More things Pirate…

It’s about time I delivered some more Pirate news seeing as I haven’t been on here since banging on about our EP back in October. A lot has happened or is currently happening that it would be a neglection of my duties not to bring you back up to speed with events.

After the heights of Glastonbury last year we went on to play a few decent gigs supporting the likes of The Monochrome Set, Mad Dog Mcrea and My Life Story to name but a few which rounded the year off nicely.

Into 2014 and we set off on the gigging trail again playing a couple of gigs in Oxford (to packed houses which was a pleasant surprise) and Banbury.


In early April we were honoured to be asked to head into a London studio to record some tracks as part of some course work by a couple of recording engineering students.  We decided to take a slightly different angle to the norm and record them totally live straight to the desk. The whole session was a hoot! In due course this recording should see the light of day as an official “live EP” release with a bit of luck.

We also took part in the “Are You Listening Festival” in Reading playing a set to an enthusiastic crowd at Pavlov’s Dog – made all the more chaotic by our errant guitarist, a certain Mr Kyle Mundy, getting delayed on his way to the venue which meant we had to hastily re-arrange the set list and kick off as a 3 piece. As the VW Scirocco screeched to a halt outside and the dapper garments were applied, he came running in with his amp and bag of things and dutifully joined in the set. It was an engaging sideshow to the main event.


So far this year we have released 2 new demos – namely “El Gringo” and “Your Grace”. Both tracks have already featured on BBC Introducing Oxford with “El Gringo” being lined up as a single release with accompanying promo video. Much more news to come on this as we get it 🙂


Our drummer, Mr Barry Short decided to get married to his lovely lady Amy Bee and turn his wedding reception into WedFest 2014 – a marriage/wedding event like no other with bands playing on a main stage with hog roasts, BBQs and streams of rum galore. The Pirates put in an appearance of course with Mr Short holding it together sufficiently to execute each unexpected middle 8 with aplomb.

And so we look ahead to the summer with countless festival and gig appearances already lined up with more stuff being added all the time.

Onwards and upwards you motley crew…


The Captain x


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