Shotgun Soul

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Soul, Rock, Pop, Funk


Detroit MI United States

Sounds Like

St Paul and The Broken Bones, Fitz and the Tantrums, Grace Potter and the Noctournals, Janis Joplin,

Digital Location


Member since: 04/10/2012 Year Founded: 2010


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Liz Girard


Singer / Songwriter 586.354.6441


  • Original material: 01 hrs : 30 min
  • Cover material: 03 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs released: 2
  • CDs sold: 1100
  • Digital songs sold: 360
  • Original Songs: 25
  • Average Draw: 50
  • Largest crowd: 200
  • Have sound: Full PA


Funk, Soul & Detroit Rock 'N' Roll. Powerhouse, soulful vocals, with a funky rhythm section, slick guitar licks, and soaring horns. High energy, non-stop fun! These are only a few of the adjectives that describe Shotgun Soul!

With influences ranging from Motown to Led Zeppelin, Shotgun Soul mixes that old school sound, with a twist. Led by the powerhouse vocalizations of Liz Girard, who is the heart, the band adds the terrific tandem of Jason Mossburger and Jesse Wozniak on guitars, builds with the funky rhythm section of Robby Berent on bass, and gets the blood pounding with Dave Bodanyi on drums, features Mr. Bill Kunz on the hot trombone, and rounding out lineup are the sweet harmonies, and powerful energy of Steven Foster. This grouping gives the band their unique old school sound and a swampy edge. Together they bring their souls to the music and Detroit.
They have become known for their live sound and performances.

Shotgun Soul's infectious energy, passion and true musicianship that they bring to every performance cannot be denied. Shotgun Soul has played all over Southeast Michigan, Ohio, and Chicago. The talent of Shotgun Soul has caught the attention of local media/journalists, radio and fans alike, making them sure to be one to watch.

Deadline Detroit

December 06, 2013
Karolina Powalka

Shotgun Soul first formed in 2010. Since then the band has gone through several personnel changes resulting in its current lineup consisting of 8 members. Lead singer, Liz Girard describes their music as “an old school sound with a modern twist.” On Saturday, the band will be releasing its first full-length album, Aphrodesia, at the Detroit Pub in Clinton Township.

Deadline Detroit

August 23, 2013
Karolina Powalka

An 8-piece band including a horn section, hip-hop artist and vocals by Liz Girard, Shotgun Soul is bringing funky soul music back to Detroit

The Metro Times

May 01, 2013
The Metro Times Staff

This band’s kinda all over the radio dial: There’s “soul,” yes, but also some pop-rock flair, and even a bit of reggae. Wavy grooves, head-banging beats and whipping hooks, garnished with just a hint of feedback and heavy pours of attitude.

The Metro TImes

April 14, 2013
Emmanuel Smith

With all this talk about gun laws and gun regulations, many conservative thinkers see the future of the second amendment in question. But for the eclectic metro Detroit band Shotgun Soul, halting their trigger is not an option. The five-piece group blends rock, punk, ska, Motown and a bit of hip hop to create some head-knocking, dance-worthy, good-time music. Led by their fiery singer Lizzy Boomsticks, Shotgun Soul has played at more than 25 different venues throughout Michigan and will rock their smoked-out fans at the Tap Detroit 420 Experience show at PJ’s Lager House this Saturday. So if you plan to get down on Saturday, leave your politics at home and look forward to a night with the big guns.

Motor City Blog

February 05, 2013
Michael Welchans

Nothing could be stolen away from the final act of the night, Shotgun Soul, a band that finished the evening with a hard, bellowing kind of rock and soul. Tiny Liz Gerard leads the group with her powerful crooning, joined by Jason Mossburger on guitar, Robby Berent on horns, Dave Bodayni on bass, and Jesse Wozniak on drums. There is a clear influence brewing the best of classic rock, 90's rock and classic Motown, and they put on a powerful show. Liz had the crowd up-front early-on and they kept it that way.

The Ferndale Patch

January 03, 2013
Emmanuel Smith

Full Article- Click Link

The Detroit Free Press

April 05, 2012
Rachel May

High-energy Detroit-soul rockers Shotgun Soul were winners of the festival's Facebook contest. "When we signed up for the contest, we didn't even expect to make it to the finals," says Shotgun Soul vocalist Liz Gerard. "So to win is a dream come true, and we are very grateful to the Monroe Street Fair for this wonderful opportunity."

April 03, 2012
Roger LeLievre

“Although not from Ann Arbor, this year’s acts promise to keep the joint jumping after the morning’s pro-pot speechmaking is over. Shotgun Soul blends rock, funk, soul, Motown, pop, reggae, hip-hop, blues and jazz. According to a post on its Web site, “Shotgun Soul is always looking to mix the old with the new, taking it to the next level.” ”

The Sterling Heights Sentry

September 15, 2010
Maria Allard

Shotgun Soul mixes it up with influences that include Motowns early years, the wailing pipes of Led Zeppelins Robert Plant and the ska/punk vibe of Sublime"

Freelance Music Reviewer - Pete Cady

June 01, 2010
Pete Cady

"Back in the day", before the lion's share of music became mindless cookie-cutter digitized pop, bands created and captured sounds whose heart 'n soul could practically be tasted. Happily, a few examples of "diggin' down deep" tunes still exist today. Witness Shotgun Soul.

Rich, textured vocals, strong arrangements and highly adept musicianship make this self-titled debut a dynamic sampling of a band just on the brink of a breakthough. Not having yet seen them on stage, the four tracks hereon hint at tons of potential in a live setting.

Is it mere coincidence that this quartet hail from in and around Detroit, that quintessential hot-bed of ROCK? Well, who can say?

Bottom line, these four push 'til it gives, Baby. And that's all that really matters, doesn't it?

Pete Cady - Freelance Music Reviewer (Toronto) (June 20, 2010)

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