Captain Bogg and Salty is a pirate-themed rock band from Portland, Oregon, and a representative member of the subgenre of pirate rock. The band is well known for their live shows, performed in full pirate regalia. The band members each portray crew members of the pirate ship Pollywogg, ranging from the ship's captain, Angus Bogg, to the lowly deck-hand Salty.
The band has enjoyed success in the Pacific Northwest as both children's entertainers, and as a band enjoyed by adults--having performed numerous sold-out appearances in both children's venues (such as libraries) and adult venues (such as nightclubs). Unusually; they perform the same material in both types of venue; they have been quite adept at crossing the generation gap.
The band was formed in 1999 by Kevin Hendrickson, a musician involved with several other pirate-themed bands, most notably Pirate Jenny, and Loren Hoskins, a voice actor and comedian from the Portland area. The duo produced the band's first album, Bedtime Stories for Pirates as a concept album. The album was well-received, and is found in many pirate-themed attractions, including the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. As demand grew, four additional musicians joined the band, including fellow Pirate Jenny alumnus Paul Iannotti, and local stage actor Andy Lindberg, who as a teenager garnered some measure of infamy for his portrayal of "Lardass" Hogan in the 1985 Rob Reiner film Stand By Me. The band has released three additional albums: Pegleg Tango (2005), Prelude to Mutiny (2006), and Emphatical Piratical (2009). Pegleg Tango was enthusiastically reviewed by Entertainment Weekly magazine.
The band also played several shows in the New York City area in October 2006, culminating in an appearance opening for Harvey Danger at the famed Maxwell's nightclub in Hoboken, New Jersey. In September 2007, Lindberg went on hiatus to pursue an acting career in New York.
Hendrickson and Hoskins also write the music for and perform in the Disney Junior show Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
The band has the following members. In addition to instruments played, the characters aboard the Pollywogg are listed.
Loren Hoskins (Vocals, Percussion) -- Portrays the characters of Captain Bogg, Salty, Charlie Scuppers (the navigator), Mr. Gilly (the bosun),
Kevin Hendrickson (Guitar, Accordion, Banjo, Vocals) -- Portrays First Mate McGraw, Chucklehead Pete (cabin boy),
Paul Iannotti (Piano, Vocals) -- Portrays Sunny Jim, the sea-cook.,
Lucas Haley (Bass, Vocals) -- Portrays Mr. Filibuster, a crewman who formerly sailed with the Royal Navy.,
Dave Owen (Drums, Vocals) -- Portrays Ramshackle, the ship's carpenter.,
Band members on hiatus:
Andy Lindberg (Guitar, Vocals) -- Portrays Buckle, the gunner aboard the Pollywog.,
Botielus (Accordion, Vocals) -- Portrays Squeezy, the lime squeezer aboard the Pollywog.
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