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We Were Pirates is DC-area native and multi-instrumentalis t, Mike Boggs. Boggs writes and records his songs in his home-studio.
Hometown Great Falls, VA
Genres Indie Rock, Alt. Rock
Band Members Mike Boggs; Kate Rears Burgman; Gabe Fry; Pat Frank
Achievements Top-40
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Artist / Band Member
Mike Boggs 703-855-4402
# Years Experience Performing Live: 5
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 10
Venue History: The Black Cat - Washington, DC
Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
DC9 - Washington, DC
Velvet Lounge - Washington, DC
RFK Stadium - Washington, DC
Galaxy Hut - Arlington, VA
Iota Club and Cafe - Arlington, VA
Casa Chapala - Austin, TX
Molotov Lounge - Austin, TX
JJs Bohemia - Chattanooga, TN
Current - Richmond, VA
JJs Market - Nashville, TN
Dahlak - Adams Morgan, DC
French Quarter Cafe - Nashville, TN
The Rutledge - Nashville, TN
Mellow Mushroom - Washington, DC
Opener Experience: The Wooden Birds; Headlights; Evangelicals; Sebastien Grainger (ex DFA 1979); Lights; Mother Mother; Pomegranates
Similar Artists: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin; Yo La Tengo; Weezer; Death Cab For Cutie; OK Go
Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Discography: Change LP—2012; Cutting Ties LP—2009; The Wolf EP EP—2007


We Were Pirates is DC-area native and multi-instrumentalist, Mike Boggs. Boggs writes and records his songs in his home-studio.

2012 marks the release of We Were Pirates’ second full-length record, Change. Lyrically and musically, Change is slightly more...








Top 40 in Indie Pop, March 2012

Greg Kot Praises We Were Pirates... by
“Pure pop. This should be the next Fountains of Wayne single…. genius. Gets me every time.”

We Were Pirates in Wired Magazine by
“You heard this band’s public radio-friendly pop on This American Life and you heard its tracks on MTV’s: The Real World: DC. So don’t miss “Better Off Without You” from the new album. Catchy...



Technical Requirements

We Were Pirates performs as a four piece band with 2 guitars, 1 bass, 1 drummer. 3 Vocal mics are needed.

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