The Shanty Crew came into being in 1976 when Chris Roche the founder combined the words shanty and crew ships having crew, and crew singing shanties. There have over the years been a number of singers passing through the group Chris formed. Presently Chris is singing with Dominic Dowsie Magog. Chris and Dom have sung together since at least the early 1980`s. They sing deep water shanties, and a further repertoire of general sea songs and fore-bitters. Both sing from the experience of having known the late Stan Hugill, the last of the deep water sailors to have sung as a shanty-man and the world’s greatest collector of them. Chris and Dom have both sailed in traditional ships Chris to Cape Horn and Dom in the great inland sea the Baltic. Salty tales abound when the lads sing. Want to join them then ask as new singers are needed for the group which practices in Carshalton Surrey. They have three published CD`s all complete with books of words histories and backgrounds. So no excuse for not joining in then!!!
Web Site:- http://www.shantycrew.co.uk/