The Pistolettes are an all female band stacked with attitude and catchy original songs. Ginger St. James and Mary Simon first came together for a “Wild Women Wednesdays” showcase. The bar owner complained the girls were too loud and cussed too much, but the audience didn’t mind! That’s what you get when you bring together two powerhouse vocalists who tell it like it is. Quickly the band expanded with the talented bass machine, Justine Fischer and Linda Duemo on drums and guitar. With 3 songwriters and a whole band of singers the fire is hot, sparkling with great hooks and party vibes.
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When two Hamilton songwriting divas with power-house vocals decide to pull the trigger on a duo act, naturally they called it "The Pistolettes". The unstoppable pair of Ginger St James and Mary Simon make for a deadly combination. Then along came Justine Fischer, know as the Bass Machine and Linda Duemo the band was complete. Individually, each have filled big boots with impressive number of accolades.
With her sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence, and a repertoire that blends country, rock n’ roll and blues, Ginger St. James packs a lot of entertainment into her 5-foot frame. A born entertainer, St. James began writing songs and telling jokes at 3 years old. Inspired by watching musicals, cabaret and listening to Big Band 8 tracks at Nanny and Grandad’s. Feeling the most “in her own skin” expressing herself musically, St. James began writing tongue-in-cheek songs that were entertaining lyrically as well and visually and musically.
Mary Simon's formula is simple, time-tested. With five albums behind her, the Hamilton singer/songwriter's powerful voice and vision have contributed to years of touring and creative explorations. She describes her sound as “gritty roots rock” which draws fans from North and South of the border. With a certain je ne c’est quois of lyrical sensibility, melodious composition and timeless storytelling, you will want to invite her back, or better yet never have her leave.
Justine Fischer is no stranger to the stage with a history of touring with many artists past and present including Matty Simpson and Fred Eaglesmith. Not only does she rock her unique electric stand up bass she adds killer harmonies and kicks in her accordion for some tunes.
Linda Duemo is a musical chameleon, at times she has appeared as a singer-songwriter and guitar player, a recording engineer and producer, and a drummer. Always changing, but always playing, Linda has worn many hats on a wide variety of musical projects.
Bring together sassy Ginger St James, feisty Mary Simon, sexy Justine Fischer and lustrous Linda Duemo and you can be sure there'll be some hoot'n hollering from this all girl band. Mix in strong harmonies, duelling guitars, stand up bass and rockin' drums and you'll want to fire a round!