Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Mr. Hurley & the powder monkeys is a German folk band from Osnabrück, which consists of four members.The band sees itself as a pirate band inspired by early modern times and plays mainly at medieval festivals, harbor festivals and music festivals. From 2013 to 2016, for example, the band performed at Wacken Open Air on the Wackinger Stage, in 2014 also at the Festival Mediaval and in 2016 at the Summer Breeze Open Air, where they attracted 1,000 spectators at the Camel Stage.In November 2014 the EP Plankrock was released, for which songs of the older albums were re-recorded as rock versions with electric guitar and drums. The band was supported by three guest musicians.In the spring of 2016, the band embarked on their first own tour, which performed under the name AggroShanty in seven cities.On July 19, 2017, the band, along with Schandmaul and Versengold, hosted a live streaming concert in which each band covered one song of the other two. On August 25, 2017, the album Tortuga was released, with which the band reached number 5 on the German album charts.