The Adopted Shakedown

The Adopted Shakedown


Four-piece, high energy dance band. We play anything and everything your heart desires....From Billie Holiday to Aerosmith, and Buddy Holly to Lady Gaga, we play it all!


We are also available to hire as a duo that plays classical, latin, italian, traditional, top 40's, etc for your cocktail/dinner hour. (See further info under the bio and line up/instrumentation sections. Above are audio samples of the duo)

Aaron Markovitz-has performed in the Metro Detroit and Los Angeles areas for over 9 years. His credits include extensive gigging at various festivals and clubs in these regions. From the summer of '08 till Dec '08 he was a member of the 'Shrek band' at Universal Studios in Hollywood working under worldwide music producer for Universal Studios theme parks, Dwight Kennedy. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Music Academy where he studied under many guitar greats including Frank Gambale (Chick Corea), Steve Fister (Steppenwolf, Pat Travers), Ross Bolton (Al Jarreau, Wayne Brady), and Brad Rabuchin (Ray Charles). His playing will be featured in an upcoming Skechers ad for summer '09.

Emily Burns-has been performing in the Metro Detroit and Los Angeles areas for 9 years. Including an extensive list of shows and performances at clubs and venues all across these areas with original and cover bands. Her credits include performances with The Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi. She attended the Los Angeles Music Academy's guitar program under scholarship and graduated in March of '08. There she studied under the same guitar greats of the LA studio scene that Aaron did.

Martin Holde-bassist and composer born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Has played in a variety of show and cover bands and performed intensively in the Copenhagen and Los Angeles areas. He graduated in September 07 from LA Music Academy, where he studied under Jerry Watts, Steve Billman, David Levray, Hussian Jiffry, Phil Bynoe and Lynne Davis. He has played and/or recorded with/for the following people: Brad Rabuchin (Ray Charles), Mel Nelson (Chick Corea), Tony Kaye (Yes), Johan Frank (EWF), Mike Shapiro (Sergio Mendes), and Paul Cassarino (Rod Stewart).

Richard Fultineer-has performed and recorded in the Los Angeles area for over 20 yrs. He has 4 yrs. experience with Los Angeles Opera, Performing Tree, and South Bay Conservatory. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. His performing credits include: recording artists String Theory, Prince Diabate, King Kukulele and the Friki Tikis, Jim Beloff, Kenny Loggins, Joe Pocaro, PBSĀ  "Eco Challenge", 20th Century Fox's Carmen Miranda: Girl From Rio, and feature films " White on Rice" and "Monkey Man"



Set List

Ain't Goin Down-Garth Brooks
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now-McFadden and Whitehead
Ain't Too Proud to Beg-The Temptations
All I Wanna Do-Sheryl Crow
All My Loving-The Beatles
All Shook Up-Elvis Presley
Another One Bites The Dust-Queen
Any Man of Mine-Shania Twain
At Last-Etta James
Bad Girls-Donna Summer
Bad Romance-Lady Gaga
Bamboleo-Gipsy Kings
Beat It-Michael Jackson
Billie Jean-Michael Jackson
Boogie Oogie Oogie-Taste of Honey
Boot Scootin Boogie-Brooks and Dunn
Brass In Pocket-The Pretenders
Breathe-Faith Hill
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
Can't Buy Me Love-The Beatles
Can't Stand Losing You-The Police
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You-Lauryn Hill
Car Wash-Rose Royce
Chain of Fools-Aretha Franklin
Chattahooche-Alan Jackson
Could You Be Loved-Bob Marley
Crazy-Patsy Cline
Crazy-Gnarls Barkley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love-Queen
Crocodile Rock- Elton John
Dancing In The Street-Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Daydream Believer-The Monkees
December 19