Bio

Biography

The Ballantynes are a seven piece labor of love featuring members of The Tranzmitors, The Parallels, The Hazard Lights and The Valuables. United with the common goals of dancing, drinking, and revelling in eachothers company, we have a sound that draws on many influences but might be best be described as Garage/Gospel.

Our hearts have been warmed by the sparks ignited by our debut single recorded by Felix Fung of Little Red Sounds, and released in December of 2011 on La-Ti-Da Records. After enjoying a little chart success on college radio throughout Western Canada and abroad, they graciously agreed to take on our second 7″, which was released in June of 2012.

A roaming pack of party animals and old fashioned romantics, we’ve had a difficult time not swooning over our new fans in Victoria, Seattle, Calgary, and Edmonton and the humblingly warm welcomes we’ve received.

With the core principles of friends, family, and the pursuit of a good time, we would be remiss not to invite everyone along for the ride.

The Ballantynes are:
Jarrod Odell – Hammond, Guitar, Vocals
Vanessa Dandurand – Vocals
Jennifer Wilks – Hammond, Vocals
Corey Poluk – Guitar, Vocals
Max Sample – Bass, Vocals
Michael McDiarmid – Drums
Trevor Racz – Drums