Whiskey Boat

Folk/Roots/Country Band

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Batten down your hatches and prepare to weigh anchor!

Whiskey Boat, a FNQ 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 catchy rhythms, soaring flute and tin whistle, vibrant violin, that weave amongst three-part harmonies.
Telling tales of love and loss, war, strife, redemption and sorrow, sisters Lauren and Melissa Butler write piratey jigs and ballads to interweave with folk indie rock classics.

You can find Whiskey Boats original releases including Ship of Broken Hearts, Down by the Sea, Fire down below, Ship hit the reef and Morning Noon and Night downloadable on all the major online platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Soundcloud etc.

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, 11th Feb 2023
Whiskey Boat trio play O'Donnell's Irish Bar
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6:00PM O'Donnell's Irish Bar and Grill Palm Cove
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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)
The Wellerman (Nathan Evans)
Johnny Jump up (Christy Moore)
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)
Dumb things ( Paul Kelly)
Last day of our acquaintance (Sinead O'Conner)
Patience (Guns and Roses)
Slide away (Miley Cyrus)
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
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
Colonial Club Jolly Roger Party
O'Donnell's Irish bar and Grill St Patrick's Day
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