The Rogue Shanty Buoys

Fri 15 Jul 2022, 7:30PM

The Rogue Shanty Buoys are a professional Sea Shanties folk group who perform Sea Shanties and modern “shantyfied” covers.

The group are based (and home-brewed) in rural Suffolk, singing shanties and traditional maritime music with an unmistakably bold and original sound and an emphasis on strong vocals, tight harmonies and unfussy arrangements, giving fun and energetic performances with a 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, The Rogue Shanty Buoys are as at home singing rousing traditional sea shanties such as ‘The Wellerman’, ‘Drunken Sailor’ and many more, whaling arias and tunes of ne’er-do-wells as they are covering contemporary songs and ’90s classics by the likes of The Spice Girls, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears and others performed with their own unique “shanty” twist.

The group have garnered praise far and wide from the likes of Paul Gambaccini and Michael Buerk who said “I really don’t want to leave now. Just sit here listening to you guys!” and have performed for the likes of Olly Murs, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeremy Vine and The Queen among others, on TV and radio and at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues. In Summer 2021, the group were handpicked by Gary Barlow to be the featured guest entertainers onboard the maiden voyage of ‘Iona’ – the largest cruise ship ever built in Britain and the 6th largest in the world.