The Motley Crew Sea Shantymen Matinee Special


The Motley Crew Sea Shantymen Matinee Special (Colchester Arts Centre)

Singing shanties and songs of the sea out of Brightlingsea, Essex.

Long, long ago, a group of likeminded chaps hit on the idea of singing sea shanties for fun. Despite it being a late night at the yacht club, most remembered the idea the day after and thus The Motley Crew was born.

From there they've gone on to sing at fetes, smack and barge matches, regattas, dinners, weddings, parties, shop openings and numerous other events. Highlights include performing at the London Marathon, the Cutty Sark, the Harwich International Shanty Festival, and the Colchester Oyster Feast. They also get together at Christmas to sing traditional wassail carols, too.

They've supported lots of charities over the years, but their main charity is the RNLI (as most of them sail, they figure it's a good investment) and they've raised thousands of pounds for this worthy cause.

They don't take theirselves too seriously. Audiences appreciate their robust, light-hearted style and so long as everyone all enjoy themselves and the RNLI gets a few more well-deserved pennies out of their efforts, that's all that matters.


Enjoy code: 118097
Target groups
Adult, Elderly, Youth
External information

Available tickets

30/11 2024 1:00pm
St Peter & St Paul's Church Church Street LAVENHAM
Provided by The List