Shotguns and Violins

Country Band from Detroit, MI - Will travel up to 600 miles
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Call it serendipity, fate… Or maybe just blind luck. Singer-songwriters Mark Richardson and Ryan Scott had played and recorded with numerous bands, at countless venues over the years when they found themselves playing lead guitar and drums in the same band. Jamming, partying and practicing together, Mark and Ryan found they shared not only the same eclectic tastes in music, but also a professional work ethic and a passionate drive to make music that both they and their fans would love.
Mark playing a new song he had just written, and Ryan's first thought was 'What a great song!' Then he joked, 'Hey, Mark-'Shotguns and Violins' isn't just a great song- it's a GREAT name for a band!' Little did they both know that a short time later, after assembling a talented and driven group of seasoned players, their new collaboration 'Shotguns and Violins' would burst onto the Country music scene and storm stages across the Midwest with their unique and powerful Big Country sound.
Fans are raving about Shotguns & Violins high-energy live appearances. After seeing S & V tear up the beach with two blistering sets at the annual Harbor Beach Maritime Festival in July 2014, committee member J. Woods said: “Shotguns and Violins are an in your face, modern country band that grabs a hold of the crowd, and doesn't let go until the last chord. If Lake Huron had a fist, it would be in the air rocking out to Shotguns and Violins. You're welcome back any time to Harbor Beach.” Whether it's before thousands of fans at a festival, an intimate club setting, or in a fan's home (like the lucky winner of a S & V Christmas at home private concert!), Shotguns & Violins will grab ahold of you, stand you up and make you scream for more.
This latest release distills down the essence of the band's high-energy live performances. Taking solid musicianship, mixing it with high-energy songs and in-your-face Country attitude, Shotguns & Violins gives fans a straight-up double shot of in-your-face, on-your-feet Big Country music.
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We can't say enough great things about Shotguns and Violins. They were very professional and quick to respond to any questions we had. They even went so far as to learn a song we had requested for our reception. They could have taken the easy way and just played it using their DJ services but instead they went the extra mile. All of the songs they played were all covered so well it was hard to tell between them and the original. Tara was an awesome DJ, while the band took their breaks and she was quick to play any songs we requested. All of our friends and family were very impressed and asked for contact info which we gladly gave! We loved Shotguns and Violins!

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SHOTGUNS AND VIOLINS WAS AWESOME!!! They came all the way from Michigan to play for my Northeastern Ohio wedding and they were FABULOUS! Very easy to work with and to communicate with! They play a great variety of country songs from current popular country artists to some oldies but goodies country artists! THEY KNOW what they are doing so if you want a GREAT country band that will make everyone pack the dance floor HIRE THEM! In addition, they also offered DJing services for when they were taking their breaks! THANK YOU shotguns and violins for making my wedding so memorable and making the dancing non-stop! I got sooo many complements from my guests! - Kelly Winner

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Shotguns and Violins is a real crowd pleaser, I saw people dancing and having a good time all night long, they carried the party perfectly. 4 hours they played for us, and Tara did an AMAZING job with our live auction and announcements. They are perfect for our fundraiser and we will be using them every summer for our Denim and Diamonds Gala in Clarkston. They sounded great from the first song to the last, perfect volume in the venue. Talented, professional, handsome, generous, easy to get a long with, they ROCK!!! They genuinely cared about our cause and our guests, it was a dream come true! Thank you Shotguns and Violins!!! We highly recommend them!!

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Please note Shotguns and Violins will also travel to Hamtramck, Dearborn, WINDSOR, Hazel Park, Warren, Ferndale, Grosse Pointe Park, Melvindale, Pleasant Ridge, River Rouge, Center Line, Drayton Plains, Harper Woods, Oak Park, Royal Oak, Eastpointe, Ecorse, Grosse Pointe Woods, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Allen Park, Berkley, Dearborn Heights, Lincoln Park, Southfield, OLDCASTLE, Redford, Roseville, Saint Clair Shores, Walled Lake.
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