BAMP Project proudly presents..... Shiny Toy Guns!
Shiny Toy Guns is a Grammy-nominated American rock band originally from Shawnee, Oklahoma that formed in 2002 in Los Angeles, California. They have released three versions of their first studio album We Are Pilots, which featured three singles that peaked inside the top 30 in the U.S. Modern Rock Charts.
The band was founded in 2001 by bassist and keyboardist Jeremy Dawson and vocalist and guitarist Chad Petree. Both had known each other for years growing up in Shawnee, Oklahoma and worked together on previous music projects such as Cloud2Ground and Slyder. After these projects, they went underground for a brief time but continued making music together until enlisting vocalist Ursula Vari. In 2004, in Los Angeles, California, the band parted with Vari and hired Carah Faye Charnow as their new female lead singer, as well as drummer Mikey Martin.
Shiny Toy Guns gained popularity in California as well as through their MySpace page. In January 2005, they released their first album We Are Pilots through record company Stormwest International. They began touring across America that summer in support of their album. They re-recorded and re-released We Are Pilots through record company SideCho in November 2005, with a revised track list. They continued to tour extensively, and in June 2006 they signed with Universal Records and released a finalized copy of We Are Pilots on October 17, 2006.
Their song 'You Are the One' has its roots in Jeremy Dawson's trance song 'Neo', that was put out under the Slyder moniker. This song was used in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto III and FIFA 07.
On October 29, 2007 Shiny Toy Guns (using the alias 'The Shinys') appeared on the children's television series Yo Gabba Gabba!.
On December 6, 2007, We Are Pilots received a Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Electronic/Dance Album, but lost to The Chemical Brothers.
In August 2008, it was revealed that Carah Faye Charnow was no longer a member of Shiny Toy Guns and she had been replaced by Sisely Treasure, whose vocals are featured on the band's 2008 sophomore album, Season of Poison. She has since formed her own band in Sweden and is working on releasing her own album soon. On October 24, 2008 it was revealed that the name of Charnow's new band is Versant.
Shiny Toy Guns released 'Ricochet!' as the first single from Season of Poison on September 2, 2008. This single features new lead vocalist, Sisely Treasure.[Wikipedia]
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