Stowmarket IP14 1ET
With support from J.S. & the Buccaneers + Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons
From smugglers dens along the East Suffolk coastline, through the punk dives and back bars of ye Olde Ipswich Towne they have come, armed to the teeth with infectious new tunes. East Town Pirates have been sharpening their hooks in raids on taverns and alehouses around East Anglia before taking their explosive live show on the road and laying waste to the rest of England, Ireland and France. ETP shows tend to see audience members turning up in full pirate attire and singing their hearts out to the ‘Voodoo pirate rock n roll’. ‘Motorhead meets The Pogues’ seems to be an apt description of the ETP sound.
In 2011 the band released their self-titled debut album on their own Rumrunner Records label. Reviews were favourable and a vinyl version was later released in Europe by Dirty Punk Records. The follow up, 2013’s ‘Seven Seas of Sin’ is garnered critical acclaim from quite diverse quarters.The third album Ship of Fools further pushes the ETP boundaries and was released in 2018 and launched at the John Peel Centre.
There be five aboard – Pirate Lords one and all… Rikki Rumoldew, Kutthroat Kev, Shameless Seamus, Rayna Terra, and Drew Blood.
Get your ‘Arrrghs’ in gear, shake your booty, and join in the fun with the motliest of motley crews around.
“East Town Pirates were in superb form at Ipswich Music Day last Sunday. Their punk style isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but judging by the amount of people who bought their album immediately after their IMD triumph I reckon their popularity will continue to grow.” – Stephen Foster – East Anglian Daily Times
“For me, the day’s most entertaining band were East Town Pirates who proved that pirate rock is one of the most exciting genres in existence today. Dressed suitably for the occasion these scurvy-dogs couldn’t possibly lose with song names like ‘Ship Ahoy!’. The BBC Radio Suffolk Stage certainly struck gold with this band of ruffians and with the song Tobias Gill having local connections these guys are a perfect addition to this local event. ” – Jason Noble – IP1 magazine
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
Tickets £8.00 advance / £10.00 on the door.
Book online (fee applies) or call our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm weekdays).
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