Meet the Crew

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Mike Green (Cap'n)
The Wellington Wailers leader a flamboyant performer. Born showman and raconteur. Always at the front, unless it's his round.

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Ian Bush (1st Officer)
Ian is the original Wellington Wailer. A long standing member of 'The Sussex Yacht Club', it was Ian's idea the club would benefit from having a sea shanty crew. Whether the club benefited, other than increased bar takings, is a moot point. However that idea late in 2012 germinated into the best and strongest sea shanty crew in Sussex.

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Bill Brown (Bosun)
One of the original Wailers. Never faulted for his enthusiasm whether singing or drinking. Tends to suffer from lyric forgetfulness related to how much he's drunk.

  Dave Drew  Apart from having a fine voice Dave is an accomplished musician often time warming up our audience with tunes played on the flute, or the melodeon. Sometimes performing a duet with fellow Wailer and instrumentalist Brian Ablett.

Dave Drew
Apart from having a fine voice Dave is an accomplished musician often time warming up our audience with tunes played on the flute, or the melodeon. Sometimes performing a duet with fellow Wailer and instrumentalist Brian Ablett.

 
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Nigel Snow
Another original Wellington Wailer, who has been with the crew through thick and thin. Nigel has a rich bass voice, rounding off the Wailers harmony beautifully.

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Jerry Kent
Jerry used to be the youngest member of the Wellington Wailers and was looking forward to eventually inheriting the rights to all things Wailer, unfortunately the whipper snapper Josh has joined and is far too young and handsome. Believe it or not Jerry is the Head of Design Technology at a secondary school, don't worry the offspring do not go to his school so their future is safe.

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Brian Anderson
Brian is currently a member of Sompting Village Morris of which he was Squire for 2 years. He's danced and sung in France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. Aside from this, and becoming a Wellington Wailer, Brian's greatest claim to fame was playing the rear end of a pantomime camel in a local panto.

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Dave Golding
Another original Wellington Wailer. His youthful looks belie the abuse he has put his body through. However he still sings like a lark.

 
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Brian Ablett
Brian sang in Sussex folk clubs for more years than he cares to remember. He also plays  Melodeon, and was yet another crew member with a Morris dancing background. Brian played for Cuckoos Nest Morris, and Brighton Morris Men, where he was once also a dancer, and rose to the dizzy heights of Squire!  Brian also played 10 years with Kate's Kitchen Band (KKB) Ceilidh Band. He has also sung and played at Glastonbury! - On top of the Tor. In fact it would be fair to say that he would sing or play for anyone offering free cider!

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Colin Grier
 Another of our crew with a Morris dancing background. Just hope they leave those bloody bells at home and don't start waving hankies.

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Steve Lowry
Ropes end wielding 1st mate. When Steve gives a song full throat the rafters ring. Always a handy man to have with you in a crowded pub.

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John Charlish
Born by the sea in Norfolk, similar to Admiral Lord Nelson. Now lives by the sea in Shoreham. John joined the Wailers in 2014 knowing two songs and liking two beers. He's increased his knowledge in both areas substantially since then. Unlike Nelson, John still has all of his parts, or so his wife assures us.

 
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Martin Frost
Shanghaied himself to the good ship Welly Wailer, after being told his singing with the local Morris team was less than adequate. Thankfully the Wailers are yet to realise that. His 'harmonies' are merely wrong notes sound loudly and his inability to pronounce certain syllables consistently amused audiences and irritates the rest of the crew. Like so many mature Morris dancers, too old to caper, Martin looks to Shanty Singing as a replacement opportunity to 'show off' and impress women.

Judy Green
Is an 'Honery' Crew Member.
she is our official
photographer and a wonderful one she is.  Many of the pictures and some video's on this website are a product of her skilled camera work and her creative eye.  She also attempts to keep us in order from time to time!
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Josh Harcourt Slowley
Josh is the youngest of The Wailers, also the hairiest. Completely comfortable handling either a microphone, tankard or both. 

   Peter Daniels  After working and living abroad for 28 years. Peter has now returned home to Worthing. Born in Shropshire but brought up in South Wales and loves to sing, it is a pity he has no memory for song words, in fact not much of a memory at all. He is also a member of a Welsh male voice choir in Brighton. However, we will overlook that shortcoming!


Peter Daniels
After working and living abroad for 28 years. Peter has now returned home to Worthing. Born in Shropshire but brought up in South Wales and loves to sing, it is a pity he has no memory for song words, in fact not much of a memory at all. He is also a member of a Welsh male voice choir in Brighton. However, we will overlook that shortcoming!

  Tim Stevenson  Our newest Stow -a-Way and Crew Member. He sings with a lovely soft Northern Ireland accent, that is possibly because he is Irish! Amongst his many skills and talents. he is also often a member of the Shoreham Lifeboat Crew! A useful man to have on board!

Tim Stevenson
Our newest Stow -a-Way and Crew Member. He sings with a lovely soft Northern Ireland accent, that is possibly because he is Irish! Amongst his many skills and talents. he is also often a member of the Shoreham Lifeboat Crew! A useful man to have on board!