Shootin' Goon released their debut album Splottside Rocksteady in 2000, with the title inspired by the Splott area of the band's hometown of Cardiff. The band later signed to lead singer Matt's own record label Good Clean Fun Records, and released the Left for Dead EP in 2003. The EP was reviewed by skateboarder Bam Margera for rock magazine Kerrang!, in which he declared "I thought I was at the f***ing circus!" prompting the band to sell T-shirts with the quote printed on them.
The band broke up in 2004 following a self-organised tour. Following the band's demise Matt became manager of fellow Cardiff band Adequate Seven. The band reformed for a one off show in support of Adequate Seven on their last ever gig in Cardiff on December 10, 2006.
Original Lineup (1998):
St. John of Caerphilly - vocals (left just weeks after the completion of Splottside Rocksteady in 1999 and in 2000 the vocals were re-recorded by new singer James)
Paul Hewett - guitar
Jimi Hewett - bass
James 'Ferret' Watkins - trumpet
Dan - horns
Sam Kendall - drums
Later band members:
Dan S (aka Yeti from the north) - Sax (joined in 1999?, left a few years later)
James Alexander - vocals (joined early 2000)
Matt "Cheap" Redd - vocals (joined 2002, previously of The Cheapskates)
Tom Harle - trombone (joined 1999, also appears on The......