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‘’Quitting our jobs to start a pirate band and live our dreams is worth it every day – if you haven’t already tried this, we thoroughly recommend’’ – JollyRoger
Cornish sea-punk folk band JollyRoger fall somewhere between the sound of The Dropkick Murphys and Levellers. Inspired by the sea and growing up in the pirate haven of Penzance, they use nautical metaphors and pirate history to speak out about mental health issues and also the better things in life, like drinking beer. JollyRoger explode with energy on stage and are an eclectic mix of shanty vibes, humour and celtic punk, with a metal head mentality. With zero previous experience in the music industry, JollyRoger sailed cluelessly into the south west music scene in 2019 with a do or die attitude and a mission to one day shout ‘scream for me Download’ to a bunch of metalheads and they are prepared to do what it takes.
So this underdog band decided to work their cannonballs off and learn the ropes as they went. Their Lady of the Sea embarked on an MA in Music Business and is currently managing the band and they have played over 300 gigs including storming sets at Boardmasters Festival, Balter Festival, Cornwall Pride, supporting The Rumjacks, Fishermans Friends, Subhumans, Mad Dog Mcrea and selling out shows at grassroot venues. The pirates have a loyal fanbase of over 7K routing for them across their social media, 30K streams on their song ‘There’s a Hole in me Glass’ on Spotify, played live on local BBC Radios & recently ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their band van. Their latest EP ‘Ship or Bust’ came out on 5th November 2021 and JollyRoger are currently / always on tour.
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