They’re the catch of the day! Ever since the film of their incredible story took the box office by storm people cannot get enough of The Fisherman’s Friends.
Public demand is so high that with a string of sold out dates on their Keep Hauling tour performing music from the hit movie the boys have added extradates in 2020 in Oxford, Yeovil and Cambridge.
Fisherman’s Friends is the small film with a big heart that tells the true story ofthe original ‘buoy band’ who for 30 years met on the Platt on the harbour in their native Port Isaac to sing the songs of the sea. A decade ago they were persuaded to sign the million-pound record deal that saw their album Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends go Gold as they became the first ever traditional folk act toland a UK top ten album.
Starring Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton and Noel Clarke with cameo appearances from the group whose voices also appear on the soundtrack, it’s the feel good hit of the year grossing $10 million and counting. The soundtrack album, Keep Hauling, has earned them another Top 30 hit and in an incredible twist of fate, Pete Hicks who appears in the on-screen Fisherman’s Friends has now joined the actual line up is out on tour with the boys.
Cornwall’s best-known musical export, The Fisherman’s Friends have sang at HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, played Glastonbury festival and been honoured with the Good Tradition Award at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. They’ve also been the subject of an ITV documentary, released the hit albums One and All (2013), Proper Job (2015) and Sole Mates (2018) and every year play to tens of thousands of fans at home and abroad.
The Fisherman’s Friends are: fisher brothers John and Jeremy Brown; writer/shopkeeper Jon Cleave; smallholder and engineer John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge; builder John McDonnell (a Yorkshireman who visited Port Isaac more than 30 years ago and never left); Padstow fisherman Jason Nicholas; film maker Toby Lobb and the new boy, former ambulance driver Pete Hicks.
KEEP HAULING TOUR 2020
Thu 06 Feb – Bristol St Georges Hall (Sold Out)
Fri 07 Feb – Oxford Town Hall (New Date Added)
Sat 08 Feb – Cheltenham Town Hall (Sold Out)
Sun 09 Feb – Plymouth Theatre Royal (Sold Out)
Thu 13 Feb – Landudno Venue Cymru Theatre
Fri 14 Feb – Birmingham Town Hall
Sat 15 Feb – Bridlington Spa
Sun 23 Feb – York Barbican
Mon 24 Feb – Leicester De Montfort Hall
Tue 25 Feb – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Thu 05 Mar – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 06 Mar – Salisbury City Hall
Sat 07 Mar – Yeovil Octagon Theatre (New Date Added)
Sun 08 Mar – Cambridge Corn Exchange (New Date Added)