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Nasty Nate Cole

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Nasty Nate Cole began his pirating career in 1999 in Key West when he bought a cheap concertina (pirate squeeze box) for a prop. His wife asked, “Why did you buy that? You’ll never learn to play it!” So, the challenge was accepted, and he has been playing pirate tunes ever since. In 2003, Mark and two of his bandmates were asked by Disney in Florida to put together a pirate trio to perform at the Magic Kingdom at the opening of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and the Rusty Cutlass Band was born – that’s Rusty with an ARRRRR! Nasty Nate and mates have performed as Walt Disney World’s resident pirate band for conventions, parties, and at hotels. He even performed for the premier openings for POTC 3 and 4. Mark is also the original “Patch” the pirate for the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Cruise that happens almost every night from the Contemporary hotel. Nasty Nate is a shanty-man, an entertainer, and a pirate who exhibits the strength of character and is committed to the goodwill of all.