Wellington Sea Shanty Society Singalong Ticket / Auckland Beer Week
Ahoy! Set sail for a salty singalong with the Wellington Sea Shanty Society at the fabulous Fridge & Flagon! Brace the mainsails for rousing renditions of your favourite shanties with songbooks so you can join in while quaffing jugs of hearty ale. Itâ€™ll be a shanty good time. Yo Ho!
New Zealand's Most 'Sea Worthy' Shanty Groupâ„¢ have been belting out traditional and original sea songs from Aotearoa, France, Spain, and the UK for over 8 years. Sailors and landlubbers from across the country have been battered by the rousing chorus of this tempest of pure shanty. The W.S.S.S believe that 'a shanty shared is a shanty savoured', so they hand out song sheets for people to sing along.
The W.S.S.S have toured New Zealand and France multiple times and are known for their raucous and participatory live shows. They have performed at Paimpol (one of the world's largest shanty festivals), Splore, and a number of other festivals in NZ and France. They have released 3 albums Now That's What I Call Sea Shanties Vol I & Now That's What I Call Sea Shanties Vol II as well as Ahoy! - a French/English album made with our French friends Croche Dedans.
The W.S.S.S comprise Vorn Dont le PÃ¨re Etait Marin, from the indie pop band Vorn (www.vorn.co.nz), and Lake Davineer from the electro-pop bands Urbantramper/Lake South. Vorn is on squeeze box duties, while Lake strums the git-fiddle. Rousing harmonies and raucous foot-stomping abound! They also perform as a 4-piece with drums and violin.
"Probably New Zealand's best dance album of the year"
Sunday Star Times.
"Their live performances have turned into raucous crowd-participating evenings around the capital and there's certainly a Mumford and Sons-style danceability to these nine tracks which take them beyond simple comic value - although you'll be hard-pressed not to listen with a smile on your face."
"The debut release from Wellington Sea Shanty Society is, as the album and band title suggest, brimful of tunes of which the Pogues would be proud."
Otago Daily Times.