The Pirates are back and re-vamped!

When I last dropped in here to furnish you all with the goings on aboard The Good Ship Pirate, it was to reveal that we were taking some time out to find a new guitarist. At the time we were locked away deep in The Shires auditioning a number of applicants who wished to join our crew. We met a number of able bodied individuals who threw their weight behind the tunes with gusto. However,  someone had to emerge victorious and of course it is of no secret any more that that man was none other than Sir Owen Whitehouse. A stalwart of the front row at many of our gigs he seemed to have soaked up the set like a blessed sponge thus making it rather difficult to turn him down. Since then he has performed admirably with The Pirates at a few gigs and continues to do so. Suffice to say we are lucky to have him on board.

The brand new re-vamped line up debuted at Wychwood Festival in the summer and we have since gone on to perform in London and to headline a rip-roaring mash up at The Wheatsheaf in Oxford.

Looking ahead there are plans afoot. Forthcoming gigs include a quirky evening of Italiano mayhem at The Jericho Tavern in Oxford along with The Rabbit Foot Spasm Band, a headline slot at the soon-to-close Good Ship in London and some Halloween shenanigans. All of this whilst being ensconced in the studio rehearsing new material in readiness for a new EP which is just around the corner. Home demos of some new material can be found at our  website Music page or Soundcloud page. Some live audience video footage taken at our recent Wheatsheaf gig can be found at our YouTube page.

So, that’s the news and business side taken care of. As we look ahead to the remainder of the year and onto next we hope that the new stuff we have in the pipeline will continue to keep you entertained and that, in return, we continue to enjoy your madcap dancing and piratical fashion sense at some of the forthcoming shows.

For now, bless you all and Godspeed


The Captain x

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