The Dread Crew of Oddwood is a seven member celtic pirate rock band from San Diego. Forming in fall of 2008, this adventurous and outrageously energetic group of brigands has already taken renaissance fair circuits, pub communities, private parties, conventions, and various music venues by storm throughout California and Arizona. They have a slew of valiant, terrifying, and amusing songs, some of which have been featured on the radio station Rock 105.3. This pirate crew has performed and been interviewed on KUSI morning news, joined the select lineup of musicians included on the popular New Orleans music preservation CD series, Lafitte's Return, and performs as one of the newest and most revered musical groups at the Irwindale Pleasure Faire, the largest renaissance fair in southern California, with an attendance in the thousands.
Featuring Captain Wolfbeard O’Brady on accordion and tin whistle, Quartermaster Nathaniel Grizzlejaw on anglo concertina, First Mate Riven Rahl on toy piano, Carpenter Ruba Jouba on mandolin, Boatswain Finwe Theodore on guitar and flute, Navigator Smithy Crow on double bass, and Gun Master Castle on drums and percussion, Oddwood is steadfast gaining popularity in the pirate music genre with their epic seafaring sound and extensive vocal harmonization. Their debut album, Reign the Helm, features not only distinctive original work, but their critically-acclaimed covers from the spectrum of traditional Irish music to video game soundtracks as well.
Oddwood has been described by countless viewers as “amazing”, “high-energy rogues”, “an authentic pirate band”, “thoroughly entertaining”, “incredibly talented”, and “musically brilliant, rum-soaked madmen”. Rocktopus, their heroic new album currently in progress, will include twelve brand new original tracks with timeless tales of betrayal, comrades lost, magnificent battles, dangerous journeys, and hilarious antics, as well as a full-length medley with their own unique twist on six different folk melodies. It’s anticipated for a summer release this year.
If you’re looking for an excellent mixture of grandiose performance and humor with a fiendishly piratical twist, The Dread Crew of Oddwood is at your service!
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