Monkey’s Fist

Monkeys Fist, based in Yorkshire and named after the knot used to heave the first line ashore, is the trio of Steve Flude, Colin Devey and John Horsey. They sing powerful arrangements of sea shanties, forebitters and ballads with close harmonies and guitar, concertina, bodhran and harmonica accompaniment.  Songs are interspersed with knowledgeable and sometimes even witty introductions. They have performed at clubs and festivals across the UK, together with festivals in Ireland, Germany and Holland.