Nautibuoys are a trio of musicians and entertainers who consider themselves to be a Folk band with a nautical bent and a penchant for shanties.
Those of you who have seen us in previous years will know that we have an uninhibited and joyful approach to our songs.
We believe that if we are having fun, hopefully our audiences will too! Based in Dartmouth, we are regulars at festivals and events and look forward to meeting friends old and new and, as always, having a great time.
The History of The Nautibuoys
Early in 2008 Alistair Harbord, Richard Carr and Bob Bishop were asked to perform acapella shanties in Dittisham Village Hall to raise cash for themselves... no, I mean to raise money for the RNLI. The group continued with more band lineups than Deep Purple: Steve (guitars/percussion), Michel (percussion), Theresa (fiddle), Dave (accordion/vocals), Pat (fiddle/vocals), Dawne (cajon). Sadly, Alister lost his battle with the Big C in August 2018 (much to his annoyance as it was 2 months short of getting his old age pension, and he still owes Steve £5).
There was some doubt about the future of the band, given the vast amount of input from Alister...after all he was a larger than life character but we all love what we do and so do our legions of adoring fans, so the story continues with: