New shanty album due soon

10:58 22 January 2013

shantie men

shantie men


This week, the upstairs dining room of The Grove was turned into a temporary recording studio by local favourites The Exmouth Shanty Men.

With the kind permission of the licensees of the seafront pub, which is their usual practice venue on Tuesdays, they spent two evenings performing to an audience of invited friends and guests while recording the songs for their next album.

The recording was done by Paul Field of The Old Wheelwright’s Studio in Bovey Tracey and, with cover design by Ben at Copyrite in Victoria Road, there will be a deliberately local feel to the finished CD.

After some production work in the studio, the finished album will be officially launched during this year’s Exmouth Festival.

This will be their fourth album release and, with their previous ones already being available at several outlets in the town, this one too will be on sale later in the spring. All of their recorded songs are also now available as digital downloads directly from their website, for which expertise they thank another Exmouth business, their website designer, Flic, at Enca Development.

The recording evenings heralded the beginning of what looks like being another busy year for ‘Devon’s Original Buoy Band’ with a number of dates already on their calendar showing bookings ranging from smaller engagements to larger festivals and at least two short European tours.

To contact the band or to see what they’re up to visit

Other Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 18:30

The Exmouth Players will be making its own contribution to this year’s celebrations held in memory of William Shakespeare.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton will be celebrating Hallowe’en this half term with a spooktacular party.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:15

Remember, remember that firework displays are coming up this week around Exmouth and the East Devon area. They include:

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Comedian Jason Byrne is at the Exmouth Pavilion on Thursday, November 3.

Read more
Tue, 17:30

Seaton Music’s season of concerts started with a sparkling performance by the world-famous Chilingirian Quartet (Levon Chiligirian, Ronald Birks, Susie Mészáros and Stephen Orton) and renowned piano soloist Carole Presland.

Read more
Mon, 18:30

You can enjoy the music of composer Burt Bacharach at the Exmouth Pavilion on Thursday, November 10 at 7.30pm.

Read more
Mon, 17:30

The Beehive will be hosting folk rebels Mawkin, who are touring the UK, showcasing a selection of songs from their new album The Ties That Bind.

Read more
Mon, 13:06

Gimme Gimme Gimme are bringing their spectacular Abba ‘The Visitors’ tour show to the Exmouth Pavilion on Saturday, November 12.

Read more
Mon, 10:36

The South – featuring former members of The Beautiful South – are playing the Exeter Phoenix at 8.30pm on Saturday, November 5.

Read more
Mon, 07:20

A charity music gig is coming up to raise funds for Exmouth Children’s Centre.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Entertainment

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications