Date: Fri Jul 30th
Figurehead are an all female shanty group from North Cornwall who share a love of songs with a traditional, nautical and maritime flavour……or as they say: “If it contains a reference, however slight, to water, we consider it fair game.”
The group originally formed as a bit of fun around a kitchen table for 5 women that shared a love of sea songs and harmonies, little did they know how soon that scenario would get left behind! Encouragement from old friends (and new) in the singing world soon ensured them ‘guest spots’ in different venues and they remain humbled by the support that they have received over the last few years. The kitchen table has been replaced with pubs, marquees and stages…although not in the past year! For the past 12 months, when allowed, they’ve been restricted to singing in gardens, caves, under bridges and even an underpass!!
Currently the members are Mel, Rachel, Sharon, Gill and Lauren who are now looking forward to singing together again as lock down eases and ready to entertain with foot stomping shanties and delightful harmonies, all delivered with a hint of humour!