News Tue 7 May 2019

FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS NEW DATES ADDED FOR 2020

FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS NEW DATES ADDED FOR 2020

Fisherman’s Friends

NEW DATES ADDED FOR 2020

THU 06 FEB      BRISTOL ST GEORGES HALL

SAT 08 FEB       CHELTENHAM TOWN HALL

SUN 09 FEB      PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL

THU 13 FEB      LANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU THEATRE

FRI 14 FEB        BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL

SAT 15 FEB       BRIDLINGTON SPA

SUN 23 FEB      YORK BARBICAN
MON 24 FEB     LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL

TUE 25 FEB      FOLKESTONE LEAS CLIFF HALL

THU 05 MAR    SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION

FRI 06 MAR      SALISBURY CITY HALL

The film about their incredible story has taken the box office by storm, already grossing $10 million in the UK alone. An outstanding achievement for a British independent film.

.‘Fisherman’s Friends’ is a small film with a big heart. The movie tells the remarkable story of The Fisherman’s Friends, the original ‘buoy band’ bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience, who for 40 years have met on the harbour wall of their home fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall to sing the songs of the sea. It stars Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton and Noel Clarke with cameo appearances from the group whose voices also appear on the soundtrack.

A decade ago they were persuaded to sign the million-pound record deal that saw their album Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends go Gold as they became the first ever traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album. Since then they have released four more best selling albums of shanties, sang at HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, played Glastonbury festival and been honoured with the Good Tradition Award at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

What’s more, in an incredible twist of fate, Pete Hicks who appears in the on-screen Fisherman’s Friends has now joined the actual line up and will be out on tour with the boys this autumn.

“Singing live is what we’re all about, it’s why we started the group in the first place,” says MC and bass man Jon Cleave, instantly recognisable from his extravagant moustaches.

“The film has been a wonderful and is something we can all be very proud of, but we’re itching to get back on the road, renew some old friendships and make lots of new ones as well.”

Released alongside the Fisherman’s Friends film, the group’s latest album Keep Hauling album features 17 sea shanties – some old, some new and some slighty blue.

Cornwall’s best-known musical export, the Fisherman’s Friends have also been the subject of an ITV documentary, released the hit albums One and All (2013), Proper Job (2015) and Sole Mates (2018) and every year play to tens of thousands of fans at home and abroad.

The Fisherman’s Friends are: fisher brothers John and Jeremy Brown; writer/shopkeeper Jon Cleave; smallholder and engineer John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge; builder John McDonnell (a Yorkshireman who visited Port Isaac more than 30 years ago and never left); Padstow fisherman Jason Nicholas; film maker Toby Lobb and the new boy, former ambulance driver Pete Hicks.

LIVE DATES 2019

MAY

Tuesday 14th                                 Minack Theatre                   Porthcurno

Wednesday 15th                  Minack Theatre                   Porthcurno

Sunday  26th                         RHS Rosemoor Gardens   Torrington

Saturday 25th                       Tunes in the Dunes            Perranporth Beach

JUNE

Saturday 8th                         Royal Cornwall Show         Whitecross

Saturday 15th                       Sea Shanty Festival             Falmouth

JULY

Friday 5th                               Penlee Park                          Penzance

AUGUST

Sunday 4th                            Cambridge Folk Festival    Cambridge

Sunday 18th                          Beautiful Days Festival      Escort Park Devon

Friday 23rd                            Towersey Folk Festival      Thame

Saturday 24th                       Carfest                                   Laverstoke Park Farm

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 21st                       St Davids Hall                       Cardiff

Tuesday 24th                        Sage Gateshead                  Gateshead

Sunday 22nd                         Looe Festival                        Looe

OCTOBER

Sunday 6th                            The Bridgewater Hall         Manchester

Monday 7th                           De La Werr Pavilion           Bexhill

Tuesday 8th                           Bournemouth Pavilion      Bournemouth

Friday 11th                            Barbican Centre                  London

Saturday 12th                       The Great Hall                     University of Exeter