Seas Of Mirth
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Seas Of Mirth

Derby, England, United Kingdom

Derby, England, United Kingdom
Band Folk Comedy


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The best kept secret in music


Seas of Mirth evoke a party atmosphere like no other band I know. Central to their charm is an acute understanding of classic reels, yarn telling and the mechanics of folk music; drawing you into their world with a genuine sense of fun, hilarious theatrics, narrative and word play. They avoid, like many comedy music acts, relying on gimics or shambolic irony and instead purvey an exciting and high brow style of comedy that communicates well to all ages and shows of some inventive musicianship.

Ash West-Mullen & Dan Robertson
Creative Block(s) Derby - City-Zine


First EP Post Nautical Anti Shanties, soon to be released.



Garrr!! 4am after a bottle of Bacardi, a guitar and a multi-sample boasting synthesizer. The result was equally as cringeworthy as hilarious at first. It was never meant to be - until certain musicians moved in to that house and by freak coincidence a live pirate folk band was formed! The first Seas of Mirth gig took place on 31st October 2007 with the line up of djembe drum, acoustic guitar, fiddle and plentiful gang chants. Two and a half years on that now seems like a shambolic performance. As do many in hindsight but nothing short of a great night live music experience that guaranteed laughs, singalongs and debauched yelps by the barrelful. After ample line-up changes now spreading Seas of Mirth's crew vastly nationwide, the band still continue to prowess in the field of comedy nautical folk. We have scurried all over from South London's SE1 club to Edinburgh's Pleasance Dome at the Fringe Festival. Through the years we've comprised an entourage of venues, pubs, high streets, caves, boats, trains, secret locations and have enjoyed every moment of it a little too much. We are currently working on our first video, hopefully to be broadcast on BBC Big Screens in the Midlands. We are also writing material that sounds something in between Fleet Foxes and 'Donald, Where's Yer Troosers?'. The inevitable question mark (that looks uncannily like a hook) is always under the fans' anticipation as to what we will pull out of our three-cornered hats next...