“Searching For An Even Keel”- and a new drummer introduction.

Hello, The Captain here again…

It’s been 4 months since I last landed here and addressed you all with heady tales about our dashing new album and new plotting afoot with all things Pirate. And how things can change in the blink of an eye….

Unforeseen at the time was our then Pirate brother Barry Short harboring a desire to leave the crew, disembark from our ship and make his way into the night with a lantern and our best wishes ringing in his ears. After 6 years of Piratical mayhem he felt it was time to move on and notified us of his wanting to step down before the rum ran out…

Clearly this set the nautical bandwagon back a little – rocking on its axle even – as we retreated into the depths of Oxfordshire to ruminate on what to do next. With a fair number of rather sizeable shows on the horizon for the rest of the year we made the decision to try and find someone who would help us out in the interim until we could devote some proper time to searching for another Pirate – something involving a lot of time, rehearsals and a large stick.

And so, up stepped a rather tall (8ft?), affable man called Sam who nobly offered to help us out on our shows for the rest of the year but we decided that we actually quite liked him, and that he was quite good. We then set about some insidious mutual appreciation society murmurings until it became blindingly obvious that the feeling was mutual and an offer was made which thankfully he accepted.

AND SO LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE GIVE YOU OUR NEW PIRATE AND CREW MEMBER, SIR SAM SPACKSMAN, who takes over the drumming duties forthwith.

The decidedly uneven keel we had embarked upon about a month ago is now even once more and we can look ahead, not only to the remaining shows for this year, but also many more next year plus (and finally) some new material and a few more covers for shits and giggles.

And that dear hearts is where we are at. A little knock back in our plotting and machinations but now full steam ahead once more as the wind kicks back into our sails.

Keep checking this site or Facebook or anywhere else we pop up if you wish to follow our progress.

For now though…

Fond adieux!

The Captain x

Published in: on October 11, 2016 at 6:45 pm  Leave a Comment