Whalien is a Four Man Jam rock-fusion band ORIGINATING From Bellingham, Wa

Whalien was formed in the Fall of 2016 and consists of four members. Zach "make this guitar my bitch" Martin, on guitar . Alex "the Genius Pianist" Draper, on keys and trombone. Shane "Dirty Gandalf" Crawford, on drums. Jimmy "the Rumble Wizard" Goulding, on bass  After playing together and perfecting their technique over the years they have grown and morphed into full on rock stars who are capable of melting faces, starting riots, and bringing down the house. They are beasts who are hungry for only the tastiest jams and nothing will get in their way.  They provide only the highest quality tunage with intense guitar solos, funky rhythms, and groovy melodies and they manage fit it all into one unique package that flows within and through the listener. Whalien has a very wide variety of experience and musical styles, having played at universities, pubs, bars, homes, private events, and festivals. Their sound will be sure to make you and your friends loose your minds with their music that is out of this world.

 

   Alex Danger Draper - Keyboard, Trombone and Vocals    Born in a castle on the North End of Detroit, Alex was born with a reed in mouth, and music in his soul. An ardent follower of Stevie Wonder and Count Chocula, Alex blends a combo of hip hop, neo soul, opera and funk. Like Erykah Badu meets Andre Bocelli. When not cosplaying as Thor, you can find Alex at the beach, practicing his parkour routine.


Alex Danger Draper - Keyboard, Trombone and Vocals

Born in a castle on the North End of Detroit, Alex was born with a reed in mouth, and music in his soul. An ardent follower of Stevie Wonder and Count Chocula, Alex blends a combo of hip hop, neo soul, opera and funk. Like Erykah Badu meets Andre Bocelli. When not cosplaying as Thor, you can find Alex at the beach, practicing his parkour routine.

 
  Jimmy Goulding - Bass and Vocals    Jimmy was born and raised by a wild pack of wolves in the harsh and rugged wilderness of Seattle, Washington. People would describe his scent as funky with some grunge and a hint of that sweet sweet rock and roll. A wayward soul Jimmy can be found at a state of zen on mountain tops or toiling in the lab with his five string bass “Yggdrasil”. In his freetime he also likes to sip wine and take long walks on the beach.

Jimmy Goulding - Bass and Vocals

Jimmy was born and raised by a wild pack of wolves in the harsh and rugged wilderness of Seattle, Washington. People would describe his scent as funky with some grunge and a hint of that sweet sweet rock and roll. A wayward soul Jimmy can be found at a state of zen on mountain tops or toiling in the lab with his five string bass “Yggdrasil”. In his freetime he also likes to sip wine and take long walks on the beach.

   Shane Crawford - Drums and Percussion    Shane Crawford is an enigma, seen in some circles as a blessing and in others a curse. Forged at the end the third age, Shane has walked the land since being gifted with a soul of rhythm as a child. He appears in the shadows with a whisper, and leaves with the light of the moon. If you've ever caught your foot tapping, or your hips moving in an inexplicable manner, chances are he was near.


Shane Crawford - Drums and Percussion

Shane Crawford is an enigma, seen in some circles as a blessing and in others a curse. Forged at the end the third age, Shane has walked the land since being gifted with a soul of rhythm as a child. He appears in the shadows with a whisper, and leaves with the light of the moon. If you've ever caught your foot tapping, or your hips moving in an inexplicable manner, chances are he was near.

  Zach Martin - Guitar and Vocals    Zach Martin was born with 12 toes in a double wide trailer in Eastern Washington. It was here that he studied the craft of the guitar from the likes of Santana, Jimmy Page, and Trey Anastasio. His style has been described as "tasteful shredding", deeming him the nickname Shreddy McShrederton.

Zach Martin - Guitar and Vocals

Zach Martin was born with 12 toes in a double wide trailer in Eastern Washington. It was here that he studied the craft of the guitar from the likes of Santana, Jimmy Page, and Trey Anastasio. His style has been described as "tasteful shredding", deeming him the nickname Shreddy McShrederton.

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