Although available in digital format, Shep Wolley’s work has not been around for many years.This 2016 release is the first album to be made available on CD for some time.
From an early age, Shep Woolley loved music, and played ukulele. His mother bought him a guitar in 1958 and he joined 15 others in a local skiffle group. In 1960, he entered the Royal Navy and continued to play all over the world.
Woolley found that he had a natural flair for humorous material, and jokes and monologues began to appear in his act. By 1973, he had essentially become a folk comedian, but he was also still a naval gunnery instructor, so, in 1975, he left the forces to concentrate on performing.
In 1974, he appeared on New Faces, the television talent show. From 1975-85, Woolley presented the folk show on Radio Victory in Portsmouth, England.
He has played all over the world and is regularly in demand for festivals. Woolley tends to play less folk clubs these days, concentrating on summer seasons and concerts. A naturally funny man, he deserves to become as widely known as others of the genre.
1. Live At The Kings Theatre Including Walking Back To Blueberry Hill
2. Like At Train
3. Stolen My Heart Away (golden Arrow)
4. Union Street
5. Down The Solent
6. Ellisfield Village Hall Waiting For The Chips (including Landroloverette)
7. Bound For Sunny Shotley/Pete Fyfes
8. Faith Hope And Charity
9. Casey’s Last Ride
10. On The Road To Chaguaramas
11. The Best Of Times
12. In Good Lord Nelsons Days
13. Masters Of War
14. Don’t Climb Up The Apple Tree
15. Yee Haa! You Drunken Sailors
16. Staring Competition