Shantymen set to make waves at Smugglers Adventure

March 3, 2017

Hastings sea shanty group, RX Shantymen are set to perform at Smugglers Adventure on Saturday April 8th.

The group will be performing three sets of popular shanty tunes in the underground cave attraction, which takes guests back in time to the days when smuggling on the Sussex coast was rife.

The RX Shantymen are an acapella folk group with a mission to spread the gospel of shanty singing and maritime music, as well as entertain their audience and have a good time doing it.

Smugglers Adventure’s Leanna Lawson said: “We are extremely excited to welcome the RX Shantymen to St Clements Caves.

“The group compliment the attraction perfectly and I know they will be popular with both visitors and staff alike.

“We are also pleased to announce there is no extra charge to watch the performance as it is included in the standard admission price.”

Hastings, one of the few beach-launched fleets remaining in the UK, has been at the forefront of the renaissance in Shanty singing and maritime music in recent years

Partly responsible for the re-emergence of this much-loved tradition have been the individuals who together make up the RX Shantymen – Mick Bovee, Tom Kelly, Scott Reid and Jon Tigwell.

The RX Shantymen will be performing at St Clements Caves at 12-12:30pm, 1-1:30pm and 2-2:30pm, with breaks in between the performances.

For more information and to listen to the group perform you can follow them on Facebook @rxshantymen. Visit smugglersadventure.co.uk for more about the attraction.

  • Smugglers Adventure, St. Clements Caves, West Hill, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3HY. Open 10am daily. Please call 01424 422964 for details.

Issued on behalf of Smugglers Adventure. For more information please contact Leanna Lawson on 01424 422964.