shantykris
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Background Singer, Banjo, Mandolin, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.

ABOUT

I enjoy playing acoustic folk style music with some alternatives thrown in the mix. I also enjoy harmony/A-cappella singing, specifically sea shanties and seafaring music (Even before it was cool in 2021!).

I started a shanty band in early 2018 called “Bilgewater" and we played a few fun shows a year including Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt. When Covid hit, the band was put on hold, however, I'm working to pull it back together for Buccaneer Days in 2022.

I’m actively seeking vocalists for Bilgewater. Looking for folks who know some shanties, want to have some fun, can commit to one practice a week and have some experience. Search Bilgewater shanty band on Facebook to say hello

During Covid a new project/band emerged called "Born to Sea" that is largely a duo with Guitar/Uke/Bodhran and Fiddle/Accordion. Occasionally another Guitar/Mando player joins us. We tend to play a broad range of fun stuff such as Lukey’s Boat - GBS, Elephant Gun - Beirut, If I had a Boat - Dave Mathews version and Black & Blue - Gregory Alan Isakov. We’re looking at doing some Mandolin Orange and we’ve got a few songs written too!

Happy to play music with like-minded folk either for fun or towards a bigger project!

Screen name:
shantykris
Member since:
Sep 17 2019
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Great Big Sea, Stan Rogers, David Coffin, Rakish Rogues, The Dreadnoughts etc.. in the sea shanty realm, but I also enjoy Crash Test Dummies, Barenaked Ladies, Eddie Vedder, The Waterboys, Beirut, Josh Ritter, and lots more...

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Ukulele:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Beginner
Accordion:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Several acoustic guitars, several ukuleles, penny whistles, Irish bodhrans, cajon, button accordion, Kazoo!

MUSIC