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The Wellermen

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June 25 @ 8:00 pm Free, Donations accepted for Food Gatherers

A collaboration from four remarkable vocalists
The Wellermen

Bass singing folk group The Wellermen were discovered during the viral Sea Shanty trend of early 2021. The four had only met in person once with members Bobby Waters & Luke Taylor based in the US and Jonny Stewart & Sam Pope based in the UK. The four members’ lives were to change when they dueted with a seemingly innocuous ‘Sea Shanty’ (Wellerman) on TikTok. Since the release of the now ubiquitous TikTok, it’s been viewed 100m+ times across multiple platforms and continents, and has seen The Wellermen appear at events like The Brits, shows like Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and The Colbert Show & ABC News Australia. The Wellermen used their moment of unexpected virality for lasting good, raising money via proceeds from ‘Wellerman’ for the Marine Conservation Society, giving back to the seas. 

Since then the group have gone on to release their debut album containing even more viral hits, from ‘Misty Mountains’ and ‘Nancy Mulligan’ to the North Sea Trend phenomenon ‘Hoist The Colours’ which reached #3 on the global TikTok sound chart in February 2024. The group have achieved 150m streams to date and amassed a global audience of millions in the process.

The Wellermen embark on their debut USA tour in June 2024, with their hotly anticipated follow up album due for release Winter 2024.

The Ark’s Artist Spotlight Series is made possible with support from Ford Philanthropy. It is presented live, and also livestreamed on The Ark’s Facebook page.  

Tonight’s show is FREE (nonperishables accepted for Food Gatherers).

Details

Date:
June 25 2024
Doors Open:
7:30 PM
Show Starts:
8:00 pm
Cost:
Free, Donations accepted for Food Gatherers
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Website:
https://www.thewellermen.com/
Seating Chart:
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Venue

The Ark
316 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Phone
(734) 761-1818
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