The Shots String Band

Acoustic Band from Fairfax, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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The Shots String Band plays songs & tunes that cover a wide range of musical genres. From Old-Time Appalachian, Bluegrass, Country Blues, Cajun to Irish & Scottish songs & tunes. Their set also includes songs by Dylan, Cash, Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Leadbelly, The Holy Modal Rounders, Gene Pitney & others. Barry Mullis & Priscilla Boyle formed The Shots when they moved from the UK to San Francisco in 2002. She's English and he's Irish. With Mullis on vocals guitar, banjo, mandola, harmonica & bodhran and Boyle on harmony vocals & upright bass. Together with Award-winning, Oakland Fiddler, Alison Bailey Streich and Marin County's virtuoso Dobro Guitar player, Aaron Balano, the band's sound is rooted in the music of the old world while, at the same time, drawing on more contemporary influences.

The Shots have performed at venues all over The Bay Area including: San Francisco's Bimbo's 365 Club where they shared the bill with Allen Toussaint. They have played San Francisco's famed Great American Music Hall where they opened for Cajun legend, Michael Doucet. They have played The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, The Brookdale Bluegrass Festival, Rancho Nicasio in west Marin & McNear's Mystic Theater in Petaluma where they opened for Jonathan Richman. They've performed live on KFog's Morning Show, KALW's West Coast Live with Host Sedge Thompson, KPIG SF and KWMR in Point Reyes Station. Songs from their three Cd's: King Ludd, Climb & Green Bottle have been played on radio stations all over the world including BBC Radio's, The Folk Show.

The Shots String Band is always in demand for private parties, weddings, graduations & corporate gigs where their lively performances, eclectic set list & broad appeal keep guests of all ages & musical tastes entertained. For weddings, they can play the mellow, acoustic, background tunes at the ceremony, a more up-tempo set during cocktails and a lively, amplified, dance set when the party gets underway. They provide their own amplification and are always unobtrusive & stealthy when loading in & out of the venue.
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Retirement Party

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I'm so happy I hired the Shot String Band for a company event. They were so fun, played a great variety of music, and sounded great! All of our guests were raving about them! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to hire a string band for their event. Bravo!

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2017
Dec
22
Christmas Party
Santa Rosa, CA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Aug
19
Retirement Party
Guerneville, CA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Mason's Apron
Trad / Irish
Seneca Square Dance
Trad / American
Drowsy Maggie
Trad/ Irish
Galway Bay
Trad / Irish
Morning Dew
Trad/ Irish
The Galway Shawl
Trad / Irish
Accentuate The Positive
Bing Crosby
Achilles
Mullis
Ain't Gonna Rain No More
Trad / American
All I want is You
Barry Louis Polisar
Bluegrass Band
Celtic Band
Variety Band
Irish Band
Americana Band
Acoustic Band
Wedding Band
Proms
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Baby Showers
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Shots String Band will also travel to Ross, San Anselmo, Greenbrae, Kentfield, San Rafael, Woodacre, Larkspur, San Geronimo, Corte Madera, Forest Knolls, Novato, Tamal, Lagunitas, Mill Valley, Nicasio, San Quentin, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Olema, Sausalito.
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