Come and join the crew

Do you have what it takes to be a Sheringham Shantyman?

The internationally-acclaimed men’s singing group are looking for bass and harmony singers to join their crew and would love to hear from you.

Initially formed in 1988 as The Augusta Singers, The Sheringham Shantymen officially came into being in 1990 and continue to raise huge sums of money for the RNLI and other local charities through their popular performances of historic sea shanties and well-known folk songs.

Made up of around 25 members from all walks of life and occupations, they perform between 20 and 30 gigs each year.

The venues range from church halls, carnivals and lifeboat days all the way to sell-out shows on Cromer Pier and the annual Falmouth International sea shanty festival.

With practice sessions at 7.30pm every Thursday evening at Oddfellows Hall, Sheringham – followed by an (optional!) few drinks in the pub afterwards – the Shantymen are a social group as much as a singing group.

If you are able to commit the time to practise and attend most of the gigs, enjoy social events and have a decent bass singing voice (or the ability to sing four-part harmony), The Sheringham Shantymen would love to hear from you. 

It’s not a requirement to live in Sheringham, or even live by the sea – in fact, some of the members live as far inland as Beccles!

t Interested applicants should contact Brian Farrow, the Shantymen’s musical director, for a chat on 07748 641707. If you are still interested, at some stage you will be invited to undertake an informal audition. If you’d like to sit in on a practice first, feel free to turn up at Oddfellows Hall on a Thursday evening. The singing starts around 8pm and all are welcome to go along and listen.

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