Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2024 - Poole Old Town & Quay


Poole me Hearties

Poole Me Hearties were formed at Lilliput Sailing Club in 2019. They perform traditional sea shanties and other seafaring songs in a unique style with a range of acoustic instruments including accordion, fiddle, flute and mandolin. Combined with an array of harmonies, Poole Me Hearties sound like no other shanty band.

Millie Watson

Straight from the global festival circuit, Millie will be filling the streets of Poole with music. Following on from winning an OMA this year, performing at Glastonbury and spending time in the recording studio, we can expect an upbeat bohemian style of pop and folk.

Lee Rasdall-Dove

The award winning singer/songwriter who performs a mix of covers in his own style plus original music. An eclectic mix of indie and pop. With smooth and impressive vocals, Lee is one not to be missed.

Steve Faulkner

The perfect fit for our new festival, Steve will be performing in various locations throughout the weekend. As a solo violinist, Steve is briefly stepping aside from his busy band work with the Murphy’s Lore Trio and Route 66 plus other music projects to perform at Seafood & Sounds. A special welcome to the incredibly talented Steve Faulkner.

Roxanne Phillips

Inspired by traditional folk music, Roxanne will be performing a selection of her own material with a sea shanty twist. Influenced to write music by the world around her, Roxanne won an award in January for her contribution to society and motivation to succeed in music. Enjoy her stories and tales through melodies in the stunning Old Town of Poole.

Wendy Jane

Wendy is a multi-instrumentalist as well as an inspiring choir director. She will be performing a flute solo in a sea shanty/folk style. Wendy is often seen in the local area performing in folk band Outlandish amongst just one of her many influential music projects.

Ed Fox

Born on the island of Bermuda, Ed toured the East Coast and then moved to England in 2011 continuing to perform for music lovers. He will be bringing a mix of country, rock ’n’ roll plus reggae in an acoustic style to the festival.

Gary Robert (and Gary Roberts Duo)

Gary has been busy recording with his band Spinout UK and performing solo gigs across the country. Versatile in his repertoire, Gary will be performing an exclusive set of  blues/folk music solo and again in a duo with a band member.

Millie & Roxanne

A force of nature as Millie Watson and Roxanne Phillips perform together bringing sea shanty harmonies and folk melodies into a fantastic set not to be missed. The duo is often seen performing in the area and we are grateful for them both to support our festival.

Helena Mace

Helena is a pop and country singer/songwriter. She was voted Global Artist of the Year and Song of The Year and had 7 nominations from UK Country Radio including Best Female Vocalist, Best Artist and Album of The Year where she was a finalist. Her latest album, Unbroken recently hit number one in the iTunes chart.

Mikey Ball

His original rock band Mikey Ball & Company, recently signed a management deal and Mikey will be performing a special solo set at Seafood & Sounds in an acoustic rock style.

Kez Hinton

Based in the New Forest, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kez Hinton will be performing at the festival bringing his love of folk to the forefront. He is also co-creator of The Acoustic Connection, a busy platform helping musicians progress on the music scene.


JINDER is a songwriter, storyteller and international touring musician based in North Dorset. Best known for his 2019 UK top 40 single ‘Keep Me In Your Heart’, which topped charts in eight countries following it’s inclusion in international smash hit movie ‘Fishermen’s Friends’, Jinder has released twelve critically acclaimed albums for five different labels including Sony BMG and Universal.

This programme is subject to change and correct as to date of publish 2 August 2023.