Piracy set sail for Matlock gig

Wirksworth band The Piracy.
Wirksworth band The Piracy.

WIRKSWORTH band The Piracy continue to build on their dedicated local fan base and will perform a gig at Black Hippo, based on Bakewell Road, in Matlock on Saturday, November 19.

Formed from a group of friends in March of this year, The Piracy are a four-piece band made up of Craig Wheeldon (vocals), Tom Collin (guitar), Alex Howard (bass guitar) and Matthew Swift (drums) and songwriters Sam Bunting and Tom Bunting.

They take pride in writing their own songs and have quickly developed their own brand of indie rock and roll with influences including bands such as The Smiths, Oasis, Kasabian and The Stone Roses.

In May, the band played their first gig at the sold out Wirksworth Rockface event, in front of 350-plus people, pretty good going for an outfit that was only two months old at the time.

With songs full of infectious riffs, sing along choruses and a great live sound, the band is building a fine reputation locally and are looking to take their unique songs and growing appeal around the UK in 2012.

So, to find out what all the fuss is about, see them this Saturday at Black Hippo in Matlock.