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The Shake Ups

The Shake Ups are an award-winning, Midwestern-based power-pop band that plays songs about animated series and pop culture! For more than a decade, The Shake Ups have been wowing audiences across the U.S. with hook-laden sing-along tunes, colorful cosplays and a multimedia presentation. The band has released several collections of critically lauded original music tributes to animated series (Scooby Doo, Voltron, Steven Universe) and performs a variety of classic cartoon themes (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Powerpuff Girls, The Jetsons, ThunderCats, Teen Titans, and the aforementioned Scooby Doo, among others). Nuvo’s annual reader’s poll awarded The Shake Ups with the title of ‘Best Pop Band’ for three consecutive years, and in 2022 the band received the award for ‘Best Original Song’ from New Jersey Webfest. The group’s concerts are aptly described as Saturday morning cartoon-fueled extravaganzas. The Shake Ups continue to build on their reputation as a primary force in the independent music community and among fans of animation and pop culture. The Shake Ups are professional crowd pleasers… and the galaxy’s most animated band!

“It takes dedication and a straight face to deliver music this deliriously proud of its origins.”
-Geek Dad