommend them for a party or wedding.
They were absolutely amazing! They had the entire room up and dancing from the very first song to the encore that the whole crowd begged for. Tim is very accommodating and responsive. I would recommend these folks to anyone looking for a band to bring the house down at their reception!
Port City Shakedown handled my ceremony and reception for my wedding. It was one of the best decisions ever. They were organized, relatable, and easy to work with. They had a wide range of music to choose from and such an eclectic range that was great for all of my guests. They kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night. I highly recommend this band for any event!
The band was amazing and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! Guests are still commenting on how awesome our band was! They were so friendly and accommodating! They made my husband and I feel extra special and we can't thank them enough for making the night perfect!
Port City Shakedown performed at our October 2018 wedding in Wilmington and they ROCKED IT!! Not only were they amazing live, with a great selection of current and older songs, but they were also extremely professional and responsive in the weeks leading up to our wedding (as we dealt with some last minute changes caused by Hurricane Michael.) We were a bit (but only a bit) skeptical since we booked them without ever seeing them in person, but we all had the BEST time and our guests were commenting for the rest of the weekend about how awesome our wedding band was. I think everyone was sad when the wedding ended... if it were up to us we would've kept dancing into the wee hours of the morning. :) I would definitely recommend Port City Shakedown to anyone looking for a lively band that will keep the party going! And the value for the money cannot be beat! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, PORT CITY!!!
Port City Shakedown- really does shake it down with your guests. They are lovely to work with and their performance is beyond fabulous !!!!!
We love workin with Port City Shakedown- Kindred Spirit Events/Melanie
I honestly didnt think we could afford a 6 piece band and didnt get a quote right out of the gate from them. Fortunately, I decided to check and see and I was able to fit them into the tight budget I was working with. They did an amazing job and the event of over 150 people all really enjoyed their music and personalities.
If you are having an event and want it to be a fun party where everyone is dancing and celebrating then you should hire Port City Shakedown
Port City Shakedown provided all of the narration and entertainment for our wedding and we couldn't have been more pleased with the service they provided. From the first dance to the last dance, the music was incredible and the dance floor was packed. Every song was a crowd favorite. They even let the wedding party join in with tambourines! Absolutely wonderful group of talented professionals! Best money ever spent!
I LOVE Port City Shakedown!!! I cannot say enough about how awesome they were! My 2nd Annual Operation Pretty Things gala was blessed to have them...what an exceptional band! Professional, talented beyond words, generous, and so much fun!! The guest at my event were so bummed when the night was over...they just wanted to keep dancing! Should we be so lucky to book them again for next year's gala, I will be thrilled. Thank you PCS for making my gala a tremendous success!!!
Simply AMAZING! I cannot thank the band enough for making our daughter's wedding the most perfect night! They were entertaining, energetic, and so into the crowd! Our guests loved them and stayed on the floor the entire night. Best money we spent on the reception. HIGHLY recommended. You will not be disappointed!
These guys know how to read a crowd, play the right music and keep guests dancing! They were able to switch songs in live time and even had my "I don't dance" guests up and grooving. They were absolutely incredible and I would recommend them to anyone having any kind of an event! You will not be disappointed with this group. We ended up choosing horns to play as well, and it really set the band off. I want to get married all over just so I can hire these guys again!
Port City Shakedown was the entertainment for our fund-raising event this summer and they truly brought the party! The guests had an exciting time dancing and there was an overwhelming positive response to the entertainment. PCS was professional and we would highly recommend them to anyone putting together an event.
Port City Shakedown was amazing! They got the party started and kept it going! Everyone had an excellent time dancing and loved the music they played! If you want your wedding reception to be fun and exciting...this is the band for you!
Port City Shakedown made our wedding the best party in town! They had all of our guests up on the dance floor all night long. The band has amazing talent and the set list has something for everyone! Tim was so responsive and easy to work with, would strongly encourage and recommend the band for any wedding or big event.
You guys were awesome for my daughter's wedding reception! So many guests told me you guys were such a great band and that they had so much fun. Thank you for an exceptional time celebrating the new couple! I highly recommend Port City Shakedown!
We LOVED this band! I was skeptical at first but my now-husband insisted a band would make our reception spectacular - and he was right! The band was put together, easy to work with, so fun and rolled with our changes and suggestions. They made our reception a wonderful success and we can't thank them enough - from the 6 year old to the 92 year old, everyone had great things to say! Highly recommend!
Wedding band – Port City Shakedown provided the cocktail hour and reception music and MC’ing for our wedding this past weekend, and they were absolutely phenomenal! We had heard good things about them in advance, and they 100% lived up to the hype. They were high energy and kept everyone dancing all night long! No one ever seemed to leave the dance floor, even between band sets when they were just DJ’ing. Their set lists were upbeat and the perfect mix of funk, new dance hits, and a few slow songs sprinkled in. Each of the musicians/singers in the group are the cream of the crop and make a truly awesome super band all together! They also provided the MC’ing for introductions and toasts, during the bouquet toss and cake cutting, and they were perfect! Funny and enthusiastic, while moving the evening along exactly as it should. Finally, they provided the microphones and speakers for the ceremony, and they worked as expected. We (and all of our guests) would highly recommend them for any event (and are already planning the next time we can hire them again)! Thanks Port City Shakedown!
Tim Port city shakedown is a awesome band. You guys made my 50th masqurade party a big hit with family and friends . People are still talking about ..my friend had us live on fb ... Definitely using you in the future ..thanks again ...Veronica Troy
I have seen this band many times and always love them. Recently, we had them perform for our middle school students for an arts festival. Teachers and students both enjoyed them!
Rent. This. Band.
Seriously, these guys are so awesome. We rented them for our wedding and could not have been happier. They are extremely personable and easy to deal with. They played songs that had everyone dancing, and they will tailor what they play to what you want. They even learned a couple songs for our first dance and the bride-father song. We saw them play at Wild Wing Cafe before our wedding just to make sure they were what we wanted, and after hearing them play two songs we knew they were the band for us. They are at a very reasonable price point and we couldn't have been happier. We had so many people tell us how much they loved the band!
Port City Shakedown played for my daughters wedding reception. They were amazing! They had everyone dancing from the first song until the last. Everyone loved them. We had a great time! If you are looking for a band for any event that you want to dance and have fun you have found it.
Port City Shakedown is by far the best bend this city (or any surrounding one) has to offer. We went to see them perform several times before booking them and every time was a blast. They helped make our wedding truly amazing. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone couldn't get over how good they were. I still get compliments about them.
This band is a solid 5 out of 5 and anyone choosing not to book them is making a huge mistake.
Port City was the perfect choice for our wedding. They were very easy to work with and we loved that they learned three songs for our wedding. It made us feel very special. Tim was very helpful throughout the process and we would highly recommend them to anyone.
Heard PCS a few times locally and decided to book them for a surprise party. They were fantastic! I have had countless guests who had never heard them before just rave about how great they were. Great musicians and vocalists - play all kinds of music. They are absolutely the perfect party band.
It's so wonderful to hear from all your guests that your wedding is one of the best they've ever been to! I have to thank Port City Shakedown for keeping the energy high and the dance floor packed until the venue started stacking up the chairs and clearing up the room for the night! Even after last call my guests were screaming for an ENCORE! We danced the night away to the best selection of current top 40, 80s, 90s, and classic. There's nothing this band can't do! Such a pleasure to deal with as well, they are so customer oriented and go above and beyond to make your event special. We had such a blast! One of the best moments during the reception was when my husband leaned over and whispered to me "Port City was definitely the best investment of the whole entire wedding." If the couple isn't having fun what's the point?
If you are looking for an awesome band to play at any type function, look no further than Port City Shakedown!! I am not much of a dancer, but when I heard this band for the first time at a local restaurant at Ocean Isle Beach, I danced beside our booth the entire time they played. As soon as our daughter became engaged a year later, I immediately contacted Tim and crossed my fingers he would agree to bring the band to Bald Head Island to play for her wedding reception. There were lots of details to work out but Tim was prompt, professional and a pleasure to work with. The lead singer, Matt, has a great way of drawing in the guests and everyone was dancing the entire time! The song list this band has is amazing and they will have guests from 2 to 92 on their feet! The band has a great website that will give you all the information you need. But their popularity is spreading fast, so book early! I've referred them to two mothers of the bride just in the past week. I promise you this band will not disappoint and will make your event a huge success!
Port City Shakedown is UNBELIEVABLE! They made my wedding a huge success! All of my guests have been asking about them! This six-piece band is the way to go! They had the crowd dancing, singing and loving every minute of the night! When a summer thunderstorm popped up on the horizon they set up the DJ inside for the cocktail hour and waited out the rain. When things dried up they set up in a quarter of their normal time and were jamming out as soon as the ceremony was done. They played the first dance, father daughter and mother son songs they learned for us and said, “No more slow songs, lets party!” That’s exactly what happened! I can’t wait to see them at one of the venues they play in Wilmington the next time I am in town. They are phenomenal and easily the best price in town!
Port City Shakedown was a hit at our sorority formal. We couldn't have picked a better band. They were great at pumping up our guests and working with our budget! I had several people comment on how fun the band was. I believe they took our event to the next level, and are the reason my guests had such a great time. One of my sisters enjoyed Port City Shakedown so much that she is having them play at her wedding next summer! If you are looking for an energetic and fun band for your event, I would reccomend Port City Shakedown!!
We cannot thank Port City Shakedown Band enough for making our wedding reception one to remember. Our guests are still talking about "THE BAND" to this day!!!! Everything from start to finish was just perfect!! Tim was extremely organized, professional, and very accommodating! The band learned new songs for our reception, including our first dance songs, and they did an AMAZING job!!!! Their energy is contagious, from start to finish, they had the whole place dancing! I cannot express enough just how good they are!! They can play anything and everything, not to mention they sound SO good!! Trust us! They are "THE BAND" for your occasion!
We used Port City Shakedown for our wedding reception, and are so glad we did! The band was incredibly talented, super fun, and our guests raved all night long about the awesome music. Tim was very helpful, exceptionally accommodating, and made our wedding planning experience as stress free as possible. I absolutely would recommend Port City Shakedown to anyone looking for a top notch band!
Price Range: $2000-$5000
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Professional performance and outstanding customer service! From private events to weddings... The group leader will work with you and the wedding coordinator or planner to ensure that everyone is "on the same page" making your event a complete success! For weddings, all aspects can be covered from ceremony music to cocktail and dinner music to Master of Ceremonies services. DJ services are offered at no extra charge. (Recorded music during non-performance times so the music never stops.) Requests are welcome!
From the elaborate to the intimate, every wedding reception is unique and we pride ourselves on customizing our show to fit the personality of the couple. Our wedding packages are designed to be a starting point for your celebration.
All Packages include:
- Full-service high-energy party music.
- Personalized service with early set up to to ensure that your guests walk in to a completely finished room.
- Emcee / “Master of Ceremonies” service provided throughout the event, handling announcements, and grand entrance.
- From smooth jazz during cocktail hour to elegant dinner music, you can select either live musicians, or our DJ service.
- High-Definition / state of the art sound system and stage lighting and professional sound engineer to ensure the sound is just right for your event room.
- Additional microphones available for toasts, speeches and blessings.
- DJ Service during band break.
- For weddings, the band will learn 3 special songs prior to your event and you can list DJ song requests you'd like to hear throughout the event.
- Utilize a collaborative Google spreadsheet that allows you to list all activities, party members, songs and special music requests.
Port City Shakedown, LLC are a fresh and stylish, male & female fronted 7-piece party/dance band located in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina! Their success stems from the front line vocalists, stellar instrumentalists, song medleys, and energetic crowd participation. Their refreshing mix of the best dance music… Motown, Soul and Rock, 80’s / 90’s, through today’s Top 40, will bring any event to life!
Port City Shakedown not only sound great musically, but also have the charisma on stage to make any wedding, corporate event, private party, or festival a memorable one! Their philosophy and goal is to play many styles of music with excellence and to engage the crowd with a show-stopping, energetic performance.
Port City Shakedown can provide additional entertainment services for your event. Whether your event calls for DJ services, pre-recorded dinner music, master of ceremony facilitators, a wireless sound system, lighting, and audio recordings. They are fully self-contained with a full professional PA system and stage lighting rig to make sure the music sounds just right for each venue, every time. Port City Shakedown have the tools and the expertise to make your event run seamlessly.
Book with confidence: Port City Shakedown are a Limited Liability Company committed to unparalleled variety, quality and professionalism. Legal Contracts, Performance Agreement and the PCS Music Planner Spreadsheet will keep everyone involved on the same page.
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Past Booked Events
|June 25, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Pelicans Perch Ocean Island|
|June 11, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception Brooklyn Art Center|
|May 21, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception New Bern, NC|
|May 07, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception Bald Head Island|
|April 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception 128 South|
|April 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception Bakery 105|
|April 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Pawleys Island, SC|
|March 26, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wild Wing Cafe|
|March 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Event|
|February 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Hell's Kitchen Wilmington, NC|
|February 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wild Wing Cafe|
|February 05, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Event|
|October 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 03, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 26, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 25, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Jack's Waterfront Moorehead City|
|September 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 18, 2015||Private Party|
SAMPLE SONG LIST
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Hold On - Alabama Shakes
If I Ain't Got You - Alisha Keys
Whipping Post - Allman Brothers
Southbound - Allman Brothers
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Son Of A Preacher Man - Aretha Franklin
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Love Shack - B-52's
Get back - Beatles
Twist & Shout - Beatles
Steal my kisses - Ben Harper
Use Me Up - Bill Whithers
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Whithers
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Hard to Handle - Black Crowes
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Born on the Bayou - CCR
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Tell Me Something Good - Chaka Kahn
Beginnings - Chicago
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Fame - David Bowie
Be Mine - David Gray
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Light My Fire - Doors
Break On Through - Doors
Cocaine - Eric Clapton
Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
At Last - Etta James
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Shakedown Street - Grateful Dead
West LA - Grateful Dead
Dancing in the Streets - Grateful Dead
Can't Go For That - Hall & Oats
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper
Boogie Nights - Heatwave
It’s Your Thing - Isley Brothers
Shout - Isley Brothers
I Feel Good - James Brown
Man's World - James Brown
Sex Machine - James Brown
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Faithfully - Journey
Don’t Stop Believin - Journey
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake
Jungle Boogie - Kool & the Gang
Celebration Kool & the Gang
Black Horse And A Cherry Tree - KT Turnstall
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Can't hold us - Macklemore
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Down Under - Men at Work
Quando Quando Quando - Michael Buble
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Melt With You - Modern English
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
Happy - Pharrell Williams
You're the Best Thing - Ray La Montagne
Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers
The One I Love - REM
Beast Of Burden - Rolling Stones
Miss You - Rolling Stones
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
What I Like About You - Romantics
By your side - Sade
Hold On - Sam and Dave
Evil Ways - Santana
Oye Como Va - Santana
From This Moment - Shania Twain
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Late In The Evening - Paul Simon
I'll Take You There - Staple Singers
Black Friday - Steely Dan
Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band
Land Slide - Stevie Nix
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I wish - Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
Santaria - Sublime
Badfish - Sublime
Rappers Delight - Sugarhill Gang
Burning Down The House - Talking Heads
Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Temptations
Brickhouse - The Commodores
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Lets Do It Again - The Staple Singers
What I Like About You - The Romantics
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
Gimme One Reason - Tracy Chapman
Moondance - Van Morrison
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Bust A Move - Young MC
REQUESTS ARE WELCOME
|Harley Blasingame||Keyboard player|
|Daniel Pesavento||Bass player / Vocal|
|Tim Meyer||Drummer / Manager|