We are happy to announce the 2015 Tybee Pirate Fest headline acts for the! We hope you all will join us for another fun filled year!
Friday October 9, 2015
Headline Act: Big Engine
Bio: Even after playing over 200 shows a year, people just can’t get enough of Big Engine’s nitrous fueled shows and the high energy music that brings down the house night after night. Along with the die-hard fans that follow the boys from town to town, uninitiated newcomers seldom last the entirety of the show without raising their fists in the air and singing along to the band’s catchy choruses and instantly memorable lyrics.
These road warriors travel the country, bringing the party with crowd favorites: “Shake That Thing”, “That Girl’s a Freak”, “Turn It On,” “Party Like A Rockstar” and “Sister Mary.”
In good company, Big Engine has made friends by sharing the stage with Buckcherry, Motorhead, Bret Michaels, (2012 Pirate Festival) Vince Neil, Charlie Daniels, 38 Special, Ted Nugent, Jackyl, Shooter Jennings, and countless other national acts. Needless to say, they have amassed an army of gear heads, bikers, and race fans from the infamous Daytona and Sturgis bike rallies as well as NASCAR races.
A Rock band for the video game generation – Big Engine’s anthemic, “Party Like a Rock Star,” is available for download for the Rock Band video game platform, an international sensation that ignited a new interest in music for younger generations. Big Engine’s 3 albums: 2007’s “Rock ‘n Roll Machine;” 2009’s “That Girl;” “and 2012’s “Turn It On” are all available online (on iTunes and Amazon MP3) and in select retailers.
Along with their 2014 Prepare For Liftoff tour sponsored by Twisted Tea, the band has a brand new album entitled “Shot Like A Rocket” being released through Pavement Entertainment/MRI Sony Red on August, 19th 2014 available for preorder online at Best Buy, Amazon, FYE, CD Universe and other music retailers!
Saturday October 10, 2015
Headline Act: Junior Marvin’s Wailers
Bio: Born in Jamaica, Junior Marvin moved to London as a child, where his love of both acting and music was nurtured. He appeared in the Beatles’ film “Help”,which was followed by a number of other television appearances. Meanwhile, Junior served his musical apprenticeship in America by playing with the likes of Blues Legend T-Bone Walker and Ike & Tina Turner. He quickly earned a reputation as an innovative and expressive blues/rock guitarist. Back in England he played with bands such as Herbie Goins & The Nighttimers, Blue Ace Unit and White Rabbit.
On February 14, 1977 (Valentine’s Day), Junior was invited to join both Stevie Wonder & Bob Marley & The Wailers. His schoolmates and musician friends chose Bob Marley because of the fact that they were both Jamaicans…the rest is history. “Exodus” was Junior’s first album with Marley and The Wailers and it was voted “Best Album of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine. He is on all Bob Marley and The Wailers Albums/CDs since that time. Since Bob’s passing, in 1981, Junior has put out (4) four CDs with The Wailers: “ID,” “Majestic Warriors,” “Jah Message” and “My Friends” (Live). Junior can also be found on CDs with Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Bunny Wailer, Israel Vibrations, Culture, The Meditations, Beres Hammond, The Congos, O.A,R. and SOJA.
Junior was a member of the London Cast of the musical “Hair” and can be heard on the Original London Cast Recordings. He contributed to Albums by Gerry Lockran, Rebop Kwakau Baah, Remi Kabacka, Ricco Rodriguez, Fairport Convention, Sandy Deny and many others on the UK scene. Junior was also invited to join the Keef Hartley Band who were pioneers of the burgeoning British blues/rock scene. Junior made a significant contribution as a writer,singer and lead guitarist to their acclaimed “Seventy Second Brave” Album, and also appeared on the follow-up release, “Lancashire Hustler.”
Following Keef Hartley, Junior formed his own Rock Band “Hanson” and they were swiftly signed to Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Manticore label by Mario ‘The Big M’ Medious (the label manager). Their debut Album “Now Hear This,” featured: Junior (Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals), Jean Roussell (Keybords), Conrad Isidore (Drums) & Clive Chaman (Bass). A second album for The Manticore label was titled “Magic Dragon.” The Band, “Hanson,” stayed together for two albums after which Junior undertook session work for the likes of Island Recording Artists Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood and Toots & The Maytals.
The finishing touches to SOLO CD “WAILIN’ FOR LOVE” was released August 2007.