40 Gun Flagship is Bobbie Hollywood, Buzz Thomson, Andy Shaw, and Jimmy Palmer. The band was formed in the spring of 2008 and has since enjoyed a great deal of success through a combination of strong work ethic and unwavering dedication to their craft. Since it’s inception, 40 Guns have gained a dedicated and enduring following that continues to grow rapidly. During the winter months of 2008 the band entered Echo Base Studio to record their first release; the self-titled “40 Gun Flagship EP”.
Following the release of the EP, 40 Gun Flagship has seen a number of exciting developments. In February of 2009, the band competed in a Calgary radio station contest for $20,000. After taking home the top prize in this contest, the band immediately began planning numerous tour dates throughout the summer. Following their first mini-tour into Central Canada, 40 Guns became a fixture on the University of Calgary radio station CJSW, reaching #14 on the Top 50 Chart for the station in their first week and rising as high as #6 by the end of the same month. The band has also been featured a number of times on Calgary’s Fuel 90.3 FM as well as X92.9 FM.
40 Gun Flagship have played with some of the biggest names in rock and punk including shows with Canadian punk-rockers GOB and American punk heros the Misfits. The band recently completed a number of dates with Canadians Die Mannequin. With no signs of letting up, the band plans to play many more large shows to packed houses. Having found the perfect balance of hard rock and soulful vocals, the bands trajectory continues to point higher.
Be sure to see 40 Gun Flagship perform at the 2010 Canadian Music Week as well as various Canadian venues and festivals.
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