Maritime songs and stories, humour and harmony are the key to a performance by “Shake a Leg”. Formed in 2007 to bring together, from across the West Country, eight great singers who all share a love of songs-of-the-sea coupled with their love of entertaining. Although shanties and work-songs form a strong part of their repertoire Shake a Leg are a refreshing change from other shanty sides by being equally split with the women’s voices equalling the men’s. Entertainment and variety are guaranteed with contemporary and musical-hall songs rubbing alongside the more traditional material.
Solo performers in their own right their strong lead voices set against chilling harmonies and unusual arrangements led an member of the audience at Falmouth Shanty Festival to say, “You are different from the other groups, you make the hairs on the back of my neck stand-up.” If you fancy some of that, and want to know where their name comes from – you will just have to hear them to find out!