“O'Craven is the best Pirate Rock band in Northern California! ”
— Northern California Pirate Festival
O'Craven- Celtic Pirate Rock
O’CRAVEN is Northern California's BEST and MOST INFAMOUS Celtic Pirate Rock band! Anchored in San Jose, California, O’Craven plunders all along the West Coast, from the sunny shores of southern California, to the cold waters of the pacific north west, and all points in between. Originally conceived in 2006, O'Craven was the first band to combine the genres of traditional Celtic music, Pirate sea shanties and Rock 'n' Roll, under the banner of Celtic, Pirate, Rock. Since then, others have come and gone but none can do it better, or have the reputation and long history of delivering such a exciting, unforgettable, one of a kind show, like no other out there!
They have been making waves in the California music scene ever since, playing with bands of all types (Rock, Blues, Metal, Punk, Traditional Celtic, Ska and Folk), and at venues large and small (Festivals, Renaissance Fairs, Charity events, and Clubs). With hard-driving rock beats, traditional Celtic rhythms, powerful sea shanties, and well-crafted original songs, O’Craven always leaves crowds wanting more and is the talk of any festival or venue they play.
O’Craven can cover three full-length sets with well over three hours of music, and with a great mix of Celtic songs, Pirate sea shanties and original Celtic/pirate inspired rock songs!
Not only are the members of O'Craven all very accomplished musicians, professional, easy to work with and always punctual, they also have the unique instrument lineup of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, electric bag pipes, tin whistle, concertina, guitar, bass and drums. O'Craven always puts on an explosive, dynamic and exciting stage show complete with costumes, dramatic black light makeup and stage props (depending on venue limitations) which helps transports the audience to a Celtic, Pirate, Rock adventure, which features interactive crowd components with an energy that is contagious!
Check out some of our major events:
-2016 Celtic Rock Concert Series (NorCal Renaissance Festival)
-2016 & 2017 Northern California Pirate Festival (Vallejo, CA)
-Main Stage at San Francisco's 165th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
-2017 Sonoma County Fair
-Mountain Winery St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 2013
-SubZero Festival 2015 & 2016 (San Jose, CA)
-Chalk Art Festival 2016 (San Jose, CA)
-2017 Sonoma County Fair (Santa Rosa, CA)
Daily Republic- Solano County's News
June 17, 2016
"Aye! There be ‘pirates’ playing Celtic punk music at festival"
Nominated for the 2016 International Pirate Awards, for best band.
Video: Nor Cal Pirate Festival