New EP – Keep The Faith out Soon!

Straightshooter release their brand new 4 track EP, Keep The Faith on 26 November 2018. The songs draw from the bands’ Hard Rock, Blues and Southern Americana influences and feature all the infectious grooves and melodic hooks you’ve come to expect from this 5 piece outfit from Harrogate UK..

We’ll keep you updated with any updates. Thanks for your Support!

Charity Concert in aid of Muscular Dystrophy

Straightshooter are pleased to announce that we will be doing a charity concert in aid of Muscular Dystrophy at Kirkby Malzeard Mechanics Institute on 1st October 2016. Muscular Dystrophy is a devastating disease which often strikes at a very young age and can rob many children of the kind of mobility we all take for granted, It affects over 70,000 people in the UK and although there have been a number of breakthroughs in research, there is as yet no cure.

The band will be playing their full 2 hour set packed with classic southern rock and blues favourites together with a number of original songs. There will be a fully stocked bar and food available on the night. Tickets are £10 and can be obtained in person from Kirkby Stores, Main Street, Kirkby Malzeard  or call 01765 658312. Also available on the door subject to availability.

This is a charity close to our hearts as we have friends and neighbours who are affected by MD so please come along and make this the success it deserves to be.

A Busy Start to the new year.

What a roller-coaster start to the new year, we are on enforced leave for the for the next few weeks as Jack our Guitarist has been having heart surgery, happily everything has gone OK and we hope to be back in rehearsals mid February, with our first gig at the Yew Tree Halifax.

We haven’t been chilling during that time Jon Berry has been been collaborating with a good friend of his John O’Brien on writing some songs with a distinctly off-the-wall flavour. Check them out https://thecut.fm/berry-obrien.

Our rhythm section has been moonlighting and have been in the studio  with Keira’s other band, Syteria recording their first EP with Jackie Chambers from Girlschool on guitar and Julia Calvo on vocals, Mike laying down the drum tracks.

Mike and Keira in studio

Check them out at http://www.syteria.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/syteriagirls

 

Last but not least, we are all saddened by the loss of Lemmy and David Bowie earlier this month our thought are with their families they will be greatly missed.

 

Changes and other stuff

We haven’t updated for a while but there have been some changes over the past few weeks, we had a storming gig at the Leeds Custom and Classic Bike show.

Unfortunately Danny has left us due to personal commitments, and we wish him well for the future. We have decided to continue as a four piece with Jon picking up on guitar. We are locked in rehearsals and will be having our first outing as a four piece at the Marsh Blues Club Huddersfield in December.

Back from Hols

We came back from a break to do a quick gig at the Brooky, South Elmsall, the traffic on the A1M, and surrounding routes was awful so we were stuck in traffic for an nearly hour that meant we started 10 mins late. Sod’s law says if it can go wrong it will, hit by iPad and mixer wanting to upgrade before we could use it (Thanks Apple), disintegrating bass drum pedal and low flying cymbals lead to an interesting first set. However great audience who we thank for putting up with a few hitches. Second set was storming.

Time to write some more new numbers so off to rehearsals.