When people think of Cornwall, what do they usually think of? Beautiful beaches? cider? pasties? Well, if you were hoping we were going to tell you about some musical pasties, you would be sadly disappointed I’m afraid. I do, however, know of some fantastic, talented and extremely musical Pirates… and I must say they are some very jolly ones too! Meet Samantha (Lady Of The Sea), Jae (Captain JamRag) and Kynan (Bosun 2 Toes Smooth) - AKA, JollyRoger!

JollyRoger were formed in February 2019 and they haven’t wasted any time sharing their punk-rock-folky sounds with the masses. They have since released 3 EP’s, their debut album and even supported some of their musical influences such as The Rumjacks, Fisherman’s Friends and Mad Dog Mcrea... as well as featuring on their local BBC radio AND being filmed for Channel 4 playing their first single - 21st Century Pirate, which is due to be aired in 2021. They do say there is no rest for the wicked!

These guys haven’t even let the global pandemic stop them. During these difficult times they have been hard at work encouraging other artists and helping to keep live music in peoples lives by presenting virtual music festivals, including the UK’s biggest pirate festival (Brixham) along with hosting regular “Musicians Together” nights with other local artists. They also managed to attract more of a global following through their consistent Facebook live streams on their Facebook page - www.facebook.com/jollyrogerbanduk

If you thought they had already managed to squeeze a lot into their short time performing together, you would be slightly mistaken. Last year, they were also asked to host the final of Bloodstock’s South West Metal 2 the Masses and were lucky enough to win themselves a newcomer slot at the biggest medieval festival in Europe - Mediaval Festival in Selb, Germany. Depending on whether the worldwide situation has blown over by then, this is due to take place in 2021 so watch this space!

So, if you like what you see why don’t you become one of more than 5000 followers of theirs on social media? You can connect with them by visiting the following links:






As always, we are always looking to speak with talented/interesting individuals, bands and the likes… So if you’d like to share your music, artwork and story with the world don’t be scared to give us a shout. You can reach us on Facebook/Twitter or drop us an email to news@funkedinthehead.com.

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