Jurassix support CHSW
Supporting The Children
Sea Shanty Band

"Singing sea shanties to help make the most of short and precious lives across the South West......"

The Jurassix Shanty Band

Shanty Singers

Singing Sea Shanties - How it all Started

Our journey began back in 2011, when the founding members of The Jurassix were all singing in local choirs.  Us bouys tried singing a few sea shanties and realised we had a real appreciation of shanty music.  We tried a few turn up and sing events and discovered that people liked listening to our brand of shanty singing so the Jurassix were born. Choosing a name  was easy, we all live on the Jurassic Coast, there was originally six of us, we are all of a certain age, so that’s how The Jurassix become the name of our shanty band.

The rest is history and the band have gone from strength to strength.

During the last 3 of years or so we have sung at over 40 events throughout the South West, mainly village fairs, shows and fetes but also local regattas, venues have included Beer Regatta, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Branscombe Village Fare, Chardstock Village Fair and Whitford Fair.

We have become very popular in an ever increasing area around East Devon and West Dorset and more recently our success has lead to us performing at private bookings such as parties and weddings.

Although the songs we sing are primarily Shanties and songs of the sea we often get requests for a wide variety of land based songs which we are gradually adding to our repertoire – our reasoning for this is if we can harmonise we’ll give it a go!

“We have made a significant contribution so far to our chosen charity, Childrens Hospice South West. We give our time singing and have a great time knowing that, in our own way, we are helping to make a difference to the children with life threatening illnesses our charity support.”

We love singing, so if you are considering a community, social,  corporate or charitable event, or even a private party or wedding which may need a rousing song or two, why not think about a sea shanty, we would love to sing for you.

If you book us you will get a set of shanty songs that will captivate and entertain, you can rest assured that all the money raised through your event will go to CHSW and importantly, you in turn, will be helping the children.

Ben Jones

Founder Shantyman at The Jurassix