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Recording 2019...

We recently had the honor of recording with Daniel Blake at his studio in Greensburg.  Special thanks to all of our talented contributors: Andy Rinefierd on alto sax, Josh Covert on trumpet, Tom Buchko on trombone and Nate Fessler on keys!  They are accomplished and busy musicians who took the time out to make our new songs fantastic!

We can't wait to have new songs to share!  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on the process!

Our history...

The Whelming Waters formed in the winter of 2015. We are a Pittsburgh-based band with wide-ranging musical styles. We like to keep things always fun and on occasion, strange.  We are enjoying this journey: being a part of the local music scene in Pittsburgh.

We have an eclectic and welcoming sound that shifts from song to song as the members change up the instrumentation.  Some songs are a little more folk with a violin and mandolin, others more rock and roll with a sax or two and a piano.  The lineup also shifts to accommodate the event.  It can vary from a singer/songwriter solo act to a full band.

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We have played at a variety of venues such as the Hard Rock Cafe, Mr. Smalls Theater Main Stage, Cattivo, Hambone's, Greenhouse Winery, the Smiling Moose and many other bars and coffee shops.

We have played at the Millvale and Deutschtown Music Festivals and Whitehall Community Day.

We were featured on the live broadcast TV show "Good Day PA!" on ABC 27 in Harrisburg.  We performed two songs in their studio. Visit their web page for a video clip of "Whiskey Song"! Here is the interview segment!

We were musical guests on the Saturday Light Brigade on broadcast on 88.3 WRCT in Pittsburgh, PA and several other stations.  We played 5 songs live on the radio and were interviewed throughout.  You can listen to it here!  

We were featured as a musical guest and interviewed on the "Ya Jagoff!" Podcast in January of 2019. Listen Here!

We were selected to compete in the 5th annual Pennrock Scholarship, moved on after the semifinal round and had the honor of performing at the final round at the Hard Rock Cafe.  Brian Genovesi was named the winner and the Whelming Waters tied for 2nd with Kaelber!

*Special thanks to Spellbound in a Flash for the images of us from Cattivo in September 2018.

*Special thanks to Krystal Ritenour for the images from Deutschtown Music Fest 2019.

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What People Are Saying...

 "Just watching you on WHTM 27/Good Day PA! IMHO, you are the best band I’ve heard on the show! Keep up the good work, guys & gals!"

-Jo Harpster Frontz

 "This compelling trio will be sure to perk ears in awe of their rustic music abilities. " 

- John Chamberlin and  Rachael Rennebeck

"Ya Jagoff!!!" Podcast

“TWW’s defy traditional musical genre restraints and they represent how art flourishes when you break the chains that limit creativity.”

-Nikki Hassinger M.S.


 "Their talented musicians seemed to have no problem switching between instruments. This allowed them to have a variety of sounds that like the torrential waters of the river, just drew you in further and further with each song of their set.  If you see this new up and coming band in your area, go check them out. But be prepared to become part of the coming flood of fans of the Whelming Waters. "

-Craig Ferry

Craig Ferry Photography