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The Shanty Buoys

The Shanty Buoys are a wandering acoustic group home-brewed in rural Suffolk with an unmistakably bold and original sound covering folk, sea shanties and acoustic folk covers of contemporary songs and '90s classics.  

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Set List / Repertoire

Traditional:
DRUNKEN SAILOR (Runaway Shanty)
OH SHENANDOAH (Bowline Chant)
WE'LL ROLL THE OLD CHARIOT ALONG / A DROP OF NELSON'S BLOOD (Stamp and Go Shanty)
SAM GONE AWAY (St Vincent’s Folk Song)
HAUL AWAY, JOE (Tack and Sheet Shanty)
LEAVE HER JOHNNY (Forebitter Song)
THE WORST OLD SHIP (Captsan or Pump Shanty)
WINDY OLD WEATHER (Topsail Shanty)
EIGHT BELLS (Whaling Song)
WRECK OF THE JOHN B. (Bahamain Folk Song)
JOHN CARTER, THE KING OF PRUSSIA (Smuggling Song)
CHIOSMUIL'S GALLEY (Hebridean Waulking Song)
SPANISH LADIES (Royal Naval Forebitter)
BLOOD RED ROSES (Halyard Shanty)
MOLLYMAUK (Forebitter)
THE BALAENA (Whaling Song)
DON'T FORGET YOUR OLD SHIPMATE (Napoleonic Naval Ballad)
THE DEAD HORSE (Ceremonial Song)
PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN (Calypso Dockworkers Song)
FAREWELL SHANTY / THE PADSTOW FAREWELL (Sailors Hymn)

Contemporary:
UPTOWN FUNK (Bruno Mars)
CAKE BY THE OCEAN (DNCE)
SHUT UP AND DANCE (Walk the Moon)
ICE ICE BABY (Vanilla Ice)
REACH (S Club 7)
COMMON PEOPLE (Pulp)
PARKLIFE (Blur)
I WANT IT THAT WAY (The Backstreet Boys)
EVERYBODY GET UP (5ive)
THE ONE AND ONLY (Chesney Hawkes)
HIT ME BABY, ONE MORE TIME (Britney Spears)
GALWAY GIRL (Ed Sheeran)
NO DIGGITY (Blackstreet ft. Dr Dre)
WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL (1D)
BEAR NECESSITIES (The Jungle Book)
MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY (The Specials)

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Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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Shanty Buoys @ Dunston Hall Hotel

5 stars - The Shanty Buoys are Highly Recommended booked The Shanty Buoys for their event in Norfolk

“We had a fantastic night with the Shanty Buoys at Dunston Hall. The band provided a great atmosphere, lots of unique songs, got the group to join in the songs and provided a really enjoyable night. Our guest had lots of positives to say about the music :-) Booking the band and communicating with Stephen was very easy and all the group were polite, friendly and easy to enjoy their company. I'd be happy to recommend!”

Prices

Price from £705 + travel from Suffolk

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 40 minute sets

  • East of England From £706
  • East Midlands From £802
  • South East From £810
  • West Midlands From £848
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £851
  • North West From £904
  • South West From £909
  • Wales From £921
  • North East From £940
  • Scotland From £1,006

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Default lineup: 5 members

4 x Singers & 1 x Percussionist as standard.

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Full Biography

The group take their cue from the likes of The Fisherman’s Friends and The Sheringham Shantymen, giving performances which are an authentic mix of traditional 19th century pub singaround, medicine show huckster and fresh and dynamic approach to folk music that has seen them described as “A slightly salty Mumford & Sons”.

With a hugely diverse repertoire, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day, they are as at home singing rousing traditional sea shanties, whaling arias, smuggling and wrecking refrains, murder ballads and tunes of ne’er-do-wells as well as acoustic covers of contemporary songs and ’90s bangers by the likes of Vanilla Ice, S Club 7, The Spice Girls, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears and others performed with their own unique “shanty” twist.

The Shanty Buoys will provide something fresh and different for your special day or event - the perfect mix of chilled-out acoustic background with 5-part harmony,  unique memorable entertainment and lots of fun.


PREVIOUS CLIENTS AND EVENTS:  Lloyd’s Banking Group, “In the Heart of the Sea” movie premiere (Leicester Square), Birds Eye, “Black Sails” TV Show, BBC, Cambridge Folk Festival, Latitude, Harwich International Shanty Festival, Festival du Chant de Marin, Falmouth International Shanty Festival, Jimmy’s Farm Festival, Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

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