band sets sail for success

Wirksworth band The Piracy
Wirksworth band The Piracy

Wirksworth-based indie rockers The Piracy have been busy recently, playing gigs all over the East Midlands.

Craig, Gaz, Matt, Tom and Alex have been hard at work perfecting their 90s indie sound, as well as recording songs at Sound-Hub Studios in Belper and also planning a music video.

One of the songs they recorded, titled I Used To Like You, can be found on their Soundcloud page on the internet and next month a single will be released on download.

On Friday, March 29, The Piracy will be playing their biggest gig to date at the well-established music venue The Leadmill in Sheffield.

They will be supporting the Chesterfield band The North, who are gaining a massive following at the moment on their new E.P launch.

The Piracy’s lead singer Craig said: “We first met The North lads when we played on the same bill as them at an Indie Wirks night down at The Black Hippo in Matlock.

“We struck up a friendship with them and they have asked us to support them on a few occasions”.

He went on to say: “It’s a real honour to play The Leadmill because so many of our influences have played on that stage - Kasabian, Paul Weller, Oasis and after those names I don’t really have to say any more”.

If anyone would like tickets for this event, get in touch with the band through their facebook page, to be found at

Tickets are £5 each.

n The organisers of the Ripley Music Festival 2013 are seeking applications from original unsigned bands to appear at this year’s event.

To apply, send a CD demo with two original songs plus pics and promo pack to: Mick Wilson, 7 Bowler Street, Marehay, Ripley. Derbyshire DE5 8HZ before the end of March. Before applying, you must check all your band members are available on July 8-10 and July 14.