Inspired by Quint’s rendition of ‘Spanish Ladies’ in the film Jaws, Sharks Come Cruisin’ combines traditional songs of sailing, whaling, drinking and sinking with drums, bass, fiddle, banjo, accordion, guitar and lots of shouting
Jonathan Cannon, Fiddle; Paul Dube, Accordion; Seth Forden, Bass and Vocals; Mark Lambert, Guitar and Vocals; James Toomey, Drums; Erik Wohlgemuth, Banjo
Four Years Before the Mast
“Four Years Before the Mast” is the studio debut for Providence RI’s Sharks Come Cruisin’. A follow up to their 2006 live release, Four Years showcases SCC’s traditional instruments and keeps the energy high with electric guitars and call and response gang vocals.
Cape Cod Girls, The Mermaid, Bully in the Alley, Fathom the Bowl,
All for Me Grog and Santy Anno
Sharks Come Cruisin are easily on the same playing field as bands like Flogging Molly, The Pogues and The Tossers, minus the Irish-ness. People who like songs to sing along to, or songs about the sea, will
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Sharks Come Cruisin' present the songs complete with cue cards for the crowd to join in the chorus. While many compare SCC's sound to the Dropkick Murphys, they're closer to Great Big Sea in that they're fairly true to the original songs, without trying to punk them up.—75 0r less records
Sharks Come Cruisin’ take traditional chanteys and amplify them by mixing their own influences like Flogging Molly, The Pogues, and Against Me! — Marc Clarkin, Motif Magazine
Providence Phoenix: Best genre-defying band nominee 2007, 2008
Motif Magazine: Best live act, best album, best male vocalist nominee, 2007