- The Dayglo Pirates
The Dayglo Pirates are a UK-based Jethro Tull tribute band. Formed in 1996, they have played to fans' conventions in Italy, Spain and Germany, as well as numerous gigs in the UK. Recently, their vocalist and flautist Paul Forrest appeared on stage with the real Jethro Tull, at the Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth on April 16, 2008.
The name of the band, The Dayglo Pirates, is taken from the lyrics to the song "Up To Me" on the album, Aqualung:
"The rainy season comes to pass,
The day-glo pirate sinks at last.
And if I laughed a bit too fast,
Well it was up to me".
The Dayglo Pirates were featured in issue no. 102 (January 2007) of Classic Rock magazine.
- "My Sunday Feeling"
- "New Day Yesterday
- "Living in the Past"
- "With You There To Help Me"
- "Mother Goose"
- "Back to the Family"
- "Nothing is Easy"
- "Sweet Dream"
- "My God"
- "Acres Wild"
- "North Sea Oil"
- "Songs from the Wood"
- "Thick as a Brick"
- "Dun Ringill"
- "Hunting Girl"
- "Minstrel in the Gallery"
- "Cross Eyed Mary"
- "Locomotive Breath"
- "Dambusters March Finale"
The members of the Dayglo Pirates are:
- Paul Forrest - lead vocal, flute, acoustic guitar, mandolin
- Simon Taylor - electric guitar, recorder, backing vocals
- Steve Harrison - bass guitar
- Graham Burgess - keyboards, backing vocals
- Tom Andrews - drums, glockenspiel, backing vocals
They have had just one change in personnel, the original keyboard player Dave Bott leaving for personal reasons in 2005. Their regular sound engineer is Tony Shettle.
Interactions with Jethro Tull
Letter from Ian Anderson
"If the guys can get the haircuts a bit more up-to-date and work on the between songs patter, you might even fool me on a good night. Come to think of it, what are you doing Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays? I could use some time off so perhaps we can come to some arrangement if you promise to never tell a soul ..."
The Dayglo Pirates have been joined on stage by former members of Jethro Tull on several occasions:
- By Glenn Cornick (bassist This Was to Living in the Past) at the Portland Rock Bar, Hove, Sussex on 13/11/04 (pictures)
- By Dee Palmer (keyboards Songs from the Wood to Stormwatch) at the Portland Rock Bar, Hove, Sussex on 13/03/04 (pictures)
- By Clive Bunker (drummer This Was to Aqualung) at the All Saints Centre, Lewes, Sussex, November 2007
- By Barriemore Barlow (drummer Thick as a Brick to Stormwatch) at the Italian Tull convention, September 2003.
Paul Forrest guests at Jethro Tull concert
On April 16, 2008, Paul Forrest of the Dayglo Pirates appeared as a special guest of Jethro Tull at a concert at Bournemouth Pavilion. Paul played flute and sang on a medley of We Used To Know and With You There To Help Me, and again on Locomotive Breath during the encore.
The Dayglo Pirates have played at the following European events:
- Spanish Tull Convention, Gava near Barcelona, July 2007
- German Tull Fanclub Concert, Worms, March 2005 (with Dee Palmer)
- Italian Tull Convention, Fidenza, September 2003 (with Clive Bunker and Barriemore Barlow)
The following are some of the venues that The Dayglo Pirates have appeared at in the UK:
- The Pavilion Theatre, Brighton
- The Flowerpot, Derby
- The Cheese and Grain, Froome
- The Portland Rock Bar, Hove
- The All Saints Centre, Lewes
- The Loaded Dog, Leytonstone
- The Diamond, Nottingham
- Mr Kyps, Poole
- Club Riga, Southend
- Riff's Bar, Swindon
- The Standard, Walthamstow
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