The Shakedowns are four blokes who just love playing music which is rooted in the blues with a bit of an edge. Andy fronts the band on vocals, Clive on bass, Bruce on guitars, and Vaughan, the human rhythm machine, keeps them all together. They've each been playing in various bands for a fair old time, and the current line-up has been together since 2012.
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Clive got the bass bug at the age of 24, but he made a full recovery and went on to open a cake shop with his brother Gregg in 1975. After this failed, Clive took up the bass guitar more seriously. Clive’s favourite bass is a Westone, which he swapped for a CB radio in 1976. Clive reckons it’s got that really special “bassy” tone because it’s made of wood.