Salty Music for Special Announcements! (episodes 109 – 114)

Sailing La Vagabond Music

SLV is pleased to announce our new SPOTIFY account!

Ahoy Vagabonds and welcome to a very special edition of SLVM, as we explore another means to listen to and share our favourite artists from the weekly SLV YouTube episodes. For those who might not know, Spotify is one of the world’s most functional and aesthetically pleasing music streaming mobile and desktop applications available. If you would like to check out the brand spanking new account, click here.

As on our SoundCloud account, weekly playlists will be updated with all of the music from the show, so you can listen on the go, yo.

Thank you to all of the artists who allow us to play their music on the show, we love you! Our mission here at SLVM is to promote the artists who literally make our episodes lovely. They wouldn’t be the the same without you so again, thank you, thank you, thank you…

There’s a bit of catching up to do, six episodes to be precise. If you want to get up to speed with the videos, they can be found embedded below. Please feel free to click the like button, leave us a comment or if you’re feeling extra generous.. give us a share!


Sailing the Secret Islands of Sardinia (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 109

Ever heard of the archipelago of La Maddalena? They’re a bunch of secret islands above Sardinia. We hadn’t either really, so we didn’t have much of an idea of what to expect. It was a rough sail getting there with our crew, Daniel, Destiny and James. But it was well worth the trip! Join us in crystal blue waters, on the hunt for a pink beach and good vibes all round.

Staying Salty, Sailing the Mediterranean (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 110

There’s nothing like diving off your boat into a crystal blue Mediterranean ocean. Sailing the Mediterranean has exceeded our expectations thus far. Also, I certainly wasn’t expecting to see a FLYING DINGHY fly past my window as I was having a shower onboard. Being out at sea and out of range a lot of the time, we seem to miss out on the launching of the latest technologies/fashion/tv shows.. so we were quite shocked to see such a contraption fly by, one mellow afternoon. Someone please fill me in?? What is the deal? Leave us a comment.

THE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL!!! Onboard the Yacht!!! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 111

Yep. Something special happened onboard La Vagabonde. There was a proposal onboard. Join us in the north of Sardinia as we celebrate…

Just swinging over to northern Sicily (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 112

Sailing Sardinia has been an absolute treat. But, it was time to move on. Off to Sicily we go! We provision in a city called Olbia before heading off into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Join us for some random adventures onboard La Vagabonde. I’d like to thank James and Destiny for coming onboard and the support, we had such a great time and we’re so happy to have been able to show you a little bit of what our life is like on the water.

Sicily – Adventure of Local Culture and Mummified Corpses!! Ep. 113

We arrive in Sicily and regather ourselves after the jet lag of night shifts at sea. It is always nice to arrive somewhere new. It didn’t take us long to find some friends and these guys were locals who were happy to take us around and show us their island. Stefano and Maricetta were so lovely to us we felt very humbled to have received such kindness from strangers.
If you have ever thought about learning Italian or Sicilian in Europe, this lady is your lady.
Also, let us know what you thought about the Catacombs in the comment section below! ???


Success in the Messina Strait. Swordfish for Days!! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 114

Riley landed his first Short Billed Swordfish in the Messina Strait. Looks like we’ll have enough fish to last us a good few weeks, having also maybe fed some fellow cruisers ?? Cheers to catching our fish on La Vagabonde II.


Woah, that should keep us all entertained for a while. Once you’ve had a look at the episodes, brace yourself for some of the best music featured on SLV yet! There is a bit of something for everyone with these quality musicians, check them out on the NEW Spotify and of course the good ol’ faithful SoundCloud playlists below..

Introducing the NEW Sailing La Vagabonde Spotify Account…



So without further ado, let’s dive in…


Jack and the Weatherman –

Silky smooth melodies and thought provoking lyrics underpin each song from JATWM. The  acoustic prodigies from the Netherlands deliver wonderfully arranged, easy-to-follow singsongs that keep the foot tapping to the beat of the tambourine. Whats more, the duo are consistently selling out venues all over Europe in anticipation of their first full length album, due in on Saturday April 14. I’m hoping its a bit like a baby that comes prematurely, but is well developed and healthy, maybe even holding a tambourine on the way out.. Ouch! Have a listen to ‘Rock Bottom’ and ‘Brother’ in the meantime.

Benjamin Longman –

Benjamin sings frankly and succinctly, describing everyday experiences in a way that brings colour and form to the imagery he sets out to portray. While his words are vocalised and formed with a gentle, tonal perfection, his guitar is a notable accompaniment, seemingly voicing a song of her own. Each chord’s occult timbre resonates with a shimmering maturity. Put simply, we likey-likey. Check out the song ‘Ghosts’ for a taste of the Londoner-come-Canadian-sometimes-painter-gentleman’s song-writing wizardry.


Chaz Hearne –

New-Yorker Chaz sings with a reverberation that is like a man sitting at the bottom of a cave in Yosemite national park, banjo in hand, smile on his face and slack-line tethered to the nearest tree. Having dropped his first solo album, ‘The Legend of Core Dynamo’ back in 2015, he has gone from strength to strength with his latest album released this year, ‘Rise of the Voluminous’ (OUT NOW). Featuring Alex Gilewicz and other friends, it truly is a banger.


Max Stanley –…

Aussie singer-songwriter Max Stanley produces beautiful, haunting arrangements that are sonically dense and have the capacity to fill every nook and cranny in the room. His music allows us to float upon a cloud of reverb-laden vocals and classical guitar sensibilities, and who doesn’t like to float? Check him out on SoundCloud for updates, his newest releases coming in about a month ago.




Mat Hunsley –

Mat’s song ‘Dropping’ is a favourite of ours, describing his preference for early morning starts spent outdoors, true love and his distaste for the hedonism that is becoming more prevalent in society. It is a great indication of Mr. Hunsley’s style, honest and unabashed story telling that will connect with those who understand, or gently offer light for an alternative pathway to others. At 23 years of age, Mat has an intelligible writing style that is well beyond his years. Check out his links for his recently released single, ‘Do You Need Me Near’.

A Chior of Ghosts –

A Choir of Ghosts understands that good music takes time to make. In-fact, it took 10 months to complete the song ‘Ester’. Hailing from Sweden, they draw inspiration heavily from the woodlands that surround them. Catchy, tight and well produced sound it characteristic of their folk-acoustic sound. Keep an ear out for their planned EP due for release in May 2018 and their highly anticipated LP due in December 2018.


Jordan Prince –

Hailing from one of the world’s most musically inspired cities – New Orleans, Jordan took his talents across the Atlantic Ocean. He ventured all the way to Europe, steadily carving a name for himself into the steins and hearts of Germany’s people.  Critically acclaimed, he has continued to flourish in his new environment with a hectic touring schedule and plans for a new concept album due in 2018.

“Jordan Prince is currently working on his new album, and because the people from his life are such a strong motor behind his writing, this will be a concept album: each of the twelve planned songs will be about a single, important person whose friendship changed his life. The album is officially to be released in 2018 with a new tour.”

Jake Howden –

It’s easy to hear why Jake Howden’s special brand of ambient folk has been likened to “eating Nutella straight from the jar using only a spoon”. Refreshingly honest and up-beat, genuine to the core and musically pleasant, Jake is a treat – like Nutella – to listen to. Keep up to date with his social accounts for news of new releases, the latest being only a month ago.




Christopher Brain –

We are really, really, REALLY hoping to see and hear more from Christopher Brain. His one song available online ‘Song Bird’ is a joy for the ears. Released in 2017, it might just be a taste of the guitar mastery we’re anticipating more of. ‘Song Bird’ wasn’t featured in an episode, however it can be found on our SoundCloud and Spotify playlists. Thanks a lot Christopher.



B-Train –…

Canadian ‘axe-wielder’ B-Train serves up some of his very own tasty licks, as he experiments with a variety of different genres. Roger has an extensive catalogue of adventurous music, often collaborating with other musicians. Check him out!






Simon Alexander –><

Swedish singer-songwriter Simon Alexander fashions a dense and enjoyable soundscape. Mesmerising guitar rhythms weave in and out of time as Simon hammers each tone down like a nail to a floorboard. Vocal harmonies detail solidarity while at times sounding like the result of consecutive nights shooting whiskey at the local dive bar. Keep an ear to the ground for Simon Alexander and be sure to check out his debut EP, ‘Won’t Be Found’ released world wide in February 2017. Oh and be sure to have a listen to ‘Phoenix Fire’ – wow. just wow.




MaJLo’s striking vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental mastery make for an effortlessly enjoyable musical experience. Trained as a jazz musician, MaJLo successfully combines genres such as pop, indie and electronic sounds to meld into his own fascinating mixture of ear candy. At times sparse, at other times dense, at all times interesting, MaJLo is fast becoming a favourite of ours to chill out with.




The Natterjacks

The Natterjacks are a duo hailing from Chesterfield in Derbyshire consisting of good friends and the brilliant musical team of Freddie Bingham and Mark Evans. Producing an upbeat and earthy sound with the guitar, a banjo, kick drum and tambourine, the guys create a sound the likes of Mumford and Sons, Ben Howard and The Avett Brothers to name a few. Be sure to check out their great latest offering, ‘White Peak’.



Sea Foam Sweater Girl –
 Beautifully raw, Seafoam Sweater Girl records her songs lo-fi and in one take. Despite no professional quality recordings, she manages to create lovely guitar sing-alongs which we just love to listen to. The lo-fi and raw quality of this music only adds to its charm and represents a style that tends to be lacking in indie-folk recordings.





Heeblay –

Producing an eclectic, calming and enchanting soundscape, Gold Coast local Heeblay succeeds in delivering a layered texture of sounds backed by a haunting yet soothing vocal, the low key chanting of words resonates amidst a cluster of stringed, wind and percussive instruments the likes of which would be difficult to pronounce let alone play.

Heeblay has recently released the album ‘Something Big and Beautiful Like the Sky’ which is available on Bandcamp and everywhere else.



Lowland Hum –

Husband and Wife team Daniel and Lauren Goans craft beautifully emotive art-folk music, featuring vocals with harmonies that interweave and impress the couples warmth and intimacy. Beneath their heartfelt delivery of poetry is a simple and driving guitar rhythm that provides a base on which to lather their soothing vocal responsibilities upon. Hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia, the band has toured extensively since their 2013 inception, earlier in the year they released their third full length album, Thin. It is well worth a listen if you enjoy dynamic and evocative folk music.



Josh and Jysi from Los Angeles form the alternative-folk duo of Amarante, specialising in an ethereal and captivating blend of music which they have recorded and produced themselves. Melding haunting vocals together with an interesting arrangement of sounds to create an open and airy feel, the final product is eminently listenable. If you have enjoyed past productions from the talented duo, then you will be happy to know Amarante released their fifth record, ‘Spirit of the Abyss’, on June 17th. The song “Brave” has been released and is well worth a listen.


Land Of Trees –

Land Of Trees are an indie-folk band from Sweden drawing inspiration from mother-nature and artists the likes of Ben Howard, Passenger and Mumford and Sons. The softly spoken three piece consists of Marcus, Daniel and Pontus who write enjoyable and melodic songs using stalwart folk instruments like the acoustic guitar, banjo and harmonica. Have a listen in the embedded SoundCloud and Spotify player and don’t forget to follow these guys for more sweet original music.


Well Vagabonds, the fingerprints on my fingers have officially worn off from all this typing, so we will love you and leave you. Thanks for joining us once again and of course, BIG thanks to the artists who are continually pushing their crafts and allowing us to feature the results of their labour on our videos. We love you! Please like and share friends, lets scream from the roof tops and let the world know.

Until Next time,


Sailing La Vagabonde Music

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