Wellington Sea Shanty Society Singalong Ticket / Auckland Beer Week

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$25.00 NZD
Friday 23rd April - 7pm - PLEASE NOTE - NO PHYSICAL TICKET IS REQUIRED - BRING CONFIRMATION EMAIL AS PROOF OF PURCHASE

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. It’ll be a shanty good time. Yo Ho!

The WSSS:

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 Père 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.

Reviews:

"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."
Stuff.co.nz

"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.


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Scott Cordes
Wellington Sea Shanty Society Singalong Ticket

Outstanding. One of the highlights of this year.

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Bethany Souter

Great fun

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Deanna Borren
Shanties & Beer

An awesome chance to see these guys live. Felt like a salty sea dog who’d come ashore for some of the good things in life: friends, sing-a-longs & beer. Cheers

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James Brown
Magic Night

Such a fun time, singing our guts out with a great crowd.

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Jill Peterson
What SHALL we do with the drunken sailor??

An evening filled with bearded hipsters swigging beer and singing sea shanties, what could be better? Got there an hour before the show and still could not get a seat though so left at half time after standing around far too long. Would have been much more enjoyable seated at a table.