The Whaledreamers band evolved from the Kim Kindersley movie Whaledreamers in 2008. Core members are Bunna Lawrie (Coloured Stone) guitar and vocals, Dr Didge Dolphin - didgeridoo and ShamanaTara - female vocals and bowls. Recent addition is Shelly Emia (Whaia Whaia) - female vocals and bowls. Inspired by the majestic whales and lead by Mirning Aboriginal Whalesong man Bunna Lawrie,
the Whaledreamers are a contemporary expression of indigenous whale chants and upbeat positive songs.
Pulsing didgeridoo, drum and bass mixed with guitars and vocals make a living celebration of modern grooves and ancient wisdom.The Whaledreamers have played at Woodford folk Festival, The Byron Bay Blues Festival, Arnhem Land Gurruwiling Eclipse Festival, Garma Festival, GovePeninsula Festival, Island Vibe, Didgeridoo Cultural Fest, and Rainbow Corroboree. The Whaledreamers facilitate an annual weeklong whalesong experiential with the humpback whales off the east coast of Australia. Being in tune with the song cycles of
whales helps us evolve our music and connection with nature. The whales provide inspiration for new songs and material and keep the band progressive. We have been joined by many great musicians over theyears and thank them all.
released October 30, 2013
Produced by Dr Didge Dolphin
Recorded at Studio 9 Byron Bay by Simon Seven
Editing, mixing, percussion, sax trk 1,10,13,15, flute trk 1, synth trk 1 and mastering by Juergen Taruna at Stargate Studios, Malang, Java, Indonesia
Live Recording trks 13,14,15 by Aaron Mason at Gurruwiling Eclipse Festival 14/11/12 Ramingining ,ArnhemLand, Australia
Bunna Lawrie - guitar and vocals. Dr Didge Dolphin – didgeridoo. ShamanaTara and Whaia - female vocals and crystal bowls. Luke Ferguson - bass. Shay Henderson – drum kit. Tarshito - lead guitar. Ariel Kalma – sax trk 2,9,11 and flute trk 7.
Artwork and CD duplication - Professor Mark Burton
A big thank you to - Lewis Walker, Chinta, Tai, Prhlad, Barry Brown, Robbie Hoad, Harry Brown, Stuart Kellaway, Allen Murphy, Paul Vella and all the other great musicians that have joined us and continue to love and support the earth and the whales and dolphins.
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