Band Bio

Posted by Jay Lee on April 27, 2009

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The Flying Fish Sailors began their journeys in 1988 performing Celtic
folk, renaissance music and sea songs, then progressed to original
songs, humor, parody and folk rock. No strangers to diversity, in
their early days the band often played in punk clubs, opening for such
notables as The Dead Milkmen, Live Skull, and Shoulders. In recent
times the Fish have opened shows for the legendary British folk
rockers Steeleye Span, Brother, Tommy Makem, and Altan. The bands’
influences range from The Chieftains to Devo.

Performing acoustic folk music and original comedy, the Flying Fish
Sailors bring together elements from diverse musical styles to create
a sound uniquely their own. Their shows combine modern and antique
instrumentation, and musical styles from many times and cultures: A
place where humorous original songs, Renaissance tunes, American and
Celtic folk songs converge with classic rock themes, the blues, and
even rap and heavy metal influences.

The Flying Fish Sailors are:

Greg Henkel- lead vocals, violin
Jim Henkel – lead vocals, bouzouki, guitar
Mitch Lawyer- bass, mandolin
Jay Lee- lead vocals, guitar
Joseph Linbeck – lead vocals, pennywhistle

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