The Pyrates Royale are the original singing pirate band, celebrating their 30th year in 2017. They specialize in performing nautical and folk songs with an original and comic flair. The group and its members are local celebrities in the Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. area. Many of their songs are sea chanties, but they also perform other traditional drinking songs and ballads. The band plays at chanty festivals, folk festivals, renaissance festivals, pubs and taverns all up and down the US East Coast.

The band was formed in 1987 with original members Brad Howard, Tim Shaw, Erik Booker and Evan Steinhart. The current band lineup includes founders Howard, Shaw and Booker, as well as long time members Jenn Garman, Damon Hersh, Matt Salisbury, and Claudia Harrison.

They like walks in the rain, shots of rum* and playing rugby on deck.


*Shots of anything, really.