The Dead Pyrates Society



Every once in a while rock forgets where it came from....consider this a friendly reminder.


Screen name:
Member since:
Apr 30 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
65 years



Members Of Band

Joe Kennedy is the electrifying front man and songwriter for “The Dead Pyrates Society”. Throughout Joe’s career he has played with numerous Texas legends including the late great Buckey Ballard and guitarist Jack Morgan. Joe has played in such noted bands such as “Max Pageant” and “Tribe”. He has been involved in the Las Vegas music industry for many years and has returned to Austin, Texas for the sole purpose of singing and songwriting for “The Dead Pyrates Society”.

Jimmie Randall started his career in the very early 70's in the bands “Smiley” and later “Slip of the Wrist” with Dallas legend and future Epic and Geffen recording artist Gary Myrick, who also employed “Pyrate” drummer Mark Hamilton. Jimmie then left “Slip of the Wrist” to join the highly acclaimed group “JoJo Gunne” where they recorded numerous albums in the 70's. “JoJo Gunne” also toured the world extensively plus performed on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert television show. Jimmie also played on Keith Moon’s (The Who) 1974 solo album, Two Sides of The Moon, along with John Staehley.

John Staehley also played in “JoJo Gunne” and “Spirit”. Later John’s resume would include being the featured guitarist on the Tribute to Muddy Waters album alongside vocalist Paul Rodgers, guitarist Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, David Gilmour and Brian May. He was also the featured guitarist on the album of the group “The Law” which included Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company), and Kenny Jones (Small Faces, Faces, The Who). John continued his career by touring with Bob Dylan as guitarist in the summer and fall of 1990. He also toured extensively with Robert Palmer in United States, Canada and Europe and preformed on the Tonight Show. John’s Nashville recording sessions include Grammy winning artist Jodie Watley. John also recorded and toured throughout the United States with Geffen recording artist John Hiatt plus numerous other projects in Los Angeles, Nashville and London.

Mark Hamilton is the drummer for the “Pyrates”. Mark has a long-standing musical relationship with bassist Jimmie Randall, and when asked to play in the “Dead Pyrates Society”, Mark jumped at the opportunity knowing that this band would be unbelievably good. Marks musical background consists of playing with such artists such as Jack Morgan, Noel Dice (Steve Ray Vaughan), Gary Myrick (Slip of the Wrist”, Bruce Bowland and many others. Mark has also spent many years as a studio musician and studio engineer.



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