Cold Shot

  • Genres
  • Cover Band
  • Tribute Band
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2020 Nominee★ Cover Band/Tribute Band ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Cover Band/Tribute Band ★
  • Musicians
    • René Martucci — backing tracks, guitar, vocals
    • Richard Urbino — backing tracks, bass, vocals
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?


Richard and Rene: Of course we love too many songs to have only one all-time favorite, but here are a couple we like a lot!

Richard: "Getting Better" by The Beatles.

René:"Ticket to Ride" by The Beatles.

How do you describe your music to people?


Upbeat and fun dance music.

Tell us about how the band formed.


Cold Shot started as a duo, evolved into a dance band and now is a duo that sounds like a full band.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.


Playing New Year's Eve at the Sacramento Hilton in 2005. It was packed! There were two bands, a DJ and I think a fortune teller. At the time, we played every year for the Professional's Guild either in the Bay Area or in Sac. Those parties were always a blast!

What was the first song you learned to play?


Richard: "Twist & Shout" by The Beatles.

René: "Hey Little Girl" by Syndicate of Sound was one of the early ones.

What's the story behind the band name?


Cold Shot was a popular phrase we liked.

Who are your biggest influences?


Pop dance music like The Jackson 5, The B-52s, The Beatles, Bruno Mars and on and on!

Who first inspired you to play music?


Richard and René both answer "The Beatles."

Words to live by?


Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think.

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