Shantymen still in fine voice

Just Regional
Apr 8, 2020 2 mins read

There’s nothing the Sheringham Shantymen like more than a good old singsong together – and social distancing has not stopped them.

With many of their events cancelled over the next few months, they have “got together” online, performing a track for everyone to enjoy on YouTube.

Shantyman Dick Grieve said: “One of our guys, Jon Payne (accordion), has got all the necessary gear and suggested that we should do it. The musicians did the first bit, then we all sang to the backing track individually, and Jon pulled the whole thing together.”

The track – a jaunty song called Favela Girls – is getting lots of views on YouTube and Dick and the others thought it might be a bit of fun to cheer others up. And Jon said this could be the beginning of something bigger.

“There are lots of bands and singing groups around the country doing this at the moment, and we’re just the latest,” he said.

“I’m very pleased with how it’s turned out, and we’ll be doing more of these in the coming weeks. We’re also planning to throw this open to the whole Sheringham community in a couple of weeks’ time, inviting them to send in their recordings of them singing along with us, to create a massive ‘Sheringham Sings’ video!”

You can watch the video here – – and keep an eye on this page for more news about how you can get involved with Sheringham Sings.

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