The Crew

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, 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

Shipwright and Rigger 'Spidey' Pete Howlett

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