About Us

Short Drag Roger are seven guys from the well-known fishing port of Oxford, who like nothing better than travelling the country (and beyond!) singing traditional and not so traditional sea shanties. They have been performing a-capella harmonies for the delectation of audiences for 16 years (and some ask us back!). We will sing to anyone, anywhere and at any time; Corporate events, Christenings, Weddings, Military and Charity events as well as Women’s Institutes are among our regular gigs.

Why we are different



We are.


You won't find us pulling out a guitar, concentina or other instrument to help us out. We sing all of our shanties and songs completely acapella. We sing with real gusto and belive strongly that audience participation is key to our sound. Not only do we sing those shanties that are traditional but amongst our range we have now written 8 traditional sounding shanties, which we regularly perform. Finally, after 15+ years of singing these shanties we believe that we can do them justice..

The Crew (Click on to find out more)