They’re not as heavily promoted as Hall’s or Ricola, but the small dark lozenges with the distinctive flavor—Fisherman’s Friend— do the job. Will the sea shanty band from Cornwall do as well for Universal Music? It’ll be fun to watch what happens!
(AP) – 1 hour ago
Singing Cornish fishermen sign major-label deal.
LONDON — After singing soldiers and harmonious priests, a group of English fishermen is the latest unorthodox band to sign a major-label recording contract.
The Fisherman’s Friends come from Port Isaac in England’s southernmost county of Cornwall and specialize in traditional sea shanties.
Universal Music said Thursday that it had signed the 10-member band after a producer spotted them performing in a local pub. They will release an album of traditional tunes and folk songs next month.
Universal’s other artists include Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse, but the label also is home to less mainstream acts including the military band of the Coldstream Guards.
Other unusual acts to enjoy chart success include singing servicemen The Soldiers and clerical combo The Priests.
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