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Pete and the Pirates

Pete and the Pirates


Years Active: 2005 to present

Genre: rock, pop

Country: United Kingdom


Thomas Sanders (vocals)
Pete Cattermoul (bass, vocals)
David Thorpe (guitar)
Peter Hefferan (guitar, vocals)
Jonny Sanders (drums)

Artist Bio:

From Pete & The Pirates are an indie rock band from Reading, England. Bright, young commanders of a brand of unique Englishness, their blend of smooth edged punk and pop produces music which is sweet, raw, joyous, melancholic, raucous and tender. The Pirates idiosyncratic and endearing song writing puts them somewhere between the Flying Nun band Tall Dwarfs and the wistful reflection of On The Beach-era Neil Young. The band was formed in 2005 and consists of Tommy Sanders (vocals), Peter Cattermoul (bass/vocals), David Thorpe (guitar), Jonny Sanders (drums) and Peter Hefferan (guitar/vocals). Their debut 12-track album was produced by Gareth Parton (The Killers, The Go! Team, The Futureheads and Neils Children) and was released in January 2007. The bands singles Come On Feet and Knots were released in 2007 on Stolen Recordings. Since then the band have released four more singles. Most notably Mr. Understanding in 2008. At the beginning of 2009 they released a double Aside of Blood Gets Thin and Jennifer and are currently working on their second album due for release in the first part of 2010. All releases are available through up and coming label, Stolen Recordings, at or their Myspace[Read More]