The Ballantynes bring Vancouver to its feet at the Victory Square Block Party By Gregory Adams, September 3, 2012 Folks have been known to lose their shit while the Ballantynes lay down their brand of soul. “….East Van Soul Club DJ Jonny Was capitalized on the surge of movement by spinning R&B classics like the […]
Vancouver Weekly Review of our show with Lee Fields & The Expressions!!
Lee Fields & The Expressions and The Ballantynes at Fortune Sound Club, September 1st “The seven-piece (!) Ballantynes took to the stage, gave each other some “You good? Let’s go,” looks, and got right to doing what their first song announced – “blow ‘em away”. “The Message” gives you a good sense of what this […]
The Ballantynes “Misery/Stay 7” Reviewed by The Georgia Straight!!
“Misery/Stay” (La-Ti-Da) Remember when music was recorded direct-to-tape in old-fashioned, wood-panelled studios that smelled like sweat, ratty couches, and stale cigarette smoke? Based on this fantastically analogue-sounding 7-inch, garage-soul revivalists the Ballantynes most certainly do. Some of the group’s red-lined live energy gets lost in translation here, which is to be expected considering the way […]
Check Out The Discorder Review for The Music Waste Wrap Up BBQ Show We Played!!
The Ballantynes | | photo by Audrey Alexandrescu After a long set up the Ballantynes—a seven person ensemble composed of two drummers, an organist, guitarist, bassist and two lead singers armed with tambourines—took to the stage. Their set was extremely tight and the word “jazzy” snuck into my mind, though their genre would be more […]
Check out this awesome Georgia Straight review of our show at The Cobalt this past friday!!!
The Ballantynes go above and beyond at the Cobalt! Photo by Rebecca Blissett By Mike Usinger, June 19, 2012 At the Cobalt on Friday, June 15 There are those magical nights when a band plugs in and delivers an above-and-beyond effort, signs of which include massive sweating, no shortage of clever stage banter, heavy drinking, […]