Whiskey Boat

Folk/Australiana/Country Band

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Batten down your hatches and prepare to weigh anchor!

Whiskey Boat, a Far North Queensland rock shanty band, lures you like a sirens call. The lasses from Whiskey Boat, and their token manservant bassist, ensures a toe tapping experience with spilling harmonies, ballads of old, and heart starter jigs.

Whiskey Boat, with their nautical theme, have created driving rhythms,catchy hooks and with their blend of acoustic instruments such as soaring flute and tin whistle, vibrant violin that weave amongst three-part harmonies creates a dynamic sound that is both familiar and fresh.
Telling tales of love and loss, that often explore themes of adventure, sisters Lauren and Melissa Butler write piratey jigs and ballads to interweave with folk indie rock classics.

Ever thought of hosting a Bush Dance?...A fantastic night of live music with fun and audience participation with a mix of Australiana covers and originals throughout the show.

Our Bush dance events are a lively interactive and fun experience filled with traditional Australian country folk music including jigs, reels and waltzes. The band will play specific tunes for different dances like The progressive barn dance, Heel and Toe Polka, Cotton Eye Joe Circle dance, Nutbush, Queensland Back step, Gypsy Tap and the Pride of Erin. They're a great way to immerse yourself in the country's culture and enjoy a memorable community event.

Stay tuned as there'll be an album out soon!

Lauren Butler vocals, acoustic guitar
Melissa Butler vocals, percussion
Melissa Willard vocals, flute, tin whistle
Ellen Romanov violin
Adam Roberts bass
Karley Jones drums

Upcoming events for this artist 'Whiskey Boat'
Sat, 13th Jul 2024
Whiskey Boat play Yungaburra Hotel
Whiskey Boat (Folk / Australiana / Country Band)
7:30PM Yungaburra Hotel
Sun, 18th Aug 2024
Whiskey Boat play Medieval Fantasy Festival Townsville
Whiskey Boat (Folk / Australiana / Country Band)
10:00AM Cluden Park
Sat, 31st Aug 2024
Whiskey Boat trio play Trinity Beach sports Club
Whiskey Boat (Folk / Australiana / Country Band)
6:00PM Trinity Beach Sports Club
Sat, 28th Sep 2024
Whiskey Boat Trio play Trinity Beach Sports Club
Whiskey Boat (Folk / Australiana / Country Band)
6:00PM Trinity Beach Sports Club
Fri, 15th Nov 2024
Whiskey Boat Trio play Trinity Beach Sports Club
Whiskey Boat (Folk / Australiana / Country Band)
6:00PM Trinity Beach Sports Club
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Here are some covers you may recognize and we also perform our own original compositions.

Fire down Below (Whiskey Boat)
Ship hit the reef (Whiskey Boat)
Down by the sea (Whiskey Boat)
Morning Noon and night (Whiskey Boat)
Ship of Broken hearts (Whiskey Boat)
Whiskey in a jar (dubliners)
Good fortune (PJ Harvey)
Skyeboat song (Outlander Netflix 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)
Final countdown (Europe)
Wolf (First Aid Kit)
So cold in Ireland (The Cranberries)
Lighthouse (The Waifs)
Coming round the mountain (trad)
John Kanaka (Skinny Lister)
Under a violet moon (Blackmores Night)
The Wellerman (Nathan Evans)
Johnny Jump up (Christy Moore)
Cruel sister (Pentangle)
Wayfaring stranger (Emmylou Harris)
House of the rising sun (the Animals)
I've been working on the railroad (Trad )
Rye Whiskey (The Pirate Charles)
Dumb things ( Paul Kelly)
Click go the Shears (Slim Dusty)
Home among the gum trees (John Williamson)
South Australia (Fishermans Friend)
Ballad of Cobb and Co (Lionel Long)
Irish washer woman (instrumental)
Bound for Botany Bay
My Bonnie
Belle of Belfast (The Irish Rovers)
Nutbush (Tina Turner)
Gig Highlights
Tablelands Folk festival
Herberton Historical Village Pioneer Weekend
Cairns Festival
Black Mountain Unplugged
Babinda Harvest Festival
Cairns regional Council Carols online Stream
Dallas Steel Support
Lions Den New Years Eve
Crystalbrook Flynn- Tourism Ireland
Colonial Club Jolly Roger Party
Yorkeys Knob boat Club
O'Donnell's Irish bar and Grill St Patrick's Day
Cooktown Discovery Weekend Bush dance
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