Xander and the Peace Pirates - We Cry

Former Gibson Brands CEO Henry Juszkiewicz discovered Keith and Stu Xander on YouTube, and the band's subsequent performances for the company at numerous international events from LA to Dubai drew the attention of not only an ever-growing fan base, but also industry legends such as Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Rolling Stones) and Rick Allen (Def Leppard).

Keith Xander, the band's lead singer and guitarist, was born without a right arm below the elbow and uses a prosthesis and hook with a pick connected at the end to play his guitar. Despite the fact that many people believe Keith is an exceptional guitarist due to his supposed 'disability,' he is a brilliant musician in his own right, and his playing is on par with the greatest in the industry.

Here are a couple of quotes:
"Very cool. The guy plays and sings great! Hard to believe these guys are from the UK. I like it!" – Steve Lukather (TOTO)

“This guy is not only inspiring but lovely too!” – Rick Allen (Def Leppard)

This is their new single, called We cry, with great vocals and great guitars. The song is amazingly written and recorded and it's got a catchy chorus as well. Give it a go by clicking on the Spotify player below and don't forget to follow Xander and the Peace Pirates on social media. Totally recommended! 
Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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