Topic: The Xander Brothers

Also known as Xander and the Peace Pirates. A local band from Liverpool. Please check out this impressive video and post your comments / Forward the vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p … Yz_VDw73Rw

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Geez that was a great song!  Great playing and singing as well.  Thanks for the shout Geoff.

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Yes Curby, and to be able to play a guitar like that with only one hand is pretty awesome in my book!

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Geoff wrote:

Yes Curby, and to be able to play a guitar like that with only one hand is pretty awesome in my book!

He's so freaking good I didn't notice.  I checked out some of their other songs and came away very impressed.  It saddens me that too many here seem focused on just a few artists/bands and aren't listening younger musicians.

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Have to agree with good friend Curby - was so taken in by the song and the sound that I hardly noticed the obvious.

If the guys are looking for some gigs over this side of the country, I'll be glad to give you some contacts to try.

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Really good stuff.

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The Xander Brothers - Slaves No More

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnMNq3XnKYk

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Here's another new vid. Frankly stunning!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcATthFx … e=youtu.be

Geoff O

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Geoff wrote:

Here's another new vid. Frankly stunning!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcATthFx … e=youtu.be

I really like this band.  Very rare to hear a guitarist sing as well as this guy plays.  Somebody's gonna have to get me a disc of their music!  I think right now I'd put them as the best new band I've heard this year and I've heard a few.  Thanks again Geoff for showing me the light, it's getting to be a rarity in this forum.

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Feb 2nd 2019 - Hartlepool Belle Vue….

Check this out…..FIVE and a bit years later someone brings them within range. Well may his bathroom be forever free of tigers as it was a blast of a night. One of those nights where the outcome far exceeds the anticipation.

The 2017 album 11:11 should have been a huge hint of what to expect, but not to rest on their laurels, the lads have a follow-up in the pipeline, tracks from which made up a good half of the evening’s proceedings. From the sound of it, they’ve upped the ante. And just to add a little spice, the first set included a cover of Hendrix’ Red House and the second climaxed with the band’s slightly Countrified Purple Rain. Both excellent covers, but their own material really stands on it’s own, and that material is a pretty potent brew, a mix of British, late 60’s psychedelia and early 70s US West Coast rock. The way Keith Xander’s Fender blends with Mike Gay’s sliding Gibson, pure Eagles… underpinned by Stuart Xander’s acoustic rhythm, pure old school rock… And you can’t take anything away from Joel & Adam Goldberg who tie it all together and drive it along.

Argue how you like about what elements you hear in there, Keith’s vocals at times matching The Beach Boys for range, but these guys have been steeped in all kinds of music, and cleverly combined their favourite bits into a potent cocktail.

I don’t think I’ve seen Belle Vue take to a band so enthusiastically since Ryan McGarvey started swinging by, so I think it was as big a surprise to the band that they were called back for not one but two encores, the 2nd being a string-snapping romp through Arc Angels’ Doing Pretty Good For The Shape I’m In.

A belated start to my gigging year, but a worthwhile one; makes Redcar in October a very tempting prospect… Not sure when it's due out, the band said it's ready to go but no release date as yet, but their 2nd album will be worth watching out for: a good part of the set was culled from it, one track in particular, a slow number the title of which I missed, was heartachingly beautiful.

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Didn't realize the band released their nice version of "Purple Rain".  Very tasty...reminds me a little of Aynsley's take on Prince.

I got 11:11 in 2017 and for some reason it didn't resonate with me.  Maybe this new album will be the bomb.

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The cover of Purple Rain is their contribution to the Campain Against Living Miserably initiative. Don't know if you have it or similar Stateside. Here's more detail:-
https://www.thecalmzone.net/2018/11/xan … -for-calm/

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Darlington Forum -  10th Jan
Best start to the year, it’s the resolution; knocking the SADs into dissolution; then here’s my humble prediction, let Xander & the Peace Pirates be your motivation. To coin a phrase….
Cracking start to my gigging year, same as last year… and a cracking debut showing at Darlington Rhythm & Blues Club pulling in a 3-figure audience for this hot, Psychedelic Blues band. These guys straddle two of my favourite music periods - the late 1960s with the loud guitars and jangly shirts and the mid 1980s with jangly guitars and loud shirts - or should that be vice-versa? Ah whatever, Keith Xander and Mikey G blend their leads seamlessly and when Keith’s vocals are soaring, so is Mikey’s slide, whether on SG or Telecaster. And even though on acoustic, Stuart’s rhythm work is a strong backbone that makes you ache for the guys to drop in an occasional acoustic number…And you can’t take anything away from Adam & Joel on the backline.
As it was, and this being a Blues venue, we did get a stunning Red House as Crosscut Saw to nod toward the purists in the house, but the guy’s original material from 11:11 and the couple of numbers from it’s promised follow up went down a storm - even a couple of sing-a-longs were tried before their particularly mighty take on Purple Rain closed the 2nd set, which meant they were barely off the stage before a raucous call for a blistering encore.
Definitely one of the newer “bands to watch”; they have their own idyosincratic style; they’re tight and thy’re quality.

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Darlington Forum - 14th October 2022

Friday evening saw a very welcome to Darlington R'n'B Club by Liverpool's cosmic bandits Xander & the Peace Pirates and their own particular blend of psychedelic blues & funk that electrified the audience with their mix of originals and covers for the evening and closed to a rapturous ovation.

Since their previous visit, squeezed in just before Covid broke, the lads released a cracking 2nd album, Order Out of Chaos and so tracks like Leave The Light On, Breathless and Fog were featured in the split-set, along with great cuts from their debut album, Searching For The Light, Dance With The Devil (not a Cozy Powell cover, btw). Interspersed were a few choice covers, their usual Crosscut Saw, a blistering take on The Band's Doing Pretty Good For The Shape I'm In and their set closer, their mental health campaign anthem Purple Rain, though this was over-shadowed by another Prince cover in the set, Sign O' The Times.

For whatever reason, the Prates were a man overboard for the evening with Stuart Xander missing from rhythm, but the backline of Joel & Adam were their usual, tight but lythe. The pairing on guitar between Keith Xander and Mike Gay though was a pure joy to watch and hear, the way their particular styles blended so well together, reminding me at times of classic Thin Lizzy in the fluidity of melody.

Not a band that is easy to pigeon-hole, though they do know their blues-chops, but a band I guarantee that will leave you with a good feeling at the end of the night, that will last beyond.

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