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“A superb live band who know how to throw a party and some. Top rate musicians, incredible songwriters and very nice chappies to boot. I cannot rate them highly enough.”

“JollyRoger, like Ferocious Dog, are grass root folk punk band doing it the hard way but doing it the right way. They get the crowd going with them on stage and know their craft so well - big up to JollyRoger ”

“Great live band, high energy, fun & professional - if you’re looking for a band that will get the crowd jumping, here they are!!”

“JollyRoger are as formidable a force as a Sloop of War ship aiming their cannons. On stage they dominate with quick wit, fast paced melodies and poetic lyricism captivating audiences internationally. Working with them these past few years, we at Firejam have seen them rise through the ranks to become a staple of their circuit and their DIY ability and attitude has been an inspiration to us in so many ways. As well as being incredibly talented at their trade, they are also just bloody lovely people!”

“Rambunctious revelry with a storming set of sea based stories and shenanigans from Cornwall's most charismatic and chaotically brilliant band. You are guaranteed a gig to remember with JollyRoger.”


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. 


Inspired by the comedy of Tenacious D & the stage presence and energy of Foo Fighters, Royal Republic, Electric Six & The Hives; being a pirate band hasn’t stopped JollyRoger getting on major UK Festival line ups such as Glastonbury Festival 2022, Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Boardmasters Festival, Balter Festival, Lindisfarne Festival & being asked to support some of the top bands in the folk & punk genres including The Rumjacks, Ferocious Dog & Subhumans.

JollyRoger are well established in the UK’s South West Music scene and put on sell out shows at grassroots venues. They have played gigs with old time favourites Fisherman’s Friends & The Wurzels, along with supporting British folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass ‘shake your ass’ band Mad Dog Mcrea.
These pirates promise a good time.


 JollyRoger are currently / always on tour.
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