Autumn Pirates!

Hello good Pirate people,

Glastonbury Festival:

It’s been a fair while since this news page was updated (laziness and life..) but it seems like only yesterday that we were stepping out at Glastonbury on the Saturday night to entertain the masses that had been stolen from us by The Rolling Stones! The bastards! Luckily for us, there were hordes of people who couldn’t be bothered to sit through their 5 hour set and duly returned to continue their Pirate duties. In the end we overran and still got an encore 🙂

It was up there with some of the more heady shows we’ve done. We couldn’t believe we were actually there and are still grateful for the opportunity. The Sunday show was an altogether more relaxed soiree seeing as one giant hangover was being shared between the band and audience alike but, hey, a Pirate set at half mast is still a rollicking affair at the best of times so there was no real let up in the fun.

Goodbye Richard/Hello Kyle:

The only low point from the Glastonbury weekend was that we had to wave a sad bon voyage to our hitherto Pirate brother of 3 years Richard Voyce who has now relinquished the lead guitar duties and passed them onto our new recruit – a certain Kyle Mundy. Those of you who have made any of our shows since will have seen that Kyle is a talented plank spanker who sports the meanest devil’s beard this side of the M4. Welcome aboard Sir. This ship welcomes you!

Gigs and more gigs:

Whilst there has been a certain oversight in keeping these posts up to date, we certainly haven’t been resting on our laurels and have been busy both live and in the studio. We appeared at a number of other festivals throughout the summer including Bodfest ’13, Hastings Pirate Day, Banbury Wheatsheaf and Rugby Music Festival and have now settled back into regular venues once more.

We do have some rather exciting shows on the horizon which we are extremely excited about. Check out the “Live” page for more details but we appear at the “One Gig Closer To Wittstock” show at The Jericho Tavern in Oxford on Sat 21st September. Then we are delighted to announce a support slot with The Monchrome Set, also at The Jericho Tavern in Oxford on Friday 25th October. There’s a lashing of hero worship going on there on my part. Check them out, you’ll likely spot the influences.

Finally, we have a Halloween Special on Saturday 2nd November at The Good Ship, Kilburn, London. With the date being what it is I won’t know whether to dress as Dracula or Guy Fawkes. I shall probably end up dressing as I normally do which is pretty much an approximation of both.


I did mention that we had recorded another EP a while back and, whilst that is no word of a lie, the final mixing and mastering is still yet to be finalised having been shelved whilst we got some gigs out the way and got our new guitarist up to speed on the songs. Now both have come to fruition we shall be turning our attention once more to getting the EP release over the line.

And that just about brings us up to date with most things Pirate. There will of course be further gigs and other assorted nautical mutterings along the way so keep checking this site or our Facebook/Twitter posts for news.

Ta ta for now you rabble…


The Captain x

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