Bands History

The Bands History

The Corsairs formed in December 2008. Consisting of father and son Phil Parkman (Drums) and Young Phill Parkman (Guitar), Gary Sargeson (Bass) and John Mckenzie (Keyboard). The intention was to have a "get together" and a bit of fun and to see how things went.

After a few weeks of practice and getting to know each other it was suggested we practiced at full volume. Borrowing a sound system from the late Doug Scott and hiring a small space on a Tuesday night at the Inkerman Tavern, the then Landlord (Arthur) offered us 4 bookings on our first live practice, this was to be The Corsairs first gig on 27th February 2009.


first publicity photo taken December 2008

On the 27th of February 2009 we performed our very first booking as The Corsairs. 

Surrounded by family, fiends, loved ones and work colleagues the night was a huge success and gave us our second regular booking. It was always the intention of the band to perform one gig a month, something we never managed 

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