The 2 Anchors are a shanty band from Gloucester and first formed as a 4-piece shanty crew singing songs of the sea and shanties in 2007. Due to various circumstances this first incarnation of the group last sang together in 2009 and disbanded shortly thereafter.
The group re-formed with a completely different line-up behind two of the original members in 2012 and love to entertain crowds in large and small venues with their special brand of shantynanigans, and have recently introduced to the newest band member: Gwen de Bôtes-Commine. They have entertained audiences in Bristol, Gloucester, and Swindon and have appeared at many folk festivals and clubs throughout the country.
Especially noted for the energy they put into their performances crowd participation is encouraged and a party atmosphere created with a skilful blend of harmonies and foot stomping action. Expect singing with gusto and drive, percussive melodies and come wanting a good time!