Shots in the Dark were formed in Rome in 1999, offering original songs into foundational sounds: Ska, Rock Steady, Early Reggae, Soul and R&B.They shared stage with the likes of The Skatalites, Laurel Aitken, Derrick Morgan, Johnny Clarke, The Selecter, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, The Trojans, Banda Bassotti, Bad Manners, The Aggrolites, etc. and accompanied live as backing band of artists such as Roy ‘Mr. Symarip’ Ellis, Gaz Mayall or Dr. Ring-Ding.
Shots In The Dark new album officially contains 9 original songs, but you can download the full album plus two bonus tracks including the reinterpretation of a tune taken from an Italian 70s erotic movie soundtrack.
The disc is the result of a long and intense work in the recording studio and, although faithful to the tradition of Foundation Ska, it brings out a new aspect of the band: the search for the origins of black music, where solo styles meet and embrace each other. apparently far away, where Ska, Blues, Soul and R&B are ‘shaken, not stirred’ with the grace with which a tropical drink is prepared and with the experience of those who have always loved this music.