shotgun honeymoon

shotgun honeymoon

BandFolk

A solo acoustic act that is driven by pure emotion and passion. My lyrics are meant to paint a picture which is derived from my fascination of poetry, as well as keeping the listener intrigued with catchy meoldies. I am an enigma trapped in a riddle...so to speak

Biography

Born in Lexington, KY, Shotgun Honeymoon always displayed a love and passion for music. After moving around from state to state with his family, they finally settled in a small town by the name of Boca Raton, FL; A town that he still considers home.

While attending college at Florida State University, one summer afternoon he walked into a guitar shop, bought a music book and an acoustic guitar. From there he began teaching himself to play. It remained a hobby until a few years later one-college night; he entered a contest and decided to share his talent with the world. The rest of the contestants were playing cover songs and he wanted a way to separate himself from the competition. So, one week before the contest Shotgun wrote his first song, which eventually became "Beginning of the End." In front of 300 people, in a smoky college bar he took the stage for the first time, and even though he didn't win the competition he discovered a talent he didn't know he had and it blew the crowd away.

He graduated from Florida State, and left Tallahassee with maybe two or three songs under his belt. Later that same year he moved to Miami where he began to focus his talents and the songs began to flow. Raised on a diet of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and The Dave Matthews Band, his music reflected those influences strongly in the beginning. He was inspired by how these acts could strip everything down into an incredible acoustic performance and then plug in and rock the house down. His songs quickly began to shape themselves, combining the slight fingering techniques of Dave Matthews with the power chords of Kurt Cobain and Billy Corgan. With every new song, he found a little bit more of himself and forged a sound of his own.

While in Miami, Shotgun began playing his first regular gigs as an opening act for his high school music teacher's band. He tagged along as they played bars, such as Boston's in Boynton Beach, as well as festivals all over the Miami area. But Miami was not a fertile ground for his creativity so he decided to move to Orlando. Soon he hooked up with a college friend and under the moniker of "Stoic" the two got plenty of gigs playing the local bar scene up and down the streets of Orlando.

Life in Orlando was good for a while, but he soon got the itch for the West Coast. Making his way to Los Angeles with only his car and guitar, he landed on a friend's couch and started to write again. Within a few days he was cranking out his best material yet. Within three months he was playing shows and meeting other musicians who shared his influences and desire.

Now calling Los Angeles his permanent home, Shotgun Honeymoon continues to write and develop himself as a writer and performer. His shows have grown in grandeur and attendance, and his music has gone from rehashing covers to personal stories of triumph, tribulations and love.

As Shotgun's career climbs, he will always remember sitting on a stage in a smoky college bar with nothing but his guitar for protection. He opened himself up to the world and to his astonishment, 300 strangers listened...and loved it.

"The chance to express emotions and give them a visual through lyrics and music is the best feeling in the world. The only thing better than that is when people stop what they are thinking, stop what they are doing, and get lost in your world as well as you can portray it, with a simple melody and a little poetry...and understand it."

Shotgun Honeymoon’s debut album “Foregone Conclusion,” produced by Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow) was released September 11, 2007 on Broken Halo Records.

Lyrics

13

Written By: Shotgun Honeymoon & Jeff Trott

My hand is heavy and im tired, cause ive been waiting for you 13 hours to call my phone
Your head is dizzy and your tired, you’ve been avoiding me for 13 hours, I just don’t know

This is not how its supposed to go
This is not how its supposed to go
This is not how its supposed to go
What did I do so wrong

Your head is heavy and your worried, you’ve been avoiding this for 13 years to fall…in love
Im driving crazy cause im worried this sirens leading me where you’re hiding alone, alone

This is not how its supposed to go
This is not how its supposed to go
This is not how its supposed to go
What did I do so wrong

This is not how its supposed to go
This is not how its supposed to go
This is not how its supposed to go
So When are u coming home
So When are u coming home
So When are u coming home

Beautiful Suicide

Written By: Shotgun Honeymoon, Jeff Trott & Yuri Radkevich

Clear as day, im filming the sunset thinking what its like to be buried between the
Orange and Red, and this image will entice me here as I point this gun to my head
To my head…

And I said Please, Please…take me here before I try to find a way out of all of this so take me with this beautiful suicide

Its as dark as night, and this picture looks like a big black blanket with marbles strewn across the sky in
Yellow and White, and this reminds me of the look u gave me here, you said u’d never say goodbye
Say goodbye…

And I said Please, Please…take me here before I try to find a way out of all of this so take me with this beautiful suicide

Its as clear as day, and this sunset distracts me here as this gun it points closer to my head………

I'm On This

Written By: Shotgun Honeymoon

I contemplate the look on your face, as the nurse puts us both to sleep
I think there’s not much time left for you to see this place
And the more I keep hearing no
Is the faster your air comes and goes
I think the oxygen u take will replace my plans for you

Even if I try I cant hold back my eyes im dying on the inside
Cause im on this train that runs reckless with aim
The target’s the way to bring you home

And Its just like my lifes on tape, I press rewind just to see you breathe
Just as the Ox-Y-Gen you take will replace my plans for you

Even if I try I cant hold back my eyes im dying on the inside
Cause im on this train that runs reckless with aim
The target’s the way to bring you home

Im on this, im on this, im on this alone without you
Im on this way back home!!

I contemplate the look on your face
Then the nurse puts us to sleep
Just as the Ox-Y-Gen you take will replace you….

Get Me Out Of Here

Written By: Shotgun Honeymoon

If I rise above this all
And dig myself out of this hole
Cause even if I wake there will
Be no water or light to see
Now I sleep on the floor
With the window as the door
In this dark arctic room that I call home
With my shoes tied tight to keep me warm
Is when I dream

If you wake this giant inside my heart I will
Be the eye of this AL-Mighty storm
But now I sleep on the floor
With the window as the door
In this dark arctic room that I call home
With my shoes tied tight JUST to keep me warm
Is where I dream…

And That I ….
And I say I …
And I sing could… get out of here

And I sing I…
And I say I…
And I sing I could… get out of here

Get me out of here
Get me out of here
Get me out of here
Get me out of here

Discography

Foregone Conclusion - LP
Produced & Engineered by Jeff Trott
Engineered & Mixed by Bob Salcedo
Released September 11, 2007
Broken Halo Records
Current single is 13

Set List

45 minutes, give or take as necessary.
Songs from Foregone Conclusion:
A Revelation, Carousel, Beautiful Suicide, BossaLuv, Labels Of Blues, I'm On This, 13, Across The Room, Beginning Of The End, Get Me Out Of Here, Step Back
Occasionally will throw in a cover song.