If you're not HAVING FUN, I'm afraid we're going to have to ask you to leave…

Luckily no one has left yet when we say this! It's all about the fun of making music together and sharing it. The Shanty Hounds mix unique covers and original music with a healthy dose of humor for a light-hearted show that many enjoy and look forward to when they visit us in Key West, FL. You can catch us twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays from 8-11pm at Grunts Bar, 409 Caroline Street, Key West, FL. We play a variety of other places, too, in Key West and also in the Lower Keys.

the band at Grunts

Seriously Playing Around

Key West Chris Rehm and Dani Hoy started The Shanty Hounds back in 2014. You can check out the "About Us" for more on that. As songwriters and performers they felt they made a good team and it's been a great journey so far. The duo plays several times a week in Key West and in the Lower Keys. They are frequently joined by bassist Bob Tucker (who also has a great tenor) and drummer John Sausser. Currently the band is working toward creating a live CD which was recorded July 13, 2017, at Grunts Bar, the home of The Shanty Hounds. Producer Ian Shaw (Warmfuzz) is  doing the sound engineering and post production. We are happy to report that our Kickstarter was a grand success. Kickstarter

The CD will feature mostly the original songs of Dani Hoy and Key West Chris plus, possibly, a cover or two. Some of the songs have not been recorded in studio yet. Guaranteed the recording will be full of The Shanty Hounds' energy and enthusiasm. It's a whole band recording, too. Get in on the Kickstarter to secure your copy of the CD which will be available by the fall.