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
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
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.
- TCR RADIO-
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!
4. Lady of the Sea
5. 2 to the Blue
+ Bonus Booty
EP- Silent Mountain
1. Silent Mountain
2. Feeling Knackered
3. Fishermans Girl
4. Molly Mcgee
5. Drunken Rower
(What shall we do with?)
LADY OF THE SEA
Vocals, guitar, mandolin
& anything else he can get his hands on
Vocals, bass guitar