The Jack Tars

See: Dead Men Walking for background history on the band.

In 2015 the remains of “Dead Men Walking” sans Kirk Brandon reformed as The Jack Tars after losing the rights to the Dead Men Walking name. The remaining original band members of Dead Men Walking subsequently renamed themselves as The Jack Tars, and toured the UK in 2015. More recently the Jack Tars reformed “digitally” on Mike Peters’ “Big Night In” episode 14, where they played a version of “Rock And Roll Kills” from four different locations internet. The band promised to start-up again when the terrible events of 2020 became a distant memory.



The Jack Tars (2015)


Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Captain Sensible (The Damned) Mike Peters (The Alarm) , Chris Cheney(The Living End)

Press Release (Fall 2015)

All of us at are proud to announce that our very own Mike Peters will be back in action on the UK stages this November / December with rechristened band ‘The Jack Tars’.

Standing alongside Mike Peters on The Jack Tars – Ports of Call UK Tour will be none other than the inimitable Captain Sensible of The Damned, rocker rebel drummer Slim Jim Phantom from Stray Cats and Gretsch Guitar sensation from down under Mr. Chris Cheney of The Living End.

From the four corners of the globe they come, from England, Wales, Australia and the United States, sailing under one flag – The Jack Tars. A band of brothers reincarnated from the souls of dead men, The Jack Tars are destined to plunder the treasures of their collective past to create a new synergy of rock and roll forged from the bones of punk, rockabilly and modern alternative.

The band sets sail for ‘Ports of Call’ throughout the UK this winter, starting on November 23rd with an opening night on board the good ship THEKLA in Bristol for what promises to be a very special launch date for The Jack Tars.Shows in Cardiff at The Globe and a visit to the legendary 100 Club on London’s Oxford Street follow before the band hit the North of England with a series of concerts from Newcastle to Manchester culminating with a final show (for now….), at the Live Rooms in Chester.


The Jack Tars – Ports Of Call UK Tour 2015
NOV 25 WED LONDON 100 Club 
NOV 29 SUN LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
DEC 2 WED BILSTON The Robin 2 
DEC 4 FRI HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome 

The Jack Tars (2020)


Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Captain Sensible (The Damned) Mike Peters (The Alarm) , Chris Cheney(The Living End)


The Big Night In (Facebook Live) #14, June 20th, 2020

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