www.thewhelmingwaters.com – Formed in the winter of 2015, The Whelming Waters began when three high school friends John, Collin, and Nina, decided to start a folk trio consisting of mandolin, guitar, and violin. However, when the songwriting quickly started to expand, and with the introduction of two new members in the form of Collin’s older sister Kelcie and her husband, Jereme, the group suddenly became a rock band with a wide variety of musical styles and a “no rules” attitude when it comes to songwriting or genre restrictions.
Their music is characterized by everything from catchy melodies to aching harmonies and ranges from raucous horn-laden romps to heartfelt country ballads; all combined with thoughtful lyrics and a healthy dose of humor. With the addition of more friends in the form of a second saxophone player, Andy, and Kristen on keys, the band’s sonic profile was established.
The Whelming Waters have performed at various venues, festivals and events in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas including Mr. Smalls Theater, The Hard Rock Cafe and Deutschtown Music Festival to name a few. The band placed second in the 2018 Pennrock Scholarship Battle of the Bands and made their television debut on Good Day PA! in Harrisburg in 2019.
Recording of their debut full-length album with Daniel Blake Productions began in the winter of 2019 and shortly after, the band joined Pittsburgh-based record label Devil Inside Records. Leading up to the album release in the summer of 2020, The Whelming Waters plan to continue to grow their repertoire and fan-base and expand their live schedule in order to pursue their musical goals into the future.
Bill is a teacher by day and webmaster by night. Bill started working with bands and their online presence in 1995. He founded AK Music Scene in February of 2004 and the Pennsylvania Rock Show followed shortly after in September of 2004. In October of 2016, he founded Podcast your Scene Bill hopes that his websites help the bands around the world get their music heard. Unsigned music creates signed music, and there are a lot of bands out there that deserve a shot at that. In late 2017, Bill started his fourth unsigned music website, www.buildthescene.com.