lifebeltLong, long ago, a group of like minded chaps in Brightlingsea, Essex, hit on the idea of singing sea shanties for fun.

Despite it being a late night at the yacht club, most of us remembered the idea the day after and thus The Motley Crew was born. From there we’ve gone on to sing shanties and songs of the sea at fetes, smack and barge matches, regattas, dinners, weddings and numerous other events, raising money for our chosen charity, the RNLI (as most of us sail, we figure we might need them some day). We also get together at Christmas to sing traditional wassail carols.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously and we think audiences appreciate our robust approach – so long as we all enjoy ourselves and the RNLI gets a few more well-deserved pennies out of our efforts, that’s all that matters.

If you’d like us to appear at your event, please contact us using the form below or call 01206 305677.

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