Soul, roots & reggae troubadours based in the Bundjalung region of the Byron Bay hinterland. A well cultivated touring phenomenon featuring the killer rhythm section of TK Dread on bass & Hugh Jones on drums.
Showcasing the words & music of song-smith Jesse Morris. With live dubs from reggae legend Marky Power & multi instrumentalists Elena Marcigot & Chelsea Skyeater on sax, clarinet, flute, melodica & backing voices. Jesse Morris & the Shakedown draw inspiration from an overflowing pot of styles with a heavy lean towards music from Africa & the Caribbean. Every show takes you on a genre-journey through soul, roots, dub, lovers rock, dancehall, sunshine reggae and afro-jazz. Pulsating beats, lyrical mantras, hypnotic rhythms & 4 part harmonies.
After their 2018 3rd album release ‘the Shakedown’, 2019 will see 2 new releases. A live acoustic ep & a dub-remix vinyl only release full of epic collaborations with some massive names from the dub-reggae world. A celebration of roots culture, tropical vibrations & African-Caribbean rhythms.