Chris Ricketts (Shanty Singer)

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  • August 2, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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As the headline spells out, UK artist Chris Ricketts is an internationally acclaimed 21st century shanty singer, and while he’s been in the room before (he was there to see Sean McCann), he’s never played on our stage, so we’re happy to host his début show at The Carleton on Wednesday, August 2nd at 7 PM. Chris guarantees it’ll be good fun for all and tickets are only $15 + HST.

Internationally acclaimed 21st century shanty singer, Chris Ricketts returns with an album of shanties and self penned songs called ‘Songs In The Key Of Sea‘. 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 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 (yet to be named) will be Chris’ 5th studio album and 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 captures on a CD.

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 spanning from across the UK, Canada and Poland, this year looks promising for Chris.