Big Boy Bloater and the Deadbeats reunited!

We are thrilled to be supporting the legend that is Big Boy Bloater and the Limits at the awesome Fat Lil’s in Witney! We supported these guys back at Wychwood festival and couldn’t be more pleased to be warming up the stage for him again on Thursday the 15th February.

Bring your dancing shoes and be ready for tales of stalkers, betrayal, robot lovers + more set to an infectious beat, with world class guitar, and a vocal that has not only been compared to a cross between Tom Waits and Howlin’ Wolf but was voted as one of the ‘top 100 blues vocalists of all time’ in a poll by readers of The Blues Magazine.

This is good time music for good time people.

The most recent album ‘Luxury Hobo’ was showcased on Radio 2 and gained the band TV coverage as well as making many ‘best of 2016’ lists.
With celebrity fans already in the know and the general public catching on fast don’t miss this show before he takes off for superstardom!

“Big Boy Bloater and the Limits have a style that swings and an off-kilter sense of humour. The result is hugely entertaining, and the packed tent shows an appreciation for this bright and flowing set” -CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

“The Big Boy with the big talent and the superb band is a unique artist. On form, like they are here, the three of them know no limits”. – MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC

“Big Boy Bloater has a huge stage presence, quite literally, but also a lightness of touch in the deftness of the lyrics to his wry and humorous modern blues songs, and a twinkle in his eye. – BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE

Tickets £14 – bought to you by Glovebox

The Day of the Deadbeats 5

It’s back and still free lovely people of Oxford and it’s set to be better than ever. 2018 kicks off for us Deadbeats at The Isis Farmhouse on Saturday the 27th for the 5th offering of Oxford’s most talked about night. We are thrilled to welcome to number 5 the awesome Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers– a six-piece band from our very own Oxford playing a mixture of bluegrass, Americana and roots music. They blend acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo and cornet with five-part vocal harmonies to produce their raw, energetic sound. Good Golly Miss Molly these boys are hot! Joining the party are the beautiful The Ragged Charms and their bluesy swampy music that will get your blood running hot and your hips moving in a filthy manner. Expect some juicy covers and band collaborations that will get you up on your feet and losing yourself in the sweet sweet music. Oh sorry – did I mention all this was free?! Lawdy Miss Clawdy!

9/12 – Day of the Deadbeats 4

Fasten your seat belts Deadbeats. It’s back on Saturday the 9th December and it’s better than ever with 2 more amazing guest artists. The August List are an increasingly popular boy / girl two-piece who play backwards country / porch folk with a startling rock ‘n’ roll attitude. Acoustic guitars, kick drums, harmonicas, found instruments and their voices are deployed with verve and passion on songs concerning the frailty of human existence & the awesomeness of nature. Then Americana, country & blues band Country For Old Men will take the stage to showcase why they are one of Oxford’s best loved bands. Saturday the 9th December sees us Deadbeats and friends return to the beautiful crew at The Isis Farmhouse and once again we will bring you a chaotic and amazing evening of free music. Expect some special collaborations between all 3 bands, a fiddling landlady and a night to remember. Come join us from 6pm!

The Deadbeats at Oxford City Music Festival

Oxford City Music Festival is back for its 5th year and again features shed loads of great Oxford talent. We return to the glorious The Cellar [Oxford]who you all helped to save – and take the bill with Spinner Fall and Crystallite. Local faves Peerless Pirates headline the night away. This festival will be in honour of all the great musicians who have passed in the last year or two from Prince to Petty and all the rest …. thank you for the music – come celebrate Oxford’s music scene and independant venues with us Deadbeats – Wednesdays are the new Saturday you know…22nd November from 7pm…

Gig dates!

Tuesday 31st October – joining those Peerless Pirates at the Library – Cowley road – advance tickets only for this Halloween party!

Saturday 4th November – Day of the Deadbeats 3 at the Isis Farmhouse with Ags Connolly and The Autumn Saints.

Monday 6th November – hot property CC Smugglers take the lead at The Bullingdon – with us coming from behind.

Wednesday 22nd November – We’re back at the Cellar as part of Oxford City Festival! Oxford’s most talked about band and venue collide.

Saturday 25th November – Back at the legendary Harcourt Arms in Jericho – always a belter playing here!

Thursday 7th December – cheeky secret gig with The Oxford Playhouse – hold on to your hats! Special guests only.

Saturday 9th December – Day of the Deadbeats 4!! Another line up of awesome special guests await you!!

The Bullingdon Gig review – November’s Nightshift

Honoured to receive such kind words from the legends at Nightshift. The night was a special one at Oxfords The Bullingdon. It was Friday the 13th – but there was nothing unlucky about this bad boy – other than the colossal hangover on Saturday. Here’s what they said…..

“If The Shapes are Wigan Casino via The Roxy, The Deadbeat Apostles are the place where The Grand Ol’ Oprey meets Harlem Apollo, steel guitar twang and Mike Ginger’s big, rootsy voice up against the phenomenal Michelle Mayes, a full-on soul belter who should be leading her own revue. Most band struggle to have one decent singer; that Deadbeat Apostles have two seems positively selfish. They’re more than generous with their good vibes though, one minute sounding like Percy Sledge gone rodeo crazy, the next going all cheesy on a song that to all intents and purposes could be The Mavericks doing a mash-up of `Eye of the Tiger’ and `Jean Genie’. By the end they’re knocking out pure goodtime roadhouse r’n’b like bedtime doesn’t exist. It does of course but we wake up Saturday morning to a text from a friend reminding us about our dancing. It takes something to get cynical old Nightshift’s feet moving but even we enjoy the good times when they’re served up so well.”
Dale Kattack

3rd Day of the Deadbeats – 4th November!

El Dia de los Muertos, a gathering to remember and celebrate those who have departed this world, come sing, laugh and remember with us! It is believed that the spirits of the dead visit their families on Oct 31st and leave on Nov 2nd so the 3rd Day of the Deadbeats returns on the 4th for an extra special evening – oh and it’s free entry! Come be a part of Oxford’s most talked about night of musical mayhem. We’re honoured to welcome the “English Willie Nelson” Ags Connolly – one of our favourite artists of recent years. Plus BBC Introducing faves The Autumn Saints whose music has its roots planted firmly in the American South bringing the soulful, weighty music history of North Carolina to the City of Dreaming Spires. A night set to send shivers down your spine and fireworks up your cracks and hosted once again by the beautiful crew at The Isis Farmhouse. Kicking off from 6pm expect fiddling landladies and a night like The Last Waltz and Rock and Roll Circus on acid. Kids welcome and free entry. Not to be missed Deadbeats

The 2nd Day of the Deadbeats is on the 2nd!

So pleased to announce that special guests for our 2nd Day of the Deadbeats are the awesome Oxford bands The Great Western Tears and The Epstein. Both are set to make the evening one to remember. Hosted by the beautiful crew at The Isis Farmhouse this is one evening not to be missed. Cracking off from 6pm on Saturday the 2nd September! Boom!

The Day of the Deadbeats

The first Day of the Deadbeats went off with a bang! Amazing night was had by all – thanks y’all for coming and bringing your A game. Joined by the beautiful blues of The Ragged Charms, guitarist Johnny Crees and Landlady Noreen on fiddle. Friends, family, fun and free music. Watch this space for the 2nd instalment and more brilliant Oxford music in one of Oxfords most fantastic settings.

Tap Social – Friday 22nd September!

Friday September 22nd The Deadbeats will be cruising on over to Oxford’s most talked about venue Tap Social. Craft brewery, community space, social justice and criminally good beer. The venue has hosted some fantastic bands recently and everyone is talking about this new cool space and their amazing booze. They open on Sept 22nd at 4pm and we will be on around 8pm for a couple of hours. It’s gonna be one hell of a night. The team there are an amazing bunch and you really should pull your finger out and do one down there.

Tap Social Movement was founded in 2016 by Paul, Amy and Tess. Having experience in a range of positions across the criminal justice system, we have all witnessed the difficulty people face when trying to turn their lives around after coming into contact with the law. There is a lack of support and assistance available to navigate complicated career pathways, and criminal records often dissuade employers from hiring otherwise eligible candidates. Many of the people we have worked with, especially those who have spent time in prison, struggle to access education, training and employment, hindering their rehabilitation, and drawing them back into a life of crime. But having worked closely with many people who have been through the system we know that there is so much talent and potential that is going to waste. Tap Social Movement was founded in an attempt to stop this vicious cycle by providing opportunities which set people up for long-term fulfilling employment.

See y’all there!

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