Xander and the Peace Pirates are a testament to musical integrity and personal strength. Combining soul, blues and rock, their pervasive blend of inspired song writing and memorable performances has already seen them enrapture audiences from around the world.
Brothers Keith and Stu were discovered on YouTube by Gibson Brands CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, and during their subsequent performances for the company at numerous international events, the band caught the attention of not just an ever-growing collective of fans but also industry legends such as Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, the Stones), who was so smitten by their music he offered to produce the band’s first album.
2015 has seen the band’s revered and exalted status as a live-performance juggernaut evolve even further after concluding their 5-year tenure as the resident band at Liverpool’s iconic Cavern Club; supporting guitar royalty Joe Bonamassa and Joe Satriani at ‘Classic Rocknacht’ in Loreley, playing sold out shows supporting 60's legend Manfred Mann and guitar blues legend Robben Ford across Germany; and finally culminating in being personally invited to support ex-Whitesnake and Blues-guitar Hero Bernie Marsden on his UK tour.
With haunting riffs, genius melodies, and an irrepressibly infectious charisma, Xander and the Peace Pirates continue to share their musical passion to standing ovations, while spreading a universal message of peace, love and harmony.
Late 2015 sees the Pirates head to the world class Wisseloord Studios in Amsterdam to record their first full album with V2 records, this will be produced by an awesome mix of their mysterious friend and slide guitarist Mike Gay and school friend Mr Paul Beard who has worked with James Blunt, Robbie Williams, Bryan Ferry to name but a few. This debut album will be a musical culmination of so much love, dedication and luck.
2017 will ultimately be the year of the Peace Pirate.
"Despite being a new name to many, they've already shared space onstage with rock & blues glitterati like Buddy Guy, Bon Jovi, Vintage Trouble, The Temperance Movement, Eric Bibb, Robben Ford, Manfred Mann, Joe Bonamassa, Ritchie Kotzen, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake) and The Fabulous Thunderbirds."
Classic Rock Magazine UK
"Not only is he immensely talented on the guitar and vocals, he burns with an unbelievable passion for the music, pouring every ounce of energy into his performance.
Screamer Magazine LA