Trigger Happy

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Rock, Modern rock, Alternative, Rocksteady Grunge More...


Seattle WA United States

Sounds Like

Foo Fighters


Trigger Happy Records

Digital Location


Member since: 06/15/2014 Year Founded: 2013


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Jeff Brandli




  • Original material: 01 hrs : 15 min
  • Cover material: 00 hrs : 45 min
  • CDs released: 300
  • CDs sold: 100
  • Digital songs sold: 0
  • Original Songs: 15
  • Average Draw: 75
  • Largest crowd: 100
  • Have sound: Partial PA
  • Licensed songs: 11


Trigger Happy kicks out original rock music the way it's supposed to sound. Our singer doesn't scream lyrics like the Cookie Monster and our drummer doesn't do thrash rolls on double kick drums... not that there's anything wrong with that. We give you straight-ahead, heavy rock and roll that will uplift and energize you. In fact, you'll be singing along or playing air guitar within two songs. What do we sound like? If heavy rock bands from the '70s and the '90s had a baby, they would name it Trigger Happy. Think we're kidding?

Trigger Happy is Craig Cessna on guitar and lead vocals, Jeff Brandli on drums and backing vocals, and Ron Haworth on bass and backing vocals. Here is a little about each member.

Craig Cessna - Guitar and Lead Vocals

From the day Craig first heard Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin IV, he knew that his life would be about ROCK N' ROLL. Bands such as Van Halen, AC/DC and Aerosmith influenced Craig's hard rock playing style. He's been in several original bands in Seattle and LA, including Daily Jones where he first worked with bassist Ron Haworth. Over the years, Craig has collaborated with a number of talented musicians to create the songs featured on Trigger Happy's self-titled debut and this is his first time serving as the lead vocalist. If you listen to the lyrics of 'Lectric Dream, you'll know that Craig's dream is to be on the stage and under the lights playing music for our audience.

Jeff Brandli - Drums and Backing Vocals

Jeff realized early in his music career that girls like drummers, not trombone players. So he ditched the horn and scraped up enough cash to buy a used kit and pay for lessons. Jeff studied drummers like John Bonham, Alex Van Halen and Neil Peart in order to replicate their straight-ahead, hard-hitting playing styles. Ask anyone that has played music with Jeff and they'll all tell you, "Damn that guy is loud!" Jeff played in a Seattle area cover band for years, but always wanted to partner up with a singer/songwriter to work on an original project. A mutual friend introduced Jeff to Craig Cessna and the two hit it off immediately. Jeff's favorite Trigger Happy song is Open Road. Why? Because he thinks it's a great song for bikers and strippers.

Ron Haworth - Bass and Backing Vocals

Ron is the product of a very musical family and he started learning piano when he was four years old. His piano teacher suspected that Ron was playing his lessons by ear instead of reading sheet music, so during one recital she asked him to sight read some new music... and Ron was busted. Shortly after that, Ron turned to playing bass guitar and was heavily influenced by bands like Iron Maiden, Rush and The Who. Since high school, Ron bounced from band to band looking for the right fit. At one time he played in a side project with Peter Klett of Candlebox, but quit the band when it seemed like they were going nowhere... only to find out later that the band was signed. in the early 2000's, Ron met Craig Cessna when they both played in Daily Jones but they lost touch after the band split up. Years later, Craig found Ron on Facebook and convinced him to join a new project that needed a kick ass bass player who could sing back up harmonies... and didn't need to read sheet music.

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