The Whales, formed in 1983, call New London, CT (“The Whaling City”) their home, though band members reside in Boston, Los Angeles and Connecticut.
During the summer of 2015, The Whales came back together after a long hiatus and have found a second “home” in NYC performing regularly at such venerable venues as Bowery Electric, The Sidewalk Cafe, Hank’s Saloon and The Delancey Cafe.
Vinyl releases include the albums, Whales Rock and Fishbelly White, the single Buddy Lover b/w Talk About the Weather), and the recent CD EP ,Again. They have appeared on Volumes 1 & 2 of The Towers of New London compilation.
Their records have received critical acclaim and airplay throughout the United States as well as Canada, France, Germany and the former Czech Republic. They have opened for such artists as Rick Danko, Young Fresh Fellows, Fleshtones, Yorma Kaukonen, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Reducers, and The Outlaws. They have also performed at The Living Room in Providence, The Rat in Boston, The Grotto in New Haven, Nightingales and Downtown Beirut in NYC and the El ’n’Gee and 33 Golden St. in New London.
The Whales sound is reminiscent of the folk rock genre of the Sixties but supercharged with the high energy of the 80’s post punk/alternative rock. Traditional blues has also influenced the band’s instrumental and song-writing styles. A dash of psychedelia rounds out The Whales sound.
See the electrifying live show, stream them on SoundCloud and check out their videos on YouTube and their website: www.WhalesRockBand.com.