The Ballantynes

The Ballantynes are a seven piece labor of love formed in East Vancouver in 2011. United with the common goals of dancing, drinking, and reveling in each other's company, we have a sound that draws on influences that span decades, but might be best be described as living where Garage meets Gospel. With two male and two female vocalists, two guitars, two drummers, bass, and our special lady the Hammond organ, we aim for a sound that's like a big soul-soaked bear hug for your eardrums. If the bear was wearing a jean jacket and was into The Clash.

Our first single (Message/The Railtown Abbey) has sold out of its first pressing since being released in December of 2011, and our second single, released in June 2012 (Misery/Stay), is close to a similar fate. Both were recorded with Felix Fung of Little Red Sounds, and released by La-Ti-Da Records. We're pleased as punch that both singles have enjoyed great success on college radio in Western Canada and abroad.

A roaming pack of party animals and old fashioned romantics, we've had a difficult time not swooning over our new fans in Victoria, Seattle, Calgary, Edmonton, Portland, LA, & San Francisco. The humbling and warm welcomes we have received have only encouraged our core principles of friends, family, and the pursuit of the best possible times. Looking ahead, we've got recording and touring plans in the works for 2013 so stay tuned, we would be remiss not to invite everyone along for the ride.

$5.00 - $8.00


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