Rockin' and rowdy at the local pub or coaxing a concert audience to its feet, the Whalers are an adventure you don't want to miss. An eclectic mix of influences has carved a groove the band slips into snugly, and whether it's Celtic music with a Texas twist or Texas music with a Celtic twist, you'll find toes tapping and hands clapping.
The band is heavily influenced by Celtic music and sea songs that lend themselves to the Whalers’ talent for big harmonies, while borrowing freely from other genres, blending in a bit of blues, swing, rock or Americana/country to suit their style and the event. As singer-songwriters, the Whalers offer original songs, plus tasty selections from the likes of Steve Earle, Tom Waits, Garth Brooks and Van Morrison, with a "Fleetwood Mac meets the Clancy Brothers" feel.
Pub favorites, the Whalers, are also regulars at the North Texas Irish Festival, plus the guys, who are former members of the Blarney Brothers (Randy Christian—accordion; percussion; Mike Price—rhythm guitar; Rodger Harrison—bass; Steve Harrison—bouzouki, guitar, didgeridoo), are veterans of some of the biggest Celtic festivals in the country, including the Milwaukee Irish Festival and the Boston Sail 2000, as well civic and cultural events. Mandolin maven and lead guitarist, Marj Troyer, is a roadhouse rock refugee and adds a perfect 5th to the Whalers’ harmony.