Perth Retro Band
The Milford St. Shakers

The powerful sounds of the Milford St. Shakers have become a firm favourite with Australian audiences of all ages who love to get up and dance to the Motown and Soul music of the 1960s.

This 11-piece high energy R&B dance band pays tribute to some of the most soulful American music of all time.

Their unique take on classics like ‘Stop! In The Name of Love’, ‘Dancing In The Street‘ and Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’ will get you out of your seats and dancing to their groovy beats.

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“An evening with the Milford St Shakers involves much more than enjoying the music of one of the state’s tightest and most accomplished soul and R&B bands – it’s a whole lot of fun.”
– Peter Hancock | Weekend Notes

Front woman Mia Matthiessen and her upbeat, high energy 11-piece band features; James Vinciullo on bass, Dominic D’Leno on drums, Imogen Thompson on percussion, Andy Jarvis on guitar, Austin Salisbury on keyboards, Robert Bresland on trumpet, Mark Sprogowski on tenor sax, Jemima Mills on baritone sax and backing vocalists Taonga Thomson-Lawrence and Roera Mako.

As soon as these dapperly clad cats take to the stage their passion for the 1960s is obvious in every single note. The Milford Street Shakers are more than a typical cover band – this enigmatic 11-piece delivers a soul spectacular of epic proportions!


“The Milford Street Shakers are a truly the best soul band in Perth!… a show not to be missed!”

– Ellington Jazz Club

“…the timeless quality of the music and its flawless delivery transcend generational barriers… An evening worth repeating.”
– Out in Perth
“You, and the rest of the Shakers were just amazing… you got involved in so much more than what we paid for – the street parade, getting on stage with Kallan, and generally mingling with the crowd and enjoying yourselves. It truly has been an absolute pleasure.”
– President, Nameless Jarndunmunha Festival Committee
“…the Milford Street Shakers were barely two bars in before the sell-out audience was on its feet.”

– YsPeople