Shotgun Saints


Shotgun Saints is an old school, edgy, no holds barred rock/hardrock/metal band with a lot of take no prisoners attitude! The bands repertoire aims straight at the classic rock territory of Aerosmith, Blackfoot, Bad Company, Kiss, Nazareth, Poison, The Rolling Stones, Tesla, ZZ Top and many more with deadeye accuracy.

Onstage Shotgun Saints powerful and energetic shows keep the audience rocking and having a great time all night long! In addition to their already high energy music sets they bring professional sound and lighting to compliment the bands shows.

The members of Shotgun Saints have all played in various cover and original bands up and down the east coast club circuit for more than 25 years. They have shared stages with Autograph, Blackfoot, Blue Oyster Cult, Firehouse, Honeymoon Suite, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mother's Finest, Pat Travers Band, The Outlaws, Nantucket and Nazareth as well as many other regional/national recording artists.

Shotgun Saints will give your patrons the good time, partying, blast of music that will keep them coming back every time!

Screen name:
Member since:
Jan 15 2011
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
51 years


Aerosmith, AC/DC, Alice in Chains, Alter Bridge, Avenged Sevenfold, Babys, Bad Company, The Beatles, Pat Benatar, Black Sabbath, Blackfoot, Blue Öyster Cult, David Bowie, Buckcherry, Black Crowes, Cheap Trick, Cinderella, Collective Soul, Alice Cooper, Cream, The Cult, Deep Purple, Dio, Disturbed, Dokken, Evanescence, Extreme, The Firm, Firehouse, Foghat, Foo Fighters, Lita Ford, Foreigner, Free, Godsmack, Grand Funk Railroad, Guns N' Roses, Halestorm, Heart, Jimi Hendrix, Humble Pie, Iron Maiden, Jackyl, James Gang, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Journey, Judas Priest, King's X, KISS, Lenny Kravitz, Lacuna Coil, Lamb of God, Led Zeppelin, Loverboy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Megadeth, Metallica, The Melvins, Michael Schenker Group, Eddie Money, Montrose, Mötley Crüe, Motörhead, Mountain, Nazareth, New York Dolls, Nickelback, Nirvana, Nightwish, Ted Nugent, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Palmer, Poison, The Pretty Reckless, Queensrÿche, Quiet Riot, Rainbow, The Ramones, Ratt, REO Speedwagon, Rival Sons, The Rolling Stones, The Runaways, Rush, Scorpions, Skid Row, Slayer, The Smithereens, Soundgarden, Steppenwolf, Stone Temple Pilots, Thin Lizzy, Toto, Triumph, UFO, Uriah Heep, Van Halen, Vanilla Fudge, Velvet Revolver, W.A.S.P., Warrant, Whitesnake, The Wildhearts, Wolfmother, Y&T, The Yardbirds, Rob Zombie and ZZ Top

Members Of Band

DZ - guitar/vocals
Wade - drums/percussion/vocals
Sandra D - lead vocals/percussion
Jeff - bass/keyboards/vocals
Rusty - lead vocals/acoustic guitar


Way too much to list here! Besides having a large PA system we have a professional lighting system consisting of 24 par 64's, 10 pin spots with trusses and trees as well as a DMX console to control them. Our back line is second to none! See the list is below.

DZ's gear:
1 - Vintage 1982 Marshall JCM800 2204 50 watt head
1 - 1990 Marshall JCM900 4500 50 watt head
1 - 2013 Marshall JVM210H 100 watt head
1 - Vintage 1983 Marshall JCM800 4104 50 watt combo
1 - Oldfield Amps JC50 50 watt head
2 - Marshall 1960A loaded with Celestion G12-75T speakers
1 - Marshall 1960A loaded with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers
1 - Marshall 1960B loaded with Celestion G12-75T speakers
1 - Oldfield Amps '59 Roadhouse Tweed 50 watt 2 x 12" combo
1 - Green Eagle Amps Tweed Pro 50 watt 1 x 12" combo
1 - Pedaltrain PT-2 pedalboard with roadcase loaded with TC Electronics Nova System and Morley Bad Horsie II Wah
1 - Pedaltrain Pro pedalboard with roadcase loaded with GEC9 Commander effects switching system, Blackstar HT Metal pedal, Boss BF-3 Flanger, Boss CH-1 Super Chorus, Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, Boss DD-7 Digital Delay, Digitech RV7 Reverb, Digitech Harmony Man II, Morley Bad Horsie II Wah, Rocktron Banshee 2 Talkbox, (2) Xotic Effects RC Boosts and everything is powered by (2) Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2's.
All of DZ's amps are in ATA certified roadcases.

Jeff gear
Fender and Rickenbacker basses

Christopher's drums
Toms: 8x7, 10x8, 12x9, 14x11, 16x16, 18x18
Kick: 22x18
Free Floating Snare 14x5.5
Zildjian Cymbals
21 A Sweet Ride
21 A Armand Ride
19 A Medium Crash
18 A Armand Crash
16 A Armand Crash
14.25 K Custom Hybrid Hats
10 A Custom Splash
10 A Splash
8 A Splash
Wuhan Wind Gong

Sandra D:
Shure mic's

DZ uses Carvin, Charvel, DC AXES, ESP, Fender, Gibson, Jackson and several custom built guitars.



Past Events

Last time we played Moochie's the crowd was awesome and we're looking forward to another great time!

Another great night of classic rock fave's Shotgun Saints at Luke's Sports Bar & Grill in "Rock Vegas"!

Last show for Shotgun Saints in 2016 at Smokey Joe's so come on out and see us!

It's always HUGE at the Stooge and Shotgun Saints will no doubt bring a rockin' party!

Big Al's Mooresville is always a rockin' venue and we're looking forward to bringing back a Shotgun Saints rock 'n roll party!

Shotgun Saints come back for another rock 'n roll attack at Miciah's!

Weather is getting cooler but the rock 'n roll gets hotter! Shotgun Saints invade Luke's in "Rock Vegas"!

This will be our first show at Conversation Peace in Concord, NC with Acoustic Saints. Come out and enjoy all your favorite Americana, Blues, Country and Classic rock hits performed acoustically by DZ, Rusty and Sandra!

Been a while since we played Big Al's Charlotte but we're looking forward to rockin' the new place!

We're coming back for another rockin' night with a special guest!

Last time we played there the placed was packed and the crowd was awesome! We're looking forward to another rockin' party at the lake!

Always a great place to see "live" local music!

McKoy's Smokehouse & Saloon has one of the longest and best attended bike nights in the Charlotte area and we love playing there!

We're back!!! The ROCKIN' REVIVAL rolls back into Stooge's so get ready!

We always enjoy rocking the Luke's crowd in "Rock Vegas"!

It's going to be one helluva rockin' night with these two local favorites!

It's been a while since we've played at Bonfire and we're excited!

This is our debut show at Miciah's and we're ready to throw a huge rock 'n roll party!

Luke's Sports Bar & Grill is one of the best venues in the area for "live" music!

This is a great little "live" music venue... see you all there!

It's always a ROCKIN' time at Stooge's!

We're back again for another great night at Luke's in Rock Hill, SC!

This will be a benefit concert for Anna Bostian Patterson and her family. Please come out and show how we, as a community, will take care of someone in need.

Always a great place to play and the food is awesome!

Rockhouse is one of our favorite places to play!

Moochie's is a great "live" music venue and restaurant... come out and party with us!

It's always HUGE at The Stooge!

Luke's Sports Bar & Grill is one our favorite venues to ROCK out!

Rival's is a fantastic place for "live" entertainment and great food!

It's always a party when Shotgun Saints plays Pineville Tavern!

We're back just in time for a December holiday rock party!

This is an annual concert for the Rockin' Kids First Benefit and we're honored to be on the bill with so many great local bands and musicians! Come on out and support Rockin' Kids First!

We're coming back to Smokey Joe's right before Thanksgiving! A great place and great atmosphere!

Luke's is one of the best "LIVE" music venues in Rock Hill, SC and we are making a special Thursday night appearance! Come on out and start off the weekend with us!

This is a Halloween costume party night! We're looking forward to seeing all the craziness that it can bring and playing some good 'ol classic rock!

Last time we were up in Hickory it was a big 'ol throw-down of a party! We expect much of the same this time too!

This is our first time back since 2013. It's been while but we're looking forward to bringin' a ROCKIN' REVIVAL back to Stooge's!

Fall and cooler temperatures are here but the music is going to be red hot... Shotgun Saints at Iron Thunder Concord, NC!

We're back! Come see what everybody is talking about!

Always a great place to play and we're looking forward to being the ROCKIN' REVIVAL back!

This will be a hot ROCKIN' night at Lando Beach!

We're back for another great bike night at Pineville Tavern!

Acoustic rock and hard rock favorites performed by Shotgun Saints!

This is a charity fundraiser for a local soldier who has cancer.

Another acoustic Sunday afternoon all acoustic show!

This will be our first time in Columbia! Come out and witness the ROCKIN' REVIVAL TOUR 2015!

This place ROCKS! If you haven't been Smokey Joe's you need to come out and see us!

Shotgun Saints acoustic back in Iron Thunder Mooresville, NC!

This is the biggest and most well known Bike Night in the area! Always a huge crowd and a lot of fun... Last year we rocked this place down and they've asked us to come back and do it again!

We're coming back to Pineville Tavern and this it's Bike Night and if you thought it was a big party last time... hold on to your asses!

This will be an acoustic show on a Sunday afternoon!

Last time we had a ROCKIN' great time in Mooresville, NC at Big Al's... don't miss it this time!

We're back and ready to ROCK Iron Thunder!

Been a while since we've been to Lando Beach but we're ready to ROCK you Richburg!

This will be an acoustic show and we'll be playing all your classic and hard rock favorites!

Youngun's in Kings Mountain, NC is one our favorite places and the crowds is great too!

We're coming back for another all out party at Sandra G's in Gaffney, SC!

We're excited to be coming back to the Iron Thunder Saloon in Concord, NC! Great venue with a party time atmosphere!

This is our first show at Pineville Tavern and we're going to ROCK this place!

We're going back to Sandra G's in Gaffney, SC! Always a great time!

This will be another first time show and we're really looking forward to rockin' the Lazy Dog Smokehouse!

This will be our first time in Big Al's Mooresville, NC and we're all looking forward to bringing a ROCKIN' REVIVAL to them!

We're coming back to one of Charlotte's best venues for live music... Smokey Joe's!

We're back!!! Come out and witness the ROCKIN' REVIVAL!!!

Fall is in the air and Shotgun Saints are bringin' the ROCKIN' REVIVAL to Silver Dollar 2.0!

We're back and better than ever so come out for the ROCKIN' REVIVAL kick your ass show!!!

This will be our debut show at Smokey Joe's... so come on out and have a great time with us!

Our debut at Youngun's in Kings Mountain, NC!!! Get ready for the ROCKIN' REVIVAL!!!

We're back! Shotgun Saints will be partying it down at Russell's Pub N Grill!

This our debut at Sandra G's Saloon in Gaffney, SC!!! You know we're bringin' the ROCKIN' REVIVAL!!!

Coming back for the attack!!! Get ready Rock Hill for the ROCKIN' REVIVAL!!!

We're playing Mac's Speed Shop Bike Night!!! Witness the ROCKIN' REVIVAL live!!!

McKoy's Smokehouse is the best bike night in the area and we're bringin' the ROCKIN' REVIVAL!

Oh yeah! It's always a party when Shotgun Saints plays at the Eazy Parrot!

We'll be headlining at the Relay For Life of Ballantyne event. This is an all ages and family friendly event.

This will be our first time into Russell's Pub N Grill so we want all our fans to show up and bring the ROCKIN' REVIVAL good times!

Shotgun Saints will be bringin' the ROCKIN' REVIVAL into Big Al's Pub at 9242 Albemarle Rd., Charlotte, NC and we want to see all our fans out in full force!

We've been tearin' it up at the Eazy Parrot and we're back on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Last time at the Endzone was a party like no other... this time we bring it back bigger, badder and louder than ever!!!

This will be our second show at the Eazy Parrot in Monroe, NC. The last show was a big party and we expect to have another when we return! Also this time we'll be bringing a professional videographer so the entire show will be recorded in high definition.