tom lewis

Tom Lewis, the internationally famous singer and songwriter, is to appear in concert at the Fountain pub in Westgate Street, Gloucester on April 1st at 7:30 p.m.

Tom is the writer of many songs including “The Last Shanty” and “Marching Inland”. He is a 24-year veteran of Her Majesty’s Royal Naval diesel submarines; although now he’s comfortably located on dry land. His songs cover a wide range of nautical topics, from life on board H.M. ships, through the loneliness and lure of the sea, to traditional shanties and classic nautical poetry, set to his own, and others’ melodies.

Tom is patron of the Gloucester Shanty Festival and this concert is being held to raise funding for that event. Tom went to school in Gloucester and will be arriving in the city by canal boat.

Tom will be supported by local group, the Two Anchors.

The Gloucester Shanty Festival itself will be taking place from the 27th to the 29th of May in and around Gloucester.

It features more than 30 different acts as well as sing-arounds, a beach party, treasure trail and a pirate walk! There will also be many activities for children.

All proceeds from the Gloucester Shanty Festival will be donated to SARA, the Severn Area Rescue Association.

All tickets are available from the Gloucester Shanty Festival website:

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