TThe Ballina Whalers are Pete Truin, Jamie Doe and Sam Brookes – three musical barnacles clinging to the creaking hull of a musical tradition stretching back over hundreds of years. All accomplished solo performers and songwriters in their own right, they came together to explore nautical ballads, shanties and contemporary seafaring songs that tell tales of whaling ships, lost loves, roaring storms and hardship out at sea.
Originally formed in 2012, The Ballina Whalers fast became one of the most sought after vocal trios working in London, establishing an international reputation for their heart rending three part harmonies and their lusty approach to singing shanties. After the release of their third EP in 2015, The Ballina Whalers took a break from performing to spend time on other projects, with Sam and Jamie focusing on their busy solo careers and Pete’s shanty choir going from strength to strength. The Whalers made a recent comeback appearance at the Sailortown Shanty Festival at Wilton’s Music Hall, and will be recording and performing at home and abroad in 2017.
Tickets avaiable from the The Prince Albert, Trading Post Records and www.ticketweb.co.uk www.theballinawhalers.co.uk