Cellar Forever

In support of our brothers and sisters at The Cellar [Oxford] we will be supporting the funding campaign Cellar Forever by taking donations at The Day of the Deadbeats 8 at The Isis Farmhouse on Saturday 24th November. The night will, as always, be free entry but we will be asking for your generous donations to support this important cause – plus all CD sales from our album ‘Day of the Deadbeats’ will go towards the campaign. So if you haven’t got a copy yet or if you haven’t been down to one of Oxfords best live music nights then the time is now people! Without essential building work the Cellar will be forced to close this December after 38yrs of live music. Here’s our chance to change this. See you there on the 24th and please dig deep! #cellarforever

Day of the Deadbeats 8

Number 8 is ready to roll y’all and we’ve got another night of free Oxford music from one of Oxfords greatest live music venues The Isis Farmhouse. Kicking off the night is Dan McKean Music – an Oxford based singer-songwriter singing delicate and melodic guitar and piano based songs with a folk, blues, and country twist. He will no doubt be bringing some delicate roots and sunshine pop moments to number 8’s Day of the Deadbeats. Next up!? Hold on to your draws as we have the pleasure of welcoming Oxfords newest supergroup The Heavy Vintage Ragtime Band! Fronted by Oxfords best loved band leader, the legendary Stuart Macbeth, they will get your toes tapping and your hip bones swinging with a rowdy set of much loved tunes to warm your cockles on even the most frosty of nights. Get there early as The Deadbeats will be warming up the room from 7pm – there will also be special guests Adrian Burns and Noreen Cullen who are not only the taverns governors but also world class musicians. If you don’t already know, our hostess with the mostess Noreen is a fiddle-player who genuinely sounds like no one else (aka the Hendrix of the Violin). She is joined by Adrian Burns on guitar and vocals and their repertoire encompasses Gypsy, Country, Blues, Pop and Rock. Come down and see why everyone is talking about them and why this month’s Nightshift Magazine has said The Deadbeat Apostles now have a “well earned reputation as one of the best live acts in Oxford”. 4 free acts in one of the most beautiful spots in Oxford.

The Deadbeats support Lightnin Willie at The Bullingdon

The Deadbeats return to The Bullingdon Oxford on Thursday November 15th to support the legendary bluesman Lightnin Willie and we are pretty fecking excited. Well remembered and loved in Oxford, he was a regular at The Bullingdon during the period he lived over here. Originally from Dallas Texas and now residing in the Los Angeles area Willie plays in a traditional blues format with traditional instrumentation of guitar, keyboards, accordion, bass, drums, and horns. He plays on a regular basis in LA with Grammy award winning producer/guitarist Pete Anderson who incidentally produced his new album NO BLACK NO WHITE JUST BLUES on Little Dog Records which is receiving incredibly consistent reviews and airplay worldwide.” In a world of guitar slingers, Los Angeles-based bluesman is a rare find. His guitar, a 1950 Gibson ES-5N has a rich, deep tone and Willie’s tasteful style create a sound that’s light years away from the howling Fender Stratocasters that populate so many modern blues recordings. His understated dexterity on guitar and cool, relaxed vocals form a unique style that’s simultaneously laid back and steeped in tradition. ” – ELMORE MAGAZINE 2017.
Tickets from WeGotTickets – £13 notes or £15 on the door – doors at 7pm with Oxford favourite Tony Batey kicking off shortly after – a night not to miss y’all. Lightnin’ Willie + Deadbeat Apostles <> Tony Batey

Date set for Day of the Deadbeats 8!

Put the 24th November in ya pipes you lot! After the raucous ravashing rumbles created by Day of the Deadbeats 7 with Beard of Destiny and The Prairie Clams Number 8 beckons and we have 2 more new and awesome acts joining us at The Isis Farmhouse – stay tuned. If you haven’t been down to one of these nights yet you don’t know what you are missing. Come see why this months Nightshift Music Magazine said we now have a “well earned reputation as one of the best live acts in Oxford”. We think the country but hey ho! November. 24th. Boom!