Chris Ricketts releases new album

Chris Ricketts

Internationally acclaimed 21st-century shanty singer, Chris Ricketts returns with an album of shanties and self-penned songs called Go To Sea No More. Widely loved this album re-booted Chris’ love of performing and writing. As well as performing within the UK, Chris has appeared at top folk and shanty festivals in Germany, Poland, Canada and France.

Chris mastered his craft working cruise ships after being a semi-finalist in the BBC Radio 2 young folk awards. Now a touring musician and part-time teacher in secondary schools, Chris’ passion for performing allows him to travel the world with his self-penned songs and versions of traditional shanties.

2023’s release will be Chris’ 5th album and include recordings from live shows across East Coast Canada. It promises to be the best yet! Chris will be releasing a solo acoustic album that truly represents his live shows, something that many fans have asked to be captured on a release. Quick-witted comedy, a unique delivery of sea songs and clever songwriting, the live show never fails to satisfy an audience.

With festival and concert bookings from across the UK, Canada and Poland, this year looks extremely promising for Chris.

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