Shakatak are an English jazz-funk band, founded in 1980.
thumb|Shakatak performing at Knebworth Park as part of the Capital Radio Jazz Festival, 1982.
thumb|Shakatak performing at Wuppertal, Germany, 2014
Shakatak scored a number of chart entries, including two Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, "Night Birds" (1982) and "Down on the Street" (1984), plus a further 12 entries in the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. The group are still active and popular throughout the world, particularly in Japan and the Far East, and generally produce a new album every two years on JVC Records.
From their first release in August 1980, (the Bill Sharpe composition "Steppin'" on the Polydor record label), and their first album, ''Drivin' Hard'', the band's singles and albums have entered the charts regularly.