The Isis Tavern hosts The Day of the Deadbeats

Sunday – July 23rd – Here begins ‘The Day of The Deadbeats’ – the start of our Isis Tavern residency, set on the stunning Thames on Iffley Lock. The Deadbeat Apostles bring you an afternoon of friends and free music in the taverns back barn from 5pm until 8pm. Who doesn’t want a visit up a back barn on a Sunday afternoon? The beer and gin will be spilling a plenty and there will be very special guests ‘The Ragged Charms’ and ‘Johnny Crees’. “In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment”

Riverside Festival – 30th July confirmed!

Good lord almighty did I hear somebody say FREE music!? Yes ladies and gents Riverside Festival is back and The Deadbeats take the stage on Sunday afternoon at this much loved Oxfordshire festival. Going from strength to strength Riverside in Charlbury has become a major fixture in Oxfordshire’s music calendar, with more than 30 acts playing across three stages. Sorry did I mention it was free? Running from Jul 29 at 12 PM to Jul 30 at 8 PM. See y’all there!

New Residency at The Isis!

Sunday the 23rd  July will see the first installment of The Deadbeat Apostles ‘Day of the Deadbeats’ held in the beautiful setting of ‘The Isis’ in Iffley. The start of a regular event the day will see friends invited to take part in what is gonna be the beginning of something pretty special in Oxford. The Ragged Charms will join the crew plus everyone’s favourite landlady Noreen – a fantastic musician! Come on down at 5pm and end that weekend with friends in a beautiful setting – oh and there will be beer.

The Kids Are Alright 5

Sat 1st July – The Kids Are Alright 5 – The return for one last time of this wonderful charity event, featuring some of Oxfords top musical Talent. The Deadbeat Apostles, Soul Devotion, Chasing Daylight, The Shapes, Loud Mountains, Novac And Good, The August List and Le Clochards take the stage in this fun packed annual Oxford event. This will also be the final The Kids Are Alright, which has raised over £10,000 for children’s charities over the past four years. The show runs from 3pm through to 11.15pm in the rooftop amphitheatre. A beautiful day guaranteed. Tickets £11 online – – including booking fee – or from Truck Store. £12 on the door.

Wychwood Festival announces Deadbeats on the bill!

We are delighted to announce that we will be playing THE HOBGOBLIN STAGE at this year’s WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL WWW.WYCHWOODFESTIVAL.COM

Main stage acts confirmed so far include BILLY BRAGG, BUZZCOCKS, OMD and THE LEVELLERS

It’s a great, family friendly event that takes place on CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE and we can offer you 20% OFF any tickets (that’s day or whole
weekend, with or without camping) which will save you £££’s.

All you have to do to take up this amazing offer is to visit and enter GLOVEBOX17 when prompted.

It would be great to see lots of you there at our set!!

Halfway to Seventy-Five – 2017 Line up announced!

“This may well be the most relaxing festival I’ve ever seen…what a way to spend a summer’s day” (The Oxford Times)
Halfway to Seventy-Five is a day-long festival of Americana, roots and good honest music, with a little food & drink thrown in for good measure. It takes place in the beautiful setting of the Isis Farmhouse by Iffley Lock in Oxford. Fans of the festival for years The Deadbeats now take the stage with acts from as close to home as Oxford and as far afield as San Antonio Texas. A fantastic line up of great music awaits….

Deadbeat Gig News

Free Saturday 18th March?  Fancy some big-hearted, country-tinged, 60’s-styled soul?
Come and get dirty with the Deadbeats at Oxfords Cellar – it’s a Saturday night – and you know what that means.

The legendary Des Barkus and The Autumn Saints join the party.

Close, it’s getting close

The night is blistering, the humidity is high. Close, it’s getting close. Your hair sticks to your neck, the shirt clings to your chest and the drums beat faster, harder. They dance, with ferocity they dance. The sweet smell of magnolia fills your nostrils and the sky is a blaze with reds and ambers as the silhouettes interchange across the fire. They sing “Coming up slow from the back lane aint got time son” Rattlin’ bones and white eyed chanting. “Coming up slow from the back lane aint got time son”

Some say they crawled out of the swamp land out beyond the bayou, a saviour to the lost souls of a forgotten dream. From the ether they come. They bring hope from desperation, power to the weak, and they burn baby burn in the sweet glory of salvation. But there is no redemption here.

Thou shalt not repent or walk a path divine.

“Coming up slow from the back lane aint got time son” Become the rhythm, feel the beat, let it transport you. “Coming up slow from the back lane aint got time son” Closer they come…. count them. One, two, three, four, five, six. Run Devil run. But fear not. For the day of the Deadbeats is coming. And we shall all bear witness to its glory.