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Shotgun Alley


Fri 21 Aug 2009, 7:00pm

Where: Transmission Room, Cnr Mayoral Dr & Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Door Sales: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Victoria Travis

“Sex, drink and loud’’

Whether you call it hard rock, cock rock, melodic rock, pop-metal, glam or sleaze, Shotgun Alley can be named New Zealand’s hottest rock bands to make their mark In the Kiwi Music Industry.

Shotgun Alley , formally known as Suicide Boulevard formed in late Janurary 2009 by Dave Wong and Scotty Rocker (the band’s lead guitarist and drummer) . Summed up by Rocker ‘’The name just reminded me of cowboy boots, girls, jack & rock n roll.’’ The band are based in Auckland, New Zealand and their intent is to reach not only on a national, but global scale, with support from their new management, The Brat Agency.

Their dynamic sound can be described as a combination music legends such as Guns N Roses, Skid Row, Motley Crue, Poison, Alice Cooper and Van Halen. ‘The formula for us is us. There is RJ (Kairua) and Scotty Rocker who grew up with all the 80's rock/glam bands. Then Dave (Wong) who is a bit of everything from Westlife to heavy metal. Jimmy (Wong) is young so his influence is all pop. The songs just come out like that. But yeah our focus is the older sounding rock.’ Josh Betty , the bassist for Shotgun Alley.

Shotgun Alley’s music background is varied, band history includes: Streetwise Scarlet, False Start, Cold By Winter, and Slide. Dave Wong (lead guitarist/vocals) from False Start history includes two album releases and various tours through out New Zealand and Australia. Scotty Rocker (drummer/vocals) began his career as a tech, touring Europe with rock punk act ‘Sommerset’ to return to join Auckland punk band ‘Cold By Winter"’. Rocker then went onto launch pop rock band Streetwise Scarlet whom had great success on both TV and radio in New Zealand.

The band have been in the studio, démo-ing new material for their upcoming début album – their yet to be released single ‘Give it up for Rock’ has already featured in the Demon Energy carwash TV advertisement.

Shotgun Alley is constantly developing their sound and technique, the band’s different music backgrounds are evident in their sound and lyrics.‘I think change in musical direction is really important. Not for others so much but for the guys playing the music. We would like the sound to mature for sure. Into what? Hard to know.’ – Scotty Rocker

R.J - Lead Vocals
Davie - Lead Guitar / Vocals
Jimmy - Keys / Vocals
Bahador - Lead Guitar
Josh - Bass / Vocals
Scotty - Drums / Vocals

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