Contemporary reggae outfit Shanty have been performing across the UK and Europe at renowned music festivals such as Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Leopallooza, Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Kendal Calling, Ostroda Reggae Festival, and Outlook Festival.
Hailing from North-West London, the band’s influences range from classic roots reggae, soul, electronic and hip-hop. The blend of funky beats are combined with soulful vocals from frontman Ben Willis, while brass band blasts, horn-licks, and soothing rhythms demonstrate the musical talent of each and every member.
The band’s new single ‘Longtime’ is out on 18th September, 2015 and they’ve released a new video that expresses the band’s light-hearted and laidback approach, featuring exclusive backstage footage from their summer tour and festival adventures. Armed with an infectious live energy, the young group has performed tirelessly at packed out shows and festivals across the UK and Europe since their inception.
Shanty has a couple of new singles in the pipeline before the release of a new record later this year, but in the meantime, you can catch them at a gig this month.
Buy the new single ‘Longtime’ here.
Friday 25th September – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
Saturday 26th September – Hootananny, London