Shotgun Dolls

Shotgun Dolls

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN

Heavy hitting rock n' roll with an edge. Shotgun Dolls is very high energy with influences such as Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age and Alexisonfire. They bring a new breed of Rock N' Roll, from the roots. A show worth seeing, and an album that will never leave your cd player.


Formed in 2009 by Turner Midzain, Mike Badmington and Jeff Oman, Shotgun Dolls was born with a love for Rock N Roll. They started out playing all their favourite covers and writing there own material in the early days. They began to play there music all over the city trying to define themselves and find their true sound. With a wide range of influences from Led Zeppelin to Queens of the Stone Age to Alexisonfire and Thin Lizzy, this band sought out to accomplish playing music they loved, and showing people a new breed of Rock music. Their music holds no limits and no boundaries. They have played along side such acts as Monster Truck, Die Mannequin, Dearly Beloved and Dan Vapid.

In late 2010, Shotgun Dolls released their first EP. This EP gained much success for the band and had 2 of the songs gain radio play on local radio stations, X92.9 Project Punk and CJSW. With a growing local fan base, Shotgun Dolls traveled to surrounding cities to promote their new release and gain provincial fan base.

Shotgun Dolls began writing their follow up album in 2011 (Where the Wind Blows) for a release in summer. It was recorded February through April 2011 and released in June during the Sled Island Festival in Calgary Alberta. The release show was held at Lord Nelsons and was sold out. This new release then saw Shotgun Dolls take there first full length record to a whole new audience. They embarked on a 6 week cross Canada tour in July 2011, playing as far as Vancouver to Montreal. The tour gained a national name for Shotgun Dolls as their catchy songs, light show and stage energy left the crowds always wanting more.

While in Toronto in July 2011 Shotgun Dolls played at local hot spot, Cherry Colas. This bar being known for famous after parties held by such musicians as Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes. The performance was a huge success and had a personal invitation to play a second showcase before heading back out west.

Touring saw much success for Shotgun Dolls and the gained new fans across the country. After returning home from tour, a new single from their album was released, Dead Dont Dance, and began a regular rotation on x92.9s Project Punk.

There was a lot of hype for what was next to come of Shotgun Dolls. In February 2012 they have begun work on there sophomore album. They are currently working with producer/engineer, Brad Taylor. Brad is most known for his work in and with Holler, Joshuas Habit and Zoeys Closet.

In March 2012, Shotgun Dolls announced they had parted ways with drummer Jeff Oman, due to time constraints and commitment issues. They also announced that they had found a new drummer, Ty Gogal, who would take the reins and lead Shotgun Dolls forwards. They unveiled their new drummer and a new sound of fresh rock n roll in April, which pushed Shotgun Dolls in the direction they wanted.

With a new album in the works, Shotgun Dolls first single was released to a mainstream market in April 2012. The first single, From The Roots, is a huge step for Shotgun Dolls getting their music to an even bigger market. With a big step forwards, Shotgun Dolls embarked on a 2 month tour in June, coast to coast across Canada.


Shotgun Dolls EP (2010)

Where The Wind Blows LP (2011)

Radio Airplay: CJSW, X92.9FM "Project Punk" & "Xposure"

Where The Wind Blows
Track #1 - Graveyard Girls
Track #2 - Call It Crowd Control
Track #3 - Tough Love Style
Track #11 - Dead Don't Dance
Live Interviews on CJSW, as well as Live Performance
Interview on X92.9 "Project Punk"

TBA (2012)

Radio Airplay on x92.9FM Calgary, The Wolf 106.9FM Nanaimo, CKUM 93.5 Moncton. INDI FM 101.5FM Hamilton

Track #3 From The Roots
Track #5 Unwritten

Set List

All Original Music

As well as a rotation of Cover Songs.

Sets can range from anytime up to 2 hours.