Liverpool based Xander and the Peace Pirates are a testament to great musical integrity and personal strength. Combining soul, blues and rock, their pervasive blend of inspired song writing and stunning performances has already seen them enrapture audiences from around the world. Selling out their album launch shows in Liverpool, Frankfurt and Amsterdam before being personally invited by Manfred Mann to support the Earth Band on their sold out German tour in December, where they sold out of merch in just 2 days.
After sharing the stage with legends such as Bon Jovi, Buddy Guy, Van Morrison, Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy) and Joe Satriani they are back with their new single ‘Let Go’ taken from their album ‘11:11’ which has already had radio support from Radio 2’s Bob Harris, followed by a personal invite from him to play a session for his ‘Under the Apple Tree’ series and his new live venture in Harragote this July.
Brothers Keith and Stu Xander 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.
Front-man Keith Xander is a virtuoso musician in his own right and his playing rivals the best in the industry. The fact that he was born without a lower right arm hasn’t hindered his playing whatsoever, his unique picking via a plectrum attached to a hook on his prostatic arm, pays testament to his stunning playing abilities. This band certainly Kick-Ass live, and continue to share their musical passion to standing ovations!
Xander and the Peace Pirates are hosting a weekly Blues Nights in the city encouraging local artists to come up and play and jam with the Pirates, encouraging all ages to get involved in the blooming blues scene in Liverpool.