Hailing from London town and fronted by soulful vocalist Benjamin Willis and Grime MC Levi Gordon, Shanty brings Dubwise bass & rhythms with a UK twist. Alongside support from Fred Perry Subculture and Clash Magazine the group’s modern twist on classic roots reggae has also seen them playlisted on Gary Crowley’s BBC Introducing show and championed by legendary tastemaker David Rodigan on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
In the two years since Shanty hit the scene, the band has made appearances all over UK & Europe at some of the most renowned festivals such as Glastonbury, Outlook Festival, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Rototom Sunsplash,
Kendal Calling and more. As well as touring and sharing the stage with the likes of Sticky Fingers, Kevin Parker & Mark Ronson, The Wailers, Easy Star All Stars, Bastille, and Madness.
"Jamaica’s authentic dubwise bass & rhythms blended with a new UK twist, soulful vocals and a jazzy brass band, I’m hooked!" - Becca D, MTV / Beats 1
"Best of British Reggae" - David Rodigan, BBC Radio 1Xtra
"Band Of The Week" - Fred Perry Subculture
"Guarantied to put a smile on your face...an absolute gem" - Louder Than War