Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aye, Mateys! The Whateverly Brothers be leading our November 12th Shanty Sing at the NWMC in Port Townsend!

Join us for another FREE, family-friendly community song circle, where "singin' is encouraged but knot required." Wednesday, November 12th from 6pm to 8pm. Coffee and tea provided.

The Whateverly Brothers Chris Glanister (left) and Dan Roberts (back)

As the eldest brother, Dan has the most experience in music and performing. Raised in the Bay Area and coming of age in Berkley (he swears he has no memory of that), he also studied opera and received the training that makes his voice one of the most notable and powerful in the folk music community. A true folkie, Dan’s repertoire spans decades. It also spans three octaves which allow him to sing lead, bass, or make strange noises. He also plays a mean set of spoons. He also admits to being a recovering elementary school teacher.

Chris has been hanging around folk music for too many years and it shows (mostly in the waistline...). He grew up in England listening to Burl Ives, Pete Seeger and the popular British folk group The Spinners, along with Led Zeppelin and the Monkees and lots of classical music. As the co-founder of the local Seattle Celtic Band Watch the Sky! He has been entertaining audiences with his whistle playing and vocals for many years. He started his musical career as a recording and live sound engineer and at some point had to play the music he was hearing. He's since added bohdran, cittern and cowbell to his musical lineup, and loves the Scottish and maritime influences in the music he plays.