Cliff Adams - Vocals, guitar
Stuart Green - Bass guitar, vocals
Owen Whitehouse - Guitar
Sam Spacksman - Drums, vocals
Contrary to popular belief the name Peerless Pirates was not born out of a passion for pirates nor any particular fandom of the Jack Sparrow adventures, but from a ten pin bowling team in the 1960’s of which Cliff Adams’ late father was a member. The original black silk bowling shirt sporting a skull and crossbones on the back is still in existence and serves as a bastion to the project it spawned.
Peerless Pirates, as a canvas for high energy guitar cranking tunes, have existed in many forms since their initiation in 2008 arriving at the line up they sport today. It has been an interesting voyage thus far taking in countless gigs up and down the country, the highlights of which include an appearance at Glastonbury Festival and support slots with the likes of Big Country and The Monochrome Set.
Releases to date have seen the eponymous debut 15-tracker “Peerless Pirates”, the follow up “Banquet For Bandits” and Eps “Thieves & Miscreants”, “Nelson’s Folly” and “El Gringo”.
The band haven’t been shy at keeping off the airwaves either with live sessions & interviews for both Recharged Radio and BBC Introducing plus a host of local radio appearances.
Coming out the other side of the pandemic the demand for a band that can take an evening by the scruff of its neck, shake it up, make it walk the plank, energise the room and leave the attendees wanting more has never been greater. And, as The Pirates look out beyond the here and now, exciting times lie ahead with more shows, releases and surprises to follow.
To close, Peerless Pirates hail from middle England – the pastures of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire serving as their stamping ground. Their sound is a rollicking roustabout mix of classic 80’s energetic indie, sea shanties, rockabilly, surf-rock and spaghetti western soundtracks. “Rum-soaked fun” is a phrase often and, justifiably, bandied about. If you’ve forgotten the time when indie sounded like fun then here’s your chance to get re-acquainted.