Piratitude began in the Summer of 2019 when professional entertainers and musicians Captain Barnacle (Chris Brown) and First Mate Filibuster (Steve Newton) decided to ‘do something’ with a side project of over 15 years of annual pirate-themed busking and occasional ad-hoc street entertainment.
They brought on board percussion powerhouse Singbad the Sailor (Chris Linton) and shipmate Lefty on bass (Mike Kendall), along with occasional guest fiddle supremo Vile Lynn (Mike Scott, one half of folk duo Paruski), and Piratitude was born. The lineup is completed by the glamorous Shanty (Maria Coelho), always ready to snare unsuspecting audience members into impromptu dance routines and providing general hilarity.
Piratitude is rooted in the historic pirate port of Bristol and brings a unique mix of shanties, folk standards, affectionate reinventions of classic tunes, and singalong favourites, all delivered with trademark energy, humour, stagecraft, and bags of audience participation and antics. And all in full pirate costume, naturally.
Undeterred by the weirdness of 2020, Piratitude has been getting together for socially distanced busking, community events, and open-air walkabout entertainment; and the band is already seeing bookings for 2021 and following up on promises of gigs, festivals, events and parties.
To enquire about booking Piratitude for your gig, party or event, please drop us a line