Our Story


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.

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

-West Kernow Sounds - Podcast with Craig-

Formed recently in 2019, JollyRoger are already taking the south-west by storm and gigging port, bow and starboard. Soon getting booked for the likes of Boardmasters Festival and performing on BBC RADIO CORNWALL and TCR RADIO.

Inspired and influenced by the vocals of 'The Pogues' crossed with 'Fisherman's Friends', the energy of the 'Dropkick Murphys' and the comedy of 'Tenacious D', it's hard to categorise JollyRoger! They take pride in their performances, demand audience immersion and are ‘bound to get your toes tapping’.

‘If you don’t like sea shanties, songs about drinking rum and shouting used as backing vocals then this probably isn’t for you but if you do have a sense of fun then jump on in, the water’s lovely’

-Listen with Monger - Reviewing EP ‘Everyday Pirate’-

Info & Links

Name: JollyRoger
Genre: Folk/ upbeat/ punk/ foot-stomping pirate
PG: We censor tracks for little ears at our family events
No of members: 3
Contact number: (+44) 07999988867
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jollyrogerbanduk
Website: www.jollyrogerbanduk.co.uk

- Soundcloud             Spotify           Live performance  - 

JollyRoger comprises of brother & sister, Jae Dennis (guitar/ ukelele/ harmonica) & Samantha Hannah (mandolin/guitar) plus Kynan Sandles on the lesser-seen acoustic bass guitar. 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.



When all three sing together, they provide a ‘whistle wetting romp full of three part harmonies’. With a mixture of upbeat folk music, some original pirate material and some good old fashioned sea shanties, there’s something for everyone; they are bound to warm your cockles!

Press & Media

19/01/2020 - Silent Mountain, EP Review - Listen With Monger

21/12/2019 - Astro Radio -Rock Druid Xmas Special

20/12/2019 - Podcast - West Kernow Sounds, Xmas Special

17/12/2019 - Christmas Song Review - Listen With Monger

14/12/2019 - News - Plymouth Herald, NYE party

29/11/2019 - BBC Radio Cornwall - interview/live performance

21/10/2019 - Everyday Pirate, EP Review - Listen With Monger

26/09/2019 - BBC Radio Cornwall - live performance/ promo

22/09/2019 - Podcast - West Kernow Sounds

14/09/2019 - News - One Plymouth, Seafood Festival

11/09/2019 - News - Plymouth Live, Seafood Festival

07/08/2019 - News -  Devon Live

03/08/2019 - TCR Radio - live at Tiverton Electric Nights 

27/07/2019 - TCR Radio - live at Mid Devon Show

18/07/2019 - Newspaper - The Cornishman, Newlyn Raft Race

16/07/2019 - News - The Falmouth Packet

EP- Everyday Pirate

1. Intro 2

2. Ended up!

3. Aboard!!

4. Lady of the Sea

5. 2 to the Blue

+ Bonus Booty

EP- Silent Mountain

1. Silent Mountain

2. Feeling Knackered

(Jon Kanaka)

3. Fishermans Girl

4. Molly Mcgee

5. Drunken Rower

(What shall we do with?)


Vocals, guitar, mandolin


Vocals, guitar

ukelele, harmonica

& anything else he can get his hands on


Vocals, bass guitar