Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


band members

Boyd Fuller Jordan Fuller Ben Rungert Jack Rungert James Tranby-White


Influences

Bon Iver, Ben Howard, Angus Stone


Website

www.boatkeepermusic.com

Gig

Boatkeeper

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

23 Mar

The Milk Factory

Brisbane, 4101

West End, Brisbane

8:30pm

Bio

Growing up in the small Queensland town of Mission Beach Boatkeeper has woven the coastal sounds of a salt drenched youth into their own brand of soulful, acoustic folk/rock. Days spent experimenting in the filtered sunlight of palm trees have infused Boatkeeper’s sound with an impressive ability to transport their audience instantly to the sunshine and surf. What started as a solo project for lead singer/guitarist Boyd Fuller morphed into a five piece ensemble while recording the debut EP. The full band is a bit of a family affair compiling of Boyd's brother Jordan, brothers Jack and Ben Rungert and long time school friend James Tranby-White. This tightly nit crew of homegrown talent helped take Boatkeepers sound to another level turning catchy acoustic sing-a-longs into buoyant folk-rock anthems.

Boatkeeper introduced themselves last year in a big way with their hugely successful debut EP Windward. After being added to some key playlists the EP quickly amassed over 1million plays on Spotify. The band continued to make waves in Australia jumping to number two on the iTunes Charts in the Singer/Songwriter genre and after Triple J's Dave Ruby Howe described their lead single as “Very clean folk pop. Not without its charms.” several tracks were added to rotation on Triple J Unearthed Radio.

Boatkeeper played countless shows along the East Coast in support of Windward last year impressing audiences everywhere they went. Music Is My Muse said of their live show “Boatkeeper put crowd at instant ease with an invitation to “chill out”, they provided warm, honest, witty and intimate storytelling.”

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Jul 2016

Triple J
30

Very clean folk pop. Not without its charms.

Very clean folk pop. Not without its charms.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

15 Jul 2016

Triple J
35

fitting that a track called Cleanse sounds almost baptismal. The guitar solo/gospel choir build is giving me Eric Clapton/Holy Mother/Hyde Park '96 vibes.

fitting that a track called Cleanse sounds almost baptismal. The guitar solo/gospel choir build is giving me Eric Clapton/Holy Mother/Hyde Park '96 vibes.

Review

50

I've seen Boatkeeper play live many times in the UK and he had the whole place mesmerised. I can't wait to see what else this guy has to offer.

How can you not love a song named after the best books in the world?

I've seen Boatkeeper play live many times in the UK and he had the whole place mesmerised. I can't wait to see what else this guy has to offer.

How can you not love a song named after the best books in the world?