'Fabulous, fabulous instrumental music'

'Lovely stuff... Classy.'

'Difference personified, eclecticism defined... Whalebone deliver music that’s sensitively serious, delicately defined, cleverly constructed and utterly original. The blend is marvellously mixed ... rock touching folk, classical caressing tradition, innovation dancing with legacy ... an amalgam of alchemy... Whalebone is the creation of three musicians, who through hybrid musical journeys reached a place where individual paths of musical expression coalesce to engender a creature of unique pedigree...aurally mouth-watering.'

'England's Whalebone are quite simply... a joy! Instrumental music from every genre that will touch every part of your soul.'

'A band going from strength to strength. The time for their breakthrough is surely nigh.'

'Accomplished musicians with great chemistry & sensitivity to each other... surging hypnotic urgency... richly textured... poignantly beautiful.'

'a group that is at the top of their game' 'a classic instrumental album.'

'(they) play with an energy and brightness... Let their musicianship do the talking.'

“..instrumental music of high sophistication…skilled musicians and imaginative arrangers”

“..can be enjoyed by non folkies who can quite easily pass it off as classic rock and there are enough folk elements to keep the best finger in the ear traditionalist happy too”

“..delightfully and defiantly guilty of trespass across musical borders…bold, brave, sly and lots and lots of fun”

4 Stars - 'Special' 'Engaging and hugely enjoyable listen... their tune selection, and execution of the same, is faultless, an ideal balance between light and shade'

'It's no mean feat for an all-instrumental album to hold even the most sympathetic ear for the best part of an hour, but Steve Downs, Charlotte Watson and fiddler Sarah Ibberson succeed with tunes and ideas to spare.'

'swing their tunes beautifully... wonderfully real...'

'Brilliantly conceived and executed. It's amazing how the lack of a vocal and alternative arrangement can make the familar tangential, reflective, requiring attention.'

'It's a work that demands to be listened to and savoured for its immaculate musicianship and clean, clear harmonies, with imaginative riffs, solos and grace-notes adding extra polish... A great album from a truly gifted trio.'

'inspiring playing, great tunes'

'The wonderful Whalebone just get better and better... great writing and arrangements as well as some really superlative musicianship.'

'Spread out the furniture, get ready to dance!'

'Amazing doesn't even begin to describe this instrumental trio.... Whalebone are masters of seduction.'

'Songs without words'

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  • Apr 21
    Tangley Parish Village Hall,  Wildhern
  • Apr 27
    St John the Baptist Church,  Nr Much Wenlock
  • Apr 28
    Clifford Chambers Village Hall,  Stratford Upon Avon
  • May 4
    Taynton and Tibberton Village Hall,  Taynton
  • May 11
    Neen Sollars Victory Hall,  Kidderminster


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