Xander and the Peace Pirates Take America

by xanderandthepeacepirates@gmail.com in Wem

We did it
On 13th December 2013 we successfully raised £3,299 with 51 supporters in 42 days

To finance a trip to america which will enable us to meet top American producers, agents and labels in Nashville music city and Los Angeles. To play at the largest guitar festival in the world representing Roland and Boss. On route we have been accepted to audition for the largest talent show in the world in Houston Texas.This entire experience is to be filmed for a pilot documentary for television. All we need from you our loyal and passionate supporters is whatever you can afford and in return there are lots of unique and limited edition rewards.

by xanderandthepeacepirates@gmail.com in Wem

We have now amazingly and incredibly achieved our target in exactly a week of going live.  We cannot express how grateful we are to everyone who has pledged or shared our project page.


We are now overfunding and this means that we will be able to do even more.  We want to hit 7k and this would enable us to get to Florida and also to be able to do some pre-trip filming here in the UK.


The amazing thing about this experience is that it has raised the profile of the band as well as creating the financial abilty to do this USA trip and as a result some amazing industry people have got in touch who can help.  





In 3 or 4 years we have gone from jamming in our little flat with a couple of tunes to busking on the streets of Liverpool where we were spotted and asked to play our legendary residency in the world famous Cavern to supporting Bon Jovi at Old Trafford.  This is all thanks to the love and support from each and everyone one of you reading this.

But now the journey really begins as we have some amazing opportunities lined up in the USA that could be the making of us.   Once there we  have meetings with producers, record labels and tv companies arranged in Nashville, New York and LA.  Gigs along the route and a few interviews and studio sessions hopefully. 


We will be filming our adventures to be included in a pilot for a documentary that we are pitching to BBC and Channel 4. We are lucky enough to be  working with a great production company in London who are currently filming  a brand new E4 series and who are managing and coordintaing the filming of the documentary.  The route we are taking across the USA will take us from New York to Nashville and then onto Dallas Texas where we will be auditioning for the worlds biggest talent competition.

In LA we have some amazing meetings set up with producers, labels and the lady who does PR for Kiss!  We are also gonna be playing a gig at The Viper Rooms on Sunset Bolevard or one of the other clubs on the strip.

Also whilst in LA we are attending NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants who promote the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry.  

We have the chance to play on one of the NAMM stages at the event and may even jump up on Rolands stage and demo their loop station if they have a slot for us as part of our UK endorsement with them.

But to do this we need your help to get there, and in return for your continuing or burgeoning support we have some amazing and unique rewards to give you in return for pledges towards our "Xander and the Peace Pirates Take America" documentary and take these amazing opportunities.

This is all arranged for January so we have set a short period of time of 6 weeks and the clock is ticking.  Thank you and whatever the outcome thank you for listening, watching, reading, pledging and being.

Peace and Love

Xander and the Peace Pirates


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

28 of 2000 claimed

£5 Reward

Our brand new EP converted digitally for Mp3 or iPod including original artwork and scanned hand written lyrics and brand new signed photos also scanned.

£20 or more

13 of 30 claimed

£20 Reward

5 hand written thank you notes and a signed EP.

£50 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

Skype gigs just for you and your friends. Exactly what it says. We will play a selection of original and cover songs chosen by you and play your very own Skype gig for 30 minutes. Times to be arranged.

£50 or more

5 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

Skype guitar lesson. A 30 minute guitar lesson with Keith or Stu Xander covering anything you like to learn on guitar or you can just chat to them about consciousness and enlightenment.

£165 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£165 Reward

2 original Ibanez tube screamer pedals as used by Keith Xander and Stu Xander to record the guitars on the album '11' and their EP 'Order out of Chaos' signed by both the pirates.

£300 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£300 Reward

We have 5 lovely intimate 45 minute front room, back garden or wherever you please gigs. We will play a selection of our own songs and some covers of your choosing. Travelling distances further than 30 miles will incur some extra petrol costs. We will also pose for a lovely pic with you all and give you a framed and signed copy of our EP.

£90 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£90 Reward

A caricature drawn by keith xander of anyone you so desire plus a signed copy of our EP.

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£100 Reward

2 solid silver peace necklaces as worn by Keith and Stuart Xander at the Bon Jovi gig and on the pledge video and every day since.

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

We will turn lyrics, poems or words you have written into a fully arranged and written song. Or maybe you just have a subject or title and we will do the rest. We will do it in the style you like too so it can be a funky tune, rock and roll song or a soulful ballad for you to share writing credits with us and release on Reverbnation.

£999 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£999 Reward

The gibson flying V used by Keith Xander when we supported Buddy Guy at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool. Buddy even joked he might grab it if we left it around for too long. A beautiful original unique Gibson flying V as played by Jimi Hendrix but signed by the newest guitar hero Keith Xander and his pirate brother Stu Xander. Stick it on the wall or plug it into a Marshall stack and play some heavy riffs, such a cool looking and sounding guitar. This will also include a signed framed CD, hand written lyrics and a signed photo of Keith playing this awesome rock n roll guitar.

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