A Whiskey Boat

Folk/Roots/Originals Band

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Batten down your hatches and prepare to weigh anchor!! Whiskey Boat, a vibrant Cairns rock shanty band, lures you like sirens call with luscious harmonies, ballads of old, heart starter jigs and the smell of rolling see! Ahrr! Me hearties! Guaranteed to have your toes tapping and hips swaying could be anchoring in at your next wedding, party, pub, restaurant, resort, wharf or corporate event!.

With influences from the greats, such as Fleetwood Mac, Deata', Jethro Tull, Omnia, Blind Old dogs, Crooked Still, the Waifs just to name a few including original songs from the bands huge pool of talent.
Pillage a seat and anchor down to the soaring flute, vibrant violin and ghostly wail of guitars. A collaborative background of musicians sewn together to sail our Whiskey Boat to yer shores!

Whiskey Boat are available as an acoustic trio or up to an energetic vibrant get ya party started 6 piece band.

Full band consists of 3 part harmonies, violin, flute, bass, lead guitar and drums.

Bookings: whiskeyboatmusic@hotmail.com


Lauren Butler vocals, acoustic guitar
Adam Roberts bass
Melissa Butler vocals, percussion
Melissa Willard vocals, flute, tin whistle
Jen Fengler drums
Ellen Ronanov fiddle

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Here are some covers you may recognize and we also perform our own original compositions.

She cries your name (Beth Orton)
Whiskey in a jar (Metallica version)
Good fortune (PJ Harvey)
Skyeboat song (Outlander tv series soundtrack)
California dreaming (Mummas and the Pappas)
Bad moon rising (Credence)
Scarborough fair (Simon and Garfunkel)
Dreaming my dreams (The cranberries)
Drunken Sailor (trad)
White flag (Dido)
Friday I’m in love (The Cure)
Find my love (Fairground attraction)
Final countdown (Europe)
Wolf (First aid kit)
So cold in Ireland (the Cranberries)
Weeping song (Nick cave)
Lighthouse (the Waifs)
Heel and toe Polka (dance)
Skip to my Lou (dance)
Coming round the mountain (dance)
John Kanaka (Skinny Lister)
Under a violet moon (Blackmores night)
Rain and snow (the be good tanyas)
House of the rising sun (The animals)
Heard it through the grapevine (Credence)
Cruel sister (Pentangle)
Wayfaring stranger (Emmylou Harris)
My boy builds coffins (Florence and the machine)
I've been workin on the railroad (Traditional tune)
Rye Whiskey (The pirate Charles)
PJ Harvey
Jethro Tull
Sinead O'Connor
Allison Krauss
The waifs
Tori Amos
Fleetwood Mac
Gillian Welch
The Pixies
Grateful Dead
Oh monsters and Men
Eliza Carthy & the Wayward band
Fishermans friend
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