The band comprises Peter Woodward (guitar, vocals, foot), Scott Wise ( vocals, mandolin, slide guitar and harmonica), and Sean Diggins (slap-style double bass, vocals) and is known for its high energy presentation of those early country blues tunes.
The band tries to remain faithful to the style of the early blues players but has a unique sound which is popular with people of all ages and backgrounds as evidenced by strong CD sales, frequent airplay on ABC and public radio, and great crowd response at live gigs. The Shooters always talk a lot about the history and personalities of the early blues and can play quiet and intimate acoustic concert sets to select small audiences. On the other hand if you have a crowd who wants to dance and have the room and sound system, the Shooters can make the earth shake! Legendary Australian bluesman Phil Manning at a recent festival described the band as “the most powerful acoustic band I’ve ever heard”.