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The Shanty Buoys

Acapella group based in Suffolk

Price from £692

The Shanty Buoys are an energetic acapella group who perform authentic sea shanties as well as contemporary songs and '90s classic with a “sea shanties spin”. Continuing the traditions of the folk music of fishermen and sailors, The Shanty Buoys will provide a raucous, humorous and passionate delivery that will captivate and entertain you.

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Traditional:
DRUNKEN SAILOR (Runaway Shanty)
OH SHENANDOAH (Bowline Chant)
RATTLE THE WINCHES (Stamp and Go Shanty)
WE'LL ROLL THE OLD CHARIOT ALONG
A DROP OF NELSON'S BLOOD (Stamp and Go Shanty)
THE LAST SHANTY (Naval Ballad)
GOD MOVES ON THE WATER (African/American Gospel Spiritual)
SAM GONE AWAY (St Vincent’s Folk Song)
YELLER GIRLS (Capstan Shanty)
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)
SEALLAIBH CURAIGH EOGHAINN (Gaellic Rowing 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)
MOLLYMAWK (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)
HIT ME BABY, ONE MORE TIME (Britney Spears)
GALWAY GIRL (Ed Sheeran)
HUMAN (Rag ‘n’ Bone Man)
SHOUT OUT TO MY EX (Little Mix)
NO DIGGITY (Blackstreet ft. Dr Dre)
CAN'T STOP THE FEELING (Justin Timberlake)
WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL (1D)
BEAR NECESSITIES (The Jungle Book)
MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY (The Specials)
JUMP AROUND (House of Pain)

  • An energetic, acapella sea shanties group who sing authentic sea shanties and other sea songs.
  • Traditional sea shanties, whaling ballads and songs of the sea from the 6th to the 20th century.
  • Contemporary songs and ‘90s classics with a “sea shanty spin” including songs by Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Britney Spears, Nirvana and more.
  • Fun, friendly and charismatic performances suited to any type of venue.
  • Previous clients include Lloyd’s Banking Group, “In the Heart of the Sea” movie premiere (Leicester Square), Birds Eye, BBC, Cambridge Folk Festival, Latitude & more.
  • More singers available to create a bigger impact.
  • Outdoor performances, mix and mingle or table to table events.
  • Can be amplified for a staged performance or perform acapella.
  • Available for weddings, music festivals, shanty festivals, corporate events and maritime weekends.

Line up:

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

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire The Shanty Buoys from Alive Network

  • 5 x Singers plus Percussion Add £108
  • 6 x Singers plus Percussion Add £216
  • 7 x Singers plus Percussion Add £324
  • 3 x Singers plus Percussion Deduct £108
  • Professional Storyteller Add £144

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire The Shanty Buoys from Alive Network

  • 2 x 40 minutes £0