The Longest Johns

21sep8:00 pmThe Longest JohnsBoulder Theater Presents: The Longest Johns Voyage Tour

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Having met and bonded over sea shanties across a kitchen table in their native Bristol a decade ago, The Longest Johns – Jonathan ‘JD’ Darley, Andy Yates and Robbie Sattin – have reimagined many of folk’s classic songs while adding their own unique style of song writing to the melting pot to keep the flame of the tradition alive. In doing so, they have graced the stages of international folk festivals and toured the UK, Europe and North America.

Their 5th full studio album “Voyage” is set to release in February 2024. Check out the Kickstarter campaign for all things “Voyage”.

And in February the band set off on The Voyage Tour, a three-month, no-stone-unturned circuit of Europe and the UK with a further month of dates to follow in the USA and Canada.

By any standard The Longest Johns have enjoyed a whirlwind of a journey these last ten years. As well as eight full length albums, they’ve released four EPs and nine singles, including the 2021 version of ‘Wellerman’ that began a sea shanty craze on social media as a 150-year-old folk song from New Zealand became a worldwide viral sensation, sweeping the group to the #2 berth on the US Spotify Viral Chart and #5 Global.

Earlier this year they released The Longest Pony with ‘brothers in song’ the Catalán folk group El Pony Pisador, to celebrate English and Latin maritime traditions and the two groups’ long-standing mutual admiration.

And with more than 500 million streams across all platforms, over half a million YouTube subscribers and some 200,000 hours watched on Twitch, The Longest Johns enjoy a steadfast presence in the digital world.


September 21, 2024 8:00 pm

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