Shotgun Dolls
Ty Gogal
Drums / Vocals
Mike Badmington
Bass / Vocals
Turner Midzain
Vocals / Guitar


Formed in 2009 by Turner Midzain, Mike Badmington and Jeff Oman, Shotgun Dolls was born with a love for Rock N’ Roll. They started out playing all their favourite covers and writing their own material in the early days. They began to play their music all over the city trying to define themselves and find their true sound. With a wide range of influences from Led Zeppelin to Queens of the Stone Age to Alexisonfire and Thin Lizzy, this band sought out to accomplish playing music they loved, and showing people a new breed of Rock music. Their music holds no limits and no boundaries.

In late 2010, Shotgun Dolls released their first EP. This EP gained much success for the band and had 2 of the songs gain radio play on local radio stations, X92.9 Project Punk and CJSW. With a growing local fan base, Shotgun Dolls traveled to surrounding cities to promote their new release and gain provincial fan base.

Shotgun Dolls began writing their follow up album in 2011 (Where the Wind Blows) for a release in summer. It was recorded February through April 2011 and released in June during the Sled Island Festival in Calgary Alberta. The release show was held at Lord Nelson’s and was sold out. Shotgun Dolls then took their first full length record to a whole new audience. They embarked on a six week cross Canada tour in July 2011, playing from Vancouver to Montreal. The tour gained a national name for Shotgun Dolls as their catchy songs, lightshow and stage energy left the crowds always wanting more.

While in Toronto in July 2011 Shotgun Dolls played at local hot spot, Cherry Cola’s. This bar being known for famous after parties held by such musicians as Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes. The performance was a huge success and had a personal invitation to play a second showcase before heading back out west.

Touring saw much success for Shotgun Dolls and the gained new fans across the country. After returning home from tour, a new single from their album was released, Dead Don’t Dance, and began a regular rotation on x92.9’s Project Punk.

There was a lot of hype for what was next to come of Shotgun Dolls. In February 2012 they began work on their sophomore album. They are currently working with producer/engineer, Brad Taylor. Brad is most known for his work in and with Holler, Joshua’s Habit and Zoey’s Closet. With a new album in the works, Shotgun Dolls' first single will be released to the mainstream market in April 2012. The first single, From The Roots, is a huge step for Shotgun Dolls getting their music to an even bigger market.