The Crew

Sea Songs and Folk music from the Isle of Wight

Folk Music and Sea Shanties

Formed in 2009, Island folk band The Crew produce a raw, rhythmic mixture of folk songs, sea shanties, morris tunes with a hint of rock n roll to get your toes tapping.

The Crew play mostly traditional instruments - recorder, accordions, mandolin, ukulele, acoustic six string, tenor and bass guitars, bird box and tea chest bass - while frontman Paul captains the band, commanding The Crew with his distinctive vocal take on well-known folk songs with the choral backing of his shipmates.

The Crew perform song/tune sets and ceilidh sets, or a mixture of both, and welcome audience participation.

The Crew are:

Captain 'Pirate' 'Privateer' Paul Sturgess

Master 'Bbbbb...' Barry Seaward

Commander Sue Rose

First Mate Lindsay McComb

Ship's Cook and Surgeon, Menna 'Miggins' Morey

Radio Officer Andy Jackson

Shipwright and Rigger 'Spidey' Pete Howlett

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