“Fun, pulsating, head-rocking music”
– District of Sound
“Power Pirate encapsulates the very energy and dynamism that rock is supposed to have, and was meant to convey.”
– Marco Delmar, 9 times winner WAMA’s Producer of the Year award
“….this trio deftly combines aspects of both electronic and rock genres, while managing to maintain an edgy sense of melody and grandeur.”
– Jeffro of Metro Music Scene
The band is determined to employ a Do It Yourself philosophy by recording and producing their music at home, as well as doing all the graphic design, photography, and booking work themselves. The members spend long hours perfecting the quality of their crafts at home, and make a strong effort to spread their spirit of self-help to other local bands.
Since their formation in 2007, Power Pirate has found its place in the DC/MD/VA music scene through catchy melodies and complex instrumentation. Inspired by modern artists such as Muse, Silversun Pickups, and Infected Mushroom, this trio fuses 80s-styled techno synths with hard-rock drum beats and guitar riffs to create the new, uncategorized genre unique to Power Pirate.
About the Band:
Emily – Vocals & Guitar:
- Emily began experimenting with a nylon string guitar when she was 12 years old. After tackling some of the basics, she bought her first electric guitar. A year later, Emily formed Power Pirate with Michael Garate. Emily had some experience with singing, and now acts as the band’s vocalist as well as guitarist. Emily is 15 years old and is a high school sophomore in Washington, D.C.
Michael – Keyboards:
- A former student at the Levine School of Music, Michael is experienced in both classical and jazz piano styles. Currently Michael is a self-taught performer, expanding his talents to include electronic, jazz, and experimental psy-trance. Mike is 17 years old and is a junior in high school in Bethesda, MD.
Annika – Drums:
- When Annika was 12, Emily recommended that she play the bass so that the two of them could collaborate. Once she got her instrument, the two of them worked diligently together, but eventually joined separate bands. The two wanted to start a band of their own, however, and recognized the need for a drummer. At the age of 13, Annika began teaching herself drums, eventually developing the skill to keep Power Pirate in rhythm. Annika is 16 years old and is a sophomore in high school in Washington, DC.