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Sea Shanty Troupe Fisherman’s Friends Sign $1.5 Million Record Deal


Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse now share a record label with Fisherman’s Friends, a group of 10 fishermen, lifeboatmen and coastguards from Cornwall, England who just signed a £1m (about $1.5m) deal with Universal, the Guardian reports.

What’s more, the sea shanty troupe hailing from the coastal village of Port Isaac will share the stage with Vampire Weekend, U2, Muse, and other to-be-confirmed artists at this year’s Glastonbury Festival in late June, just two months after releasing their major label debut.

The Fisherman’s Friends were set to self-release their third LP before producer Rupert Christie overheard them in a pub and subsequently landed them the 7-figure deal.

Watch them perform “South Australia” (each with a pint at his feet) here or below: