The music you hear on Boat Radio comes from a variety of sources. We are particularly keen on the Free Music Archive, which showcases the talent of thousands of composers and performers and where it’s possible to find a wide range of musical styles from every era. One artist whose work really stands out is Scott Holmes. We’ve used a number of his songs both as theme music and to illustrate particular stories. Do take a moment to listen to his work at the FMA. If you like it, then leave a positive review. We loved Scott’s music so much we wrote to him and he very kindly gave us permission to use it.
Another stand-out artist at the FMA is Sergey Cheremisinov. We’re hooked on his wonderful piano melodies and riffs. Jason Shaw is terrific too – particularly on acoustic guitar.
The theme tune for the The Port of Sóller Radio Programme is a version of Ship Ahoy! (All the nice girls love a sailor). It was sung especially for Boat Radio by the brilliant Georgie Insull Singers and recorded one sunny evening at the Anglican Church in Palma de Mallorca. A huge thank you to Georgie and the women of the choir for giving us their time and talent. It is much appreciated.
Quite a few people have been in touch to ask about the striking music used at the beginning of Medical Emergencies at Sea. It’s called Please Bring Me Shelter and it is written and performed by the brilliant Cullah. Cullah also provides the music for The Sundowner, which is a track called To The Rhythm of the Funk. You can find them both at the FMA. These tracks are available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike International 4.0 license.
An early guest on Boat Radio was singer/songwriter and author Chris DiCroce who, along with his wife, Melody, lives The Life Aquatic aboard a Cal 35, currently berthed in St. Petersberg, Florida. We would urge you to check out Chris’ music, which you can find on iTunes. His excellent books, including What’s Up Ditch! – Chris’ guide to travelling the ICW – are available from Amazon. Chris and Melody document their lives and their adventures at Mondo Vacilando.
The opening and closing themes for Ocean Research Project are provided by Greenland’s biggest rock band, Nanook. The opening theme is called Inuinnaagavit and the closing theme Ingerlaliinnaleqaagut. Both tracks are taken from the Live in Nuuk album, which you’ll find on iTunes. A huge thank you to Nanook for their generosity.

Chris and Melody DiCroce