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 sea! Ahrr! me hearties!

Guaranteed to have your toes tappin\', hips swaying could be anchoring in at your next wedding, party, pub, festival, wharf or corporate event!

Pillage a seat and anchor down to the soaring flute, vibrant violin and catchy rhythms and original songs of stories of love and loss, war and strife, redemption and sorrow.
A collaborative background of musicians sewn together to sail our Whiskey Boat to yer shores!

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 violin

Upcoming events for this artist 'A Whiskey Boat'
Sat, 21st Aug 2021
Whiskey Boat @Yungaburra Pub
A Whiskey Boat (Folk / Roots / Originals Band)
7:00PM Yungaburra Hotel
Sat, 4th Sep 2021
Festival Cairns Whiskey boat at the Courthouse
A Whiskey Boat (Folk / Roots / Originals Band)
7:15PM The Courthouse
Sat, 18th Sep 2021
Cadaghi Gatherings house concert
A Whiskey Boat (Folk / Roots / Originals Band)
Sat, 9th Oct 2021
Babinda Harvest Festival Under the Sea
A Whiskey Boat (Folk / Roots / Originals Band)
7:00PM Babinda Harvest Festival
Sat, 13th Nov 2021
Private party
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Set list
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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