The seagoing past of Sussex and Kent is a big influence and Hard Pressed have a maritime repertoire including songs that will make you think and songs that will make you laugh. Both historical and contemporary songs are included in their set and we are promised several that will be instantly recognisable: The Leaving of Liverpool, What Shall We do with the Drunken Sailor? and The Sloop John-B. The band have appeared at folk-clubs throughout south-east England and at international maritime festivals. Penny-whistle, concertina and accordion accompaniments come from Liz Randall, who has appeared at the UGT, singing comic songs with John Cave. Roger Resch combines his share of lead vocals with some accomplished accordion-playing, and Derek Seed is known for a voice that can be heard above storm-force winds and creaking timbers!
Under Ground Theatre, Sat 16th Nov, 10:00-12:00.