Default lineup: 5 members
4 x Singers & 1 x Percussionist as standard.
*More singers available - please see booking options.
The Shanty Buoys are an energetic, acapella sea shanties group who sing authentic sea shanties and other sea songs with a raucous, humorous and passionate delivery that will captivate, entertain and educate you.
They also perform modern and contemporary as a “buoy band”, performed in a traditional sea shanties style, including songs by the likes of Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Britney Spears among others.
The group hail from Lowestoft on the East Coast – a town which boasts a cultural history rich in the tradition of seafarers; fishermen and sailors where men have earned a living (honest and otherwise) from the Sea since before the Middle Ages.
The town has long offered drawn musicians to it who seek the ocean as their muse, including Benjamin Britten and Vaughan Williams who were both drawn to the “call of the sea”. The Shanty Buoys continue this tradition of sea inspired music, continuing the traditions of the folk music of sailors, aiming to keep the heritage of their music and legacy alive through revitalised performances of traditional shanties and sea songs as well as giving a “sea shanty spin” to contemporary songs.
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