Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

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Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer - Blues Folk Rock Soul Live Act in Vancouver

Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer Short Info

In reality, Shawn ‘The Harpoonist’ Hall and Matthew ‘The Axe Murderer’ Rogers evoke much
more than just grisly nautical imagery. Armed with an arsenal of harmonicas, a mess of foot
percussion, and a road-worn Telecaster, the duo kick out raw and primal blues in the tradition of a “decades-deep blues style” (Scott Brown, What’s up Yukon), while infusing the genre with a jolt of renewed energy. The two met and bonded over music while recording a radio jingle. Their memorable name is inspired by a lyric from Kris Kristofferson’s ‘Bobby McGee’ that references the blues harp, (‘I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana’) and ‘axe’, a common term for the guitar.

In reality, Shawn ‘The Harpoonist’ Hall and Matthew ‘The Axe Murderer’ Rogers evoke much
more than just grisly nautical imagery. Armed with an arsenal of harmonicas, a mess of foot
percussion, and a road-worn Telecaster, the duo kick out raw and primal blues in the tradition of a “decades-deep blues style” (Scott Brown, What’s up Yukon), while infusing the genre with a jolt of renewed energy. The two met and bonded over music while recording a radio jingle. Their memorable name is inspired by a lyric from Kris Kristofferson’s ‘Bobby McGee’ that references the blues harp, (‘I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana’) and ‘axe’, a comm...

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Past Gigs Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

  • 11 | 2014 Vancouver, BC, Canada Commodore Ballroom
  • 10 | 2014 Nelson, BC, Canada
  • 10 | 2014 Lethbridge, BC, Canada
  • 06 | 2014 Winnipeg, MB, Canada Winnipeg Folk Fest
  • 06 | 2014 Calgary, AB, Canada Calgary Folk Fest
  • 06 | 2014 Ottawa, Ont, Canada Ottawa Blues Fest
  • 05 | 2014 Montreal, QC, Canada Montreal Jazz Fest
  • 02 | 2014 Austin, Texas, USA SXSW

Discography Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

  • 2014 A Real Fine Mess Album | Tonic Records
  • 2012 Checkered Past Album | Independent
  • 2008 The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer Album | Independent
  • 2007 The Blues Can Kill Album | Independent

Media

  • Video The Harpoonist & the Axe Mu...
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Origin

  • Vancouver CA

Founded

  • 2006

Members

  • Shawn "The Harpoonist" Hall Lead/guitarist
  • Matt "The Axe Murderer" Rogers Vocalist/guitarist