Biography

Nearly five years in, The Ballantynes have garnered a reputation for being dance-floor fillers and party starters. Landing among friends wherever there’s a crowd that’s dying to shake, the Cascadian blue-eyed soul sextet have found themselves on the soundtrack to festivals like Squamish, Sled Island, and Rifflandia, as well as sharing the stage with legends like Lee Fields, Roky Erickson, and Memphis garage heavies, Reigning Sound.

Born from the sweat, swoon and swagger of the long running East Van Soul Club, the group’s reverence for Northern Soul all-nighters and storming Motown hits is measured in nods, not knock offs.

The Ballantynes are:

Jarrod Odell – Keys, Guitar, Vocals
Vanessa Dandurand – Vocals
Jennifer Wilks – Keys, Vocals
Corey Poluk – Guitar, Vocals
Max Sample – Bass, Vocals
Michael McDiarmid – Drums

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