Sunday 8 March 2020
Cambridge Corn Exchange - CB2 3QE
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 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 extra dates in 2020 in Oxford, Yeovil and Cambridge.
Fisherman’s Friends is the small film with a big heart that tells the true story of the original ‘buoy band’ who for 30 years met at 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 to land 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 on-screen, has now joined the actual line-up and is out on tour with the boys.
Cornwall’s best-known musical export, Fisherman’s Friends have sang at HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, played Glastonbury 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.
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.