August 17, 2022
One Armed Guitarist Keith Xander & The Piece Pirates Release Video For 'We Cry'

Brothers Keith and Stu Xander were discovered on YouTube by former Gibson
Brands CEO Henry Juszkiewicz and during their subsequent performances for the
company at numerous international events from LA to Dubai the band caught the
the attention of not just an ever-growing collective of fans but also industry legends such
as Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Rolling Stones) and Rick Allen
(Def Leppard).

Xander and the Peace Pirates’ timely and poignant second single We Cry” is brimming with their singular specialties in sound: timeless, soulful blues-rock that can lure listeners’ hearts and minds into their magical musical sonic- sphere. Following in the wake of “Leave The Light Onthe new single is out today, with the 10-track album Order Out Of Chaos due for release on 6th May and available for pre-order.

“We Cry” echoes of classic tracks in its tempo, and in Keith Xander’s beautifully nuanced lead vocals and guitar work, around which the band build a rich, unfolding soundscape of melody. It’s no wonder ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris proclaimed: “This band are just awesome and take me right back to my OGWT (Old Grey Whistle Test) days,” on BBC Radio 2.

Defying all expectations, lead singer and guitarist Keith Xander was born without a
right arm below the elbow and plays his guitar using a prosthesis and hook with a pick
attached at the end. Although many who have seen Keith play believe him to be an
extraordinary guitarist in light of his perceived ‘disability’, he is a virtuoso musician
in his own right and his playing rivals the best in the industry.

In 2014 the band ended its 5-year tenure as the resident band at Liverpool’s iconic
Cavern Club and went on to support the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Joe Satriani,
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, The Temperance Movement, ex-Whitesnake’s Bernie
Marsden and even Bon Jovi at Old Trafford Stadium to name a few.
2016 saw the band release their debut album, titled 11:11, on V2 Benelux Records,
recorded at the world-famous Wisseloord studios in Hilversum, outside of
Amsterdam. The album went on to receive critical acclaim from the likes of Classic
Rock, Planet Rock Radio, and from BBC Radio’s Bob Harris.

With haunting riffs, genius melodies, and uniquely infectious charisma, Xander and
the Peace Pirates continue to share their musical passion to standing ovations, while
spreading a universal message of peace, love, and harmony.
On May 6, they will return with their sophomore album Order Out Of Chao

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