'Utterly bizarre' or 'finest festival opening act of all time'? Seas of Mirth set for Leicester gig
I'm writing this on International Talk Like A Pirate Day; a fitting coincidence given the nature of the band I'm meeting. I say band, I mean nine-strong nautical motley crew of musical, shanty-singing sea dogs, described as everything from "utterly bizarre" to "surely the finest festival opening act of all time". Also: "Okay", by the Mayor of Matlock. They're proud of that one.
Seas Of Mirth co-founder Paul Lynch might have grown up in landlocked Leicester, but no matter; alter-ego Cannonball Paul is a swashbuckling corsair who has lived his life at the helm –... read more
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