Shot In The Dark, from Riverside, California, is a post-hardcore/metalcore band of teenagers ranging in age from 15 to 20: Jacob Chabot as lead vocalist, Austin Schmidt on lead guitar, Jarod DeShong on drums and Tana “Spike” Snyder on bass. Shot In The Dark played the June 20th and June 25th dates of Vans Warped Tour 2014, and play regularly at many venues and events throughout Southern California, including Wild Wild Fest, Get Busy Living Fest, as well as, shows at the House of Blues, M15, Chain Reaction and others. They’ve opened for several prominent rock and hard-core acts including Escape The Fate, SECRETS, We Came As Romans, Attila, New Years Day, The Word Alive, Dead Rabbitts, Assuming We Survive, and even Alien Ant Farm and The Tubes.

Shot In The Dark originated in the Spring of 2013, being formed as an All Star Band by Robert Gonzalez of West Coast Rock School of Corona, California.


Meet Shot In The Dark…..



“Wat up? I’m Jacob, I’m 15. I’ve been playing for about 8 years. Ever since I was 2, I loved Green Day and Foo Fighters, which is what brought me into music. Now bands that inspire me are Issues, Falling In Reverse and A Day to Remember. People who inspire me are Billie Joe Armstrong, Austin Carlile, and Craig Mabbitt.”
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20-year-old, Austin Schmidt, plays lead guitar and sings back-up vocals for the band Shot In The Dark. He began playing guitar when he was 11 years old and enrolled at West Coast Rock School at the age of 13, where Austin played with several different bands, learned additional instruments, sang lead vocals, and appeared at many venues. When Shot In The Dark was formed in the spring of 2013, he was able to take his musical talent to a different level. Some of Austin’s favorite bands are Issues, Pierce The Veil, We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, Wage War.
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“Spike” Snyder is the 19-year-old bass player for Shot In The Dark. She began playing bass when her dad, Scott Snyder of Great White, bought her an Epiphone bass when she was twelve. She enrolled at West Coast Rock School in early 2013 where she began playing with Shot In The Dark in late Spring. A few of her favorite bands are All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots, Set It Off, and My Chemical Romance. Her favorite bassists are Pete Wentz, Johnny Christ, Mikey Way, Zack Merrick, and Josh Woodard.
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Jarod DeShong is the 15-years-old drummer for Shot in the Dark. He started playing drums at 2-years-old, sitting on his dad’s lap counting the basic beat. He started taking drum lessons at the age of 5. Jarod enrolled at West Coast Rock School in 2009 and has been in numerous bands there. His biggest influences are Shannon Larkin from GodSmack and the Rev from Avenged Sevenfold. His favorite bands are Asking Alexandria, Avenged Sevenfold and Pierce the Veil.
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