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The Shots String Band

Acoustic Band from Petaluma, CA Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 2 Reviews
  • 3 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2016
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $1,200 per event

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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, mandolin, harmonica & Foot Drum, Boyle on harmony vocals & upright bass. and their Son, Otis Mullis on Guitars, mandolin, Ukulele & mandolin. 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.


Check out these verified reviews from bookings on The Bash.

Avg 5.0 | 2 Reviews

Review by Linda I.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 22, 2017From Santa Rosa, CA

Tha String Shots helped make my Christmas party magical! They created a festive atmosphere that my guests and I truly enjoyed!!

Review by Kristen M.

Retirement PartyReviewed on August 19, 2017From Guerneville, CA

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!

Song List

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  • Those Memories of You | Trio
  • Sea of Heartbreak | Don Gibson
  • Jambalaya | Hank Williams
  • Get Back | The Beatles
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • Cornbread & Butterbeans | Trad. American
  • 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
  • All Shook Up | Elvis
  • Big Time Woman | Leon Redbone
  • Billy The Kid | Ry Cooder
  • Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair | Trad / Scottish
  • Bourgeois Blues | Ry Cooder
  • Just Because | Elvis
  • Cluck Old Hen | Trad / American
  • Dead Skunk | Loudon Waingright
  • Dirty Old Town | The Pogues
  • Folsom Prison Blues | Johnny Cash
  • Green Corn | Trad / American
  • Home By Bearna / Baby Please don't go | Trad / Irish / Blues
  • Hop High Ladies | Trad / American
  • I Got The Whisky | Red Clay Ramblers
  • I want to be like you | from The Jungle book
  • I've just seen a Face | The Beatles
  • If I didn't haver a Dime | Gene Pitney
  • Irene Goodnight | Leadbelly
  • J'ai Entendu La Train | Cajun
  • Julia Delaney's Reel | Trad / Irish
  • King of The Road | Roger Miller
  • Lady Madonna | The Beatles
  • Making Whoopee | Eddie Cantor
  • Mary Wore a Red Dress | Trad / American
  • Mrs. McGrath | Trad / Irish
  • Muleskinner Blues | Trad / American
  • My Walking Stick | Leon Redbone
  • Mystery Train | Elvis
  • Nine Pound Hammer | Bluegrass
  • No Expectations | The Rolling Stones
  • Norwegian Wood | The Beatles
  • Polly Wolly Doodle | Leon Redbone
  • Ring of Fire | Johnny Cash
  • Salty Dog | Trad / American
  • Sea of Heartbreak | Johnny Cash
  • She Belongs to Me | Bob Dylan
  • Sixteen Tons | Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • Some Say The Devil is Dead | Trad / Irish
  • St. Patrick Was a Gentleman | Trad / Irish
  • Step it Out Mary | Trad / Irish
  • Sunny Afternoon/ Summertime | The Kinks/ Gershwin
  • The Cuckoo | Trad / American
  • The Hesitation Blues | Trad / Blues
  • The Old Gray Gander | Trad / Irish
  • The Star of the County Down | Trad / Irish
  • The Wild Rover | Trad / Irish
  • These Boots Were Made For Walking | Nancy Sinatra
  • Three Lovely Lassies / Tennessee Waltz | Trad Irish / Trad American
  • Will You Be Lovin' another man | Lester Flatt
  • You Cant always get what you want | The Rolling Stones
  • You're His Lover Now | Mullis


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Past Events

October 20, 2018 • Engagement Party
Sat4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Sonoma, CA
December 22, 2017 • Christmas Party
Fri6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Santa Rosa, CA
August 19, 2017 • Retirement Party
Sat3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Guerneville, CA

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