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:
'Pirate' 'Privateer' Paul Sturgess
Master 'Bbbbb...' Barry Seaward
Commander Sue Rose
First Mate Lindsay McComb
Ship's Cook and Surgeon, Menna 'Miggins' Morey
Shipwright and Rigger 'Spidey' Pete Howlett