Jolly Roger Pirate Band UK

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We are all about following our rockstar dreams and encouraging everyone to follow the same while having a foot-stomping rocking time with everyone at our gigs, providing mighty one-liners, awesome powerful songs and just being human (well pirates).

Hailing from the pirate haven of Penzance, this fun, upbeat, pirate-folk band have hung up their cutlasses, exchanged their galleon for a land ship (named Hubert Cumberdale) and taken to a life of music.

Formed in February 2019, punk-rock-folk-pirate band JollyRoger are already taking the south-west by storm, gigging port, bow & starboard. Soon getting booked for the likes of Boardmasters Festival & performing live on BBC RADIO CORNWALL & TCR RADIO. One year later, in February 2020, they had a sell-out first year show. They were then asked to support one of their musical influences, The Rumjacks. Next, the three were approached by Channel 4 and were filmed playing their first single '21st Century Pirate' for the show 'Britain's Most Historic Towns', which is scheduled to air in June 2020.

They have built a loyal fan base & reached over 4000 followers on Facebook in their first year alone. Now, they are getting regular slots at reputable venues & have (had) a full calendar full of festivals & gigs for the rest of this year. Bookings include, hosting Bloodstock Festivals Metal 2 the Masses Final, Brixham Pirate Day & winning a newcomer slot at the biggest medieval festival in Europe - Mediaval Festival in Selb, Germany.

In September 2019, JollyRoger released their first, home recorded EP 'Everyday Pirate' (Here’s a link to their 5 track EP on Spotify). Tracks have since been played on Coast FM, BCFM radio & Astro Radio. Charity EP 'Silent Mountain' came in November 2019. A rowing themed EP made in memory of family member, Christopher. A community gig boat was made in his honour and JollyRoger sang the EP during the launch, half of the EP profits go to charity sadsuk.org.uk. JollyRoger have just released their selp-titled debut album which they aim to launch in May 2020! You can find out how to pre-order by visiting www.facebook.com/jollyrogerbanduk


JollyRoger comprises of brother & sister, Jae Dennis (guitar/ ukelele/ harmonica) & Samantha Hannah (mandolin/guitar) plus Kynan Sandles on the lesser-seen acoustic bass guitar, all of which grew up in the pirate haven of Penzance. These guys are family and their connection on stage adds that little extra to their music and performances as they naturally use the audience and foot stomping as their percussion.

Inspired and influenced by the vocals of 'The Pogues' crossed with 'Fisherman's Friends' with the energy of the 'Dropkick Murphys' and the comedy of 'Tenacious D', it's hard to categorise JollyRoger! Their aim is to provide a new genre of music that can be enjoyed by all, bringing all walks of life together. They demand audience immersion (even from your homes!)

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