Sea Songs, Shanties 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, and even a hint of rock n roll and pop 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 monkey stick - while frontman Paul captains the band, commanding The Crew with his distinctive vocal take on well and lesser-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
Commander Sue Rose
First Mate Lindsay McComb
Ship's Cook & Surgeon Menna 'Miggins' Morey
Shipwright and Rigger 'Spidey' Pete Howlett
Warrant Officer Andrea Millband
And special guest appearances by:
Master 'Bbbbb...' Barry Seward
Ship's Carpenter Dan Calcutt
We play acoustic or amplified sets, indoor and outdoor, and are equally at home in the corner of a pub as on a festival or concert stage. We work with a few ceilidh callers that we can add to a booking if required.