Part-Time Pirates was formed in the year 2006 by song writer/Guitarist Heyden Genner and vocalist Kyle Genner. A few years passed and they continued to play two-man shows until March 2011. Adriaan Schoombie joined the pirates on the drums and Matthew Bentel joined on Bass Guitar – and the crew was complete.
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Their inspiration for music comes from a variety of bands, artists and places, ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Bob Marley, Verbal Deception to Black Sabbath, Duran Duran to Arctic Monkeys, Alestorm to Ensiferum and Elton John. They are also influenced by some great South African Acts such as: Van Coke Kartel, Fokofpolisiekar, Die Heuwels Fantasties, aKing and of course Asterix and Obelix!